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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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07:00 - 23:00
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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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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
608 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
Calgary, Canada
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I come back time and time again for their London Fog. Great atmosphere, although can be hard to find a table at times. Super popular place. I've had a few meals here too, and found the food to be alright. A great place to meet friends for a coffee and people watch.

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Thank onehappylittlelady
Calgary, Canada
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Ordered a macchiato during a quiet period on a Saturday morning. Specifically asked if they make traditional macchiatos (a proper/traditional macchiato is just a dollop of foam) and the cashier said yes. I confirmed my order of a traditional macchiato and when my order was up it was 8oz of steamed milk with an espresso shot and called out as... More 

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Thank InYourFaceNutrition
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Although they don't always have it, I often drop by just to see if they have apple pie. It's even better than my two other local favourites (Crave does fantastic pie, and Pie Cloud is pretty good too). If you love a good pastry crust and a flavourful, not-too-sweet filling, you've got to try this pie. Their ginger cream cookies... More 

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Thank H W
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

When I want a coffee house experience with good coffee AND good food AND good atmosphere I tend to avoid franchises for my coffee. HigherGround consistently delivers an enjoyable experience of all three. Parking is generally pay parking but it is hard to find as good an overall experience elsewhere. If you are not calorie conscious and want to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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?