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Higher Ground

Cafe, Canadian
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1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-270-3780
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 cheat day of yours. I recommend the cafe rolo, although judging by the other drinks... More 

Thank Navin L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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. Well done!

Thank Jonathon H
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is the great place for good coffee and coffee specialities and yummy choice of cakes as well. Usually the cafe is very busy, but they have many tables so you don't have to wait too long for seating. Highly recommended is the apple tart, will come again and will try breakfast.

Thank travelandmore300
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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 Jeffrey W
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 in the room. Excellent coffee. That's a given, in order for this place to thrive.... More 

Thank his88keys
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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
Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good coffee, though I wish they had decaf- an Americano just isn't the same. Their Ginger Cream cookies and Macadamia Lace cookies are great.

Thank H W
Alberta, Canada
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very popular spot, but always a place to sit and enjoy a coffee or tea and something from the kitchen.

Thank Smiley D
Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Barry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
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?