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Thi Thi Vietnamese Submarine is a tiny restaurant across the street from the Government Building that makes delicious Vietnamese food and submarine sandwiches. A pleasant change from the run-of-the-mill sandwich places, Thi Thi has an excellent menu of Vietnamese favorites and has good variety. The submarine sandwiches are their biggest sellers, and you can choose from sate beef, chicken, combo or clubhouse. If you like food with a little bite to it, ask them for a healthy squirt of chili sauce.
Deville’s love for architecture, food and coffee is beautifully reflected in the little shop in Downtown Calgary. Coffee-addicts will get their coffee fix here with the finest Intelligentsia Coffee. Each of the ingredients used are fresh and organic, which guarantees what you get is nothing short of perfection. They serve a sumptuous and healthy breakfast and lunch, which includes sandwiches, English muffins, eggs etc. The restaurant also doubles up as a party venue for birthday celebrations or corporate get-togethers. The friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with the event.
Worth visiting just to defy the Seattle mega chain star bucking next door, this no-frills but comfortable cafe offers an excellent assortment of hot caffeine, as well as a huge selection of loose teas. There's a good selection of grilled sandwiches and pastries for light bites as well as some hearty breakfast specials. People not big on coffee are welcome too with a fine selection of beers, wine and cocktails. On sunny days, the few tables outside are filled with the neighborhood's trend-conscious latte sippers, newspaper readers, dog walkers and crowd watchers. With the Plaza Theatre just across the street, this is a perfect spot for post-movie coffee and conversation.
Opened in 2001, this boisterous pub on 27 Avenue has a fun and energetic vibe that separates it from the more serious kind of pubs. But it's not just the atmosphere that has the crowds thronging here. Toad 'n' Turtle Pubhouse & Grill boasts of an amazing selection of drinks, from beers, cocktails and martinis to scotch and specialty coffees. The beer selection, with 24 taps deserves a special mention. When it comes to food, the pub prides itself in serving a wide variety of smoked meats thanks to their very own roof top meat smoker. Apart from this, they have a great selection of pub favorites. With regular food and drink promotions and the possibility to host large groups and parties. Toad 'n' Turtle is a great avenue for a fun night out.
Small and intimate, the Lazy Loaf and Kettle is actually a two-in-one facility. One side is an old-fashioned store that sells baked goods made from scratch; the other side is a cozy cafe bar, where you can enjoy an intimate meal at tables for two or four. In addition to an excellent assortment (and generous portions) of soups, baked goods and desserts at excellent prices. This spot is so child-friendly, it maintains a playroom for children.
This little cafe in Fish Creek Park offers a perfect respite from a long day. Because of its location, Annie's Bakery & Cafe is a popular and lively destination for bikers, walkers, and just about anybody who enjoys the outdoors. You can get delicious homemade fare at Annie's along with freshly squeezed orange juice and home brewed coffee for those who can make it early. They offer delicious homemade soup's and baguette sandwiches, as well as a large selection of baked goods and desserts. The eatery is open only seasonally. Check website for more details.