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Higher Ground

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1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-270-3780
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“coconut cake” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian
1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 77 reviews

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Opened later than a lot of cafes close to downtown. Open till midnight! Gluten free & vegan snacks and pastries/cakes. They have BUTTER BEER!!! It was incredible. We also had a white chocolate chai latte & a lavender latte and they were great. Froth was...More

Thank Sasha H
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We stopped by for a coffee on the morning of our last day in Calgary. We were not disappointed. The coffee was excellent and the ambience was comfortable.

Thank RC1944
Reviewed May 28, 2017

A very relaxing place to visit for a good cuppa. Good range of teas made in the pot with boiling water, and a tempting array of home made cakes. Strong free wifi signal to keep in touch. An excellent spot to take a break from...More

Thank William P
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Tried the matcha latte but was poor to say the least. Very low grade matcha. Staff could have a smile on their face and be a lot more friendly. Inside is cool space with some cool artwork on walls for sale.

Thank Luke L
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Was recommended this place by a friend. On a freezing cold day it was easy to find. In a lovely part of the city it welcomed me with friendly staff and an incredible selection of unique warm drinks and plenty of food to serve that...More

Thank Navin L
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for first time and were very pleasantly surprised. Higher Ground is a reminder to the truth that there are so many better local coffee shops than big chains like Starbucks. Nice setting, great service, 3 fireplaces to sit by, and most importantly excellent coffee....More

Thank Jonathon H
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited from our home in France and it became our standard call in when out of the house. Good coffee and quite comfortable. Gets busy.

Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed October 7, 2016

The coffee here is really nice and it is very lively, it can be really full sometimes specially during the weekends. There is no problem if you stay rather long while doing your stuff on your laptop or talking to friends.

Thank victorero
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Many coffeeshops are the type that allow seating for just a few people while dozens line up at the cashier, get their coffee and leave. This place allows ample seating for many people so that you are not forced to take the last remaining chair...More

Thank his88keys
Reviewed September 11, 2016

A popular spot in Kensington. Decent value for money and they make a good cup of coffee. We came here twice for breakfast (whilst staying at the nearby Kensington Inn) and enjoyed sitting outside in the morning sun.

Thank Alasdair F
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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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