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1886 Buffalo Cafe

#308 of 3,026 Restaurants in Calgary}
€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
+1 403-269-9255
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4R3, Canada
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Most people don't know about this place as a breakfast spot but it's a formidable one. Conveniently located in Eau Claire it's a historically significant building with a small (free) museum downstairs by the restrooms. The prices are reasonable and usually a reservation isn't required...More

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Breakfast was delicious! A brilliant start to the day. Cute little venue. Service a bit on the court side but an experience.

Thank CherylCycles
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I found this place on the internet as one of the best places in Calgary downtown to have breakfast. And it didn't disappoint. The place cannot be missed from outside as it is a very old standalone cottage. Once inside, the place seems like a...More

Thank Kayezad A
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

When in the Eau Claire section of Calgary across from Prince's Island Park, you really must have breakfast at this little cabin-restaurant. It's a bit of history in combination with good standard-fare breakfast food and service. And then you can check it off your to-do...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you want a good breakfast this is the place located next to the Eau Claire market. It's very rustic and the place is packed,not your usual black and white restaurant just good homemade breakfasts. This serves only breakfast so check the hours before you...More

Thank robertasT6041IL
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Small and quaint place with awesome food, great coffee and wonderful service. Hubby had the skinny Jo Omelette and I had the fruit with gf toast plus coffees. Quick serve and yummy, fresh food. Nice gem in the Eau Claire district.

Thank dellesol
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Lovely little restaurant in and old cabin style. Good choice of breakfasts done in their own style but all good range

Thank jon m
Reviewed 12 June 2017

For more than 30 years I have visited this cafe when in the city. Consistently nice service, nostalgic and good wholesome food. Great location and a stroll along theBow River afterward is a delight. Everything we've enjoyed on the menu here is good. I'm partial...More

Thank windsandandstars
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Regrettably, I was not able to experience the 1886 Buffalo Cafe because they decided to close during operating hours at 12:55PM. I would understand if they had a legitimate reason like a power outage. The cited reason they decided to close? "I had no customers...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good breakfast here. Good selection , big portions. People from the nearby hotels seem to go here like we did to escape the expensive buffet breakfast at the hotel .Service can be spotty and keep in mind its in the original mill bldg. from the...More

Thank Ken M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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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