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Deville’s love for architecture, food and coffee is beautifully reflected in the little shop in Downtown Calgary. Coffee-addicts will get their coffee fix here with the finest Intelligentsia Coffee. Each of the ingredients used are fresh and organic, which guarantees what you get is nothing short of perfection. They serve a sumptuous and healthy breakfast and lunch, which includes sandwiches, English muffins, eggs etc. The restaurant also doubles up as a party venue for birthday celebrations or corporate get-togethers. The friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with the event.
Located on the busy street of Kensington, Oolong promises tea lovers one of the greatest tea experiences. Apart from the selection of over hundreds of loose teas, they also serve desserts and small bites for a perfectly relaxing tea time. Guests can choose a whiff or have a chat about the different tea leaves with the attentive staff before they choose their cuppa for the evening. So be it a pot of infused stimulation or just a cup of subtle aroma, Oolong is sure to tempt you for a revisit.
Worth visiting just to defy the Seattle mega chain star bucking next door, this no-frills but comfortable cafe offers an excellent assortment of hot caffeine, as well as a huge selection of loose teas. There's a good selection of grilled sandwiches and pastries for light bites as well as some hearty breakfast specials. People not big on coffee are welcome too with a fine selection of beers, wine and cocktails. On sunny days, the few tables outside are filled with the neighborhood's trend-conscious latte sippers, newspaper readers, dog walkers and crowd watchers. With the Plaza Theatre just across the street, this is a perfect spot for post-movie coffee and conversation.
Coffee aficionados will find it hard to resist this splendid coffee bar boasting a selection of the finest European coffees. The cafe interiors sport a sophisticated look with rich use of dark wood and subdued lighting creating a classy and inviting atmosphere to indulge in your passion. Not surprisingly, it's a regular haunt of some serious coffee-lovers. All of their coffee is organic and bound to provide a rich experience. For those who don't drink coffee or simply don't feel like it, there's a good selection of beer and wine. Accompanying the beverages is a full menu of light meals in case you get hungry. Regular coffee-related events and occasional music sessions make this an excellent destination for coffee-lovers in the city.
The funky James Bond artwork on the walls of the Beano is a refreshing change from a typically sterile coffee shop decor. The café is divided into several sections of four or five tables arranged around a central coffee bar, so that instead of feeling like a bustling cafeteria, the atmosphere is that of a cozy, intimate restaurant. Over ten different coffee blends are served, including Sumatran, Brazilian and Swiss. There are also milkshakes, bagels, fruit pies and a number of baked goods and pastries. If you're looking for lunch, there are also a number of sandwiches featuring ingredients such as artichokes, goat cheese and meatloaf. The clientele is mostly comprised of professionals from downtown and business-people from the area. The large windows looking out onto trendy 17th Avenue make this an excellent location for people-watching.
This northwest coffee and music bar is a favorite of college students. Weeds Cafe is known for serving organic fair trade coffee and a good selection of coffee varieties. For those days when stronger sustenance is necessary, ask for a hot sandwich or a fluffy muffin to accompany your beverage. Live acoustic music and select independent artists provide the entertainment on weekends. Patrons will always be surprised by the changing menu that has something new to offer. This coffee and music bar is fairly small, so it's a good place to unwind and relax after a grueling day.
Giving reputed multinational coffee giants a run for their money, Calgary-born Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters have carved out a niche for themselves as purveyors of finest coffee in the city. Their expert approach to coffee-making, right from sourcing from the finest farms all over the world and roasting on their own to the expert staff who know their coffee in and out have made them, a force to reckon with. Needless to say, coffee connoisseurs in the city have made Phil & Sebastian's their favorite. Cafe interiors are bright, with high ceilings, giving the place, an airy feel. An excellent space to indulge in your favorite coffee.