16 New Restaurants in Calgary’s Beltline Neighbourhood

Over a dozen new coffee shops, restaurants and breweries have opened in the Beltline over the last few months.

Kaya French toast from Maven. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Calgary’s restaurant scene is growing at an impressive pace these days, with more and more spots opening every month. Here’s a look at some of the new spots that have opened in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood over the last few months.

 

33 Acres Brewing Company

Vancouver-based brewery 33 Acres has landed in Calgary. You’ll find its new Calgary location at The District at Beltline, along with tasty brews and some snacks. There’s also a patio with a fireplace.

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

 

Amato Gelato

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 48 gelato flavours ranging from strawberry lemon to raspberry chocolate truffle, not to mention pastries and Roman-style pizza. There’s also coffee and cocktails like the tiramisu martini or grappa sour.

Read more: New Amato Gelato Location Opens on 17th Avenue S.W.

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

 

Asadal Korean Cuisine

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

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

 

Burnin Bird

 

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Located at the base of The Fifth apartment building on 17 Ave. S.W., Burnin Bird specializes in Nashville hot chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders that come in six different heat levels. Pair your meal with some fries, potato and egg salad, coleslaw or macaroni salad.

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 large patio.

Read more: Inside the New Central Taps + Food in the Beltline

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

 

Cinnaholic

Calgary’s first Cinnaholic location opened in January at the base of The Fifth apartment building on 17 Ave. S.W. Expect signature cinnamon rolls topped with everything from cookie dough to marshmallow frosting, as well as the option to customize your own cinnamon roll.

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

 

The Dark Arts Restaurant & Drink

The Dark Arts Restaurant & Drink opened in a temporary space last year, and has now re-opened in a new Beltline location. There are a wide range of dishes to try here, including crispy baked brie, patatas bravas and braised bison short rib, as well as inventive cocktails. While you eat, be sure to take in the local artwork that fills the space, as it’s all available for purchase.

834 11 Ave. S.W., 403-457-6660, thedarkartsyyc.com

 

Deville

 

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Deville’s newest coffee shop in the Beltline brings the local chain’s number of Calgary locations to 11. This new location is large with lots of greenery and seating, so head here for your next coffee date.

227 12 Ave. S.W., devillecoffee.ca

 

The District at Beltline

The District is technically six restaurants in one space. The chef-driven food hall is home to TakoriModern BurgerOishidesu Ramen ShackShrub BloomGreenfish and Roy’s Korean Kitchen.

Read more: Inside The District at Beltline, Calgary’s New Food Hall

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

 

I Love You Coffee Shop Jr

The team behind I Love You Coffee Shop has opened a sister location just a few blocks away from its original coffee shop. I Love You Coffee Shop Jr shares a space with Modern Office of Design + Architecture, and has a takeout window and a few bar seats inside.

520B 12 Ave. S.W., instagram.com

 

Kama

 

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Bringing Mediterranean cuisine to The District at Beltline, Kama is a new restaurant from chef Kenny Kaechele (formerly of Workshop Kitchen + Culture). The menu is divided by mezze and tapas, small plates and vegetables, and meat and seafood dishes like za’atar chicken and sablefish bouillabaisse. Happy hour runs Tuesdays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

 

Maven

 

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This new venture by the teams behind Brekkie Cafe and Sammie Cafe features a restaurant, cafe and plant shop all into one space. Try dishes like the Kaya French toast, pork congee, Lanzhao braised beef cheeks or the fry bread with cream. Be sure to check out the Plant it Modern plant shop in the back of the space before you leave.

Read more: Inside Maven, Calgary’s New Cafe, Plant Shop and Brunch Restaurant

1006 17 Ave. S.W., 403-457-7898, instagram.com

 

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 2022, the popular pizzeria officially opened for dine-in. The small but mighty menu features eight kinds of 18-inch 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 

 

Nue Cocktail Bar

 

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Nue is a new cocktail bar located at the base of The Fifth, a new apartment building on 17 Ave. S.W. There’s a small food menu featuring snacks like wings, tempura, dumplings and ceviche, plus a mix of classic and creative cocktails. Try to swing by during happy hour, which runs Sunday to Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., as well as Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

608 17 Ave. S.W., nuecocktailbar.com

 

Pat & Betty’s

 

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This European-inspired restaurant is named after the mothers of managing partner James Martin and managing partner and executive chef Mike Pigot. The menu features a mix of small plates, oysters and caviar, pasta and large plates like the bone-in double pork chop, the “holiday” chicken and pork belly and scallops. Be sure to get an order of the popular Nan’s lemon pudding to finish off the meal.

1217 1 St. S.W., 403-453-7690, patandbetty.com

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