Eighteen Eighty Six Buffalo Cafe
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- 77%Green Travelers
- 77%Family Travelers
- 77%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (2)
- Eighteen Eighty Six Buffalo CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewOct 05, 2012
Our work team had Breakfast for Lunch here at the 1886 Buffalo Cafe. It was a Friday afternoon (after the Lunch Hour) in Downtown in Calgary and this place was the only Eau Claire area place that we could have Lunch without a wait. Weren't these people supposed to be at work or like us did a hard-earned meal just come late after a hard morning's work? The scene also reminded me of early career days when our Office would head out on Friday for a long lunch (including adult beverages) and then come back to work around 3 PM (or so) and just long enough to pack up our things and go home.
This Cafe is named for the year American entrepreneur Isaac Kerr of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, founded his lumber mill on the banks of the Bow River in Calgary. This place was also made moderately famous by a Visa ad made for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. It's a cool historical building, authentic inside and out, including the clapboard construction on the outside and rustic wood decor and wall history on the inside. A few days later as I walked by, I peaked inside and discovered that there's also a basement. Another interesting realization is that the cafe was here first, while the City built up around it.
I had a delicious Blaisey Boy Sandwich which was more than one person could eat, but I did anyway. Table service was quick, but the speed from the Kitchen was a bit slower. I had a direct view into that one-man operation, enjoyed watching him meticulously prepare the individual dishes and didn't mind the wait at all.Recommended for:History Buffs