Coffee and Cigars
Coffee and cigars are a classic combination and both have been consumed for centuries. The ideal place for growing coffee is known as "The Coffee Belt" aka "Bean Belt" and is located between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. This also happens to be the ideal location to grow cigar tobacco. Coffee is one of the original pairings for cigars and is the only beverage used by cigar blenders to test blends of tobacco when creating cigars.
The Best Coffee spots in Bridgeland:
Baya Rica Cafe
Alberta's first crop-to-cup coffee company. Only hand picked cherries that are ready to be processed are ordered and once the beans arrive at the cafe, master roasters take time to provide the best blends possible to provide the perfect cup of coffee.
Location: 204 7A St NE, Calgary, Alberta
Bike & Brew
Serving a fan favorite in Fratello coffee, Bike & Brew provides a great atmosphere and equally great coffee. A great place to grab a cup, no matter the time of day.
Location: 921 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E
Blue Star Diner
A great spot with great vibes to enjoy a great selection of food no matter the time of day you choose to visit. This location also favors Fratello coffee to stay or go and even offers whole bean bags to take home and enjoy. You can't go wrong with Blue Star Diner.
Location: 809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2
With their own house blend that is locally roasted by Rosso Coffee Roasters, this spot will provide you with a great coffee to take with you on the go or several bagged blends to bring home and to make a delicious coffee at home.
Location: 1104 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C8
Lukes Drug Mart
Lukes has been a staple for the Calgary community since 1951 and three generations of the Lukes family later, is still going strong. Lukes provides one of the best coffees in the city and is a go to for many coffee lovers whether your looking for a Americano or a latte. They also provide a great selection of bagged blends to take home and a great vinyl selection.
Location: 112 4 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3R9
Peace Beauty & Cafe
Offering medley of services, Peacy & Beauty is a beautiful spot that offers a great cup coffee. Kick back and enjoy a foot massage, hair styling and many other options while sipping on a tasty cup of joe.
Location: 206 8a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4J1
Pizza Culture is known for outstanding pizza with traditional and authentic approach that pays homage to the Neapolitan pies of Naples, but do not that overlook the great coffee this spot offers. With a outstanding pizza, beautiful interior and a great atmosphere, this is the spot to enjoy great slice and finish off with a great cup of coffee. Although a small distance away from the other locations, Pizza Culture is definitely an establishment worth visiting.
Location: 1114 Edmonton Trail #1, Calgary, AB T2E 3K4
Our Favourite Cigars with a Premium Coffee:
Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto
The smoke is silky, sweet and imparts floral notes of linen and orange peel over a nutty base. A medium+ bodied cigar and hangs around a 6/10 for strength.
Montecristo Petit No. 2
It has a solid medium body, with sweet graham cracker and toast, and a finish smacking of honey that almost begs for a cup of coffee. 6/10 for strength
La Careme by Crowned Heads robusto
A medium+ with a complex flavor profile that brings chocolate souffle, sweet cocoa and rich tobacco to the palate. 5.5-6/10 for strength
New World Connecticut Robusto
This is a mild-medium bodied cigar that light enough for the most delicate of roasts. The New World Connecticut starts off fruity but intensifies a bit to show a richer palate of cedar, leather and lemon peel. 4.5/10 for strength.
Herrera Esteli Habano by Drew Estate Robusto extra
A loved cigar that imparts flavors of earth and pepper on-top of a sweet, nutty base with elements of pistachio, candied pecan and caramel. Medium-Full Body 6/10 for strength
Indian Motorcycle Shade Robusto
It starts with a note of wheat with a hint of lingering butterscotch. This is accompanied by notes of raisin, honey and mocha. A great Mild Bodied cigar with and exceptionally smooth retrohale.
A creamy cigar thats leathery and floral with an herbal component, hint of wood and spicy notes of red pepper . A medium bodied cigar 5/10 for strength
Cohiba siglo II
A great stick that imparts a nutty, fruity notes with complex layers of brown sugar, maple and leather. A medium bodied cigar 5.5-6 for strength