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1886 Buffalo Cafe

) #357 of 3,058 Restaurants in Calgary ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe,
187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
+1 403-269-9255
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little restaurant in and old cabin style. Good choice of breakfasts done in their own style but all good range

Thank jon m
Reviewed 12 June 2017

For more than 30 years I have visited this cafe when in the city. Consistently nice service, nostalgic and good wholesome food. Great location and a stroll along theBow River afterward is a delight. Everything we've enjoyed on the menu here is good. I'm partial...More

Thank windsandandstars
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Regrettably, I was not able to experience the 1886 Buffalo Cafe because they decided to close during operating hours at 12:55PM. I would understand if they had a legitimate reason like a power outage. The cited reason they decided to close? "I had no customers...More

Thank Paul B
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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