What is it: A French patisserie and coffee shop.
Where is it: 140, 815 17 Ave. S.W.
What’s on the menu: Expect freshly baked goods like matcha and triple chocolate madeleines, raspberry croissants featuring the eatery’s own raspberry jam, pain au chocolat and kouign amann. Along with a selection of coffee and tea, Black Sheep also offers several hot chocolate drinks.
The space: The small coffee and pastry shop has a handful of tables, but your best bet is to grab a stool along the front window or wall.
What is it: A new noodle bar in Tuxedo Park that officially opened this past December.
Where is it: 7, 222 16 Ave. N.E., 403-454-3880
What’s on the menu: A selection of dumplings, noodle soups and sides like takoyaki, fish balls and Taiwanese sausages. Wash it all down with one of the fruit teas ranging in flavour from cheese strawberry tea to grapefruit tea.
The space: This bright eatery has lots of table seating, plus a handful of stools at the bar.
What is it: A new pop-up restaurant that’s only open Thursday to Sunday evenings in Meat & Bread’s restaurant space.
Where is it: 821 1 St. S.W.
What’s on the menu: Wagyu beef tartare, a bao platter for two, tagliatelle, kohlrabi salad, oysters and more.
The space: If you’ve eaten at Meat & Bread before, then you know what to expect of this downtown dining space. Located in the Grain Exchange building and designed by Nam Dang-Mitchell Design, the space features bar and high tabletop seating that makes it easy to do some nighttime people watching while you eat.
What else you should know: Nights & Weekends accepts reservations.
What is it: This is the second location for Edmonton-based poke restaurant Ono Poke Co.
Where is it: Deerfoot City’s Food Lodge, 901 64 Ave. N.E.
What’s on the menu: You can build-your-own poke bowl or opt for one of the nearly 10 poke bowl creations that range from gochujang shrimp poke to a torched miso salmon poke.
The space: Ono Poke Co. is part of Deerfoot City’s new Food Lodge, which means once you have your food, you can grab a seat anywhere in the 554-seat food court.