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Culina Cafe at the Muttart

359 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Great for Lunch (13)
  • Neighborhood Gem (12)
  • Casual (9)

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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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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Cross street
98 Ave
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking out front
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLinzen (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined 11 hours ago

Good cafe. This is not a Restuarant. Do not come here expecting this we did unfortunately. Limited menu. Not fish or chicken avail.
Staff were friendly but not able to handle complex orders. Food is always good...Culina...need I say more

2.0  Dined 4 days ago

We came for family day lunch with my 3 kids Restaurant opened at 10. Our reservation was 11;15. No apples left with the p&j sandwich and no perogies. Poor planning for family day as kids menu items should have been available.

AmberW (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I have sung the praises of Culina for many, many years. After today’s brunch (for my MIL’s 75th Birthday), my husband stated that he’d never had a bad meal here... until now. We had all decided on perogies but were told on ordering that the perogies were being replaced by potatoes today. We reconsidered our orders and sadly my daughter’s grilled cheese was the best of the bunch. My eggs Benedict was served on a dry piece of toast with warm wilted lettuce, the cornbread (which I’ve ordered 20+ times) was undercooked to the point of being inedible, my husband’s chicken & egg tortilla were dry and bland. We weren’t actually given a chance to comment on the state of the food & admittedly would have nodded politely given the occasion. No dessert was offered despite indicating we were here to celebrate a birthday; the cake & candle given to the table beside us more covertly arranged perhaps?! The bill was placed at the birthday girl’s seat before our dishes had even been cleared. I am very sad to say that I likely won’t be back after many years of declaring Culina as the best brunch in town.

rosie (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Cold due to opening main doors every time some one entered the building. Food was ok but nothing different.

2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Limited menu. Did not have one of the items available.

SaraP (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We frequent Culina at the Muttart often and like to wander through the pyramids while we are there. The food is always fresh and inventive. They also have a good selection of wine and beer. Great atmosphere for a date. The lobster bisque on their feature menu for Valentine's Day was the most delicious soup I've eaten to date. I hope to see it in their line up again.

Judy (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lunch at Muttart is always a good and delicious treat for ladies going out. We always tour the pyramids after dining. Winter salad is awesome and the soups are always different from usual fare, particularly the spicing and flavors the chefs choose to blend.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

With such a limited brunch menu, you would think that the food would come out hot and within 15 minutes. Unfortunately such was not the case. Lukewarm food has been an ongoing problem with this eating establishment. Even the coffee was only warm. Not sure that we’ll be coming back again.

Chacha (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Other than the following, our experience was pleasant: Portions were small. Green onion cake was hard as rock. Salad was drowning in dressing. Server didn’t know the features or how to say them.

LorraineH (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Daily special was excellent. Service is good. Good dollar value. Enjoy combining lunch with seeing the pyramids especially the feature pyramid

LeslieM (Edmonton)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Please see below for my comments. Because of previous positive experiences, I will assume that my last experience was due to very extenuating circumstances at the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Definitely a place to go and enjoy locally sourced foods. I will say their palate is risky but that is part of the adventure as they take interpret "classics" in a way that highlights local products.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch with three friends together at Culina Muttart. The service was very good and the food delicious. The only disappointment is that they seem to have dropped many of the more interesting and tasty dishes from the menu and now seem to have more standard fare that you can find anywhere.

RobynR (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

This is a favorite of mine, small restaurant attached to the Muttart museum. Food is good, service great, I would suggest reservations at lunch.

Gramby (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a nice little restaurant, which should be advertised better. The specials are delicious.

MissFInch (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Culina did a beautiful job of accommodating my food allergies; the server was both knowledgeable and attentive; the food presentation was lovely and the food tastes great. I really like this location because we can also visit the Muttart after we eat.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Comforting food that pleases the eye as well as the palate. Inventive presentations of carefully prepared items. Pleasant and professional serving staff who listen well, are well versed in the restaurant's offerings and able to make good suggestions. Welcoming to children and their parents.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Food is consisently enjoyable and the menu is well developed with options for all diners. It’s Always a pleasant experience

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The breakfast bowl is my new favourite

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This was listed as the second best brunch in Edmonton, so we planned to take my mother-in-law, who loves plants. Sadly, it was so cold in the front lobby of the Muttart that most people kept their coats on! Can’t believe there isn’t a partition wall or a better architectural solution to the freezing cold the staff and patrons all endured in this ‘winter’ city. I would go back, but sadly, this wasn’t the indoor respite from the cold snap we hoped it would be.