It was a beautiful day to be out on a patio again enjoying a caffeinated beverage. So we went down to Higher Ground Café down in Kensington right next to a Starbucks. I would like to make a suggestion and that would be to walk past the Starbucks and go here instead. There was a very eclectic bunch of people there today that all had the same idea, and for your entertainment today, we were also able to watch the runners cruise by that were involved in the Calgary Marathon.
The outside of Higher Ground is deceiving because it looks like a small place but when you go inside to order you drinks is another story. The place is quite trendy with lots of seating. There was lots of cool artwork on the walls. If you are lucky enough to get a window seat, it is a great place for people watching, we chose the patio today.
Lets talk about the menu, it’s huge and I mean huge. There was lots of selection of regular drinks along with a good selection of specialty drinks.
Today I went off that beaten path ordering the Mt. Everest specialty coffee, which contained espresso, steamed milk, Irish cream and whipped cream, very tasty. We also ordered a London Fog. All their coffee and tea is organic and free trade. They also sell whole beans there for you to take home and grind yourself. Again with trying something new, we ordered the Toasted Banana Walnut Bread, that’s right toasted banana bread, I would say more grilled as it had grill marks on it, which gave it a little crunch, this was excellent and would suggest you try this when you go here. The banana bread came with a cinnamon brown sugar spread that added to the flavor of the banana bread. We also order a Lemon, cranberry muffin, which was also good.
Higher Ground Café also has their own version of a customer card called coffee cash, for you to load up. Excellent idea.
If you are looking for more of a breakfast, there is a great little restaurant downstairs called The Daily. The barista recommended it to us. They serve breakfast all day. Everyone loves breakfast for lunch and dinner.
Bottom line the service and selection were outstanding and I will be going back to this place and so should you. You won’t be disappointed.