Wow, Calgary has casual gourmet breakkie. I've been looking for places, so was I glad to visit OEB!
It's only a 2 page menu, but it's very extensive and everything looks delicious.
Before I get into the yumminess, I'd like to mention a few things. It is on the same street (Edmonton Trail) as Diner Deluxe, across the street from Pharmasave. Signage is a little dark, try not to drive past it like I did.
There is a Park plus lot next to the restaurant. Or, if you can find parking on the street there is 1 hour parking nearby.
This restaurant is Cash and Debit only, pay at the till. *If this changes please note in the comments.
The interior is pretty funky and bright. Love the chairs. It's a pretty small space, so getting there early is a good idea. We arrived around 9ish on a weekday and it was moderately busy, I can't imagine what it looks like on the weekend.
French toast trifle: Lemon curd, strawberries, blueberries, pistachios & torched Swiss Meringue
Perfect meringue, no eggy taste, sweet and kept its shape. I pretty much decided on getting this after reading 'lemon curd'. Not disappointed at all. Very very fast efficient service!
The Original Soul in a bowl: Two poached eggs, herb potatoes, cheese curds, bacon lardons and hollandaise sauce. Served in a Chinese style take out box. This truly is soul food, it just makes you feel good.
*UPDATE October 2012*
Today's special... The Gold Digga. Basically the same as Soul in the bowl except Pork belly instead of bacon and truffles (unseen) underneath. Love the truffles.
Not a hugely adventurous dish, but if you like smoked prosciutto, this is the dish for yo.