No matter the time of year in Calgary, cozy coffee shops are perfect places to hang. You can catch up with friends, get some work or studying done, have a little date, or just sit back with a hot drink and slow the world down for a minute. To help you find the perfect spot for all of the above, here is our list of 10 wonderfully cozy coffee shops in Calgary.
Alforno is the perfect place for a coffee date, a meeting, a productivity push, or a casual hang out. Their coffee is obviously top-notch, but we’d be lying if we said our favourite thing on the menu could be sucked through a straw. Delicious pizza, sandwiches, and more round out this spot as a Calgary must.
Where: 222 7 St SW, Calgary
Yes, we know, we know. Analog is on every Calgary coffee shop list. No matter the season, the occasion, or the time of day, Analog seems to be a “one shop fits all” joint. The place is always busy (17th Ave, especially) but hey, that’s part of the Analog charm! After all, if you can’t throw your headphones in and drown out the noise with a Spotify Indie-folk-electronica mix are you really even in a coffee shop?
Where: Find Nearest Locations here
We couldn’t pick a specific location best suited for this list. Each Rosso location in Calgary is cozy and worth a visit in its own right, but some are definitely more study/work friendly than others. The staff is always extremely pleasant and their coffee is top notch along with being ethically sourced. If you’re looking for a classic roast and a laid back atmosphere then here you go, folks!
Where: Find Nearest Location Here
Phil and Sebastian coffee shops are cozy in general, but this location takes the cake for comfortability. It’s intimate, well lit, and located right beside the river. It’s rare to find a coffee shop that is romantic, warm, and quiet, while also being in a vibrant part of the city. Wait, that’s this spot!
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Okay, so Caffe Beano has a loyal clientele and is often busy, but if you can snag a seat it’s definitely warm and comfortable. It’s a little old school and straight to the point, but what else should a coffee shop be? Fun fact, these guys are the second oldest independent coffee shop in the city. So you could say they know what they’re brewing.
Where: 1613 9th Street SW, Calgary
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Higher Ground is one of our favourite coffee spots. It’s an extremely lively place with great staff and an amazing menu, but with enough nooks and crannies that you can find a spot to cozy up and chill. This place is perfect for getting a day’s worth of work done, a get-together with pals, or if you’re jonesing for a nightcap. Oh, and they also have a Capitol Hill location in case the Kensington one seems a little too packed.
Where: Find Nearest Location here
In terms of size, the original Luke’s is definitely the coziest. It’s a cute spot with a ton of history and multiple purposes. At Luke’s, you can refill a prescription, browse the award-winning record selection, buy a few groceries, hit the bakery, drop something off at the post office, get ice cream and then grab a coffee. If busy isn’t your scene, they also have another location in the Calgary Public Library.
Where: 112 4th Stree NE, Calgary
Brought to you by Our Daily Brett, Neighbour Coffee is a grab-n-go & cafe down in Altadore. It’s got plenty of tasty offerings, it’s ultra-Instagrammable, and despite it being pretty new it’s already gained a reputation as one of the city’s favourites.
Where: 112 4th Stree NE, Calgary
Friends Cappuccino Bar and Bake shop is a little bit old school, but it’s super cute and incredibly inviting. As far as cozy coffee shops in Calgary go, it’s hard to beat the warm welcome you get at Friends.
Where: 45 Edenwold Dr NW #104, Calgary
There you have it. Hopefully, we’ve helped you out for your next study sesh, first date, or mid-day pick-me-up. Stay caffeinated, Calgary!