Winter is nearly here and while the streets are clear right now, it won’t be long until there’s a chill in the air and snow on the ground!

This sweater season, whether you’re looking to catch up with friends, get some work done, or just people-watch, here are some wonderfully cozy coffee shops in Calgary to do so.

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Heritage Roasting Co. 


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Located in Ramsay, Heritage Roasting Co. is a cute, cozy coffee house with a brick interior, charming baristas and a mission to give back. Check it out and enjoy a sip, a snack and a deep breath or two.

Where: 2020 11 ST SE Calgary, AB

Analog – 17th Avenue

If you’ve ever wandered 17th Avenue on a chilly day, chances are you’ve ducked into this corner cafe. This seems to be a one-spot-fits-all in terms of season, comfort, and occasion. Analog is an incredibly cute coffee shop and is a great spot to get things done. No wonder we’ve never seen it not packed.

Where: 740 17 Ave SW, Calgary

Alforno – 7th Street


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An extremely popular and practically perfect for a coffee date, a meeting, or just a casual hang, Alforno should be on everyone’s hit list. Curl up by their fireplace with a coffee or one of their unique take on ‘cafe’-type food and enjoy! Fancy a pizza and an espresso? This is the place.

Where: 222 7 St SW, Calgary

Higher Ground – Kensington

Higher Ground is one of Kensington’s warmest and most beloved coffee shops. It’s open late, makes for a great spot to get things done, and is just romantic, but casual enough for the perfect date. Also, they’ve got a pretty lengthy menu, so if you’re super particular like we are, you won’t have too much trouble finding a tasty sip.

Where: 1126 Kensington Rd, Calgary

Phil and Sebastian – Simmons Building


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The Simmons Building is where a perfect day comes to a head. Whether you’re walking along the river or checking out the cute local shops, chances are you’ll wrap things up at either Phil and Sebastian for a coffee, a chat and a Danish, or Charbar for dinner. This spot is romantic, warm and pretty quiet, especially considering you’re in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the city.

Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary


With so many adorable locations, how could we not include Rosso on this list?! This is the kind of joint to hit up if you’re looking to get productive, feel welcomed and support local! Coffee purists love this place for its laid-back, simplistic approach to ethically sourced roast, and we love it because it’s honestly just so darn comfortable. Check it out!

Where: Find the nearest location here

Loophole Coffee Bar


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If a little ambiance goes a long way, then how far does a lot go? Loophole has an incredibly warm vintage-type atmosphere and they serve an incredibly tasty cup of Joe. Also, their staff is laid back and they know their craft – just in case you have any questions about their brew.

Where: 1040 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Loophole Coffee Bar

Caffè Beano is another coffee shop with a devoted following. We’ve hardly ever seen this place without a lineup outside and it’s rightfully earned. From their black coffee to their lattes and specialty drinks, these guys make a mean cup of cozy – but that’s hardly a surprise considering they’ve been in the game for over 30 years.

Where:  1613 9th Street SW, Calgary

There you have it, cozy Calgary coffee shops. Hopefully, we’ve helped you out for your next study sesh, first date, or mid-day pick-me-up. Stay caffeinated, friends!