Primary Colours | Calgary’s Best New Restaurants 2024

Primary Colours is beloved for its delicious brunch and masterfully crafted dinner offerings.

Chef Matthias Fong plating at Primary Colours. Photo by Jared Sych.

When it Opened
March 2023

Who’s Behind it
Monogram Coffee Owners Jeremy Ho, Ben Put and Justin Eyford; Co-owner/Chef Matthias Fong; Head Chef Eric Um.

Why We Love it Already
Adjacent to Monogram Coffee in Britannia, Primary Colours was an instant favourite of brunch-goers who would travel across the city for chef Matthias Fong’s delectable smoked Arctic char toast and his crispy “ginger beets.” But it’s Fong’s masterfully crafted dinner offerings that truly set Primary Colours apart. Having spent more than a decade honing his skills at the iconic River Café, Fong puts incredible care into each of his dishes, starting with the ingredients, all of which are carefully sourced, seasonal or made from scratch (such as his koji, made from incubated barley, that is then used for his koji-marinated chicken). The Tasting Series events, which take place every few months, are when chef Fong really takes his creativity to the next level, rewarding guests with a spectacularly prepared tasting menu of exquisite technique-driven dishes.

802 49 Ave. S.W., 403-764-2607,, @primarycolourscafe


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This article appears in the March 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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