Coffee exploration in Calgary

It’s not often that we decide to just head to the big city for the weekend but I had been wanting to get a break from the usual flow of life.

Being a stationery geek I really wanted to visit Recess shop – a small stationery shop which came on my radar on IG and it kind of gave me an excuse to plan a trip around it! I’ll tell you what we ALWAYS end up doing at new places- other than seeing the usual popular places we always end up covering these:

  • Farmer’s Market
  • Local coffee shops
  • Stationery or craft shops

We didn’t visit the zoo or the Calgary Tower though these two are something you must see if it’s your first time in Calgary.

Our visit was more around exploring the local shops.

Coffee Shops:

There were 3 coffee places to try on my list, out of which we ended up going to two. Analog and Monogram.

Coconut Latte at Monogram

Analog is located in Calgary’s Farmer’s Market and Monogram right in the heart of downtown. If I had to choose one Analog hands down is the best! Maybe it has to do with my choice of Drink at Monogram (coconut latte) which was nice but I had expected more from a fancy coffee shop. Mind you the coconut syrup or whatever it was was also sitting at the bottom of the cup so I only tasted it until I was through with the latte. Overall ok. It’s a beautiful place and next time I would try their latte to do a better comparison.

Dessert Places:

We also ended up trying rolled ice cream at Scrollio! Delicious and must try!

Kulfi @ Scrollio

Very close to Scrollio is Made By Marcus which dare I say is much luxurious bath to the senses!

Ricotta and lemon 🍋 something (I forgot the name) at Made by Marcus

Overall a laid back trip where we rested, explored the city a little bit more (I know Calgary is a treasure trove for coffee creatives) and we will be back again for some more experiences!

Have you been to Calgary? What would you recommend?

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