Nate Box, you glorious human. Thank you for contributing so much to coffee cafe culture in Edmonton. Not only did he open my new favourite spot in Downtown YEG, but he also opened Elm Café in Oliver, Burrow inside the Central LRT station and, the most recent addiction, the Little Brick Café in Riverdale (all of which make the Top list of Coffee Shops in Edmonton here).
Last weekend, we did Sunday the right way by showing up to this cafe as it opened at 9am, before the crowds arrived. Unlike the empty photo below, by 10am, most of the tables had been taken and the place had a buzz to it. Singles, friends meeting up, couples, parents with their little babas. Anything goes here! But definitely arrive early-ish, to avoid fighting for a table.
Not Just Brunch:
We were there for brunch, but we are going back next time for cocktails. They have a happy hour between 4pm and 7pm and the cocktails menu is divine! The “Sidecar” cocktail caught our eye, having just been to the Ritz Hotel in Paris a few months ago.
They serve breakfast, lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner. Check out their menu here.
The breakfast was heavenly. Craig did moan about the small-ish portions, and I must admit, it also crossed my mind when the waitress brought over the plates, but my scrambled-egg with ham, cheddar & cauliflower definitely filled me up (Craig stole my sourdough, the gluten-thief). I left completely satisfied, excited to return.
They also have an array of baked goods which I didn’t even look at because (sadly) I knew there wouldn’t be anything gluten-free. The life struggle. If District brought out gluten-free options, I think I would be there pretty much every week. If you aren’t gluten-free, you should go baked-good-crazy here.
Let me know what you think of District by commenting below or you can keep up to date with me on Instagram. I’m always looking for new spots! Help me find my next #YEGweekly Favourite!
You’ll find them at: 101 – 10011 109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0B9
Their opening hours are: Mon – Thu, 7 am – 10 pm; Fri, 7 am – 11 pm; Sat, 9 am – 11 pm; Sun, 9 am – 4pm
Website is right here, if you’re still itching for more info!