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Grab a retro brunch at Calgary’s wicked, delish 1950s diner

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We know you’ve seen Grease 900 times, and so have we. Chances are if you catch us spacing out, we’re off in a 50s diner somewhere being sung to by Frankie Avalon. The Beauty School Drop out scene in the classic musical made an impression on us deeper than we’d like to fully admit publicly. It’s also the reason we frequent Calgary’s Galaxie Diner.

Galaxie diner

Galaxie Diner

Despite it opening in 1996, the Galaxie Diner in Calgary’s Beltline is authentically old-school. From the floor to its ceiling, this place has completely captured the essence of what a millennial like us can only imagine would’ve been the kind of joint their grandparents would go to share a milkshake.

The food here is pretty dang good and the portions are massive. With the exception of a few Galaxie exclusives, the menu is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s perfect for a breakfast purist or a picky eater, and we all know at least one.

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Their menu has mostly traditional options like eggs benny, breakfast burritos, and good ol’ eggs and toast. If you’re looking for something different, we’d recommend getting their Calgary Sandwich.

This bad boy is loaded with everything from eggs, cheese to bacon and beef sausage. We’ve never conquered it, but we know people who swear up and down this is the best thing they’ve ever eaten.

The only real downside of this place is that it can get pretty busy. It’s not uncommon that the block will be lined by hungry (probably hungover) Calgarians on a Sunday morning.

Don’t let that frighten you away though, Galaxie is definitely worth checking out! It’s kind of become a Calgary staple, and for good reason. This place has a little something for everyone! We have yet to see a musical number performed by a high school clique, but it’s got an excellent atmosphere, good food and great service.


Where: 1413 11 St SW, Calgary