A1 Bodega & Cafe
A1 strives to be a community hub - a place where people can visit several times a week to pick up take out, celebrate, enjoy happy hour, or dinner and drinks with friends.
We offer an award wining curated small wine list, hand crafted cocktails and all local beer program. Our chef has has created a seasonal menu that highlights local produce.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
We booked a table when indoor dining was approved. When we arrived we were taken through the restaurant and I wondered where we were going. We were sat in a lovely back patio, sheltered, decorated and spacious.
Our server was fun and professional. The food is outstanding. Pizza and the short rib special. Good wine list and interesting cocktails.
An absolutely gorgeous evening on an even more beautiful back patio! The true hidden gem of the Beltline, can't say enough nice things. Food is fantastic, the value is very good, and the recommendations the servers make are wonderful and very helpful!
Food was great and the rear patio is well covered and heated.
Fantastic patio, amazing food and attentive service. Hidden gem. Highly recommend!
It was cold, but heaters worked awesome.
Bring a blanket incase you sit on the outside.
Love this place! Got a margarita pizza (amazing and crispy), the beet salad (my favorite dish), and the tuna crudo (so fresh and light). My boyfriend got the steak which he loved. The dishes are smaller and perfect for sharing. Love it because you get to try a lot of different dishes.
PS... if you like spicy margaritas, this is the place to get it! Has such a kick to it, amazing!
Amazing patio - vibe was awesome and it’s heated! Love the cocktails and wine selection. Food was so flavourful and portions were great. Friendly staff all around...will be back for sure!
The back patio is such a hidden gem! Paired with amazing food and drinks and great staff. Love going there and will definitely be back.
Loved everything about this place! Their patio is adorable!
Really good meal and great service - Highly recommend!
Love this place!
Outstanding service, outstanding food, outstanding environment.
The drinks were so fabulous, the cauliflower is next level, the smoked olives are delicious, had to order an TWO fries because we scarfed the first one down so quick.
Love their heated back patio.
So amazing to have a place like this In our neighbourhood!!
We ordered our drinks as soon as we sat down then 15min later order our food...the food arrived first as we watched our drinks sit at the bar. Food is great but was disappointed with the service...seemed like there weren’t enough servers for the number of tables.
One word... amazing.
Everything was A1.
Great, friendly service.
Each dish was unique and delicious.
Will definitely come back with friends.
Food was incredible, super cute little spot - we will be back to sit on their patio soon! Service was slow quite, though.
We didn't eat, just had cocktails. Your scale option to review doesn't give me that option but I'm intrigued and Insta photos look great and will come back to try one day!
Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Our server was great and the food and drinks were all good! Heated patio is a plus. Thank you!
Great spot. The menu has lots of diverse offerings and they have a great wine list and cocktail menu. Amazing value in a cool room
Overall very good. The Bolognese sauce was too salty and the nuts on the pate were a bit stale. Also the mushroom pizza we got was a little too one-note. I feel that they just need a little polish to become great. Fantastic atmosphere and service.
Fabulous food, amazing service, great ambience. I am surprised this place isn't more busy like it's fellow neighbour ten foot Henry. They have a beautiful patio as well for summer lunches and patio drinks!
Excellent service and food. So nice to eat out
What a delightful place! We ordered two pastas and a pizza. They were all excellent, particularly loved the mushroom pappardelle which was cooked to perfection. Spicy margarita was on point and they have a small, but very well curated wine list. Our server was attentive and helpful. We will definitely come back. Great value and I don’t know why there isn’t more hype about this place. The decor is also lovely!
Mussels were really tasty and super easy to eat since they were already out of their shells, my friend tried the pistachio cheese cake and she was happy
The change from Two Penny has really worked for the space. Obviously the all share style of dishes in the previous incarnation was going to be a challenge in today’s Covid world.
The team at A1 have adapted and overcome this challenge by producing an exciting and fun menu that is set to have your tastebuds quivering. Good to see a team really on their game.
I loved the variety in the menu and the portions are perfect to share and be able to get a few things to try
Service was outstanding. All the dishes we ordered were very good. And the mushroom papardelle plate was amazing. As Italians we have high standards for pasta dishes and this one was most definitely a 5 out of 5 stars!
Food was very good but cold and took a very very long time to come out but service was excellent and friendly and great ambiance
Love this place
Amazing service from Gideon as always
Delicious food! Love the creat your own charcuterie idea! So yummy! I'll be back!
First time here & very impressed. The food was so flavourful & the service was great!
Really nice dining room and ambiance with great food and drinks! Definitely want to come back
Cute restaurant, good service, but the food was just okay. The carrots and cauliflower I would have again. The green salad was nice and light which was a good balance since the ribs and fritto misto were heavy. I wouldn’t order them again if I ate there again. I also thought the tuna crudo lacked flavour so again I wouldn’t order it next time.
Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere
Must visit. Absolutely delicious food, great cocktails and a smart wine list. Top of the list in Calgary
Great ambience and delicious food
Everyone should try A1 Cafe. Super chill atmosphere with good service. The food is mostly mediterranean inspired and super well priced. Also, check out their pizza night on Mondays!
Service was spectacular !
I like A1 a lot.
The Caesar was great. I normally don't like Caesars but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not a big fan of the spicy margarita since I always envision it to be sweet. It had the Caesar aftertaste, minus the tomatoes.
The Kitten riseling wine was light and not to sweet. I really liked it.
The octopus dish was great. The octopus was not too chewy and your teeth will be able to slice right through it. The tomatoes were spicy which I like. Just the right amount, in my opinion. The beets were delicious! The cabbage was good, but not my favourite. I like the preserves with the brie cheese. Absolutely loved the mushrooms though my friends loved the artichokes. The olives were good as well! The crust of the focaccia was salty, which I personally am not a fan of.
You can order delivery directly from A1 Bodega & Cafe using the Order Online button. A1 Bodega & Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-7766.
A1 Bodega & Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.
A1 Bodega & Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.a1cafe.ca/buy-gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.