28 New Restaurants in Calgary’s Beltline Neighbourhood

Grab a bite at some of the new coffee shops, restaurants and breweries that opened in the Beltline in 2022.

Treno Coffee and Prosecco. Photograph by Chris Landry.

Calgary’s restaurant scene grew at an impressive pace this year, with more and more spots opening every month. Here’s a look at some of the new restaurants and cafés that opened in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood over the last year.

 

33 Acres Brewing Company

Vancouver-based brewery 33 Acres has opened a new Calgary location in The District at Beltline. Take your pick of the tasty brews, sandwiches and other snacks on offer at the taproom, and if the weather allows for it, try to grab a seat on the patio by the wood-burning fireplace.

120, 224 12 Ave. S.W., 33acresbrewing.com

 

Amato Gelato

 

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Amato Gelato ‘s Kensington location has been around for almost two decades, and now, you’ll also find the Italian dessert bar in the Beltline. Amato’s second location has dozens of gelato flavours, not to mention pastries and Roman-style pizza. There’s also coffee and cocktails like the tiramisu martini or grappa sour.

602 17 Ave. S.W., amatogelatoalberta.com

 

Arirang Hotdog and Gong Cha

 

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The bubble tea chain Gong Cha and Korean corn dog chain Arirang Hotdog have a new shared location on 17 Ave. S.W. This convenient partnership means you can enjoy a potato or mozzarella cheese corn dog with a refreshing grapefruit mango tea.

614B 17 Ave. S.W.; @ariranghotdog.ca; @gongcha_yyc

 

Asadal Korean Cuisine

Get your fill of delicious Korean dishes at Asadal Korean Cuisine. Pop in for some Korean barbecue, stir fries, soups and rice bowls, as well as shareable dishes like japchae, tteokbokki, seafood pancakes and more.

735 12 Ave. S.W., 587-351-9898, asadal.ca

 

Black Pepper

Black Pepper is located in Kanpai Sushi’s former space in the Beltline. The restaurant’s menu is divided by skewers, sushi rolls and street foods from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Japan. There’s also a daily breakfast menu with dishes such as Hong Kong-style French toast, dumplings, bao buns, steak and eggs, an omelette and more.

110, 1414 8 St. S.W., 403-460-6303, blackpepperyyc.ca

 

Bro’s To Go

 

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The team behind The Bro’Kin Yolk opened its first Bro’s To Go location last year, and these tempting sandwiches are now available at the base of The Fifth apartment building in the Beltline, too. Pop in for a breakfast sandwich like The Shorty (with braised short rib, egg, crispy onion rings, provolone cheese, paprika aioli and a potato bun) or make it lunch with The Hot Mess (with spiced fried chicken in maple honey hot sauce, arugula, pickled onion slaw, lemon basil aioli and aged cheddar).

1527 5 St. S.W., 403-984-0314, brostogo.ca

 

Burnin Bird

 

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If you like Nashville hot chicken, be sure to check out Burnin’ Bird. This eatery offers chicken sandwiches and tenders in five heat levels ranging from naked to burnin’, as well as sides like macaroni salad and desserts like deep fried Mars bars or Oreo cookies.

606 17 Ave. S.W., 587-619-1410, burninbird.ca

 

Central Taps + Food

 

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This restaurant by the team behind Craft Beer Market has a lively, casual vibe, delicious cocktails and a food menu with a little something for everyone. Enjoy dishes like the tableside dressed truffle fries and braised pork tacos on the 75-seat, south-facing patio in the summer.

110, 224 12 Ave. S.W., 403-984-1698, centraltaps.com

 

Cinnaholic

This new spot for cinnamon rolls opened in early 2022. Cinnaholic’s plant-based cinnamon rolls come in several signature flavours including the Cookie Monster Roll, which takes things to the next level with its cream cheese frosting, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate sauce and chocolate chips. You can also customize your own cinnamon roll with a variety of frosting and topping options.

1523 5 St. S.W., 403-453-7655, cinnaholiccalgary.com

 

Deville

 

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Deville Coffee continued to expand around Calgary this year with the opening of two more locations. It opened a new café at The District at Beltline in January, and its first southeast Calgary location in Willow Park Village in July. Be sure to stop by for a coffee and some baked goods.

227 12 Ave. S.W. and 292, 10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., devillecoffee.ca

 

The District at Beltline

The District is technically six restaurants in one space. The chef-driven food hall is home to Takori, Modern Burger, Oishidesu Ramen Shack, Shrub Bloom, Greenfish and Roy’s Korean Kitchen.

227 11 Ave. S.W., thedistrictbeltline.com

 

Fire & Flora

This new restaurant at The District at Beltline is focused on vegetarian cuisine made with Canadian-grown ingredients. Led by chef Adam Ryan, the restaurant menu includes glazed miso carrots, sourdough cauliflower, mushroom barlotto and pears and brie pizza. Be sure to seek out the living mushroom wall, which features mushrooms that are harvested daily and used in the restaurant’s dishes.

130, 227 11 Ave. S.W.,403-590-1779, fireandflora.ca

 

Fleetwood Lounge

 

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Fleetwood Lounge is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Named after a 1933 Cadillac Fleetwood in the building lobby, this lounge is a particularly good spot to order a cocktail or two (try the Daily Dose or Meta Caesar). Pair your pick with shareable plates of roasted meatballs, charred Brussels sprouts and more.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1969, fleetwoodlounge.com

 

Freestyle Social Club

There’s a new dining destination within Hotel Arts. Freestyle Social Club is located in Raw Bar’s former space and pairs a fun cocktail menu with dishes like Okanagan cherry glazed pork ribs, bison tartare, shucked oysters and more. And that’s not all — there are also two group golf simulators where guests can play a round or two. Golf studio rentals and private lessons can be booked online.

119 12 Ave. S.W., 403-206-9565, freestylesocialclub.ca

 

Frenchie Wine Bar

 

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You may have previously visited Frenchie’s Wine Bar when it was tucked behind Una Takeaway and Bread & Circus. But now, it has expanded and reopened in Bread & Circus’ former space, which means there’s even more room (38 seats to be exact) to enjoy wine, cocktails, fondue and small plates like potato pavé, beef tartare and house cured meats.

616 17 Ave. S.W., 403-476-3615, frenchieyyc.com

 

I Love You Coffee Shop Jr.

Earlier this year, the team behind I Love You Coffee Shop opened I Love You Coffee Shop Jr. just a few blocks away in the Beltline. Located within the MODA office, the small yet mighty café works two ways — you can pop inside to grab a drink and sit at one of the four bar seats, or get a drink to go from the outdoor takeout window. Grab a coffee and a Montreal bagel on your next commute to work.

520B 12 Ave. S.W., @iloveyoucoffeeshopjr

 

Kama

 

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With its flavourful menu and striking interior by Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, this restaurant is a feast for both the palate and the eyes. Chef Kenny Kaechele’s menu focuses on modern-rustic Mediterranean fare, with dishes like grilled halloumi with pomegranate and fresh mint, zucchini latkes, steamed mussels, Turkish street prawns and pan roasted chicken.

211 11 Ave. S.W., 403-266-7062, kamacalgary.com

 

Layali Cafe

 

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Layali Cafe joined Calgary’s dining scene in July. The restaurant’s food menu offers plenty of tasty options like tropical mango chicken, falafel bites, tuna poke bowls, grilled salmon and more. And on the drink menu, guests can choose from a range of teas, coffee drinks, cocktails and smoothies.

101, 617 11 Ave. S.W., 403-438-0500, layalicafeyyc.com

 

Luca Mercato

 

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Luca Mercato is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Carrying everything from ice cream, to olive oils, to pre-packaged takeaway meals, this modern Italian market offers an impressive range of products. There’s also a butcher counter and deli in this space.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1978, lucamercato.com 

 

Luca Restaurant

 

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Luca Restaurant is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. This restaurant offers a luxurious Italian dining experience complete with sparkling chandeliers and an elegant atmosphere. Take in the ambiance while enjoying dishes like burrata salad, seared diver scallops, garganelli with duck confit, Alberta prime beef, grilled lamb chops and more.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1777, lucayyc.com 

 

The Mash

 

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The Beltline is now home to The Mash’s latest Calgary location. Known for its spent grain pizza and craft beer, The Mash offers a casual and comfortable vibe to enjoy pizza creations like the dill pickle and bacon, wild mushroom or barbecue chicken. Be sure to add some honey garlic meatballs or garlic and pesto pizza fingers to your meal.

1535 5 St. S.W., 403-455-1775, masheats.ca

 

Missy’s This n That

 

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Missy’s is a new destination for wine and cocktails with a small selection of snacks like olives, Canadian cheeses and shrimp cocktail. Look for it on the upper floor of the Beltline building that is also home to I Love You Coffee Shop and Happy Together.

348A 14 Ave. S.W., missysthisthat.com

 

Noble Pie

 

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Previously operating out of Eighty-Eight Brewing Company, Noble Pie moved to its new location in the Beltline last year and started offering pizzas for takeaway over the summer. In February, the popular pizzeria officially opened for dine-in. The small but mighty menu features eight kinds of pizzas, including The Roni and Extra Fancy pies, and a few small bites like honey roasted almonds, Caesar salad and marinated olives.

720 11 Ave. S.W. (back alley entrance), noblepiepizza.com 

 

Oodle Noodle

 

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Over the past 17 years, Edmonton-based restaurant Oodle Noodle has been expanding across the province, and now, you can find it in Calgary too. The city’s first location is now open in the Beltline and serving up its popular noodle dishes like the Mongolian stir fry, Oodle Noodle lemongrass, kung pao, pancit canton and more. Pair your meal with starters like the green onion cakes and deep fried wontons.

1244 17 Ave. S.W., 825-910-6688, oodlenoodle.ca

 

Olea

 

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The team behind Sensei Bar has opened a new Mediterranean- and western European-inspired restaurant. Olea’s warm and comfortable dining room was designed by Frank Architecture and is an inviting space to pop in for a quick drink or spend an evening. Start your meal off with the speck ham croquetas or calamari with Calabrian chili crema before digging into one of the substantial mains that include pizzas, pastas and dishes such as the lamb porterhouse or steelhead trout.

1520 14 St. S.W., 403-454-4535, oleayyc.com

 

Pazzi Pizzeria

 

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Pazzi Pizzeria is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. Here, the main focus is Neapolitan-inspired pizza, with options like the Carnevale (with tomato, fennel, pork sausage, spicy Calabrese salame, fontina and smoked pancetta) and Roman Holiday (with panna, fontina, rosemary porchette and roasted garlic aioli). There are also a few antipasti dishes like the charred Brussels sprouts and burrata.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1799, pazziyyc.com

 

Prickett Richard

Head behind Comery Block to the steel door marked Prickett Bar and you’ll find Calgary’s new cocktail hot spot in the barbecue restaurant’s basement. The bar’s moody vibe creates an exciting atmosphere to enjoy oysters and shrimp cocktail over beverages like the Lady Lazarus.

1, 638 17 Ave. S.W., prickettrichard.com

 

Treno Coffee & Prosecco Bar

Treno is one of five restaurants that opened at the base of The Oliver apartment complex in July. This eatery is largely focused on coffee and Prosecco, plus a handful of cocktails. So stop in to enjoy a drink with a cannoli or sandwich in the charming, purple-hued space.

524 10 Ave. S.W., 403-261-1911, trenoyyc.com

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