Analog Coffee on 17th Avenue SW looks awesome on the outside and has great coffee on the inside. Thanks to its location on the nicer part of 17th Avenue, it is often busy and a great place to sit down with a laptop if you can find a table. I don’t often visit Downtown Calgary, but 17th Avenue SW is a good reason to. This is one of the few coffee shops that open late in Calgary.
Higher Ground Cafe
Higher Ground Cafe in Kensington is just outside of downtown and pretty close to Crave Cupcakes. Another great local coffee shop that opens late. Take a walk before/after to the Peace Bridge or that photogenic MEMORIAL sign/sculpture.
Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters
My favourite local coffee shop is probably Phil & Sebastian. They now have several locations besides Marda Loop incluing Chinook Centre and on 4th Street in Mission. I think they were the first coffee shop I’ve been to that I’d consider “fancy coffee”.