Calgary has for many years been Canada's boomtown breeding a vibrant downtown culture and dining scene. Phil & Sebastian has been one of Canada's best roasters for a number of years and their Simmons Building location is one of the best coffee shops in Calgary.
Specializing in innovative roasts, it is possible to spend $50 on a half-pound bag of coffee, perhaps reminiscent of the great Calgary oil boom. Everything here is exceptional, and if you arrive before lunch, maybe just stay to eat at neighbouring Charbar.
Chris Stenberg is a creative director, photographer, filmmaker, and traveller. In his spare time you can find him biking and boarding in the mountains of British Columbia.