After many months of planning, building, and designing, we are so excited to finally announce the Grand Opening of our fifth brick-and-mortar cafe – this one is on Stephen Ave right in the heart of downtown Calgary on Thursday, December 8, 2016! It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago that weContinue reading »
I first met Jose Martinez in November of 2014, you can read about my first encounter with Jose here. I feel fortunate to work with some passionate and hard working coffee producers. In the seven years I have spent buying green coffee and meeting farmers, I have probably met several hundred producers and have worked directlyContinue reading »
Our soon-to-open cafe on Stephen Avenue is getting closer by the day. It’s located on the corner of 8th Ave and Centre Street in the historical Hudson Block Building. The walls and ceilings are all done, the decorative lights and the “guts” of our bar have been installed. Next up is the floor, tile, floorContinue reading »
Beakerhead’s goal is to unite the arts and science communities, which sometimes stand divided. I think it’s an awesome initiative, and the result is creative and inspiring. We’ve participated in Beakerhead for the last two years, and as this year’s approached, I couldn’t wait to see what crazy and innovative ideas they would conceive!Continue reading »
Over the last few years, we have had the privilege of working closely with Pedro Villalon of O5 Tea. Based in Vancouver, BC, O5 is known for sourcing exceptional quality teas around the world to be served at their beautiful tea bar in Kitsilano. When we met many years ago, we bonded with Pedro immediatelyContinue reading »
As proud Calgarians, alumni of the University of Calgary, and with our first location inside the Calgary Farmer’s Market, it would be safe to say that both Phil and I are ecstatic to finally find our next Phil & Sebastian cafe location in the heart of downtown Calgary. We had long been asked by our customers (and eager commercial real estate brokers) about when we would open a permanent Phil & Sebastian downtown cafe. We dabbled downtown with a couple of pop-up locations: first inside Holt Renfrew, then outdoors on Stephen Ave and 3rd St. SW.
Over the years, we have looked at countless downtown locations but none truly offered what we were looking for: a balance of character, presence, and traffic. Finally, we feel we have honed in on a building that has all of those characteristics and more: Hudson Block.
Located on the corner of Stephen Avenue and Centre Street, we’ll be sharing the building with our new neighbours, ATB Financial.
Construction on this project begins later in September, and we are projecting a Winter 2016 opening. We look forward to sharing more progress as the time comes. As always, we thank you for being a fan and for supporting our local business.
We are proud to host a new series at Phil & Sebastian Mission, Sunday Night Standup. The aim is to showcase local comedians in the aptly-named “coffeehouse” style, which varies slightly from the type of comedy performances you’d find at a comedy club (sometimes referred to as “Las Vegas style”) — the coffee house format lends itself more to storytelling in a bright and inviting atmosphere. The first in this monthly series will take place on Sunday, September 11th at 7:00pm.
The lineup for the inaugural Sunday Night Standup will include:
Everything kicks off at 7:00pm on Sunday, September 11th — free cover. We’ll also have our full wine, beer, and coffee menu available alongside our evening food menu!
Next in our series of spotlighting outstanding cafes we’re proud to partner with, we are pleased to introduce Kahve, located in the welcoming neighbourhood of Kitsilano in Vancouver, BC. At just over 6 months old, Kahve is owned and run by Justine & John Rhee. John is an art critic and importer with an eyeContinue reading »
Summer, you’re here already? Warmer weather calls for a lot of things we love: longer evenings, BBQs with friends and family and of course — ICED DRINKS! Launching Wednesday, June 1st, we’re excited to introduce a line-up of refreshing iced beverages that are sure to quench your thirst in the summer heat. A lot ofContinue reading »
Our hometown of Calgary, AB was host once again for the Canadian Aeropress Championship this past Saturday, May 28 — with the winner to compete in the upcoming World Aeropress Championship in Dublin, Ireland on June 23! Local brewery Tool Shed Brewing (photos of their super cool space below) graciously hosted this event, which was organizedContinue reading »