Your Guide to Banff's Coffee Shops
- Feb 27, 2023|
- Food & Drink
Pair iconic sights with indulgent sips as you explore all that Banff and Lake Louise have to offer. No matter where your adventures take you in the park - you are sure to find a cozy drink and sweet treats to enhance your day of exploring.
Lattes in Lake Louise
Trailhead Café: Enjoy a classic drip coffee or a range of specialty coffees, including the Maple Canadiano: A shot of espresso, hot water, pure maple syrup, and white chocolate.
Laggan’s Mountain Bakery and Deli: Pair your coffee with an assortment of comfort food, including an array of pastries. We highly recommend the sticky buns!
The Guide’s Pantry (Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise): Venture into the newest addition to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise before your next adventure. Indulge in a premium assortment of freshly brewed specialty coffees and signature tea selections.
Lake Agnes Tea House: We think you’ll agree that coffee brewed in the mountains is best enjoyed on the mountains themselves! Enjoy a forested 3.5 km hike, with an elevation gain of 400m, to enjoy a sweet reward next to stunning Lake Agnes. Open from early June to Canadian Thanksgiving and closed in the winter.
Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House: Pass through glacial valleys and meadows populated with wildflowers as you hike approximately 5.6 km with an elevation gain of 360m. Settle into the historic tea house for a warm drink and a slice of the locals’ favourite chocolate cake. Open early June to late September and closing over the winter.
Bear Street Treats
Banff National Perk: A local’s favourite since 1988, Banff National Perk Coffeehouse offers coffees, baked items, breakfast sandwiches, and more. You can also find boxed lunches for hiking and sightseeing trips.
Wild Flour Bakery: Wild Flour Bakery has got your morning brewed and baked. Enjoy an array of delicious whole and healthy foods complemented with a fresh cup of coffee.
Brews on Banff Avenue
Happy Camper Café(Canalta Lodge): Coffee and sweet drinks pair perfectly with the s'mores available at the outdoor fire pits. You may also enjoy a warm drink after a daring dip into the Canalta Hotel's cold plunge pool!
Whitebark Café (Banff Aspen Lodge): Both a local’s favourite spot and voted “Best of the Bow: Coffee,” this well-kept secret features delicious coffee and tea sourced from our local Banff Tea Company.
Good Earth Coffeehouse: For a sweet change of pace, try any of their fun fall offerings ranging from a Pumpkin Spice Frappe to a Honey Espresso Chai with Steamed Oat Milk.
Evelyn’s Coffee Bar: Located in the heart of Banff Avenue, Evelyn’s offers up a selection of premium coffees and a mixture of mochas, mochaccinos, cappuccinos, and hot chocolates. This is the perfect location to grab a hot drink as you sip and shop along Banff Ave.
Uprising Bake Shop + Espresso Bar: As you drop in for a warm drink, you’re sure to be tempted by freshly-baked loaves, baguettes, pastries, and other sweet specialties. Fresh coffee and fresh baking are the perfect combination for your day spent exploring Banff.
Peak Café: Stop into this bustling location on Banff Avenue for a selection of tea, coffee, bubble tea, fruit iced tea, and more. You'll be spoiled for choice at this convenient location.
Little Wild: Little Wild adds the brew to mountain adventures and everyday hustle alike, giving you quick and reliably excellent cups and treats right on Banff Avenue.
Milk Tea @ Banff: Choose from a wide range of bubble tea including Brown Sugar Milk Tea and Matcha Lattes. You'll also find a range of Tea Espresso including Honey Jasmine Tea and Brown Sugar Oolong Tea.
Second Cup: With flavours to suit every season - Second Cup offers a wide variety of spiced and sweet specialty coffees. This Fall, be sure to try their Matcha Spice Oat Latte or an Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Starbucks: Iconic coffee pairs well with a trip to iconic Banff and Lake Louise. You'll find two convenient Starbucks locations along beautiful Banff Avenue.
Explore and Pour
STOCK Food and Drink(Fairmont Banff Springs): Stock up for your adventure with morning gourmet coffee and artisanal meals and snacks. Perfect for an authentic mountain moment!
Buffalo Mountain Café (Buffalo Mountain Lodge): Located on Tunnel Mountain Road, this is a great place to stop pre-or post-adventure for a casual bite and delicious coffee.
Bare Bistro: Head to this locals' favourite location found off the beaten path for a selection of coffee, tea, and hot lunch options.
Tim Hortons: Nothing pairs better with a hot cup of coffee than a box of Timbits. Enjoy a classic Canadian favourite in the Canadian Rockies!
Banff Tea Co.: Browse a selection of tea accessories and exclusive tea blends. You'll also find fun feature teas such as Pumpkin Spice Chai or Golden Autumn.
Alpha Bistro (Banff Rocky Mountain Resort): You'll find their fresh coffee pairs perfectly with their Bear Omelette or Rocky Mountain Skillet. The Mountaineer Lunch to Go is also perfect for a day of exploring.
Maclab Bistro (Banff Centre): Enjoy mountain views while indulging in warm drinks and creative food inspired by locally-sourced ingredients.