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Higher Ground

1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Hillurst)
403-270-3780
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

If I lived in Kensington I'd probably start (and end?) every day at Higher Ground. Their coffee is some of the best I've tasted, and with free trade coffee and quality tea I'm impressed and very satisfied every time I go in. Great staff and a great place to meet people and stay for a while.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Located in one of the more hip urban areas of Calgary, Higher Ground is a big disappointment. The tables are often covered in old dishes or newspapers that people were reading and left on the table. Service is only OK & prices are pretty high. I find the coffee to be average at best & simply not worth the price.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The best part of was the chocolate whip cream on my hot chocolate. We went there on a sunday afternoon and it was jammed packed. Kind of on the messy side and they had run out of banana bread and muffins. There bakery bin was empty!! It was hard to find a place to sit even though its so big.

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This place is in the heart of Kensington, and has a great atmosphere and crowd. The coffees are pretty good, but it's the laid back and hip feel that draws people there.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

I used to really like this place. There are still things to like--the space is open and inviting, the food is served in good time, and the coffee is quite good. But the last three times I have gone the service has been lousy. They served me coffee in a dirty mug, with drips from the last drinker slopped over... More

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Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This place is so atmosphere friendly - a fireplace, great unusual seating which is comfortable and diverse, wonderful cakes, muffins, small dinners, and interesting teas - some with whipped cream and other neat additions. It is a place where reading while sipping, is encouraged, and one can work on school work or just become immersed in the old laptop or... More

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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

Nice ambiance in the heart of Kensington.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

Overpriced, unoriginal and at times, plain BAD food. Beverages are also over priced and not worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

Awesome coffee. Bonus is it's in Kensington.

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

Horrible coffee! Superauto espresso machine, terrible office-coffee calibre roaster (Canterbury), incompetent milk steaming- WHY IS THIS PLACE POPULAR?

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Additional Information about Higher Ground

Address: 1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-270-3780
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
Cuisine: Café

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