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About Culina Cafe at the Muttart

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.


9626 96A Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm;


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm;


Dinner: Thursday Night ONLY : 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross Street:
98 Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 466-1181

Website:
http://culinafamily.com/

Catering:
www.culinafamily.ca

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking out front

Executive Chef:
Brad Lazarenko

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Culina Cafe at the Muttart Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (439)
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Kid-friendly (141)
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Scenic View (90)
Good for Groups (76)
Romantic (60)
Hot Spot (43)
Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

The staff were so obliging - moved us to a quieter table in the corner when we were seated next to a very large happy group. They also had no problem with us sharing a veggie sandwich, which was so delicious I wished I wasn’t sharing! The salad that came with it was very generous. It almost seemed as though they had given us each a full portion.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The girls who work over there are the rudest people and not helpful at all. You don't have many choices for drinking.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 24, 2016

As a frequent customer of the Culina, I was once again chagrined to learn that the reservation I had made through Open Table had not been noted. Fortunately, there WAS a table for me and my out-of-town guest. Once again, then, I did not collect any points, but enjoyed my lunch nonetheless. Staff continues to be considerate and attentive, and the food continues to satisfy the midday pause in the work schedule.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Couldn't find our reservation but managed to fit us in anyways about 15 minutes later

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 15, 2016

All was delicious and the service was fantastic. Have been there numerous times and will go back. Only issue is the poor ventilation system in the restaurant. Always come out smelling like burned toast and deep fried foods. Too bad, as it is a great place to treat guests.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 29, 2015

There was no reservation at the restuarant, we will call restaurant directly, Open Table is not dependable. We did have confirmation from Open Table, but I guess they forgot to actually
Make the reservation for us.
Culinas is overpriced with poor service and poor food. We would return to Culinas.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 15, 2015

We made a reservation and arrived on time, we stood at the concierge station for 10 minutes before the server came and sat us at our table. They have no hostess.

We ordered the eggs Benedict and the special which was potato latkes.

The potato latkes were flavourful but the portion was small and the dish was cold from sitting out while our server was busy with other tables, they do not use heat lamps to keep the food warm and they seem to be under staffed.

The eggs Benedict was flavourless and cold, they came with potatoes which were also cold.

Overall the service was ok, but the food was cold and serving sizes small. I had great expectations and am a big fan of the culina mill creek location, although the location is great the muttart did not meet our expectations. We won't be returning to this location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 13, 2015

This restaurant, apparently, no longer qualifies for Open Table points. So why is it still bookable through Open Table?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 1, 2015

We were so looking forward to Sunday brunch after Culina was listed in the top 3 Sunday brunches when I searched brunches online. Our experience was far from this. There was a serious error in one of the orders and it had to be sent back. The other plate was not delivered hot. The greens were past due date and in one case so inedible that my friend could not continue with his meal. The server tried her best to make the experience good for us but the food really was not up to par. We appreciated that the server offered not to charge us. We hope that improvements can be made to insure that the description of food on the menu matches what is actually on the plate. We will give another try in a while as we love the Muttart and would like to enjoy food while there.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 1, 2015

Our food was a little on the cool side. Disappointing because Culinary - Mill Creek was excellent when we went there a couple of years ago. We were expecting the same at Muttart. The servers simply need to get the food to us before it cools down! Otherwise I suspect it would be great.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Typically a favorite our last experience was not as good. Slow service and we had children with us so 45 minutes was much too long to wait for lunch. Be sure to leave amole time if you are going at lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 12, 2015

We've enjoyed every dining experience at Culina. It's a treat to book a table in advance when visiting the Muttart. The servers are attentive, the space is intimate, the food is consistently delicious. We wish we lived closer so that we could drop in more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 1, 2015

I have been wanting to go to this restaurant for 2 years now, since it has been voted as one of the best places in Edmonton for brunch. Finally, i went last Sunday. The service was ok. We waited a long time to be served, and our server really wasn't very friendly. The food was also average. Three of us had the eggs benedict, which was ok, but the potatoes that came with it were awful, and not hot. My husband had the special, potato pancakes, which was just the same awful potatoes mushed up, with more potatoes on top! We wished that we had stayed home and cooked our own brunch.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 31, 2015

We ordered eggs Bennie with soft poached eggs. They came hard poached. So we sent them back. They came back hard poached so they took care of the bill. I'd give them another chance. Food is good quality for he most part. Awesome lattes.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Service was slow in every regard. Server was friendly and pleasant and did apologize for how long the food took.

Food was ok. My poached eggs were slightly cold, where the rest of the dish was good temp.

For a brunch, the food was ok, but the descriptions sounded better than what you get. The coffee was good quality, which is something I can't say about most brunch places.

Atmosphere is nice and cozy. The place has a nice energy. Thing s are happening, but it is not too loud or quiet.

Overall, I would go there again, but this place would have gotten a better rating from me if it weren't for the slightly cold food that took forever to come.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Culina Muttart was great! A tasty and unique spin on traditional brunch/lunch foods. Great atmosphere but it would be better if it was bigger or perhaps closed off from the main area of the muttart. It reminds me of being in a small cafe/cafeteria at first but once you are inside it has a wonderful atmosphere and ambience with the style. Awesome food and great service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 25, 2015

First time at Culina Muttart, very relaxed atmosphere. Service was friendly and efficient. The best Eggs Benedict I have had in long time. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 24, 2015

I had heard of this café from other friends, I made reservations and we went there for brunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It was fresh and very good. I definitely would suggest that people try it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Had a 1pm lunch reservation -good thing! It was very busy. Must say the staff worked hard to catch/keep up. Food ok but not very hot -esp soup. Should like to give it another try

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 23, 2015

I am pleased to lunch at Culina at the Muttart Conservatory on a regular basis. I bring both friends and business associates there with me, and I have yet to ever be disappointed by either service or the quality of the food.

This is a restaurant I am happy to recommend to others, and that I am even happier to frequent, myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 11, 2015

they gave me a grilled cheese instead. white bread, but otherwise it was fine
no way to give you comments on servers, as they don't wear nametags. But all were just fine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 11, 2015

Let me preface this by saying that culina millcreek is our go-to, favourite restaurant. I was excited to finally try out culina at the muttart, and after a long time waiting, was a little disappinted. The food was fine, but not up to culina standards, in my opinion. The service was ok, but some drinks were forgotten. Just did not see the value for the dollar. $7.50 Bellini that tasted like straight orange juice? A little hard to swallow. Will I go back to culina mill creek? Absolutely; however, might just pack a picnic next time I go to muttart.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 30, 2014

This is the third time that they have run out of items on their menu. The first two times were lunch main items and this last time was on the dessert menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 27, 2014

The place was buzzing when we sat down for a family birthday brunch on a cold December afternoon. Unfortunately, it was a little too much buzz for our crew. We had two seniors with hearing aids and I can safely say they will never want to return as the noise level was beyond the point at which they could participate in conversation. The service was very slow. Our server seemed to get lost in the chaos and it was over an hour from when we sat down to when she served our food.

When the food came, we ate every last morsel. It was fantastic! Presentation was beautiful and the flavours and preparation of every dish was perfect. I won't be back with a big group, but might head down with one or two friends another time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 22, 2014

Great small menu big flavor lunch menu, good drink selection, and when its nice use the patio, its soo nice! Had a sandwich and a spexial coffee it was delicious and i would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice lunch with family or friends

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 21, 2014

The best grilled BLT I have ever had. A fabulous place for brunch with the girls.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 21, 2014

This is a great, central place for brunch with ample parking. The food is consistently excellent, the service consistently okay. Great coffee and the eggs benedict was delish. I strongly recommend a reservation. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 19, 2014

I had reserved a table for 1 pm. My friend got there at 5 minutes to, and was told the reservation was for 1:15, but she could be seated when a table came free. She left the area to view the poinsettias. I got there 3 minutes later, waited a couple of minutes, and was seated. And I then waited for my friend to arrive. I waited until 1:25, worried that something had happened. At 1:30, she, who had been waiting on a bench outside the lunch area, checked to see if she could be seated... in short, our together-time was cut by half an hour, and although we had each waited patiently, such an unnecessary wait put a bit of a damper on the experience. On other occasions, I have reserved, but arrive to find no table reserved... we understand that when things are busy, "things" happen, but when something goes amiss more than 2 or 3 times, it is a pity.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 14, 2014

Culinas has the right spirit with the charming location, homemade goods displayed on their shelves and a menu that tries to appeal to foodies. However, the food always falls short on what one would expect in a quaint upper scale bistro. The food is not bad but it has never left my husband and I wanting more or excited to go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 14, 2014

just some comments; I had the soup on saturday; it was a bit salty, and the meatballs were a bit pink inside. the salad was not very interesting, mostly shredded white cabbage. tasty tho

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2014

Restaurant not busy. So, not sure why there was a total lack of service to the point of being completely ignored. Too bad.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 8, 2014

With excellent food, friendly and attentive service, this is a wonderful place to have lunch. Add to that the fact that the Muttart Conservatory's pavilions are right there to be explored and enjoyed year-round, and this is a restaurant not to be missed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 7, 2014

We made a last minute reservation for brunch on a Sunday. Contrary to reviews I had read, the servers were friendly but the service was a little on the slow side. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict - the food was excellent, although the hollandaise could have used a bit more lemon. I wanted to try their cornbread and berry butter, but they were out. Overall a decent experience but I won't be in a rush to come back. If you're looking for a nice brunch, Culina Mill Creek offers more ambiance and better service.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 16, 2014

Was here for a family brunch. The food selection was short - but covered everything with out leaving you confused. The service was top notch. With that perfect attention to drinks and food coming out. Def. would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2014

Lunch with my family -- 4 adults, 3 teens, 1 child. Accommodated immediately with our reservation. Good food, good atmosphere and I am afraid we probably contributed to the noise level as we were very comfortable. Something on the menu for everyone. Our server, whose name I did not get was able to immediately accommodate a couple of menu changes for somewhat special diets. A great way to spend a cold winter day with time in the pyramids following. Love this location!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Came in from out of town for brunch on my birthday. Arrived right at ten and a line-up was starting to form, and by eleven the dining space was largely full. Between the group we were able to try all of the brunch entrees, which were excellent. Sticky toffee and London Fog also delicious

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 7, 2014

We always enjoy Culina Muttart paired with a tour of the pyramids. They have a limited, but usually tasty menu. Great for myself, my grandchild and my great grandchildren. We go there often, because the kids love touring the pyramids. Particularly nice and a cool winter day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 5, 2014

The fish taco special sounded interesting, so I was quite disappointed to find they were already out of it by 12 noon, the time of our reservation. The cuban sandwich was very tasty, however. The salad was healthy, delicious and satisfying, with no need for dressing . The food was attractively presented and the waitress pleasant and helpful. I will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 1, 2014

I took a friend here for breakfast / brunch on Saturday. There were several interesting menu items, but we both ended up choosing the BLT with roasted potatoes, and coffees. Coffee was fresh and tasty. Roasted potatoes were just spicy enough to be different than the standard, and the BLT was great - flavorful sauce, perfectly cooked bacon, and crispy baguette. The service was friendly but not intrusive, and the atmosphere was airy while still conducive to conversation. I will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 2014

The lunch was simple and tasty. Service was okay. The location is easy to get to and parking is free.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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