Neighbourhood Guide: How to Spend a Day in The Vibrant Community of Marda Loop

Marda Loop is a trendy little district that consists of over 150 shops, restaurants, and eateries.  Situated in the heart of south-west Calgary, Marda Loop offers shopping and eating all within walkable distances. Here is a day-filling guide of places you must check out while in the neighbourhood.

Good Morning 

Start your day off right with the perfect cup of joe. Monogram is a café that offers a large variety of artisanal drinks and seasonal snacks. You name it, they have it and better yet their coffee flavours change with the seasons.  

Instagram: @monogramco

Where: 4814 16st S.W.

Treat yourself to brunch

Stop in for some delicious breakfast style foods at the Belmont Diner. The ingredients are fresh, the portions are large, and the menu offers a little something for everyone.

Fun Fact: The Belmont Diner is Calgary’s pancake art originator. Not only do they have the best pancakes in town, but their talented cooks are also known for making incredible pancake shapes.

Instagram: @belmontdiner

Where: 19-2008 33 Ave S.W.

Shop ‘til you drop

Crabapple clothing company is a fashion forward boutique that carries men’s and women’s clothing along with accessories, leathers, and footwear. There are tons of unique and trendy styles to choose from and the elegant atmosphere is unforgettable.

Instagram: @crabappleclothing

Where: 3526 Garrison Gate S.W.

Shop ‘til you drop (for littles)

Monkeyshines Children’s Books is Calgary’s only kids’ bookstore! Your minis can browse the giant selection of books that range from classics to new releases. There are all kinds of genres, toys and trinkets that are suitable for all ages.

Instagram: @monkeyshinesyyc

Where: 2215 33 Ave S.W. Suite 113

Picnic time

Before heading over to Elbow Park to catch some rays, stop in at Fraser & Fig and grab yourself a delicious signature grazing box – they make for the perfect picnic! Fraser & Fig offers an array of box sizes that consist of seasonal cheese, meat, fruits, veggies, and dried goods. It’s the perfect snack to share with friends and family or to indulge all by yourself.

Instagram: @fraserandfig

Where: 2010, 34 Ave S.W.

Stop for a pint

Take advantage of Marda Loop Brewing Co.’s indoor/outdoor social space while enjoying a cold brewski. This establishment is best known for its variety of beers (on tap or on-the-go cans) and delicious “eats” menu items. Both of their outdoor patios are 100% dog-friendly, so why not make the most of it and have a beer with your pooch. 

Instagram: @mardaloopbrewing

Where: 3523 18th St S.W 

And that’s a wrap!

This vibrant and inclusive community is a great example of what Calgary has to offer. From the delicious food options to the unique shops and local businesses, there’s something for everyone in Marda Loop. Hit us up on Instagram and let us know your favourite spots to visit!