9 Hidden Cafes In Kensington You And Your BFF Absolutely Need To Discover This Summer

Card games and cold brews.

Every Calgarian knows that Kensington is one of Calgary's best places to visit. It's typically stereotyped as a hipster-esque kind of place, and that label isn't far off. Kensington is super full of culture, and really interesting things to do, all year round. 

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Say you and your best friend are planning a day of adventures around Kensington. You'll obviously need to grab a bite to eat at some point, so why not check out one of the cities best cafes?

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Hexagon Board Game Cafe // 1140 Kensington Rd NW

Over 600 board games, and some of Kensington's best drinks. Play old favourites like Scrabble or Connect 4, or challenge your funniest friends to a game of Cards Against Humanity.


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Nellie's // 1414 Kensington Rd NW

One of Calgary's best all day breakfast joints. Nellie's serves classic diner food, in a charming, authentic setting.


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Peppino // 1240 Kensington Rd NW

Authentic, gourmet Italian food at super affordable prices.


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Higher Ground Cafe // 1126 Kensington Rd NW

If you're not one for studying in a library, this place can become your second home during finals. Higher Ground is open until 11, and serves the best organic tea and other cafe classics.


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Kienna Cafe // 1117 Kensington Rd NW

Support local roasteries. Kienna has been serving Calgary since 1978, and roasting their own coffee since 1999.


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The Roasterie // 314 10 Street NW

Small and cozy, serving some of the best specialty drinks. 


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Red Bush Tea and Coffee Company // 225 10 Street NW

You have to try the spicy caramel hot chocolate. Sit outside and sip on your drink, or enjoy the cozy, cafe atmosphere inside.


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Amato Gelato // 2104 Kensington Rd NW

Not a coffee fan? You'll love this sweet treat instead. Amato is one of Calgary's premiere gelato spots, and their flavours are incredible.


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Regal Cat Cafe // 303 10 Street NW

This place literally has everything. Pay a small fee, and spend your day petting kittens, playing board games, and sipping on your favourite drink.

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