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1886 Buffalo Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian
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187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
+1 403-269-9255
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called ahead to confirm the restaurant was open, and drove over 40 minutes, found and paid for parking, only to walk in and be told they decided to close early today. They were barely even apologetic. Quite frustrating!

Thank Lindsey K
Calgary, Canada
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420 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm in the area a bit, but just noticed their outside side reads "restaurant coffee bar." So I went in thinking they've made a bit of change, but it turns out, it really hasn't. The coffee is just average, and they really don't have any light, snacky menu options. But the 1886 is still a great tonic from the über... More 

Thank BenLar137
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Quite a different decor from anywhere else due to the building's history; check out the old photos in their basement museum. I had the Benny; was very good.

Thank MH_Toronto
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stepping into this vintage old shack is like going back in time 70 years, right down to the old telephone on the wall I remember from my grandparents' farm. The prices, however, are very modern day and expensive and the quality of the food is very basic. We both ordered two poached eggs on ww toast and shared a side... More 

Thank xena888
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome little building, great location, food was tasty but very expensive. Read before we went that everything was great, except the service. I'd have to agree. Ordered coffee and water before our breakfast. She brought the water at the end of our meal? She brought our 3 year old son a chocolate milk in a tall fancy piece of stemware....?... More 

Thank InkdCouple
Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I chose to stay at the Sheraton Hotel just because it is so close to this incredible restaurant. This place possesses a Warm, friendly atmosphere mixed with the best breakfast a person could ask for.

Thank The_Derek8
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Atmospheric and homely atmosphere, nice to be somewhere with a bit of Calgary history and not clinically perfect. Breakfast, however, was perfect. Good selection and served quickly. Eggs cooked perfectly. My colleague found the breakfast potatoes a little hard, but mine were perfect. Good coffee, grapefruit juice was freshly squeezed, and service friendly and efficient. A must visit if you... More 

Thank JJK150
Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped by for brunch after a walk along the river. It's a cute, rustic cafe. We had a great breakfast sandwich with awesome hash-browns. Service was very friendly

Thank AJ_Worldtravel
Las Vegas, Nevada
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a lovely breakfast at this cafe. When we got there early one Tuesday morning, almost every table was taken, all by guys. Apparently this had been happening regularly. Must've been a meeting nearby. They all cleared out at around the same time and things got blessedly quieter. The coffee was decent and there were lots of breakfast choices.... More 

Thank LadyJLasVegas
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was recommended to us and it was everything they said it would be. Quite a cool vintage restaurant. The food was delicious, service was great, located outside the Eau Claire Market. Don't miss this restaurant! There is a parking lot adjacent but if you are lucky you could find street parking.

Thank Marci W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-269-9255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?