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1886 Buffalo Cafe, Calgary, AB

1886 Buffalo Cafe

3.9
3.9
25 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food

1886 Buffalo is our family business that we have owned and operated for over 40 years. We take pride in celebrating Calgary's history while serving home-style comfort dishes that are made with high quality ingredients that we strive to get from local artisans. We are famous for our signature homestyle hashbrowns and our all-in breakfast poutine but let's be honest - we stand by everything on our menu! We have recently expanded our menu to include delicious lunch and dinner offerings. We have recently moved locations and you can now find us in the Eau Claire Sheraton Suites - We look forward to welcoming you through our doors!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 452-0153

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Great for Brunch

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Sunday Lunch

  • Calgary

    Great for Brunch

  • Calgary

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. d

    davidr

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    It was too load including music, had to ask that it be turned down. we couldn't have a conversation

  2. CS

    CarolS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed brunch. Potatoes are a little salty but everything else was very good!!

  3. GM

    GiseleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our brunch meal was served piping hot and very good, I would highly recommend to others. The menu had a very nice variety as well.

  4. ME

    MissExP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was definitely lacking this time around, not sure why as they were not busy...and the glory bowl was quite sub par compared with my previous orders (I always order this item) - came without the dressing, avocado was brown, and the overall appearance and taste was not up to standard. We usually love this place buy may try an alternate for our next lunch meet.

  5. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The food was extremely bland and had no favour at lunch. Breakfast is extremely tastey

  6. L

    Lola

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for Sunday which the restaurant accepted. We were then sent several emails to confirm we were still coming for breakfast/brunch. The restaurant had sent us a note that they were closed on Saturday “for the day” due to unforeseen circumstances. We showed up on Sunday morning with our-of-town guests and saw a note on the restaurant door saying they were closed. Disappointed that Buffalo sent out a note the day before our reservation saying they were closed “for the day” but on the actual day we booked a table they didn’t notify us that they were still closed that day. There were many other groups in the same situation as the lobby of the hotel was full of people on their phones looking for places to have breakfast.

  7. JL

    JasmineL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Only one server. Very slow service. Also no one was picking up the phone 30 mins before my reservation as I needed to make a change.

  8. JC

    JonC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service.

  9. RS

    RickS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was awesome. We took mom for mother's day and the server was great. The food was fabulous and we will definitely be back.

  10. N

    Northone

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Meet with friends

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Very slow service.

  12. JK

    JanetK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Should have seniors 1/2portion .too big. Had eggs Benny. Hollandaise very rich

  13. T

    Troy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed the ambience, it was what I was looking for in a quasi-business meeting over brunch. We were happy to get a great table that accommodated our group very well. I was surprised when I found out the cafe was inside the Sheraton as I thought it was going to be in an old historical building but upon arrival it was all boarded up. Nevertheless, it was all good as the real location is Kitty Corner the old building I saw in the picture.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Everything that was served to us was undercooked. The pancakes were good but again - undercooked. My partner and friend had potatoes that were so undercooked they were literally raw.

  15. MO

    MOiraM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Considering this is a beginning for restaurants, it was good. brunch 0ne dish was cold. It was redone without a problem. The Mexican like dishes were great. The poutine brunch was really enjoyed. The frittata was a mixed review- one person loved it and the other thought there was too much potato. The service was slow but amicable. Coffee and teas were readily poured.

  16. CB

    CherylB

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The new 1886 doesn't have the same vibe as the old building but the food was excellent. Many of the servers have been there for many years.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    This is a nice venue, more open than the other location. Food was okay. The service was not good at all, I think the server would have rather been anywhere than there.

  18. D

    Daunag

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server was excellent! Friendly, funny and helpful!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Waitress - young girl uninterested in us. Show some enthusiasm. Perhaps by herself and was too busy?

  20. MH

    MarlaH

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived at our reservation 75mins before closing only to discover the restaurant was closed. Super disappointing as we really wanted to try their hot chocolate for yyc hot chocolate month. Doors were all locked and we could see two employees inside who were very qualified at ignoring customers. Luckily flower and wolf was open on the other end of the Sheraton and they had excellent service.

  21. A

    Alamo

    Calgary

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Glad we noticed the mimosa specials- great accompaniment to very good brunch. We’ll be back!

  22. L

    Lmkondo

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Not impressed. Food was ok, but we were expecting more for the price. The service was great. Our server was very kind and polite

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We arrived for our 9:15 reservation and it was 10:19 before we received our food.

  24. D

    Dallas

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    Took 45+ minutes to get a simple order. Meal came undercooked and with elements missing. The lady next to us waited an hour with two little kids and it looked like some of her meal was burned. Have been a customer of this cafe for years, the move into the hotel hasn’t been kind. Server was good - did his best. Coffee was good.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Order was incorrect. Food was terrible. No seasoning on eggs or hash browns. Both of our dishes were flavorless. It was really unfortunate because we liked the old place. It was clear the chef was new and inexperienced. Several other diners around us also had their orders wrong.

FAQs

1886 Buffalo Cafe is rated 3.9 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for 1886 Buffalo Cafe

255 Barclay Parade SW Calgary, AB T2P 5C2

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Breakfast, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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