Edna Taylor opened the truckstop/diner in 1956 and became well known by truck drivers from across North America including most of the local folks in the Calgary area too. Edna Was a REAL community worker, doing a myriad of good deeds in Inglewood, Calgary. Edna passed away in the Foothills Hospital after suffering from severe heart complications on July 25th, 2011, aged 78. She truly was a diner icon, her legacy will live on and will be remembered as someone who used her business to help others
Whatever you choose, from the daily special, omelettes or pancakes to the basic steak-and-eggs, it will be filling, fantastic and cheap.
Perhaps the best bit about Blackfoot is the staff: Ladies in their pink outfits, who are all utterly sweet, somehow keeping a genuine smile as they rush about keeping coffee cups full, making meal recommendations and doling out colouring books to kids.
Blackfoot Diner isn’t just about great breakfast — served 24 hours a day — it is also a great place for a good old-fashioned three-course dinner (specials come with dessert).
There’s a tacky toy train on a track high on the wall, which children love, and plenty of homemade desserts (including delicious chocolate and banana creme pies) that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Nadia Moharib, Calgary Sun