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“Best for Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

Melissa's Restaurant and Bar
218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-462-5511
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Ranked #35 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best for Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We have been visiting Melissa's for breakfast for years. Sometimes we have had to wait a little while for a table but it's always been worth it. Even when there are long queues at the door - the wait isn't toobad. We have always had wonderful breakfasts and their bran muffins are to die for. Do not miss this experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thurrock essex uk
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Just amazing, had to queue for about 45 mins, but as lives sister in Cochrane was informed that people would be lining up outside the door, but well worth the wait, what a gut busting breakfast, just the thing before going up Sulphar Mountain.

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Miami, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“When they say big pancake, they mean it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had breakfast at Melissa's one day. It's a down home type of place, cozy and unassuming, which is how I like to face the day. I'm happy to report they know how to poach eggs. Poached eggs are my favorite, but often poached eggs seem to be slightly beyond the ken of many establishments. Poached eggs are like the algebra of eggs-- they learned about them in cooking school, but really, when will they ever use that knowledge in real life? Just the previous morning, the waitress at a different establishment asked if if I wanted my poached eggs soft, medium, or hard. But I digress. I had properly poached eggs and the multigrain toast. Excellent. My friend ordered scrambled eggs and the big pancake. When they say big pancake, they mean it. It covered the whole plate. She shared a quarter of it with me and it still had more than enough. And that pancake stuck with us. The coffee was good and topped off often. Our waitress spent some time with us and our map. Her advice was good and appreciated. Really, one of Banff's strong points for us was the multitude of friendly young people who know the area and were enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. We were happy to have one serving us at Melissa's. Breakfast at Melissa's is a great way to start the day.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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England
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Huge Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Good place to go for breakfast in Banff. Gets very busy but we did not have to wait long for a table. I opted for the biggest breakfast on the menu which is more like a Man vs Food challenge, absolutely massive. The pancakes were very good. Service was good too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, ON
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A good breakfast / brunch can be hard to find so I'm glad we found Melissa's. The portions were large, the food very good, the service above average (based on how packed the place was) and the prices very reasonable. I would definitely return here again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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