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?

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.

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.

Peppino // 1240 Kensington Rd NW

Authentic, gourmet Italian food at super affordable prices.

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.

Kienna Cafe // 1117 Kensington Rd NW

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

The Roasterie // 314 10 Street NW

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

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.

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.

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.