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The Coup

924B - 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T0A2, Canada (Mont royal)
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Ranked #33 of 2,881 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
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
143 helpful votes 143 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went for my friends birthday. We waited in meet only for 10 minutes, to be seated comfortably on a table by the kitchen. Their menu was creative and had many wonderful choices. I chose the upstream burger, I'm still dreaming of it. All of our appies were delicious, too. The waitress was kind and attentive, and the floor manager seemed... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We tackled the new appetizer menu. Quite lovely. The eggplant wraps were an amazing surprise. The beetnut and goat cheese was good but there needs to be more goat cheese. The beetnut on its own was a bit flat. The mushroom cigars in phylo are outstanding. The restaurant is one bigger and has a roomier feel. The seats at the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I ordered the Vietnamese sub and really enjoyed it! The music was very loud to the point you could not hear the person or server. Cool atmosphere and great food but the music could be a touch lower.

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great ideas, HUMUNGOUS wait list, just ok food, ok service... Over priced too. They were all out of a few items on the menu so I ended up with my third choice. It ended up being a really thick and creamy rice bowl with over cooked veggies and a hint of Thai curry flavour. My friends said the same of... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've eaten here 3 times in the last 12 months and it's ok but should NOT be amongst the best restaurants in Calgary by any stretch of the imagination! Perhaps a vegetarian número uno but the food was little more than average. I had the Dragon Boat with Tofu, green curry sauce and brown rice and although it tasted "nice",... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Coup is a neighbourhood and city-wide favourite for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I've been numerous times, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and takeout. All are fantastic (although breakfast is my least favourite). Favourites include: - Club Med salad (falafel, feta, and all sorts of deliciousness) - Falafel Quesadillas (so full of flavour!) - Yam fries (so thick and delicious with... More

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