Culina Cafe at the Muttart

4.3
447 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian

Culina is a restaurant located inside the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta. The Muttart Conservatory itself is made up of four glass pyramids, where guests can experience four distinct climates. In the center of these pyramids, is Culina, the conservatory café.



All of the herbs used in Culina are grown right inside the conservatory itself, which is a great way to point to the freshness of the food. Culina serves a collection of soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh baked goods along with craft beer and wine by the glass. Get there early though, because Culina opens and closes with the conservatory.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm;


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm;


Dinner: Thursday and Wednesday Night ONLY : 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(780) 466-1181
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brad Lazarenko
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Catering
www.culinafamily.ca
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
98 Ave
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking out front
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Always good food here - I guess the evening was busy and there was a lot of shuffling of tables and found it a bit noisy. Is a little quieter during my usual forays around lunch.

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JF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special Christmas menu was outstanding. Will definitely return !

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls lunch out and it was perfect!
The food is always fresh, very tasty and flavourful.
I love that Culina is authentic and the service is really good.

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L
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were in on a Sunday for brunch. The food and service were good, but for the price, comparatively speaking, it was a little too cramped and noisy. It felt like eating in a cafe with higher end dining prices.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and awesome service

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A comfortable room. We had a cosy corner away from the entrance to the Muttart Conservatory. The winter borscht was a highlight and hit the spot on a cold day. Chicken breast on flatbread with cheese, tomato, and Muttart pesto was very good, and the club sandwich was enjoyed by another member of the party. Ideal spot for lunch before heading in to see the displays in the pyramids.

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TW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a date with my lady friend, it was quiet, and romantic. The food was delicious, and the staff were great. A little busy, but all went well.

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L
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Culina many times and have always been very satisfied

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E
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch get together with out of town friends.

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PR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place for lunch. Food and service are always good. Sorry, this place will be closed during the work being done on the Muttart.

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b
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My sister and I really enjoyed our visit to the Muttart Gardens and we finished our tour with a lovely lunch at Culina. The service was outstanding. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable, efficient and extremely accommodating. We shared the eggs Benedict and the grilled corn bread. Both were delicious. The eggs were done perfectly and the hollandaise sauce was one of the best I've had. The grilled corn bread comes with two large grilled pieces and some delicious berry butter. I would highly recommend both if these dishes. The only drawback was the noise from the construction happening at the gift shop. It seems they are doing a large reno there. It really didn't detract from our pleasant visit much. Looking forward to next time.

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EN
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for brunch. Food was excellent. Well presented.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I liked the beer tasting from local breweries. Analog Brewing has some good beer expamples.

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JD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met with guests from out-of-town for Sunday brunch. The menu offered a good selection of options and I had classic Eggs Benedict. The dish was very well put together, and I would definitely return either to have this again or to try another menu item.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall we were satisfied. The location is great and the food different from standard cafe fare.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

The soup was warm at best and cold in places.
The stew was just warm and had bits of some vegetable that had contained "woody" pieces that had to be discarded.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!!!

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G
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have always enjoyed this restaurant. I ordered the green salad as I often do. They have changed it recently and it isn't as good.

However, the rest of the meal was great.

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S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure why people would want to give it a bad rating. I can't wait to go back.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. A bit noisy and service could have been better.

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L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy my meal at Culina However your web system is VERY frustrating

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second time at Culina and it's wonderful as always. The food is impeccable and ingredients are always fresh. This place never disappoints!

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AA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was a bit disappointing - they rolled out their new menu the day we were there and didn’t have supplies to make one of the seasonal drinks. The borscht was good, the corn bread was blackened, and the vegan cheesecake was dry and had a far from smooth texture. The service was good but I don’t know that I loved the whole experience. In general, I’m still trying to figure out why people rave about it

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s
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This one of my favourite restaurants in the city. The food is delicious and always changing with some of the favourite dishes still available. The service is excellent During the warmer months the patio is a very popular spot to sit and enjoy your meal.

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l
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A go to place for my friends and myself. We always enjoy our meal. The service is always great. It is simply a comfortable place to go.

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j
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Really like Culina. Sometimes the noise level is too high.

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A
Edmonton
121 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

this is not fine dining it is simple tapas inmus eum location if you enjoy tapasgo for it

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I found this lil restaurant uniquely fits the ambiance of the wonderful Mutrart Conservatory. Unique combinations of food with a fantastic indoor/outdoor dining experience. What a great time to have.

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MS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a great location for lunch when visiting the Muttart. The menu has a good selection for vegetarians & servings are a good size. Reservations definitely recommended. Free parking & wheelchair accessible.

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BL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Culina's Muttart location. The menu had some unique dishes that is a Culina tradition and as usual the food was very good. All of the lunch selections were very reasonably priced and the service was exceptional.

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YM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good service. our reserved table was a good one, by the window. like the addition of the lamps, which give a cozy ambience. The food was wonderful. Coffee is strong and a bit bitter, to my taste.

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v
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress was lovely but food took a long time to be served

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great homemade food.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best for brunch or lunch. Tapas are small servings but tasty. Wonderful happenings at The Muttart bring patrons.

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R
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Limited menu.
Items were being served to other tables that were not on the menu!!
Do you need to “be in the know” to get them.? Even the soup was not offered until we saw it on another table.

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AC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delightful and filling. Had the chicken salad with the dill dressing and the bacon and tomato sandwich. This was followed by the caramel pudding, all of which were scrumptious!

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The staff could be more friendly in my opinion. Waitress with the dark/black hair is consistently rude and unapproachable. I go to culina often and this is a theme with her. I cross my fingers each time she doesn’t have to serve or interact with us.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Overpriced waste of money, the $12 muffin desert was a joke and service was terrible.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great venue and the food and service were exceptional!

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