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The Coup

924B - 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T0A2, Canada (Mont royal)
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Ranked #17 of 2,892 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mont royal
Description: We use as much organic & local food, liquor and wine as possible, including all soy products & grains. Menu items are made from scratch & with love. We have a wine & cocktail lounge with weekend DJs, and a restaurant. We recycle all we can & compost our kitchen waste. We purchase food from local farmers, and with minimal packaging; we plant 36 trees a month, and we are 100% wind powered.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed an outstanding breakfast here. Unique creations on the menu (mushroom bacon, what?). Place had a cool/hip vibe, yet comfortable and welcoming. Becomes trendy bar by night, I think. Great place for strolling along SW 17 th Ave after you're finished.

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Bologna, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Coup has a very friendly and lively atmosphere but without cramming in tables. We had a fantastic corner table with padded bench seat meaning that we could watch all the comings and goings. Freshly prepared juices (we had cran-mango-ginger and carrot-apple-ginger which were very spicy and just the thing to liven up jet-lagged bodies) were great. We had a... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great vegie, vegan and imaginative food, not too expensive, and fun people watching. Like many places in Canada, service was slow but the place was super busy too on a Saturday afternoon.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had the komodo salad. It was delicious. The tempeh croutons were amazing. My wife had the upstream burger which was pretty good too. We'd definitely go back if we ever happen to be in Calgary again. We're hoping to go back when they've finished building the City.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is /was my favourite restaurant. And by that I mean I have easily eaten here over 100 times in the past decade. As a vegetarian it can be tough to find good quality, flavourful dishes that aren't all pasta driven. This place delivers on that. Unfortunately I was left quite disappointed after a recent visit. The place had recently... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

went there for breakfast with my niece and brother who is vegan. we had the untraditional, sombrero and poacher which were so tasty. best poached eggs ive ever had. my niece loved her untraditional with the mushroom bacon. what friendly staff as well.

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Calgary, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited The Coup before and after the renovation...good before and even better today..you can really try different tastes from all over the world. Big portions and not expensive at all. Very friendly staff. Unique in Calgary.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a score for vegetarians. I've been to many places where vegetarian either means bland, overly creamy to compensate, or "trying too hard to be meat" The salads were well made, fresh and topped with a light and flavorful dressing. The Dick Tracy and the Kung Flu Fighting were fabulous drink selections - and there were so many more... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have gone to the Coup for a number of years and always been delighted. We are not vegetarians by any means. The Coup just expanded, the new space is lovely, very open and windows open on to 17th Avenue. With the windows open it is lively but not to noisy. We were concerned they might not have the same... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My niece and her husband are vegan so they took us to the Coup for breakfast. We ordered the "untraditional" 2 eggs any style, with museli toast, rosemary hash browns, king oyster mushroom "bacon" (sliced mushrooms) and smoked maple baked beans. All very tasty although our "over easy" eggs did not have runny yolks. Her husband had the fritata- on... More

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