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7 Must Try Restaurants in Hillhurst Calgary

7 Restaurants in Hillhurst Calgary You Just Have to Try

If you are looking for something to eat in the Hillhurst / Kensington area of Calgary, look no further than these 7 must try restaurants!

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For Breakfast / Brunch – Dairy Lane CaféDairy Lane Calgary Restaurant

  • Address – 319 19th Street NW
  • Phone – 403-283-2497

There are few northwest Calgary restaurants that do breakfast and brunch as well as the Dairy Lane Café.

The first telltale sign this is true is the fact that this place is always packed; however, its small venue doesn’t really help the situation.

Not to worry, in the spring and summer extra tables are available outdoors and if you’re smart you’ll show up on a weekday during regular hours (7am to 2pm) to skip those hefty weekend line-ups entirely.

Find out more today at our Dairy Lane Café Calgary Restaurant Review.

For Breakfast / Brunch / Coffee – Vendome CaféVendome Cafe in Sunnyside Calgary

  • Address – 940 2nd Avenue NW
  • Phone – 403-453-1140

The Vendome Café is simply inspiring with their gourmet, creative Italian eats and tasty line-up of hot beverages.

Simply put, there are few other restaurants in the Hillhurst area that do the morning rush better.

Technically the Vendome Café is in Sunnyside, but that’s okay; we don’t want you to miss this fantastic breakfast / brunch Calgary restaurant any longer.

Learn more at out Vendome Café Calgary Restaurant Review.

For Pizza – F.A.T.S. Bar & GrillFATS Bar and Grill Kensington Calgary

  • Address – 506 10th Street NW
  • Phone – 403-270-3525

If you love pizza, then you will love F.A.T.S. Bar & Grill. This over 18 pub / restaurant serves up some of the best pizza in the neighbourhood with enough variety of topping combinations to make even the pickiest pizza eaters happy.

While Hillhurst is home to a number of different pubs, F.A.T.S. is definitely one of the best when it comes watching the game or just simply socializing over some pizza and drinks.

Learn more at our FATS Bar & Grill Calgary Pub Review.

For Quick Lunch – Peppino’sPeppinos Gourmet Food Italian Deli Calgary

  • Address – 1240 Kensington Road NW
  • Phone – 403-283-5360

When the clock is ticking and your stomach is growling, nothing beats a savoury home-made Italian sub from Peppino’s.

As one of the Best Calgary Italian Deli’s, this family run establishment has captivated many Calgarians with its take-home pasta’s, sandwiches, meats and other Italian foods for years.

If you are a sub-lover, I highly recommend skipping the traditional Subway or Quiznos and going with a Peppino’s – you won’t regret it!

See more at our Peppino’s Calgary Restaurant Review.

For Pub – Kensington PubKensington road Calgary inner city

  • Address – 207 10A Street NW
  • Phone – 403-270-4505

This little pub hidden just off of Kensington Road is a favourite of many locals who live in the area with its quaint, fairy-tale like setting and outstanding food.

It’s true, walking into the Kensington Pub you may feel like you’ve taken a step into one of The Hobbit movies which makes for a fun and adventurous time always. Oh, did we mention that the food was great? Yeah we did, so what are you waiting for!?

For Japanese – Red EmberRed Ember Japanese Cuisine Calgary Alberta

  • Address – 609 14th Street NW
  • Phone – 403-453-0577

After my first visit to Red Ember I immediately went home and added it to our list of Best Calgary Sushi Restaurants – it was that good!

Since then I have been back to Red Ember several times and each was just as good as the last.

This recently established restaurant is a must try for sushi and Japanese cuisine lovers.

Find out more at our Red Ember Calgary Restaurant Review today.

For Romance – Vero Bistro ModerneVero Bistro Moderne Calgary Romantic Restaurant Hillhurst

  • Address – 209 10th Street NW
  • Phone – 403-283-8988

Those looking for a romantic restaurant with exceptional food in the Hillhurst area should look no further than Vero Bistro Moderne.

Okay, it may be a bit on the pricey side, but every dollar is worth it at this fusion / contemporary / brunch / vegan and gluten-free friendly restaurant.

Every time I have eaten here it has been a massive party in my mouth; from succulent lamb to fresh seafood and a plethora of other delights… my salivary glands are watering just thinking about it!

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