With so many amazing restaurants, bars, and breweries in (and around) Calgary that have opened in recently, it’s clear there’s no shortage of new dining destinations for locals to check out.
Here are 6 that we are seriously pumped about.
Butter Block & Co has been operating in a soft-open stage since late January, but this past weekend it celebrated a grand opening in its 17th Avenue space in The Devenish building The small batch patisserie has been supplying local coffee shops like Monogram Coffee with treats for a while, but now you can head to this new Calgary spot as a one-stop-shop for all thing croissants and French pastries.
Address: Suite 111 – 908, 17th Avenue SW
Uzu Taiyaki offers Japanese fish-shaped waffle cones filled with sweet things like chocolate and berry compote, and of course, soft serve ice cream with modern Asian-inspired flavours.
Address: 1 110 2 Avenue SE
Located in Chinatown, the boutique cafe looks to combine the quality and taste of artisan coffee with the charm and traditional treats of a Chinese bakery. They’ll be offering artisan coffee, pour overs, espresso beverages, tea, and hot chocolate. The pastries take a unique turn, offering your standard coffeehouse fare, as well as freshly-made Chinese baked goods.
Address: 100 3rd Avenue SE
Elwood & The Rabbit officially opened its doors in Bridgeland on January 28, and you can bet it should be on your must-try list. Located at 24, 4th Street NE in the restored historic de Waal building (established in 1910) this eatery will be serving up local bounty and “head to tail” butchery in dishes such as Rabbit Liver Parfait, Cured Steelhead Trout, Crispy Lamb Belly, and a Dry Aged Cheeseburger to name a few.
Address: 24 4th Street NE
New dessert spot Wami Loft Cafe offers sweet treats, savoury snacks like crepes and takoyaki, along with locally sourced coffee and handcrafted teas. This cafe is located upstairs of Japanese restaurant Wami Ootoya.
Address: #130-3820 Brentwood Road NW
This new spot offers ‘next-level Indian street food’ like Kathi rolls, curry bowls, and masala chais. Fresh, fast, and delicious, Chai Pani is undoubtedly a must-try if you haven’t been already.
Address: 126, 38 9 Street NE