3 Great Breakfast Places near our Boutique Hotel
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Date: Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 12:02 PM

Nellie’s Cosmic Cafe

Nellies is a Calgary Institution. For pancakes. A Pan-stitution. They have several locations scattered around the city, and the nearest one to our hotel in downtown Calgary is located 5 blocks south of us on 17th Ave.

 Nellie's Cosmic Cafe - Great Breakfast Options in downtown Calgary

They don’t try to be super trendy or hip, they just make good breakfast. Also, they go the extra mile by having both toys and colouring books available. They are supposed to be “for children”, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a chance to play with a giant Godzilla action figure pass me by.

Recommended Dish:

– Banana Pancakes

The Coup

Located just on 17th Ave, just 5 blocks down from our little boutique hotel here in downtown Calgary, this little restaurant is a short walk to a great meal.

 The Coup Calgary - Great Breakfast Options in Downtown Calgary

Now, just fair warning, but this is a vegetarian restaurant. Having said that, you probably won’t even notice it. That’s how good the food is here. The restaurant is small, so if you don’t get there before 9 AM, be prepared to wait. Also, they are only open for breakfast on the weekends. It’s still an amazing restaurant, but you will only be able to get a heaping helping of their Happy Hen’s Hash on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Recommended Dish:

  • Happy Hen’s Hash

Galaxy Diner

This hidden gem is also just 5 blocks from us, although it is not on 17th Ave. Known for its fantastic olde-fashioned milkshakes, The Galaxy (and the deli next door) have been providing hung-over hipsters with early morning sustenance since wearing plaid shirts was actually fashionable. The 90′s. It was fashionable in the 90′s.

 The Galaxy Diner - Great Breakfast Options in Downtown Calgary

The Galaxy has been around for almost two decades. In that time they have perfected the fine art of cramming as many animals into a single dish as possible. Seriously, I’m pretty sure that for every one animal that The Coup saves by being vegetarian, two of them get added to The Galaxy’s Montreal Smoked Meat Hash.

Recommended Dish:

– Montreal Smoked Meat Hash

827 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0J1
Phone: 403.452.6789
Fax: 403.457.0503
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admin Jonathan Meier is the Online Marketing and Social Media Coordinator for Nuvo Hotel Suites, a small boutique hotelin Calgary, Alberta. When he's not at the Hotel he's usually out in the mountains near his hometown of Canmore where he can be seen climbing, skiing, or doing anything at all that doesn't involve computers.

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