Friends is located in Edgemont in Calgary’s NW.

When we first showed up I was a little concerned as to what I may find on the inside as the outside of the building looks a little run down. The place is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Once you enter Friends, the decor has a country flair with a hint of industrial. There is a three sided fireplace, and over in the corner they a couple of old spindle rocking chairs just like grandma used to have. The atmosphere is a friendly and cozy with all the different seating arrangements including a couch in front of the fireplace.

We somehow managed to receive our food before we received our drinks which seemed rather odd.

We ordered a couple of sandwiches, one was the “Breakfast Bob” (grilled cheese, ham, onion, tomato and a fried egg) and the other was “The One with Strawberries” (smoked turkey, brie, strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes). Both sandwiches were really good and were loaded up. Not cheap with the ingredients.


As you tell from the menu, they have a lot of food options there for you to choose from. We let a few people go ahead of us as it took us some time to read through the menu. In looking at the menu, the prices are quite reasonable. Pretty comparable to most shops out there.

Our drink order was a London Fog and a Flat White. Then I said to the lady who brought out our drinks ” Excuse me miss but I ordered the large flat white.” Ha ha
Holy cow look at the size of that thing. It’s huge. I really struggled to finish it.


Friends seems more like a place that the community locals go to as it is kind of out of the way. I have wanted to check this place out for quite a while now but because they have very limited hours during the week, it makes it tough. They close at 5pm from Monday to Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday’s. I do wish they were open later, because sometimes after dinner a guy just feels like getting a beverage.

The coffee shop is a friendlier place to sit around, as you could probably start up a conversation with anybody in the place. On Sunday, Friends was a very busy place. The clientele was a more mature crowd.

They also sell small gifts, cards and coffee at the front of the shop. Unfortunately no wifi.


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