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Trailhead Cafe

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101 Lk Louise Dr, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
(403) 522-2006
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Stop for Lake Louise and surrounds

We were directed to this lovely little place during our trip in August 2014. We stopped in on at least 3 different occasions. The wraps are tasty and hearty. The apple / cinnamon muffins are awesome. Coffee is pretty good. I stopped in again whilst up n the mountains during my unexpected trip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Daniel M
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Best meal we found in the off season (during October.) Cozy feel to the place. Good breakfast and sandwiches. I'm sure it's a very busy place in summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were directed to this lovely little place during our trip in August 2014. We stopped in on at least 3 different occasions. The wraps are tasty and hearty. The apple / cinnamon muffins are awesome. Coffee is pretty good. I stopped in again whilst up n the mountains during my unexpected trip back to Canada in March 2015 -... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This little cafe offers a reasonable variety of food but does not fulfill the menu board's promise. Service was a bit slow and our food was not well presented and a bit bland. If one is hungry it will fill a hole. Going over the menu was mouth watering, but eating was disappointing. Price reasonable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The staff didn't smile and were far too busy engaged in their own conversation. When my partner ordered from the window they offered to heat up his calzone which we had to ask about 20 minutes later in an almost empty cafe, only to find they'd forgotten about it in the microwave. Finally served it and it was still frozen.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped in on way to lake Louise Grabbed bagels and some of the dishes out of the cabinet. If we were simply rating bagels then it would have gotten 4-5 star, however ordered items out of cabinet we waited 20 minutes and had to remind staff about the order. Food was served frozen and we had to request money back.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My friend and I were checking out the website prior to coming. We then narrowed down what we wanted for breakfast and for planned lunch. But when we beat the rush line-up on a Saturday morning (Ice Festival started), we found only quarter of the menu was on the board. None of the ones we were planning to order was... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

While on a dog sled tour in Lake Louise our tour guide recommended that we stop at the Trailhead Cafe for lunch and a warm drink. I'm so glad we did. Our made to order wraps, grilled cheese and coffees were all very satisfying. The only downfall is that it is a small place and seating was limited when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love the trailhead and whenever i an in lake louise i grab a wrap or two. The staff are friendly and very well trained. Sometimes it is very busy and spilling out the door on a weekend but this is understandable because the food is so good and its quite quick so i don't mind the short wait. Keep... More 

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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Based on TA reviews, popped in here to pick up a picnic lunch for our drive along Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Fab - huge wraps, made to order and really tasty, which actually saw us through 2 lunches on the go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Stopped here for a drinks break before heading to Lake Louise. Great selection and lovely tasting chai tea. Staff were friendly and service was prompt. A great drinks stop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Lk Louise Dr, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: (403) 522-2006
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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