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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
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank H W
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Aaargh G
Lacombe, Canada
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Higher Ground epitomizes the local coffee shop; it's always bustling when I've visited. Service and staff are excellent, drinks are not disappointing and there are lots of seating options whether you prefer the fireplace, the windows for people watching or tucked into a quiet corner.

Thank dreataylor
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Higher Ground is in a busy specialty shopping area and is a welcome place to take a break. The beverages are always tasty and the few baked treats I have tried were also yummy. It is a popular place so isn't the quietest place for a break but there is quite a large seating area which is nice.

Thank Gail042014
Calgary, Canada
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere make this a great little coffee shop to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington. Lots of beverage onions to suit even the pickiest drinker along with fresh snacks made with organic ingredients. Plenty of seating for everyone!

Thank wolf_miner
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Great coffee shop atmosphere. Lots of people going in and out. The drinks and food are decent, and fairly priced.

Thank EscapeUs
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

came here with my husband on our way out of Calgary. Really liked that they had gluten free options for treats. the coffee was good and the desserts were tasty. it's hard to find parking close by and the cafe is a little bit crowded but all in all a great little cafe.

Thank ech_zed
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498 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Looking for a decent coffee we were told to head here. We parked easily on the street for $1.75 an hour (Saturday). We walked past the Starbucks on the corner first & it didn't look like a regular Starbucks at all. Pretty funky looking. We had high hopes for Higher Ground. Unfortunately we weren't so lucky. Higher Ground just looks... More 

Thank lost_nomads
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

This is my friends and my favourite coffee shop, and we like to meet here to celebrate an occasion or just catch up after a day of work/ classes. Higher Ground has a cozy atmosphere while still buzzing with conversation and activity. Both the food and drinks are amazing (all of their mochas are to die for). Higher Ground is... More 

Thank Coffeelover925
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Everytime I go to higher ground I think the exact same thing : what an awesome, unique, quaint, cozy little coffee shop... wish they had a good service. My gosh it takes forever to order even just a simple coffee ! The team seems completely young, inexperienced, and doesnt even seem to know their menu !! Everytime I go I... More 

Thank Marine A

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?