29 New Restaurants That Opened in S.E. Calgary in 2022

There are new spots for pizza, bubble tea, Vietnamese cuisine, coffee, burgers and more.

Inside the Fortuna's Row dining room. Photograph courtesy of Fort Architecture.

Calgary’s dining 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 southeast Calgary over the course of 2022.

 

Abbey’s Creations

This year saw the arrival of three new locations of Abbey’s Creations, which are located in Pacific Place Mall, Inglewood and just off Barlow Trail. Halo halo, creamy avocado and raspberry cheesecake are just some of the delicious ice cream flavours you can get at these spots. The company now has seven locations in Calgary and the surrounding area.

Pacific Place Mall, 999 36 St. N.E.; 112, 4925 Barlow Tr. N.E., 403-452-3299; and 1109 9 Ave. S.E., abbeyscreations.com

 

Ami Tea

 

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This bubble tea chain recently added another Calgary location to its roster. Ami Tea’s new location just off Macleod Trail and Heritage Drive is a great spot to grab a Korean barbecue sub and drinks like passion fruit oolong or taro black sugar.

8330 Macleod Tr. S.E., @amiteacanada

 

The Burger’s Priest

This popular burger chain opened its first Calgary location in June. Pop in for one of the beef, chicken or vegetarian burgers, which you can pair with poutine and a shake.

418, 4600 130 Ave. S.E., theburgerspriest.com 

 

Business & Pleasure

Just a few weeks after Neighbour Coffee opened in Inglewood, a separate new eatery called Business & Pleasure (owned by the same team as the coffee shop) opened its doors as well. This new snack bar is located behind Neighbour, with an entrance that faces the building’s back alley. Business & Pleasure offers a warm and intimate dining experience, with creative cocktails and dishes like beef cheek wontons, shrimp agua chile and pork belly carnitas tacos on the menu. 

1327B 9 Ave. S.E., @itsbusinessandpleasure

 

Bussin

 

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This Inglewood eatery brings a colourful spin on North American diners to the neighbourhood. Step inside Bussin’s bright pink interior to order creative wraps, smashed beef burgers, chicken burgers or an alternative burger that features either a veggie patty, crispy wild-caught cod or halloumi cheese. If you’re craving something sweet, consider one of the waffles with toppings ranging from chocolate brownies to Maltesers, or opt for one of the 11 signature shakes.

1121 9 Ave. S.E., 403-689-1200, bussin.ca 

 

Cafe Ambient

This eatery in Chinatown is a great spot to pop in for a coffee like the toffeenut latte and one of its popular standing egg sandwiches. Cafe Ambient also recently started offering Korean-style cocktails.

201, 111 2 Ave. S.E., @cafe__ambient

 

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

 

Earl of Sandwich

This franchise opened its first Calgary location in McKenzie Towne this year, and as you may have guessed from the name, it’s all about sandwiches. Along with breakfast sandwiches, guests can dig into creations like The Earl’s Club, tuna melts, caprese sandwiches and more.

19, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., 587-353-3275, earlofsandwichusa.com 

 

Fortuna’s Row

 

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Syndicate Hospitality Group, the team behind Orchard and Shelter, has opened a new restaurant in East Village. Designed by Fort Architecture, Fortuna’s Row spans 10,000 square feet inside a former textile factory. The beautiful space is complemented by an impressive cocktail bar area near the front entrance called “Standing Room Only.” The kitchen, led by chef Mikko Tamarra (who you may recognize from Con Mi Taco), serves an impressive menu of contemporary Latin American cuisine with dishes like the braised pork belly taco, empanadas, lamb ribs and more.

421 Riverfront Ave. S.E., 403-243-0069, fortunasrow.com

 

Good Bread

 

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Open since September in Acadia, this new bakery will satisfy all your cravings for carbs. Pick up a loaf of bread or some buns for the week, plus treats like cruffins, scones and cinnamon buns.

8303 Fairmount Dr. S.E., goodbreadyyc.ca

 

Happee Peeps

 

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Located in Southview along International Avenue, this eatery specializes in Filipino-style fried chicken. Opt for a box of fried chicken or one of the meals featuring grilled pork belly  or chicken.

3111B 17 Ave. S.E., 403-455-1666, @happee_peeps

 

Joodam Drink & Talk

 

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This new Korean restaurant celebrated its grand opening in Inglewood on September 30. Visit the expansive dining room with some friends to try as much of the shareable menu as possible. Dishes include steamed egg pudding with pollack roe, beef carpaccio, garlic shrimp pasta, corn brie cheese, mussels in tomato sauce and more.

1003 9 Ave. S.E., 403-452-0920, joodam.ca

 

The Mad Hatter

One of the newest additions to Inglewood, The Mad Hatter describes itself as an “eco-conscious coffee shop, communal art space and hyper-local market.” Along with drinks like coffee and tea, guests can order a vegetarian sausage roll or crustless quiche to enjoy while getting creative with some of the cafe’s complimentary art supplies. Before you leave, be sure to check out the Cheshire Market for locally made items ranging from jams to bird feeders made out of upcycled teacups.

917 9 Ave. S.E., themadhatteryyc.com

 

Melrose

 

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The next time you’re in or around Cowboys Casino, grab a bite at Melrose. The newly reopened restaurant, which used to be a fixture on 17 Avenue S.W., is now located within the casino and is serving a wide-ranging menu that includes grana padano truffle fries, ginger beef, burgers and sandwiches, pizza and more.

Inside Cowboys Casino, 421 12 Ave. S.E., 403-984-0301, melrosecalgary.com

 

Mighty Halifax

 

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Located in Ramsay, this Halifax-style donair restaurant will satisfy your cravings with its donair egg rolls, deep fried pepperoni, fish and chips, donair and haddock burgers, and of course, classic Halifax-style donairs.

1048 8 St. S.E., mightyhalifax.com

 

Mr. Sun

 

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Located in East Village, Mr. Sun offers creative bubble tea drinks featuring handmade tapioca pearls. The expansive menu has featured drink flavours like mango green tea with cheese milk foam, caramel pudding milk tea, rainbow pearl milk tea and more since opening.

620 8 Ave. S.E., mrsuntea.com

 

Neighbour Coffee

 

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Neighbour Coffee, Our Daily Brett‘s sister cafe in Altadore, now has a second location in Inglewood. Stop by for a drink from the coffee and smoothie menu, or sit down to enjoy items like sourdough toasts, sandwiches, breakfast bowls and tostadas.

1327A 9 Ave. S.E., nhbrcoffee.com 

 

Paros Real Greek

Paros Real Greek is now serving its tasty Greek fare in Mahogany, making this its third Calgary location. Visit the eatery for a gyro or souvlaki pita or plate, plus starters like calamari and spanakopita.

1810 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-395-0095, parosrealgreek.com

 

Pho Chu The

 

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This popular Vietnamese restaurant celebrated the grand opening of its second Calgary location in Mahogany on March 24. The extensive menu includes appetizers like the house special rolls and Vietnamese egg pancake, pho, rice vermicelli, rice plates and more.

1830, 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E., 403-457-3410, phochuthe.ca

 

Popping Dragon Tea House

Head to Fairview for a refreshing drink from this new bubble tea shop. Along with a selection of coffee, milk teas, fruits teas, slushies and juices, you can also choose from a few sandwiches, soup and other snacks.

7705 Flint Rd. S.E., @poppingdragon_yyc

 

Prestopie Pizzeria

At this pizzeria in Deerfoot Meadows, you can build-your-own pizza with your choice of toppings, or opt for pre-set flavours like barbecue chicken, tandoori paneer or Canadian Smash-za. The menu also includes pasta, salad and wings.

100, 33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E., 587-352-5737, prestopiepizzeria.com

 

Primo Pizza & Pasta

 

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A hearty meal awaits at this new restaurant in southeast Calgary. Primo’s menu features a selection of appetizers, wraps and entrees, but the main focus is on pizza and pasta. Pizza options range from spicy chorizo to pesto mushroom, and there are nearly 20 pasta dishes to choose from including salmon fettuccini, penne arrabiata and mushroom risotto.

150, 5335 Dufferin Blvd. S.E., 403-300-2225, primoyyc.ca

 

PurrTea

 

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This bubble tea chain, which already has two locations in southwest Calgary, has opened a third location in Willow Park Village. Pop in to grab a Taiwanese Milk Tea or RoseBerry smoothie.

120, 10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-612-9696, purrtea.ca

 

Red Top Pizza

 

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Can’t decide between a traditional round pizza or a square Detroit-style pizza? Lucky for you, Red Top Pizza has both. Visit either Calgary location that opened this year for signature pizzas like Midtown Heat, The Six Mile, The Zeus or Philly Cheese Steak, as well as other snacks like calzones, wings and pasta.

1350 Northmount Dr. N.W. and 207 35 Cranford Way S.E., redtoppizza.ca

 

Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House

This pancake franchise opened its first two Alberta locations this year, and they’re both in Calgary. Pancakes may be the specialty here, but you can also enjoy eggs Benedict, hashes, omelettes, waffles, crepes and more for breakfast. There’s also a full lunch menu with options ranging from buffalo chicken poutine to Reuben sandwiches.

Unit 223, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., 403-453-1919 and 11420 Sarcee Tr. N.W., 825-414-0303, stackedpancakehouse.ca

 

strEATS Kitchens

 

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Serving up globally inspired street food, strEATS Kitchens now has a third Calgary location within the Legacy neighbourhood. Swing by for tacos, poutine, burritos and more.

180 Legacy Main St. S.E., streats.ca

 

Strip Joint Chicken

If you love chicken strips, this is the place for you. This new East Village eatery was one of the last spots to open in Calgary this year and focuses on chicken tenders that come with unique topping combinations ranging from Big Parma (with San Marzano ragu, mozza, parmesan, basil piston and noodles) to Peanuts Be Jelly (with satay sauce, red pepper jam, nuts and Wonderbread aioli). Pair your chicken strips with sides like crispy fried elote, desserts like the lemon meringue cheesecake fried pie or a boozy slushie.

312 3 St. S.E., stripjointchicken.com

 

Stuffies Pastries

Southcentre Mall is now home to the first Calgary location of Stuffies, a franchise that already has several locations across Canada. Stop in to try some taiyaki (fish-shaped waffle cones with soft serve), Crotai (a filled, fish-shaped croissant pocket sandwich) and Stuffies (animal-shaped baked pastries).

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., stuffiespastries.com

 

Wow Pizza

With three locations in Saskatoon, Wow Pizza has arrived in Calgary. The McKenzie Towne eatery has more than 30 kinds of pizza that range from classics like Hawaiian and pepperoni bacon to specialty flavours like dill pickle bacon and butter paneer. Complete your meal with some of the pasta dishes, salads, desserts or sides.

221, 4307 130 Ave. S.E., wow-pizza-online-ordering.brygid.online

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