A coffee shop that is trendy and has a ton of bottled beer. Unfortunately the staff are pretty clueless and have had trouble even finding it, also they have nothing outside of the local liquor stores at pretty high prices. If you want to drink beer while others drink coffee, why not, otherwise go to a liquor store and drink at home.
Great cafe with a pretty impressive bottled beer selection. This a worthy stop just to come past for a coffee in the morning. What will make you return for the afternoon/evening is the very well-chosen bottle list (ask for a menu), which covers Canadian, Danish and Belgian beers. I was impressed to see things such as Westvleteren 12 and Cantillon Lamvinus in this neck of the woods. Staff were friendly and they also have free wifi. A very good place all-round to enjoy good craft beer.
No taps, but a great bottle list. Had stuff like Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast that I didn’t find anywhere else in Calgary. Staff is not really knowledgable, but friendly and helpful. A nice list of high end bottles, though expensive. Re-rate list is a bit less interesting this time and nothing on tap. Still worth checking out.
nemeab (8) Alberta | April 26, 2012| Updated June 1, 2012
This is a coffee place with one of the most eclectic beer menus in the city. Some real gems mixed in with tried and true favorites. I wish Kawa were in my neighbourhood!
Compared to other places in town that offer the same concept (I’m looking at you, Bottle House), Kava actually gets it right. A great selection of well-chosed bottles, non-slimy servers and a comfortable atmosphere. I’m usually more of a pub type, but even this coffee/wine bar feels okay.
This is a great little gem in Calgary. Simply put, this little espresso bar has the best bottle list in the city, hands down. When they say they have 80+ beers, it truly does mean micro and craft.....they are not trying to pull the wool over your eyes with a multitude of AB-InBev offerings. Alex, the beer manager, is very knowledgeable and is a great guy to sit and talk beer with. If a customer has a suggestion for something they’d like to see on the beer list, he’ll look into it and try to make it happen. The care they show in selecting their beer menu, always having proper glassware on hand and the frequent beer tastings and dinners they host show that they are really trying to carve out a niche in the Calgary beer scene. Good food, great coffee, a fairly diverse wine list for non-beer geek friends and a comfy-casual atmosphere make this a great place to just hang out and spend a night.