All the Patios in Marda Loop

Take a breather on the patio of a local restaurant, ice cream shop, brewery or flower shop in the Marda Loop area.

The Marda Loop BRZ encompasses parts of Richmond, Garrison Woods, Altadore and South Calgary, providing Calgarians with a shopping and dining district on and around 33 Ave. S.W. Here is a list of patios — starting at Garrison Gate and saddling both sides of 33 Ave. S.W. from 22 St. S.W. to 18 St. S.W. — you can visit in that area.

Please note that these photos were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and that many patios may have new social distancing and safety measures in effect.

 

Annabelle’s Kitchen 

 

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Italian neighbourhood restaurant Annabelle’s Kitchen (named one of Calgary’s Best New Restaurants in 2020) has a sunny patio complete with picnic tables, umbrellas and an Aperol Spritz station. Pair your spritz with one of Annabelle’s delicious pizzas made with fresh ingredients (available with a gluten-free crust). 

3574 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-454-0268, annabelleskitchen.ca

 

Starbucks Coffee

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Starbucks’ patio is tucked off to the side and is dappled with sunlight that filters through the surrounding trees. Stop by for a quick frap or latte between running errands and perusing the local boutiques along Garrison Gate.

3531 Garrison Gate S.W., 403-685-4500, starbucks.ca

 

Pacific Poke

 

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In order to provide additional seating this summer, Pacific Poke added a temporary self-seating “patio” with three picnic tables on the adjacent sidewalk. So, grab your poke bowl made with Oceanwise seafood and have a little picnic outside — no blanket required.

3554 Garrison Gate S.W., 587-864-9299, thepacificpoke.com

 

Distilled Beauty Bar and Social House

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After getting a manicure and/or pedicure at Distilled Beauty Bar, make your way to the front to order wine, Rosso coffee, tapas and baked goods to enjoy on the sunny patio while your nails dry. This patio is dog-friendly and is a lovely oasis where you can enjoy drinks and dessert with your pooch.

2408 34 Ave. S.W., 403-685-0119, distilledbeautybar.com

 

Village Ice Cream

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Order a scoop or two from this popular ice cream shop before settling in to enjoy it on the patio, which has bench-style seating that can easily accommodate both small and large parties of guests. On warm summer nights, the ice cream shop opens its fold-out windows so there’s a seamless transition between the shop and the night air.

2406 34 Ave. S.W., 403-454-5862, villageicecream.com

 

Merchants Restaurant and Bar

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This secluded patio gives guests a reprieve from the noise of 33 Avenue and the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers. Merchants’ patio is surrounded with warm cedar fencing and an array of flowers and plants, giving the illusion that you’re in an enchanting garden instead of a typical parking lot.

2118 33 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4001, merchantsyyc.com

 

Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar

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Original Joe’s is a step back from the main drag, making it a quieter and more laid back patio. Half of the patio is sunny while the other half is shadier, offering the best of both worlds. If you’re going with friends, order some nachos to start and enjoy the gentle breeze as it rustles through the trees bordering the patio.

2407 34 Ave. S.W., 403-242-4040, originaljoes.ca

 

Pubblico Italian Kitchen 

 

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One of the highlights of Pubblico is its modern decor inside, but it also has a great street side patio that’s particularly nice when it’s lit up at night and a second, smaller patio on the top floor. There is also free underground parking for guests.

2018 33 Ave. S.W., 403-455-0753, pubblicoitaliankitchen.com

 

Belmont Diner

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This cozy patio has a cabin vibe with its bench-style wooden seating that surrounds two different fire pits. Belmont Diner is only open for breakfast and lunch, so make sure to get there bright and early if you want to enjoy some takeaway buttermilk pancakes alfresco.

19, 2008 33 Ave. S.W., 403-242-6782, belmontdiner.com

 

Wow Bakery Cafe

 

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Bite into a piece of matcha milk loaf or blueberry mochi cream cheese bun on this Japanese and Korean-inspired bakery’s corner patio. Go early (it opens at 10 a.m.) and pair your treat with a cold lemon ginger tea refresher.

2002 34 Ave. S.W., 403-640-0273, wowbakerycalgary.com

 

Gardenia Flower Boutique

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

Gardenia Flower Boutique’s patio is a great little find complete with fresh flowers, twinkle lights and visits from the shop dog, Frankie. Make sure to take a gander around the flower boutique to admire their exquisite arrangements before venturing onto the patio to rest.

1930 34 Ave. S.W., 403-475-7658, gardeniaflowerboutique.com

 

Marda Loop Brewing Company Inc.

Photograph by Mariah Wilson.

This brewery’s shady patio is a community hub that buzzes with chatter and activity from its patrons. Here, you’ll find groups sampling some signature brews and snacking on pub-style food. This patio is dog-friendly and has heaters so it can be enjoyed even on the colder days.

3523 18 St. S.W., 403-585-8087, mardaloopbrewing.com

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