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“a good pitstop”

Nellies Cosmic Cafe
Ranked #1,867 of 3,604 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Diner
Neighborhood: Mont royal
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Mont royal
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“a good pitstop”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

this was our last holiday meal in Canada, and we needed a big breakfast to fill us up for the flight home. Nellie's was in the Lonely Planet and we had time to kill to find it, so we hiked out of the city centre and weren't disappointed. If you're looking for big portions and a really chilled feel, it's seems like a great place to grab a brunch and some coffee. Our waitress was really friendly and chatty, obviously knew the regulars and the whole place had a nice feel of somewhere people came to hang out. The food is what we call greasy spoon in the uk, but we thought the quality was good. It's basic in terms of plastic cups, old coffee mugs, plastic over the tables etc..but if you just want to feel you can slob out and relax then that's good right?

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Diner Style Breakfasts”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

An old fashioned diner style restaurant complete with banquette seating and plastic table clothes. The wait staff were friendly and efficient and the food was fine. There is nice outdoor patio as well. Good breakfast place for regular items such as bacon and eggs.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Alan H
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Patna, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Homely food”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

The restaurant has a very old-school, homely feel. It is known for its brunch items. I had the eggs benedict and my husband had the huevos rancheros. The food was greasy and yummy - as expected for a North American diner. It was filling though. The staff were friendly. The restaurant is certainly not fine dining and expect some crude things when you are there but people go there for the casual ambience and maybe catch a cup of coffee with friends.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank DRTRAVELLER14
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Moncton
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Nope.”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the restaurant wasn't horrific by any means, but I wouldn't return. You can see into the kitchen from the dining room, and there's a lazy quality to the cleanliness of the place. Drinks are served in plastic cups, which is interesting. The decor is cute, but the service was pretty bad. We waited 45 mins for our bill, which was definitely not delivered with a smile. The food was very greasy, and mediocre at best, but at least it wasn't too pricey.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank mpjotraveler
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Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Decent enough food, poor hygiene”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The food isn't bad, a bit bland but the coffee is good and the portion sizes are decent. The servers aren't the friendliest but they're usually quite busy so they don't have time to chat. The water glasses (plastic) are filthy and you can see into the kitchen, normally a good thing but not when your kitchen staff have long greasy hair, makes you wonder what other hygiene rules they aren't so strict on!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank roshe134
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