A1 Bodega & Cafe

4.7
98 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Café
NOV 17TH - DEC 5TH: KAFE KUSINA POP-UP - Our Filipino inspired menu will be taking over during these dates, only the pop-up menu will be available during this period.

A1 Cafe your neighbourhood stop. Offering simple delicious meals that make you feel at home. Food to sustain both you and the planet.

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 winning curated small wine list, hand crafted cocktails, and all local beer program. Our chef has created a seasonal menu that highlights local produce.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 98 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and the menu was a perfectly curated unique cultural experience

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Theo
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The lechon dish and cocktails from the Kaffe Kusina pop-up was outstanding!!

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yyceaters
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Good meal and service, but the host was less than. Called to ask if we could move our reso to 15 mins later, she said it was fine. On arrival, we were sat directly beside a couple at one of two occupied tables in an otherwise empty restaurant, which was quite awkward. We asked to sit at another table with some more distance and she said they were all reserved for other parties, but that we could sit at a less ideal high table in the back.

We didn't understand why we couldn't sit one of the other empty tables and a future reservation at our original one, and when leaving I saw these tables were also for parties of 2, it was an unnecessary pushback and felt like a personal dig.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding menu and dining experience. We had no expectations and were blown away by the flavours and techniques. We will be back!

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HDML
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the Kafé Kusina pop up and it was incredible! we absolutely loved every dish and cocktail we tried! the service and music was on point as always :)

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scarlett
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to A1 to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was wonderful! During this time, there was a special Filipino pop up menu. Everything was unique and tasty, from the spiced peanuts and chicken livers to the prawns, veggies and sumptuous dessert. Kudos to the chefs for creating this menu and also to the wait staff and management who were friendly, observant and made our 2nd restaurant meal in more than a year very enjoyable.

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Loverboy
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

This time we didn’t enjoy it as much. They were doing a pop up menu. We found the regular menu much better. Overall the food and service is exceptional…we will definitely go back.

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CatherineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went specifically for the Filipino pop-up event, Kafé Kusina, and it was just fantastic. We really enjoyed the event and the food was just amazing.

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Loverboy
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is phenomenal. Food and service was exceptional. The only complaint was the choice of music and level…too loud for comfortable conversation. We will definitely return.

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mareB
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive, friendly staff. Lovely ambience too. We look forward to coming back. Thank you!

JD
JanD
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here before a Saturday Flames game. Very cool vibe. Excellent service. The food was excellent with their unique take on beet salad, mussels, beef short rib and pork tenderloin. House cocktails were great as well. Highly recommend. We’ll be back.

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CookieMonster
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Food is VERY good. Pizza rivals Una. Service was meh, would have liked to know that there was a time limit on our table beforehand (when making the reservation) so we didn't feel like we were being kicked out. Extremely loud music though; was like being at a Guns and Roses concert where you can't hear what your friends are saying who are situated next to you. Asked if they could turn down the music, they did, for like 20 minutes and then cranked it back up. I wouldn't come back to eat inside ever again really, as the service/ambience wasn't that impressive, but I would definitely order take out.

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Doni
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So tasty, can't believe they weren't slammed on a Thursday.
Bolognese is all I have to say!

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MkHen
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, great atmosphere, music on point.

PJ
vipPJMfoodie
Calgary
121 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice resto. Good menu and drink list. Service very good. We went tapas style, ordering a number of small plate and a large one or two. Very nice!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s such a cozy little restaurant and the service is always great. My favourite dish is the pork shoulder with such tenderness that can be easily cut apart with a butter knife.

BJ
BettyJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

It took some time before we were greeted by our waitress, but once she eventually came by she was very sweet and accommodating. The food however was not what I had hoped unfortunately. The octopus was over cooked, the pork shoulder was fatty and bland, the pasta was so salty we actually had to send it back because we could not eat it. Overall not a great experience honestly. Might try again in a few months when they have more experience under their belts…

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The atmosphere didn't quite match the "boutique" style menu / food. We had a pasta dish, a pizza and a steak - the pasta and pizza were good and priced right the steak was overprized at $50 that came with no veggies or potato / pasta options just a steak on a plate. Also, drinks were way over priced, $18 for a 8 oz. glass of Pino Noir. Lastly, the website photos were not updated and when we showed them to our server she laughed "oh we have not had that for ages!". Time to update the site.

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was seriously so good!! Every dish we had was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Great food, service and ambience.

MB
MaureenB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place with very friendly and helpful service. The pizza was very crisp and delicious - not too thin or too thick. Also enjoyed some vegetable side dishes that were fantastic. Great drinks!

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Goooooooodness
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal - only reason for the 3 value rating was the $27 steak frites. Truffle jus was excellent, abut for the money. A small piece of less than tender steak just doesn’t feel good. Funnily - if it had been a larger or bette exit, I would have paid more and been happier.

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vipJomanji
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner and the service we recieved from Sarah! Eric helped accommodate our last minute reservation increase which was very much appreciated. We will be back for sure! Food was delicious so good job kitchen!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a friends birthday and everything was great!

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Narnies
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First visit and we will be back! The mussels were fantastic, the cheesecake was underwhelming and everything in between was great! There were many other menu items we want to try. Service was excellent, too.

Washrooms needed attention as the door was broken on one and wouldn’t close.

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Kailey
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute gem! I wish we would have gone sooner. We didn't have a bad dish and would have been happy to try them all.

JM
JasonM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was incredible from the ambiance, service to the food! We will definitely be back and would highly recommend A1 to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Pretty good experience. Service was very slow, food took a long time, we were there for nearly 3 hours. Great menu but pricing is a little steep for what you get.

MM
MaeveM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere and staff. Front of house a little unorganized but overall good.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were helped by several very nice staff, including supporting us in choosing a delicious wine. We decided to share three different dishes and the first two (mussels and cauliflower) were delicious. The third pasta dish was a little lacking. Overly lemon flavoured with very little other flavour. I would definitely go back to try more of their dishes.

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EricA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Chef‘s menu turned out to be an excellent choice along with the drink pairings. The The homemade pasta was excellent. We are on the patio which really enjoyed but the music was a little to be desired. It’s just a review open table

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Kaysay
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, with a great overall vibe and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

On patio. Lots of street noise

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LilMunchkinDoc
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

2 out of the 3 dishes we ordered were extremely good (the gnocchi and the finnochio pizza). I liked the short ribs ok, but my 2 friends found them a bit bland. I recommend sharing dishes rather than ordering your own. We sat on the back patio and it was lovely and relatively quiet. The staff were friendly and the service was good.

MP
MorePestoPlz
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great service and ambience. Food was okay but some of it was cold and not exactly what I would consider to be a “filling” amount if you plan on eating family style and for the price.

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SKang
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and delish food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Like always, great food and amazing service!

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robyn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!! Can’t go wrong with a few house cocktails and the tuna crudo!!

AD
AlexandraD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A1 has gone blown my mind once again. I’ve been there 3 times now, and every time it has been just the best food. Every bite is so flavourful and delicious! I took my parents for the first time and they were amazed at how incredible the food was! Not 1 dish was so-so. They were all wow! The service is really good too. Everyone is so friendly! Love this place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A1 Bodega & Cafe using the Order Online button. A1 Bodega & Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 474-7766.

A1 Bodega & Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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.