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“Comfort food at it's best!”
Review of 1886 Buffalo Cafe

1886 Buffalo Cafe
Ranked #257 of 3,756 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Even though they don't take reservations the food is well worth the wait. Not only is the food fantastic but the ambiance is very rustic & charming. This old historic landmark in Calgary has been well utilized as 1886 Buffalo Cafe. When you're there check out the old historic pictures downstairs and take in the huge buffalo heads watching over you as you enjoy your breakfast. You won't be disappointed! The service is always attentive & outstanding.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Went to the 1886 cafe for breakfast on a Sunday morning. It wasn't too busy until 1000 am so we didn't have to wait for a table.

The service was ok but not overly friendly. The food was ok and came out really quickly.

Its one of those places you go to once, to say you've been there but there are some way better breakfast places out there.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I've been here many times, not my choice. While the ambiance and historic element are cool, the steep premium price is no where worth it in my opinion. ALWAYS have to wait from 5-30 minutes for a table and the menu is not to my taste. This is strictly a breakfast spot btw and popular on weekends.

One major strike against them is they don't have eggs benedict. Huh? A strictly breakfast place doesn't have eggs benedict? I don't get that.

Everytime I've been there service has been somewhat impersonal and slow and coffee refills way behind. It may be that there are simply not enough servers - don't know. Not bad service, just not good service.

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1  Thank BurntPrune
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

Excellent long term staff. Consistent kitchen. Excellent food. Might be the best breakfast place in Calgary.

1  Thank hulstonfive
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

We went here for brunch, and were not disappointed at all! I loved the ambiance and decor - old railway artifacts and photographs. I have not looked up the history of the site but I think it is an actual railway building - old wooden floor boards and the small room still boasting original kitchen appliances.
The food was great, as was the service, and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it.

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1  Thank highlandancer
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