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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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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our children for brunch on their visit home from university. All the food including the bread is homemade. The prices are not cheap but it's value for money. Large portions mean that you won't be leaving hungry and you won't be having brunch or lunch anywhere else anytime soon.

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Thank CabinBoy2392
Cranbrook, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for lunch and were fortunate there was a table just emptying for us! The soup is home made as is the bread or buns that accompany it - I recommend the borscht! Friendly and fast service, and well priced, this is a wonderful spot for a hearty lunch.

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1 Thank Gladys L
Cranbrook, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good. what else can I say? It was good and tasty. Why ? How many different ways is there to say "Good"?

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Thank Dorothy A
Cranbrook, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

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 

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1 Thank John H
British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 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!

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1 Thank marmar03
Kitimat
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201 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 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.

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3 Thank KramJH
Cranbrook, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 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.

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1 Thank medifor
Los Angeles
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464 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 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 

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Sudbury
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 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 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?