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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
So So, but if one is hungry it's okay.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
BB Carmen J
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Burlington, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Burlington, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Popped in for breakfast and we had a tasty breakfast bagel and cappuccino. A friendly welcome in this small café and the menu looked fab. (No wifi though but who needs it in this stunning natural part of the world?!)

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Canmore, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was a great experience. Little cafe with lots of choices. Sandwich was so delicious. I had also carrot cake and apple crumple.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?