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Higher Ground

#230 of 3,064 Restaurants in Calgary}
1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-270-3780
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian
1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 71 reviews

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 Jeff and Evelyn... W
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
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...More

Thank his88keys
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
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
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
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,...More

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank sunbean11
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank hybridfuels
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Maria C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
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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