Piq Niq Cafe
811 1 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 7N2
403-263-1650 Fax: 403-263-1651
Nestled into a corner of the historic Grain Exchange Building, this cozy bistro serves up some of the city's best lunch and dinner fare.
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Eclectic, French, Fusion|
|Ambiance |||Live Entmt., Meet For Drink, Sexy, Theme Restaurant, Trendy|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Must Reserve|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Diner's Club En Route, Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Look for the Grain Exchange building|
|Mon-Fri: 11AM-2PM Tues-Sat: 5PM–Close|
Profile Last Updated: August 23, 2007
Have your dinner upstairs in Piq Niq, and then later in the evening head down to Beat Niq to listen to the sounds of true jazz in their subterranean lounge. Café lunches include entrées like the chicken and white bean soup with wilted escarole, duck confit with boar bacon cassoulet, and the chef’s daily inspired quiche. Things get a little fancier in the evening. Dinners include truffled butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli with fresh tomato coulis. There is also a catch of the day.
This little restaurant sports combines upscale food with an exclusive jazz venue downstairs. They have received excellent reviews from well-known critics and are one of the most popular spots in the city for a big city style night on the town. Reservations are recommended 48 hours in advance, and they do accept private functions, just be sure to give them a few weeks notice. Some of the jazz acts that have been on stage here include The Dave Camwell Quartet, William Cam and Lina Allemano, as well as Al Muirhead and Allistair Elliot.