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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, Afternoon Tea

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

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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

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4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 9 hours 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.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·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.

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 (Edmonton)·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.

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 (Edmonton)·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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·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.

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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·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

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The breakfast bowl is my new favourite

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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to Culina Muttart in the past, and were impressed. However, this meal was less than inspiring. The menu has changed, and has few choices. Very limited selections. There seems to be an unusual number of perogie choices. Far too much starchy food. The food was overpriced for the size of the portion. Our eggs were not hot enough. I will not select Culina Muttart any time in the future.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The cafe was very busy, but the service was prompt and friendly. We sat by the windows, I was prepared and had a shawl to keep warm(-28C outside). Gluten free bread is available for sandwiches.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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