The Velo Cafe Story
When a growing group of cyclists routinely met at Cassis Bistro, owner and avid cyclist Gilles Brassart (owner of Cassis Bistro, Suzette Bistro and The Little French Market) saw the need to create Vélo Café, a space dedicated to their lifestyle and sense of community.
Velo Café is one of Calgary’s first true cycling cafes, a cozy meeting place for cyclists to chat with other enthusiasts, sip on great coffee, eat healthful café fare and watch live cycling events together.
Vélo Café is proud to be a part of VeloGuide, an application that connects the travelling cyclist to a Guide and a bike across the globe. Join the VeloGuide nation and register for your free account today! OR Register for a FREE account today, and use the VeloGuide app to book your next cycling experience!
Choosing inspiration over competition for a stronger community and a healthier way to do business.
We are inspired by many things in life. Food, friends, good drink and the cycling culture all go hand in hand. We believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all level of cyclists and of course, non-cyclists as well
Unified by a love for sharing good food among the people who live in our city and those who visit.
Our open space and community tables acts as a unifier, a place of community. Sharing a meal is an excuse to catch up and talk, and possibly meet a new friend. Velo Cafe is a place where you can set aside some special moments to take in what is truly important in life.
“In the shade of the lemon grove I break off a hunch of bread, sprinkle it with the delicious fruity olive oil, empty my glass of sour white Capri wine; and remember that Norman Douglas once wrote that whoever has helped us to a larger understanding is entitled to our gratitude for all time." - Elizabeth David (1950)
We believe that great food does not have to be complicated. Trends will come and they will go. Sometimes it truly comes down to simple things - a healthy selection of charcuterie, a tasty bottle of wine, and some good friends with who you can share these times and memories. .