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Higher Ground

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Hillurst
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1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-270-3780
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07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Our son took us here on the first day of our visit, and we went back everyday after! Had the best coffee served by the nicest staff on each visit. although we didn't eat there, the food looked great. We did however try the cakes, which were delicious. Can't wait to visit it again when we are in Calgary.

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Thank Barry W
Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Grabbing one of the alcove window seats with a a view of the street is a nice perk! Went here twice, the first time the coffee was excellent, second mediocre, but worth the spot.

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Thank sunbean11
Calgary
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My favorite coffee shop in Calgary. There are only so many ways you can do a coffee shop so when you see one done differently like the Higher Ground, you appreciate the out-of-box thinking on a plainly normal and heavily replicated idea. The specialty coffee menu is outstanding, it's a lot more creative than just lattes with syrup in them.... More 

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Thank hybridfuels
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great service. Love their snow dragon tea sweetened with honey. Service is good. Really cozy place to visit on a cold spring day.

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Thank Maria C
Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I indulge myself with coffee from Higher Ground most weekdays. I work a few doors away.Great fair trade shade grown coffee and pleasant staff. The food is great too.

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Thank GlobalFolkart
Calgary, Canada
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713 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I hadn't gone here for coffee for many years though I had heard great things during that time. When I finally got there I was really impressed. The size (double what it originally was), the menu, the baked goods, the coffee (really nice) and the ambiance; all together creating a pleasant meeting spot. There were lots of people even on... More 

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Thank Nick D
Calgary, Canada
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194 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The ladies had a spa day in Kensington and I met them at Higher Ground. I believe that if anything a coffee shop shows its true colours when it gets really busy. You can see it in the faces of the servers as well as in the quality of service. This place is in good hands as the specialty coffees... More 

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1 Thank OpdCgy
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This trendy coffee shop features a nice selection of comfort foods, a cozy fireplace, and plenty of seating. All of the coffee & espresso options are 100% organic and fair trade. All of the teas are also organic. If you like coconut, try the coconut cake - it's rich and decadent. Parking can be a bit tricky in Kensington so... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

They have a great selection and good service. Good location and seating. Skip the Starbucks chain and check this place out!

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1 Thank Karpedmgirl
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Good coffee, good snacks, great atmosphere and excellent for people watching if you can get a window seat.

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Thank Sara782

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-270-3780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?