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401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
+1 403-760-7298
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Coffee in Banff

Probably the best lattes in town and a great place to stop for takeaway coffees (small cafe with limited seating). It is a few blocks past the main tourist areas and tends to be less busy than other options like Wildflower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
AWS1980
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Probably the best lattes in town and a great place to stop for takeaway coffees (small cafe with limited seating). It is a few blocks past the main tourist areas and tends to be less busy than other options like Wildflower.

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Banff, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice bakery and cafeteria. Treats are tasty. Chairs are not comfortable. In cafeteria they should be. Coffee and hot chocolate was great. Nice service.

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alberta
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146 reviews 146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I wish we had came the other mornings of our stay!! But am still so glad we found this special spot. Great lattes and the best coconut macaroon I have ever had!! I will be sure to come every morning when we stay in Banff next time.

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit to Banff!! Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

Banff, Alberta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Best coffee in town! Great service, delicious frittata, quinoa salad, lemon bars, macaroons and muffins. Great on the way to the hill, before work or if you just want to kickback and enjoy the sun on the patio. Love this spot!

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review!! Hope to see you again! Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

Wollongong, Australia
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399 reviews 399 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visiting from Australia we were told this place had the best coffee in Banff. Dropped in for coffee to go as we were having breakfast with friends and enjoyed four outstanding cup of coffees. Friendly staff and great service.

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review!! So glad you enjoyed our coffee! Hope to see you again on your next visit to Banff. Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Do like the locals and get your caffeine fix at Whitebark. When you have business meetings and they opt for Whitebark over the office, you know it will be good.

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and so glad you enjoyed our coffee! Hope to see you again!! Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe. More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

At last found a decent coffee in Banff after10 years of drinking insipid weak North American "coffee" in small clean "Scandi" style modern cafe. Homemade Quiche, frittata, salads all inventive, different and delicious. As for the coconut macaroon - well never had anything so amazing - sticky chewy and real fresh coconut - perfect after a hard days skiing. Great... More 

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Our macaroons are one of my favourite things too! Hope to see you again. Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I concur with the previous reviewers - excellent coffee and muffins! Came back all three mornings of our stay.

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

Pointe Claire, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

On my first morning in Banff I stopped by the cafe for a coffee and muffin both were great and it was a good way to start me week in Banff.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! Hope to see you again! Lauren ~ Whitebark Cafe More 

London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you're an Aussie wanting good quality coffee made just like it is back home... check this place out!!

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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our coffee. Thanks for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-760-7298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 8
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?