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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious; my boyfriend and I ordered the breakfast poutine and the pancake tacos. The interior was cool. I found the server to be lethargic and awkward.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Came for Brunch on a Saturday!! No wait, but it was busy around 10. Service was friendly and nice. My one daughter ordered the Brisket Poutine, which was the best meal of the table. I had the breakfast tacos. They were disappointing. First they come...in a little taco stand, which is ascetically pleasing, but not practical because as soon as you pick one up to eat the pancake falls apart. I had no caramelized onions on it like the menu said and there was a sweet maple syrup drizzle, that wasn’t mentioned on the menu. My other daughter ordered the Stuffed French Toast. Menu states Frangelico cream cheese. Frangelico is a hazelnut liquor. When her dish arrived she started to eat and said it tasted like bananas, which she hates!!! Turned her off. We asked the server if there were bananas inside. She said she would check with the chef. Came back and said there ARE bananas in the cream cheese stuffing. I explained to her and said that was NOT what was on the menu. They should say that, so customers are aware. Overall it was just mediocre food. Space was cute and service was good, not sure I will be back. One and done!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

Great venue but busy so plan ahead by going on wait list as do not take reservations. Once in though great experience. Fast, friendly and attentive service and delicious meal choices and drinks. I had the beef brisket poutine which amazing! Nice size, not too...big and noise level comfortable so 4 of us could chat easily. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

Tried to eat here for Mother’s Day but we’re turned away twice because we had a group of 6. Said they could not accommodate us even though they have a large long table that seats more than 6! Requested table of 4 and 2 which...we could see were open and were still turned away. Hostess was very rude! Too bad they don’t understand service!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 25, 2021

We live literally around the corner from this place and always see insta-worthy plates being posted on social media so decided to turn up around 9am one Sunday morning. No wait which was great because this place gets busy. My husband ordered the brisket poutine...and I ordered the avocado toast. I didn't want hash browns with my toast so I subbed in a side of fruit. My toast was soggy and the toppings were really sad and looked and tasted old and on the verge of going bad. My 'side of fruit' was ONE slice of orange, ONE small slice of grapefruit and ONE strawberry! I was so so disappointed especially for $17. I should have complained but I hate complaining, plus what are they going to do? - go to a store and get fresh ingredients? My husband was happier about his meal but it was probably about 30% smaller than the dish in any pic you will see on social media, plus the hash browns were the bottom of the barrel ends of potatoes, which was weird seeing as though it was early. Service was fine, Coffee was good and a full bar starts at 10am but yeah....will NOT be going back for the food...yuck.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2021

Recently went for breakfast here and nearly had to be rolled out the food was that good and the portion sizes huge. The staff were good and the decor fit well.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

We saw an available table on the patio and I sat at it while my husband went inside to get menus. The waitress came out and told me I couldn't sit there. "Why", I asked? She said it was dirty and that there were people...waiting inside. OK... I went inside - no one was waiting. The server was very snooty/snotty! We left.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 27, 2021

The menu is so good, other restaurants will definitely steal their ideas. The duck confit waffles were so tasty, especially with the truffle mushroom sauce. Pirogies were also a very tasty brunch item. Good coffee and friendly service. Small quaint restaurant, with limited number of...tables. This takes brunch to another level! Unfortunately we didn't have enough room for the great looking sweet dishes, next time.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

We booked for brunch ( hard to get in otherwise) and had an amazing brunch at the Monki. Our meal was great, eggs bene done perfectly as well as my classic bacon and eggs. The coffee is good and we watched other plat4es some out...that looked amazing. The tables are close together and it is small noisy but fin, so if you are looking for a quiet brunch this is not your spot. And look for the tiny monkey amongst the greenery!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

Had a nice brunch here. We booked using WaitList linked from their website, loved this feature. The service was friendly and efficient. We tried the Salmon Eggs Benedict which was awesome. We also tried the French Toast, which was excellent [a 5/5], but a little...sweet and decadent for my personal liking for brunch. We’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

The food and atmosphere were actually pretty good. They are very limited on vegetarian options and the waitress was quite rude and put off that we even asked questions.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

Breakfast poutine, hands down the best breakfast I've ever had! Thank you so much for this experience. Nice and cosy bistro - a definite for anyone passing through Calgary

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

My niece took us to this unusually named restaurant for breakfast. We had reservations so were seated immediately after arrival. It's decor is a bright way to welcome the day -- featuring monkeys doing antics among greenery as well as pictures of them on the...walls. The menu offers something for every palate and size of appetite. I ordered a classic bacon with eggs, hash browns and multi-grain toast. I asked for my eggs over easy and they were done exactly to my liking with crispy bacon. The coffee accompanying my meal was hot and tasty. My sister enjoyed her French Toast and my niece, her eggs Benedict. Our waitress provided good, attentive service. If visiting Calgary, this restaurant should be on your list of eateries to try.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

It was our very first day in Canada and we needed some comfort food because of the rain and jetlag...What a good idea we had pushing Monki’s door ! A really cosy place that serves generous portions. We left the place filled with happiness (and...pancakes).More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

It had been a few years since I had been here for breakfast. It would seem things had changed. The huevos Rancheros I ordered was small with one egg. I was asked about several possible add ons which all cost more money. The coffee was...$3.75 which is also expensive. My friend had the burger which was not up to the same standard as a few years ago. Very nice service but the food was disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Monki Breakfast Club & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4