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1886 Buffalo Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Canadian, Cafe, Diner
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187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
+1 403-269-9255
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stepping into this vintage old shack is like going back in time 70 years, right down to the old telephone on the wall I remember from my grandparents' farm. The prices, however, are very modern day and expensive and the quality of the food is very basic. We both ordered two poached eggs on ww toast and shared a side... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome little building, great location, food was tasty but very expensive. Read before we went that everything was great, except the service. I'd have to agree. Ordered coffee and water before our breakfast. She brought the water at the end of our meal? She brought our 3 year old son a chocolate milk in a tall fancy piece of stemware....?... More 

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Thank InkdCouple
Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I chose to stay at the Sheraton Hotel just because it is so close to this incredible restaurant. This place possesses a Warm, friendly atmosphere mixed with the best breakfast a person could ask for.

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Thank The_Derek8
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric and homely atmosphere, nice to be somewhere with a bit of Calgary history and not clinically perfect. Breakfast, however, was perfect. Good selection and served quickly. Eggs cooked perfectly. My colleague found the breakfast potatoes a little hard, but mine were perfect. Good coffee, grapefruit juice was freshly squeezed, and service friendly and efficient. A must visit if you... More 

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Thank JJK150
Crewe, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped by for brunch after a walk along the river. It's a cute, rustic cafe. We had a great breakfast sandwich with awesome hash-browns. Service was very friendly

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Thank AJ_Worldtravel
Las Vegas, Nevada
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229 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a lovely breakfast at this cafe. When we got there early one Tuesday morning, almost every table was taken, all by guys. Apparently this had been happening regularly. Must've been a meeting nearby. They all cleared out at around the same time and things got blessedly quieter. The coffee was decent and there were lots of breakfast choices.... More 

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Thank LadyJLasVegas
Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was recommended to us and it was everything they said it would be. Quite a cool vintage restaurant. The food was delicious, service was great, located outside the Eau Claire Market. Don't miss this restaurant! There is a parking lot adjacent but if you are lucky you could find street parking.

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Thank Marci W
Titchfield, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for our first breakfast in calgary and loved it. It's like stepping back in time with artefacts all around the walls. Eggs benedict tasted fab. Friendly service and they serve HP sauce so for us English tourists what's not to like? ?

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Thank maddiePortsmouth
Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice vintage restaurant, keep that in mind when you enter, tables are a bit tight but the atmosphere and the food make up for that.

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Thank Brian V
Calgary
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a cowboy breakfast opens at 6 AM is full by seven -even in this economic climate. The servers have been around for a long time this morning I think we had one of the newer ones and she had been there 10 years. That's probably about the last time they changed the menu other than the prices.... More 

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Thank Michael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-269-9255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?