Kensington is a remarkable neighbourhood and we love calling it home! To celebrate small businesses, just like ours – here’s 6 of our favourite local spots that you need to visit. Happy Small Business Week!
Our Favourite Place to Lose Track of Time: Pages Books
Pages is one of Calgary’s oldest, independent bookstores! Between their impressive listing of 10, 000 or so titles (new, used and bargain) and their team of avid readers you’re sure to find the perfect read. But really, be prepared to lose track of time in this magical little spot!
Our Favourite Place to Shop Consignment: Peacock Boutique
Shopping at Peacock kind of feels like you’re in the amazing walk in closet of your most fashionable girlfriend. Hangers upon hangers of trendy clothes neatly arranged amongst her cozy couch and cute dogs laying around. The best part of this friend’s closet? You can buy any garment your heart desires! The ladies at Peacock have saved us in ripped pants catastrophes and helped us pick outfits for many occasions. It’s always well stocked, in season and on trend. Bonus: frequent sales mean some seriously great deals!
Our Favourite Place for a Unique Experience: Cuisine et Chateau
There is no doubt that this is Calgary’s coolest kitchen classroom. They offer cooking classes, theme nights, private and corporate bookings and so much more. We’ve hosted winemaker’s dinners with them, a tequila/mezcal lunch and enjoyed the spoils of their Chocolate Class! Thierry, Marnie and the rest of the CeC team are all incredibly talented, we’re confident you’ll be entertained, you’ll learn and you’ll of course, eat!
Our Favourite Place to Grab Coffee: Higher Ground
A Kensington icon that needs almost no introduction. It’s a gathering place for people from every corner of the city to enjoy coffee and casual eats. HG is always buzzing – the perfect spot to people watch while you catch up with friends or cozy up fireside and study. They’ve gotten us thought many long days with delicious Americanos!
Our Favourite Place for Date Night: Vero Bistro
If you’re looking for somewhere cozy and romantic with an amazing menu and outstanding service, you need to check out Vero. Chef Jenny and her team lovingly craft modern French & Italian cuisine – our fav is Steak & Frites night on Wednesday, definitely make a reservation! Bonus: the wine list has great offerings and is very well priced.
Our Favourite Place to Pick Up Lunch: Peppino
Sometimes we find ourselves “accidentally” leaving our lunch at home for an excuse to get a ‘Joe’s Special’ (our fav sandwich)! We haven’t even tried their homemade pasta and sauces (lunch specials and take home for quick dinners) because our love affair with the made to order – and filling – sandwiches is still too serious!
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(Img Cred to Avenue Magazine)