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The Vélo Café 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. It's a place for people who love good food and 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 café fare and watch live cycling events together.

The space is beautiful, bright and spacious. There is lots of room for people to hang out with friends and simply enjoy, good food, coffee and wine. You do not have to be a cyclist to enjoy this spot.

Vélo Café is proud to be a part of VeloGuide, an application that connects the travelling cyclist to a local 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 levels of cyclists and of course, non-cyclists as well.

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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. 


Calgary Bike Rentals & Tours

Travelling to Calgary? Rent or hire a bike and guide at VeloCafe

We are proud to be part of the VeloGuide community. VeloGuide connects travelling cyclists with a bike and a guide all across the globe. We have a great selection of bikes at VeloCafe and some of the most experienced Calgary cyclists as VeloGuides.

Calgary Road Bike Rentals

Check out our ever expanding fleet of road bike rentals. Simply click on the RESERVE NOW button below which will take you to our online reservation system, VeloLister by VeloGuide. 

Calgary Bike Tours

There is nothing better than hiring a guide to concierge your entire road cycling experience while visiting Calgary. Simply click on LEARN MORE to view all of our Calgary VeloGuides.

Global Bike Tours

Do you live in Calgary and travelling soon? Did you know that you can book a bike and hire a guide in over 64 countries around the world? Download the VeloGuide app today!