The ultimate list of the best coffee shops in Calgary

Aug 11 2023, 9:00 pm

Looking for the best coffee in Calgary?

There are tons of options in YYC when it comes to grabbing a quality cup of joe.

Whether you need something quick, or you’re aiming to sit down and relax, there’s a spot in town that’s bound to tickle your fancy.

Please don’t tackle this list all at once – a caffeine overdose would almost definitely ensue – but be sure to check each spot off after grabbing a coffee, espresso, tea, pastry, or otherwise.

Here is an ultimate guide to finding the best coffee in Calgary.

Analog Coffee


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From its notable 17th Avenue outpost to a spot in Southcentre Mall, this much-loved local coffee brand has expanded a lot, and its got plans to continue.

The coffee is fantastic and the rooms are incredibly cozy.

Address: #740 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-910-5959

Address: Southcentre Mall – #11 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-910-5962

Address: Bow Valley Square – Suite 228, 205 5th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-910-5961

Address: 4021 9th Street SE, Calgary (temporarily closed)
Phone: 403-265-2112

Address: 102 Mahogany Centre SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-910-5973


Pocket Coffee


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Pocket Coffee serves Fratello Coffee and Alforno pastries, making for delicious drinks and treats like lattes and cinnamon buns. With a basket of baguettes sitting on the front counter, this is an adorable shop that transports you the second you walk in.

Address: 317 19th Street NW, Calgary


Calgary Heritage Roasting Co.

This cafe offers guests baked goods and good coffee.

Founded by Wildland Firefighters, this coffee shop plans to help plant over a million trees while in operation.

Address: 2020 11th Street SE, Calgary


Our Daily Brett Market & Cafe


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Our Daily Brett is a delicious spot that foodies will love. It also has one of the best brunch menus in YYC.

It’s always busy here, especially with the market of craft goods, but it always feels cozy and comfy.

Address: 1507 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-457-0422

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Monogram Coffee


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The coffee, the staff, and the overall vibes at Monogram’s cafes are always top-notch. It’s no wonder Calgarians regularly head here for a quality cup of joe.

Monogram is definitely one of the most popular brands in YYC and a normal stop for coffee lovers.

Address: 800 49th Avenue SW, Calgary

Address: 420 2nd Street SW, Calgary (2nd Street Ground Level Entrance)
Phone: 403-975-2203

Address: 4814 16th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-893-0444

Address: 4153 University Avenue NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-475-8509


Fringe Coffee


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Fringe Coffee is an exciting coffee and breakfast spot with authentic dishes and tasty beverages.

Cold drinks, hot drinks, specialty beverages, and delicious breakfast items are all served up at this coffee space.

Address: 4628 Bowness Road NW, Calgary


Rosso Coffee Roasters

With so many locations around YYC, it’s hard to miss Rosso as being one of the city’s top choices for good coffee.

The cafes are small and cozy, with great food, and friendly service in case you need help picking out a type of coffee to enjoy at home.

Address: 140 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-264-7900

Address: 103 17th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-0232

Address: 1402 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-353-7677

Address: 2102 Centre Street N, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-1643

Address: 803 24th Avenue SE #15, Calgary
Phone: 403-971-1800


Socality House


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With a huge outdoor space and multiple floors, this coffee shop is large but with intimate rooms, much like a cozy house.

Grab a coffee, choose a space, and enjoy the unique feeling of home at Socality House.

Address: 831 17th Avenue SW, Calgary


Vendome Cafe


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This Sunnyside cafe serves up organic fair trade coffee, treats, brunch, and fresh bread made daily by Alforno.

We recommend staying for brunch and trying one of the many hash bowls.

Address: 940 2nd Avenue NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-1140


Alforno Bakery & Café


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Feel at home eating pasta and drinking wine on Alforno’s luxe couches right by the fire. This spot also offers baked goods and coffee – aka it has everything you could ever want when you’re in a cozy mood.

The sandwiches offer some of the best cafe eats in the city, like the Cuban sandwich at the new First Street Market location.

Address: 222 7th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-454-0308

Address: 1327 1st Street SW, Calgary


Kawa Espresso Bar


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Pronounced “Kah-va” (meaning “coffee” in Polish), this cafe focuses on offering organic European beans.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, long benches, and friendly staff, this is a coffee shop that feels cozy by yourself or with a study group of any size.

Address: 101-1333 8th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-452-5233

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Higher Ground


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With two Calgary locations, Higher Ground is a fantastic spot to head for organic coffee and healthy food in a relaxed atmosphere.

If you’re looking for sweets, snacks, or coffee, then this place is it.

Address: 1126 Kensington Road, Calgary
Phone: 403-270-3780

Address: 2502 Capitol Hill Crescent NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-668-1175

Address: 715 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-243-7070


Philosafy Coffee


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Philosáfy Coffee (pronounced fi-los-uh-fee) roasts all coffees it serves once a week. The beans are consciously and ethically sourced, so you can feel good about drinking them.

Thankfully, this peaceful spot is right in the heart of 17th Avenue for whenever you need a break from the business of the street.

Address: 632 17th Avenue SW, Calgary




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Deville has a ton of locations and makes breakfast, lunch, and pastries daily for its customers across YYC.

This brand is expanding very fast across Canada, and it’s obvious why. Besides how good everything here is, the rooms are open and huge, with cozy spots to sit and sip.

Address: 333 5th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-700-4422

Address: 600 6th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-452-7777

Address: 215 2nd Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-402-9952

Address: 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-990-1185

Address: 807 1st Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-664-9338

Address: Level 1 – 225 6th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-955-8877

Address: #100, 685 Centre Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403 262-9078

Address: 1122 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Phone: 403 764-2669

Address: 8509 Broadcast Avenue, Calgary
Phone: 403 454-5234

Address: 1103 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403 764-9110

Address: 227 12th Avenue SW, Calgary

Address: #292 10816 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: 403 452-3043


Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

This popular Inglewood cafe has coffee, pastries, and gourmet eats and also hosts live music several nights a week.

It’s also one of the best wine bars in Calgary, if that’s more your speed.

Address: 909 10th Street SE, Calgary

Address: 1221 8th Street SW, Calgary


Phil & Sebastian


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Phil & Sebastian has become synonymous with coffee in Calgary. The brand now has eight locations in town and can ship its beans across the country too.

At any of these locations, you can treat yourself to espresso-style coffee, coffee beans, products, and even merchandise.

Address: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-353-2268

Address: 2043 33rd Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-686-1221

Address: 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-255-4900

Address: 2207 4th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-245-1111

Address: 102 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-0905

Address: #248, 414 3rd Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-2162

Address: 69 7a Street NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-261-1885

Address: 25 Greenbriar Drive NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-261-1885


Stoop Cafe


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Offering both breakfast and lunch options, the sandwiches here are made with care, like the Gip Caprese-like sub and the egg sandwich topped with tomato, provolone, pesto, and roasted garlic aioli, all on a brioche bun.

All types of espresso and drip coffee are available as well, from black Americanos to oat milk lattes.

Address: 1027 Russet Road NE, Calgary


Apprentice Cafe

The coffee is great here, but the ice cream and the baked treats can’t be missed either, perfectly enjoyed along the Bow River that sits so close or on one of the outdoor seating areas.

Address: 1024 Bellevue Avenue SE, Calgary


Ora Bread and Wine


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The morning cafe version of this space serves up freshly baked artisanal bread, breakfast, and brunch, while dinner offers a curated selection of affordable drinks and chef-driven dishes.

Besides espresso-style coffee, wine, and classic cocktails, the food menu is made up of nibbles, brunch items, and items served on bread.

Address: 465 8th Street SW, Calgary




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The cafe menu has coffee, tea, espresso-style drinks, and a bunch of snacks and goods that are made and baked in-house, like the made-from-scratch Snickerdoodle Muffin filled with cinnamon sugar and streusel.

Address: 209 4th Avenue SE #100, Calgary


Day Dream Coffee

This coffee shop, located at 536 16th Avenue NW, is like walking straight into a cartoon, from the stuffed animals and pastel colours to the fun drinks and baked goods served here.

Address: 536 16th Avenue NW, Calgary




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The chain had humble beginnings, launching a single storefront in 2003. Today, PappaRoti has over 400 stores and kiosks worldwide in Asia, Australia, England, North America, and the Middle East.

Address: 333 11th Avenue SW, Calgary


Neighbour Coffee – Inglewood


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Serving coffee from a rich espresso program, soft serve ice cream, breakfast, lunch, and more, this is a much-loved neighbourhood spot that can now be enjoyed in an all-new community.

The cafe side of things offers a wide selection of espresso, cold brew, drip coffee, specialty drinks, a smoothie bar, and more.

Address: 1327 9th Avenue SE, Calgary


Primary Colours


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The food menu is made up of specialty coffees, over-the-counter baked goods, and tasty brunch and lunch options made to order, like bennies, celery root soup, and roasted carrot salad, to name a few.

Address: 4915 Elbow Drive SW #205, Calgary


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