Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Calgary: Boxwood Cafe

While in Calgary last week, we went for lunch at an amazing little cafe called Boxwood located in the heart of Central Memorial Park. With the urging that we must go there, we headed down on Thursday afternoon with hungry bellies.

The menu sports all kinds of sustainable, seasonal & local producers of meat, dairy, produce, beer & spirits in addition to things like in-house made ricotta and edible flowers & roasted rhubarb from their very own garden.

The patio was packed when we got there around noon, so we regrettably sat inside. Which actually turned out to be a wonderful view on all the action!  


Mr.C had a Lamb Meatloaf Sandwich on ciabatta bread (not gluten free!)

 I opted for their Roasted Tomato & Spicy Chickpea Stew...

Along with a refreshing Quinoa Salad with cucumber, roasted peppers, arugula & feta cheese.

Mr.C went for a Bowl of Fresh BC Cherries for dessert, and I chose the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Whipped Creme Fraiche & Roasted Rhubarb. Clearly I dove straight into that plate without any delay, hence no picture. But let me tell you- it was phenomenal!

I would go back to Boxwood in a heartbeat and I can certainly see why they were so busy! Popular with the downtown crowd, even during Stampede when there is basically free food & drink everywhere throughout the core.


The specials for lunch & dinner. It seems as though the menu changes fairly frequently, so there will be new things to try every time you visit! See you there next time...



  1. Thank you for such a wonderful review! It's always nice to hear! See you again soon!

    -Boxwood Team

  2. I'm pumped to pop in for lunch again someday!