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1886 Buffalo Cafe

187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
+1 403-269-9255
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Canadian
$$ - $$$
187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good breakfast here. Good selection , big portions. People from the nearby hotels seem to go here like we did to escape the expensive buffet breakfast at the hotel .Service can be spotty and keep in mind its in the original mill bldg. from the...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We adored this place. Omelettes tailored to perfection for each of us, great fresh fruit, warm, sun streaming in, good atmosphere, busy yet available tables, good service, even gluten free toast!

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ed's Benedict so delicious with melted smoked Gouda replacing traditional hollandaise. Highly recommend

Thank ktoatl
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We called ahead to confirm the restaurant was open, and drove over 40 minutes, found and paid for parking, only to walk in and be told they decided to close early today. They were barely even apologetic. Quite frustrating!

Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm in the area a bit, but just noticed their outside side reads "restaurant coffee bar." So I went in thinking they've made a bit of change, but it turns out, it really hasn't. The coffee is just average, and they really don't have any...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Quite a different decor from anywhere else due to the building's history; check out the old photos in their basement museum. I had the Benny; was very good.

Thank MH_Toronto
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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...More

Thank xena888
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...More

Thank InkdCouple
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.

Thank The_Derek8
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,...More

Thank JJK150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Canadian
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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