A1 Bodega & Cafe

4.7
84 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Café
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.

Support A1 Bodega & Cafe during COVID-19

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 84 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Doni
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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.

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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
12 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.

OT
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.

EA
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

LM
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!!

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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.

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JanetteS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My first time at A1 Bodega & it won’t be my last. Low key vibe & simple food prepared perfectly. Bonus: easy on the wallet!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice place and good food for happy hour

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jassyg
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Slow kitchen.

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themacbeers
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time dining at A1 and we pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food.
The mussels with a side of sour dough bread was fantastic.

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vipFlowerdrumsong
Calgary
122 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our visit! We had the mushroom pizza, roasted cauliflower salad, and pistachio cheese cake: everything was delicious and freshly made.

Our servers were also very friendly and accommodating. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Without a doubt, best service I’ve ever received. Food was delicious as well.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great attentive servers and amazing food!

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vipSammy
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just went for cocktails but food on other tables around us looked and smelled amazing. Will be back for dinner soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I had made a table reso for 3 people (celebrating a birthday) for outdoor dining. When we arrived we were crammed into a 2 person outdoor spot but was told by the hostess that once a 3 person outdoor spot comes available, we’d be moved to it. But we never were moved the entirety of our dining experience! The food and drinks were great, but was extremely disappointed in the sitting situations when I had a reservation for a birthday. The hostess was very nice in apologizing for their overbooking of spots but still nothing was done about it.

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Came on a recommendation of the mushroom pappardelle and it did not let us down. The finnochio pizza is also a must. We were sat outside, which was great as it’s hothotHOT out but the benches are not that comfortable. Music was also a nice background ambience, we didn’t have to yell to have a conversation. And get the spicy margarita. I’ll be back!

KH
vipKylaH
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibe and design! The food was wonderful but the drinks are pretty pricy and it added up quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal and great drinks with a few friends for a birthday dinner. It would be an ideal place for any occasion or just a casual night out. They have a nice patio in the back and added one to the front as well for outdoor dining restrictions. Staff were very kind and helpful and overall would recommend to anyone!

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Ears
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Place is relaxing and nice but food wise, nothing really special about it.

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 84 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.