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in search of coffee house nw yyc

howlin Dec 15, 2010 08:04 AM

a buddy at work is looking for a nice one .he is new to the area .thanks

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    Merry113 Dec 15, 2010 08:46 AM

    NW where? There are lots & lots of chains up here. The Good Earth in Creekside is pretty good.

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      nonlinear Dec 15, 2010 09:02 AM

      i like Weed's in Capitol Hill (right near Edelweiss german market).

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        Dr. J Dec 16, 2010 05:19 PM

        What is weeds like? Comparable to cafe beano, artigiano, phil and sebastian etc? I keep hoping that coffee places comparable to these will open in the more central nw/kensington area. Sigh. Why is this a mediocre coffee zone? Is there not enough pedestrian traffic?

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          nonlinear Dec 16, 2010 08:05 PM

          nah, weed's is a more of a "bohemian"-style coffee house (if you know what i mean), complete with dirty floors and broken, decades-old furniture. the coffee IS good, but i like it because it reminds me of the coffee houses back home. ;p it's also quiet and makes a great place for writing and/or reading.

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            John Manzo Dec 17, 2010 08:30 AM

            Remember Tumblebeans? That's Weeds. Joshua Tree? Weeds. They do pull 49th Parallel but in my experience they don't do it very well- shots are too long, don't grind to order (this is a serious issue, actually, and when I see it I don't come back), steamwand is filthy. But atmosphere is interesting and in that area, it's your only option.

            Dr J- yes, not much pedestrian traffic; it's an interesting little strip but miles and miles from 17th/Inglewood etc.

        2. sharonanne Dec 15, 2010 09:20 AM

          Cadence in Bowness! Lazy Loaf and Kettle in Parkdale though very busy.

          Speaking of Good Earth, the one in Crowfoot is ok.

          1. John Manzo Dec 15, 2010 09:29 AM

            Do you mean NW as in Kensington or NW as in Royal Oak? You're referring to a quadrant that's like three Red Deers. Be more specific.

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              howlin Dec 15, 2010 10:23 AM

              i dont know where exacly .im thinking tuscany area,but he just asked for the nw,so i cant be more specific.thanks for the recs tho.

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                amhaffen Dec 16, 2010 02:16 PM

                Has anyone been to Planet Coffee Roasters lately?
                101, 83 Bowridge Drive NW

                It is very close to Tuscany. That being said, being a Tuscany resident myself, the trip to Kensington is a short one, particularly if good coffee is involved.

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                maplesugar Dec 15, 2010 10:30 PM

                Sheesh was the semester hard on you or? Merry already asked howlin where in the NW upthread.

                I second the suggestions for Good Earth & Lazy Loaf.

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                  sharonanne Dec 16, 2010 06:02 AM

                  Have you tried Cadence, Ms. Sugar? It's become one of my favorites.

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                    maplesugar Dec 16, 2010 10:36 AM

                    Not yet--but only because I'm not often in Bowness when we come down to Calgary. It's on a long list of must-trys that's growing every month it seems. (I have to come up with more excuses to visit heh)

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