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Your Guide to Banff's Coffee Shops

Published Date
Sep 29, 2021
Two coffee cups "cheers-ing" at Cascade Ponds. Rundle Mountain and Fall colours in the background

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 June 4 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.

A selection of pastries and dessertsA selection of pastries and dessertsA selection of pastries and desserts

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.

JK Bakery Cafe: Stop by this staple of Bear Street for coffee from a local roaster, Mountain Blends. You can also find loose leaf tea bought locally from Banff Tea Co. and Canmore Tea Co.

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.

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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.

Two friends walking down Banff Ave wearing cozy mittens and holding coffee cupsTwo friends walking down Banff Ave wearing cozy mittens and holding coffee cupsTwo friends walking down Banff Ave wearing cozy mittens and holding coffee cups

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.

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