Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is our series highlighting the best local restaurants across Canada. Have a tip for your city? Let us know on Twitter or on Facebook. Today we are featuring top restaurant picks in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Poached Breakfast Bistro shares a downtown location with late-night hangout Flint, and it’s got some really inventive and delicious brunch food that is beckoning line-ups out the door. Recommended by Saskatoon-based food blogger Penny McKinlay, this bistro serves up a few must-have dishes.
Penny loves the French toast filled with caramelized pears and apples, brandy, maple syrup and Brie. Co-owner Chad Gabruch recommends the breakfast plate: a compendium of potato croquettes made in house, pecan-maple syrup bacon roll-ups, two eggs your way and salad fixings on the side.
Poached Breakfast Bistro | 259 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK; 306-651-2255
Don’t be fooled by the name (though we can’t vouch that their desserts aren’t decadent). Calories regularly features locally grown items such as wild mushrooms and rice, organic meats, local berries, fish and vegetables. You can add a cup of soup, side of greens or pommes frites for $3 each. Calories also serves Paddock Wood, a local craft brew, on draft if you are looking for lunch to be a little more liquid.
Calories | 721 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK; 306-665-7991
Saskatchewan blogger and food enthusiast, Andrew Konoff (also known as the Saskatchewanderer) highly recommends Weczeria. He says the restaurant “pairs modern French technique with Prairie influences (including Ukrainian and Polish influences) in a way that outshines any other high-end restaurant in the province.” Despite its high-end status, the prices are reasonable.
The menu changes frequently, so there is always something fresh and new. If the dinner menu is out of your budget, then come by at lunch to get the experience for $12 to $15 for a main. Since there’s no sign yet on the newly renovated digs, just look for a grey building with neat designs on the windows.
Weczeria | 616 10th Street East (just off Broadway Ave.), Saskatoon, SK; 306-933-9600