Calgary has some serious café game and the coffee shop scene is constantly brewing more options. From long-time favourites such as Higher Ground Café to new upbeat spots like Societe, there are a lot of places to get your grind on. Check out these cool cafes in ##YYC ideal for meetings, catching up, or to cuddle up with a book. And whether you stay all day or drop by for a moment, remember to let the world pause while you steal a minute to yourself.

Deville Coffee

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Nutella hot chocolate and miniature banana loafs, need we say more? This popular café’s food and drinks are amped up by their fabulous service. Grab a bite at lunch or book a meeting here. Lattes, pastries tea, it’s all here.

807 1st Street SW Calgary, AB – T2P 7N2 (Deville has multiple locations in Calgary.)


Philosafy Coffee

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They say that philosophers often gathered in cafes to ponder over the mysteries of life. Want to join the tradition? Head to Philosafy Coffee and order some Socrates Espresso. The café has large windows and a stocked bookshelf for inspiration. Go on, join the conversation.

632 17 AVE SW Calgary, AB T2S 0B4


Higher Ground

Higher Ground is a classic café in Calgary. Cleverly titled, the café is on a slightly higher elevation and is always buzzing with activity. Grab a comfy seat by the fireplace, or nestle by the windows with a coffee. Soups, quesadillas, cakes, and even wine is on the menu.

1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3


Kawa Espresso Bar

If you’re looking for a café that’s trendy day and night, Kawa is your spot. This corner café has lattes, beer, and delectable cakes on the menu. It’s a brightly lit, peachy café in the day and an upbeat space at night (usually with a packed house.) Live bands, DJ nights, vegan nights, Kawa’s got it all.

1333 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1M6


Societe Coffee

The folks at this cafe take coffee very seriously. Societe features different roasters from across North America and always has Calgary’s Fratello as an offering. As a bonus, the cafe makes for a super cozy lounge with a menu that includes beetroot lattes, pastries, and more.

1223 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0M5


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