Man, I have had to wait here for 45 minutes for breakfast. Why do I go? I'm not sure, it's good but it's nothing really over the top spectacular. Just a popular place, I guess, so it's become the place to go.
Nellie's is a chain of breakfast restaurants in Calgary, and one that I wish they had in Edmonton too (where my first home is). They make home-made tasting food, and have all the regular breakfast fare and then some! Eggs, bacon and toast, but also pancakes, sandwiches, and some other organic or veggie inspired dishes. The 17th ave location is a really popular one, so expect to wait especially in the morning on a weekend.