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in search of coffee house nw yyc

  • howlin Dec 15, 2010 08:04 AM
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a buddy at work is looking for a nice one .he is new to the area .thanks

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

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

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      1. re: nonlinear

        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?

        1. re: Dr. J

          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.

          1. re: Dr. J

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

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

          1. 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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            1. re: John Manzo

              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.

              1. re: howlin

                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.

              2. re: John Manzo

                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.

                1. re: maplesugar

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

                  1. re: sharonanne

                    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)