For the November/December issue of WHERE Edmonton, we explored the trendy Garneau Area along 109 Street South, where something interesting is always going on — whether you’re out shopping, looking for a place to grab a bite, or looking for something to do. You can view all of our highlighted spots here, plus here are some more of our favourite venues in the area:
High Level Diner (10912-88 Ave.): Stop by for breakfast to try one of their gigantic cinnamon buns, view the ever-changing displays of local artwork that adorns the walls, or come by for lunch/dinner and sample some delicious comfort food. They even have a separate menu for those who need to eat gluten-free, including a delicious Ukrainian plate with gluten-free pyrogys.
Urban Diner (8715-109 St.): Waffles with wild berry compote! Three cheese grilled cheese sandwiches! Fried chicken and gravy! Yum! In addition to their regular menu, Urban Diner has recently started hosting beer + dinner pop-up parties that have been quite successful (Jelly Donut Beer and Gourmet Hot Dogs, anyone?). The best way to find out about these hot dining events? Follow @whereedmonton and @UrbanDinerYEG on Twitter to get up-to-date information.
Garneau Theatre (8712-109 St.): This historic one-room movie theatre is the home of Metro Cinema which shows documentaries, film festival favourites, local productions, interesting indie films, and nostalgic blockbuster hits that you can’t see anywhere else on the big screen. Special monthly events include a presentation and film screening from collections like Graphic Content, Cult Classics, Turkey Shoot, and Metro Bizarro. Visit www.metrocinema.org for a complete list of movies and showtimes.
Remedy (8631-109 St.): Some say that their chai tea — made in house from fresh spices — is the best in the city, which in itself is a great reason to visit this quaint cafe. They also serve a variety of hot and cold drinks, full meals, and desserts — with a good selection of gluten/dairy-free and vegan friendly meals, too! They’re open until midnight every evening, so it’s a great place to visit for a late-night treat.
The Movie Studio (8625-109 St.): You can still rent DVDs! This independent movie rental store has a large selection of new-release movies, TV series, hard-to-find nostalgic favourites, and video games to rent. Best of all? You get a free bag of freshly-popped popcorn to enjoy with your movie!
The Seven Drawers (8530-109 St.): This local home decor shop carries a wonderful variety of unique furniture and house-ware items, including furniture pieces made from reclaimed wood. Whether shopping for your home or for a unique gift, you’ll find lots of ideas here.
Noorish (8440-109 St.): This cafe serves a variety of all-vegan dishes made from the freshest organic ingredients. They also have a unique retail space for customers to shop for organic foods and supplements, as well as a selection of lifestyle books. Noorish always hosts a variety of drop-in events including yoga, live music, cooking classes, and various workshops. Visit www.noorish.ca for a complete schedule of events.