To some people, okay most people, coffee truly is their lifeblood. Coffee in the morning, coffee at work, coffee with friends, coffee in ice cream – our society really loves this little bean! Whether it’s the flavour you love or the caffeine you crave, coffee has become a staple in our everyday lives that simply can’t be ignored.
There are hundreds of coffee shops scattered around Calgary and you have to wonder: which ones are the best? Whether you like a large cup of joe or a sweet, milky latte, every shop makes it uniquely. Different machines, new ingredients, beans from around the world – coffee at one shop can mean something completely different at another. If you frequent the northwest corner of the city, it might help to know which coffee shops offer the best cup of java. Lucky for you, we’ve made a list! If you’re looking for somewhere new to celebrate International Coffee Day this October 1, here are the top four coffee shops in northwest Calgary according to Trip Advisor:
This hip coffee house is located in the heart of Kensington/Hillhurst area, with soothing music and a warm atmosphere welcoming you the second you walk in the door. Here you’ll find tasty treats, handmade lunch options and a wide array of warm and cold beverages. Ranked number one in the northwest and number six in the city overall, Higher Ground certainly has made a name for itself in Calgary. Visit them next time you’re down in Kensington or check out their second trendy location by the University of Calgary.
Found directly in between the communities of Sunnyside and Hillhurst, you will find this coffee shop buried beneath a display of antique coffee grinders, quaint serving pots, old coffee mugs and all the collectable memorabilia you can think of when it comes to coffee. If you happen to visit the shop at the right time, you’ll be welcomed by the sight and smell of freshly roasting coffee in an old-school roaster – yum!
Yet again, Kensington is home to the third best coffee shop on this list. This particular Second Cup location offers a multitude of seats in a trendy neighbourhood, perfect to read a book, surf the web or people watch as you enjoy an ice-cold mocha latte or perhaps a piping hot Americano. Stay inside for the warm ambiance or peruse the neighbourhood as you sip away.
Yes, they’ve done it again! If Kensington is simply too far away for you, you’re in luck. Second Cup snags the number 3 and the number 4 spot for northwest Calgary’s absolute best coffee shops. Find all your Second Cup favourites right here at the convenient Capitol Hill location.
Well Calgary, how many of these hot stops have you been too?! Time to add them to your list if you haven’t visited the best coffee shops in Calgary’s northwest. Happy International Coffee Day – make sure to celebrate in style!