When making my way through Calgary’s downtown, I am often get encouraged by the growing number of decent coffee establishments popping up in the area. One of my favourites while we were in Vancouver a couple of years ago was Milano Coffee. They have now opened a shop here in Calgary.


The Interior

Naturally when walking downtown, my eyes dart to and fro for great coffee, as there’s nothing as sweet as great coffee in a stylish space.

Milano’s interior is very modern, with a concrete and wood flair. They also have some huge doors that open up to a great patio. This is very similar to the great patio they have in Vancouver.

The Drinks

My wife had a London Fog, my daughter had the Iced Raspberry Mocha and I tried a Iced Cortado. My daughter could not taste the raspberry which was quite disappointing.

Milano’s roast’s their own beans.

They source, hand roast, and blend each of their espresso’s, containing up to 13 different origin coffees. Milano is a supporter of small farm estate, fair trade and certified organic coffees.


The Food

The food that I did see looked really good. We did not eat anything the day we were there.


The Service

The girl that was working there the day we were there was extremely friendly and helpful as we were asking a lot of questions about Milano’s.


The Hours

Hours are pretty standard for a shop downtown:

Monday to Friday: 7am to 6pm

Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Sunday: 8am to 4pm



Again it’s downtown Calgary. Parking is always at a premium and can be expensive unless you go down on Sunday when street parking is free.


Last words

Really enjoyed visiting this place, funny story about Milano’s. When we visited the shop in Vancouver, there was a performer in the shop and he was playing guitar, all types of music but with a latin flair. For the area he was quite loud as his guitar was hooked up to an amp. The guy with his amp drove my daughter nuts, so we could only hope that when we walked into Milano’s here, there would be an entrainer playing a guitar. But no such luck.

If you are downtown on 11 Avenue SW, go check this place out.


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