New restaurants to try out this month

Abbey’s Creations

Abbey’s Creations continues to expand in and around Alberta with the opening of its seventh Calgary location in Kensington. Pop in for a milkshake, treats like the brownie sundae or a scoop of ice cream in Asian-inspired flavours, including strawberry matcha, as well as Canadian classics like butter tart.

(405 10 St. N.W.,

The Banquet

The Banquet, which already has a location in the University District, is now also open in Mahogany. The bar offers plenty of food and drinks to fill up your night, but one of the most appealing things about it is the variety of games you can play while you’re there. Try your hand at 10-pin bowling, ping pong, darts or arcade games either before or after your meal.

(1000, 80 Mahogany Rd. S.E.,

Bar Chouette

The Beltline has a new French-influenced dining destination. Located in Fire & Flora’s former space in The District at Beltline, Bar Chouette is a sister restaurant to Foreign Concept and is chef Duncan Ly’s new wine and cocktail bar. A few must-try dishes include Le 1608 Cheese Soufflé, the carrot “hot dog” and the steak frites.

(227 11 Ave. S.W.,

Clique and Sounds

Clique & Sounds Restaurant celebrated its grand opening on May 5. The Sunridge restaurant specializes in Filipino and Western cuisine, with dishes including adobo pork belly, burgers, seafood cioppino, rib-eye steak and more. There’s also a live jazz band on Friday nights.

(2121 36 St. N.E.,

Deng’s Dumpling

Fill up on dumplings at the Instagram famous Deng’s Dumpling’s new second location in Crescent Heights. The menu includes steamed dumplings, steamed pork siomai, boiled pork dumplings and wonton soup.

(130, 1000 Centre St. N.E.,

Greedy Donut

Calgarians have been flocking to this new doughnut shop in droves ever since it opened on Macleod Trail in early March. Along with a selection of drinks, the shop offers doughnuts in flavours like lemon, Oreo cream cheese, strawberry cream, London Fog and sweet corn. The shop makes its doughnuts in two batches, which are available fresh at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

(106, 6008 Macleod Tr. S.W., @greedydonut_yyc)


A new spot for sandwiches and other bites has opened in the space that used to be home to Tubby Dog along 17 Ave. S.W. Run by the former owner of Sandwiched at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Munch offers an ever-changing menu that has recently included a spicy chicken sandwich, New England steak tips, a meatloaf parm sandwich and more.

(1022 17 Ave. S.W., @munch_yyc)

Namo Cafe | Bistro

Namo has become a popular brunch destination over the last few years, and now, you can also visit the café and bistro at its new second location in the Beltline. Bring a friend and tuck into a karaage fried chicken brunch bowl, lobster rangoon eggs Benedict, a tiramisu waffle and more.

(396 11 Ave. S.W.,


Malaysian café company PappaRoti has expanded into Alberta with its first Calgary location. Swing by the new Beltline spot to try one of its famous roti coffee buns, which come in flavours ranging from original to Maple Eh!.

(333 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-4439,

Ranchi Cafe + Bistro

Inside Ranchi Cafe + Bistro’s bright and open downtown dining room, guests can enjoy a wide range of savoury and sweet dishes including a fried chicken apple compote waffle, lobster eggs Benedict, strawberry banana French toast, omelettes, sandwiches and more. If you’re having a busy day and can’t stay, chef Sandy and his team also offer a small grab-and-go menu of sandwiches.

(475 8 St. S.W., 403-714-3800,

Side Hustle

The team behind local brunch spot Diner Deluxe opened a new location in Marda Loop in 2022. Last month, the team launched Side Hustle, a new cocktail spot and eatery that’s around the corner from that Diner Deluxe location. Order a well-crafted cocktail with bites like the DBL cheeseburger or soft pretzel with rarebit.

(In the alley at 2252 33 Ave. S.W., @side.hustle.yyc)

Stonyslope Brewing Company

This new Haysboro brewery is named after a one-room schoolhouse that used to be on the owners’ Alberta family farm. Drop in to sip on a glass of sour cherry sour or dry Irish stout, which can be paired with some borsch, perogies and sausage or venison mac and cheese.

(9620 Elbow Dr.,

Sweet Loretta Bar

Concorde Group’s newest Beltline hot spot combines a snack bar and lounge with DJs and live music. Enjoy sharing plates of beef tartare, tuna crudo, lemon pepper fries, halloumi and more while listening to the wide range of music (from disco, to soul, to jazz) in the front lounge and upstairs dance floor.

(715 11 Ave. S.W.,


The teams behind Burwood Distillery and Vaycay Brew Co have come together to open “a collaborative spirit lounge and taproom.” Along with beers and cocktails from each company, guests can snack on handmade pasta, pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings and share plates like garlicky spiced prawns and bourbon crab dip.

(2566 Flanders Ave. S.W., @verandayyc)

Wonder Donuts

Wonder Donuts

Head to Discovery Ridge for a sweet treat from the newly opened Wonder Donuts. There, you can pair drinks like lemonade, milk tea or coffee with doughnut options like the Grizzly Bear Claw, eclairs, twists, cinnamon rolls, glazed doughnuts and more.

(902, 10 Discovery Ridge Hill S.W., 587-351-8999,