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Nellies Cosmic Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mont royal
American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner
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1001 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A7, Canada
+1 403-806-2377
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Fernie, Canada
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Great service in a friendly, scruffy atmosphere. Don't come here expecting a gourmet experience, but all traditional breakfast items are done well, and served quick. Only drip coffee, if you were looking for lattes.

Thank Skibum6969
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Three of us went to Nellies for brunch in November, 2016. We were able to park in their small parking lot and avoid paid parking on the street. We all ordered breakfast type meals. The eggs Benedict were very good as was the skillet with hash browns. I had a waffle with strawberries and bananas. It was good but not... More 

Thank Mathguy1945
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Prompt service, good portions, tasty food. A great place for breakfast. There is a patio too, it's close to the road but you can watch the world go by.

Thank Dcoul
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went here for a quick Saturday brunch. Service was good and quick and the food was as expected - quite good with larger portions. It was not busy when we there but know that we have seen lineups on weekends at peek times.

Thank 4bruinsfan
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very cozy restaurtant in downtown with own parking space at the back. Food is in good protion and reasonable price.

Thank Vivian C
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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263 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Dropped in on a Monday for a quick bite, I remember this place years ago when it first opened; it was quite a draw. It's grown a little tired over the years and not quite so busy. I ordered a grilled ham and cheese with salad and poppy seed dressing, the sandwich was a bit greasy but basically good, the... More 

Thank xena888
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

What a cool spot on the corner of 17th and 9th. Retro interior with excellent food and smiley service. Highly recommended

Thank Marvin G
Carbonear, Canada
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Wow,looked busy,dropped in and wow,seating was available with the personality of a great waitress who seated us, withwonderful,quick,efficient professionalism, food was hot and basic but wonderful to taste.monies worth all the way...well be getting return business from us....it was a joy to add a tip.

Thank b p
Edmonton, Canada
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We happen to stumble across this place while staying in Calgary and were all so impressed. The stuffed French toast blew us away! The service was a little slow but the place was packed so it's understandable. I would definitely recommend this place for a quick and tasty breakfast!

Thank Christine H
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

A quick soup and coffee while I waited for an appointment. The service was quick and friendly. I was alone so immediately the newspaper appeared. The atmosphere was retro corner cafe. It met all these expectations. Needless to say it had a steady stream of customers.

Thank eeknuff

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Restaurant Details

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American, Cafe, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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  • Address: 1001 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Mont royal
  • Neighbourhood: Mont royal
  • Phone Number: +1 403-806-2377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?