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Higher Ground

Hillurst
Cafe, Canadian
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1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-270-3780
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07:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
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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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.

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Thank dreataylor
Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank Gail042014
Calgary, Canada
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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!

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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.

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Thank EscapeUs
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank ech_zed
Australia
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485 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank lost_nomads
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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Thank Coffeelover925
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Thank Marine A
Canada
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Busy location especially on a Saturday night. Walked in with some friends and had a hard time finding a place to sit as the place was packed. Found a table that we thought was empty but wasn't sure because there were dirty dishes left on the table that we had to clear ourselves. Ordered the Banana Magic which consists of... More 

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Thank trancebliksem
calgary
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

A coffee shop located in Kensington. You will likely have to pay for parking. Met some friends for lunch, we were lucky to find a table. The coffee was great and worth the visit. I ordered Gluten free quiche and the portion was small and very dry. I regretted paying the double digit cost for lunch and coffee and went... More 

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Thank travelingmarCalgary

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