Whitebark Café, Banff: We’re massive coffee snobs so before we could do anything in Banff & Lake Louise, we always had to get our fix of coffee at Whitebark café. The coffee here is absolutely delicious and the breakfast souffle is a must before heading out to the mountains.
Block Kitchen + Bar: If there is one restaurant that you have to visit in Banff, it should be Block Kitchen + Bar. This tiny restaurant is absolutely delicious. We highly recommend the pork bao buns, curry ramen, and a craft cocktail.
PARK Distillery Restaurant + Bar, Banff: This distillery and restaurant is a staple in Banff. They distill all of their spirits from the glaciers high in the Rocky Mountains while the grain is sourced from family farms in Alberta. As for the food, PARK Distillery Restaurant + Bar specializes in campfire food made from wood-fired, spit-roasted, locally sourced ingredients. We highly recommend ordering the St. Louis Ribs and the fondue.
Banff Ave Brewing Company, Banff: This brewery and restaurant uses the pure mountain water from the Canadian Rockies along with house made cultures yeast strains to create delicious fresh beer.
Lone Pine, Mt. Norquay: Located on Mt. Norquay, Lone Pine is the perfect place to enjoy a warm bowl of chili and a hot toddy after a day on the mountain. This isn’t your average snow lodge. In fact, Chef Morne has created a menu of delicious dishes with an extravagant flair.
Baker Creek Bistro, Bow Valley / Lake Louise: The Baker Creek Bistro is located at Baker Creek Lodge on the outskirts of Lake Louise. This intimate restaurant is located in a log cabin that is nestled in the pines
Fairview Bar + Restaurant, Lake Louise: Located at the prestigious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, this sophisticated restaurant is framed with elegantly arched windows overlooking Lake Louise. While all of their food is delicious, we highly recommend the afternoon tea complete with a glass of champagne.