No matter what the situation, Higher Ground has you covered. With a cozy fireplace, comfortable chairs and many tables, this coffee shop has established itself as a Calgary favourite for meeting clients, friends or potential employers.
Higher Ground has a long list of specialty coffees such as Banana Magic, which is made of espresso, hot chocolate, banana, chocolate whipped cream and Bernard Callebaut sprinkles, and the S’More Mocha – which is a drinkable version of the favourite campfire treat – is made from espresso, hot chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla whipped cream and topped with Bernard Callebaut sprinkles. There are also tea mistos such as the beloved London Fog and the interesting Snow Dragon – a combination of jasmine green tea, peppermint tea, steamed milk and vanilla.
If you’re in the mood, Higher Ground is licensed and offers a variety of beer, wine and liqueurs to keep you fuelled long into the night. A must-try is the Coffee Crisp which is very similar to the specialty coffees, but with a dash of Kahlua and amaretto for an added zing.
Besides their drinks, Higher Ground also offers a menu that includes breakfast, soups, salads and flatbread sandwiches, as well as an evening menu. All of the meals are kept light, which will help prevent you from sinking into a food coma while you’re trying to work or have a meeting. The New Mexico Chicken flatbread sandwich is sure to satisfy and the added kick of southwestern-seasoned chicken, tomatoes, spicy banana peppers and chipotle mayo is sure to help you power through a ton of work. If you interested in something just to nibble on, the Flatbread Strips and Dip Trio is great to share, or eat all by yourself over the course of an afternoon. Higher Ground, 1126 Kensington Road NW, 403-270-3780.