Blue River Bistro
227 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1R9
For a quick bite, or, a leisurely lunch, stop by this casual cafeteria-style deli located on the outer edge of downtown.
|Cuisine Type |||Wraps, Deli, Sandwiches, Soups|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||In the southwest corner of the IBM building|
|Mon – Fri: 6:30AM – 4PM|
Profile Last Updated: October 01, 2008
The Blue River Bistro has been open in this location in the IBM building since the fall of 2004. Catering to the working crowd, the Blue River serves up breakfast and lunch but is not open for evening or weekend meal seekers. The Bistro is perfectly situated to serve a steady stream of downtown professionals seeking a quick bite for a reasonable price.
On the Menu
Stop in at the Blue River for basic deli food that is served up quickly, presented simply, and offered at a reasonable price. Menu items include egg and bacon dishes; soups, salads and sandwiches; an assortment of baked goods and specialty coffees and teas. A classic customer favourite is the tuna salad and cheddar cheese melt, served on a toasted whole wheat baguette with a side of hearty minestrone soup. Another frequent pick is the daily pasta special, featuring linguini, tortellini, or spaghetti with a tasty sauce. Portions are petite, so people don’t leave with a sense that they need a nap before they can resume their daily activities.
Location & Hours
Blue River Bistro is located in the southwest corner of the IBM building, between 2nd and 3rd Streets on 11 Avenue SW. (Remember – this is a one way going west!) Open only from early in the morning till 4 pm, this lunch spot caters to the breakfast and lunch downtown crowd – many whom work right in the building.