• Second Cup, McKenzie Towne Centre
    30 High St SE
    Calgary ABĀ  T2Z 3TB
    Phone: 403 257 2805

    The Second Cup on High Street SE in Calgary is part of a pleasant little shopping street. It can be a hassle to find and get out of the area, but otherwise it’s a pretty nice location.

    Inside, this Second Cup feels spacious, but it actually doesn’t have that much seating. The ambiance is warm, however.

    You order at a large counter flanked by large signs overhead. These signs are not much help when you’re not a regular Second Cup customer. Today I settled on a Dole Apple Juice (skipping the coffee) and a slice of poppyseed loaf.

    Of course I can’t tell you how the coffee was, but the poppyseed loaf was good. (I thought it seemed more like a piece of cake, but what’s in a name?) It was very fresh, flavorful, and just crammed with poppy seeds.

    I was with a group of 6, so we couldn’t find any spot to sit all together. In the end, 3 of us took the couch/low chairs and the other 3 took the high chairs by the window. Nothing wrong with that, but this Second Cup should really offer more places to sit.

    Last thoughts: Coffee shops are not really my kind of thing, but they’re great for hanging out with a group. A lot of them try to be upscale lounges, but they don’t quite get the “lounge” part, so they just become expensive places to get coffee and kick back for a bit.

    Food ++++Second Cup on Urbanspoon
    Service ++++
    Ambiance +++
    Washrooms ++++

    Posted by Phoebe on Mar 31, 2009

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One Response

  • Cindy Says:

    Second Cup offers strong and even stronger decaf coffee. Usually in the afternoons I can find a decaf anywhere ie: folks cut back on caffine to allow sleeping at night. Unfortunately the Second Cup at this location had to brew and indivdual cup, which was why it was so strong. I should have felt pampered by having my coffee ground for an individual cup , but the delay was not exactly coinciding with my schedule.
    Another member of our group , a coffee tester, also did not finish his small cup of regular coffee.
    Nice enough atmosphere, pleasant staff, coffee lacking.
    Give it time I think.