Inside Cafe 417, a New Collaborative Space for Drinks, Snacks and Shopping

Cafe 417 is home to four Calgary businesses offering ice cream, Vietnamese snacks, coffee or jewellery.

Inside Cafe 417. Photo by Chris Landry.

If you’ve ever walked along Riverfront Avenue, you may have noticed that there aren’t a lot of retail shops and restaurants along the walkway. Now, there’s a new spot along the way to stop for Vietnamese snacks and desserts, specialty coffees, and retail with customizable jewellery and local goods.

Located within the same building as Fortuna’s Row, Strip Joint Chicken and more, Cafe 417 is a collaborative space that brings Cuties Café & Shop, Lylas Jewelry, Hunny Ice Cream and Particle Coffee under one roof. You can pop in for a quick look and purchase, or take advantage of the seating if you want to relax with a drink or bite.

Here’s everything you need to know about the shops and eateries inside Cafe 417.

417 Riverfront Ave.

 

Cuties Café & Shop

The café side of Cuties. Photo by Chris Landry.
The retail portion of Cuties. Photo by Chris Landry.

Started by Tricia Nguyen, the proprietor of Cuties Club (a local market organiser), Cuties Café & Shop carries cute, colourful goods from local vendors like stationery, home decor, candles and more. The shop also offers a variety of Vietnamese snacks and drinks, including banh mi, Vietnamese iced coffee and croissant waffles.

@cutiescafe.yyc

 

Hunny Ice Cream

Hunny Ice Cream. Photo by Chris Landry.

Hunny Ice Cream is a small-batch ice cream shop with nostalgic and Asian-inspired flavours. Flavours rotate monthly, with options like miso caramel, cereal milk and black sesame. Hunny also offers house-made mochi and ice cream-based drinks like the Matchagato and a strawberry milk float.

@hunny.imhome

 

Lylas Jewelry

Lylas Jewelry. Photo by Chris Landry.

This local jewellery maker offers pieces ranging from bracelets and necklaces to wedding rings. Lylas even offers permanent charm bracelets, made with the charms and materials of your choosing, to mark those extra special moments in life. It also has custom jewellery workshops where you can learn to carve your own ring in wax to cast in the metal of your choice.

lylasjewelry.com, @lylasjewelry

 

Particle Coffee

Particle Coffee. Photo by Chris Landry.

This specialty coffee shop’s focus is on meticulously sourced coffees from around the world, with a rotating menu so there’s always something new to try. Each coffee, made into pour-over and milk-based drinks, includes tasting notes so you know what you’re getting into. There are also beans available to buy and take home to brew yourself.

@particlecoffee

417 Riverfront Ave.

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