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The Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Canadian, Soups, Cafe
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13 9th Ave S, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
+1 250-426-6516
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Cranbrook, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cranbrook's best little soup and sandwich spot. Lunch menu is very popular and non complicated fare. Soups always taste homemade and the sanwich variety is a nice compliment. Great place for people working downtown or nearby and wanting to have a great get-in-and-get-out meal. The staff is very friendly and meals done quickly. Not a lot of seating so get... More 

Thank John H
British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Love to eat here!! Amazing homemade food! Absolutely loved all the soups I have tried especially their borscht. Only thing is I Love my coffee and their coffee is a little on the weak side for me. Can't wait for my next visit!

Thank marmar03
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201 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I don't know what was better, the atmosphere or the food. Lots of cool memorabilia (especially if you're a John Wayne Fan). And if you"re a breakfast fan, you'll be even more impressed. They passed the poached egg test (soft but not runny), and the blueberry pancakes were fantastic.

Thank KramJH
Cranbrook, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Love this restaurant. It has stood the test of time, as I have been coming here for over 20 years. Bread is to die for! As are the soups.

Thank medifor
Los Angeles
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450 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went here for lunch and weren't sure what to order. Everyone around us was getting soup with bread so that's what we chose too. It was a great choice. The soup was hearty and filling and the fresh bread was amazing. The only drawback was that it was kind of expensive. There weren't a lot of choices in the... More 

Thank d0ndequiera
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Terrible service & grumpy server. We did arrive there for lunch at around 12:15 so it was indeed busy at that time but started to clear out soon after & still it took 45 minutes to get served our "half" sandwiches. Only then were we told that we should have helped ourselves to the soup that we had ordered at... More 

Thank donaldsI7534IF
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

For starters they know the importance of serving food warm. We traveled for 2 weeks in British Columbia and Alberta. We were fortunate to eat breakfast here at the start and end of our vacation. The food was always served warm and was very flavorful. My hubby had omelettes both times and loved them. Served with hash browns which he... More 

Thank Wanda R
Cranbrook, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Ate there several times. Delicious home made soups and bread. Everything is home cooked. Very friendly staff and cozy cottage feeling

Thank a3a51129
Lethbridge, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch in a Wednesday around 1:30. It wasn't super busy but our waitress acted like she hadn't seen so many people in one place before. She came to take our order in okay time but we made a joke about meatloaf sandwiches where meatloaf was the bread and she said she was really... More 

Thank provincialwander
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It was Saturday at 12:30PM. Very busy lunch. The tables are crammed in too close so that no matter where you sit on the uncomfortable chairs you are bumped by other customers moving to get their soup from the self serve tureens. There were two wait staff. Should have been three and a bus boy. Our lunch took two hours.... More 

Thank Carol S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 9th Ave S, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2L9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Cranbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 250-426-6516

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