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Trailhead Cafe

101 Lk Louise Dr, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
(403) 522-2006
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Ranked #17 of 29 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We loved this tiny cafe. The wraps and coffee drinks were wonderful! Fun to sit and read the trail guides while we ate. We like small local places with local charm and this cafe filled the bill perfectly.

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

No matter what time of day I came here--even early in the a.m.--there was a long'ish line. They make food to order--and it smells and looks very good--but all I wanted was a cup of coffee (actually two of them to go, so I didn't have to stop somewhere so soon again). I found even the lighter roast was kind... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food here is great, but you have to get there early if you want to sit down as there are only 8 chairs. Many people do "take away". It's great!

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West Menlo Park, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Always busy, they make a good capuccino! We did not eat there, but the food looked very good, fresh and homemade. There can be long lines at lunch time so get there ahead or after and you will be find.

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Lake Louise, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Hands down the best coffee in town, great service, lots of friendly locals, and a simple and tasty menu. The donair, the pizza wrap, and the BLT sandwich are the must eats! Come in winter when less tourists are around, its a small space and the line can get aggravating. Top notch food served by a top notch crew.

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Jasper National Park, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been to the trail head cafe plenty of times and I love their wraps....however I get angry every time I watch them make my items. Sometimes the girls who take your money start making your food and don't wash their hands first and then you have the guys making the food wearing gloves but never changing them. I... More

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Breakfast and lunch wraps, some sandwiches. Willing to customize wraps, omitting certain items and adding different sauces. Coffee smelled great. Picnic table and some outdoor seating available. If you want a typical sandwich, try the bakery in the same strip mall which also seemed to have mac 'n cheese and of course baked goods.

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Sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are after a yummy breakfast or lunch and great coffee head to Trailhead Cafe. It does not look like much from the outside but the food is excellent and staff very pleasant. Worth a visit if you are after something basic but yummy.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This the best coffee place in Lake Louise and the lines in the morning prove it. Food is also ok and what more do you need ?

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Drinking warm coffee while watching Lake Louise is a must, Trailhead has the best, The lunch wraps are big and tasty. Somehow they are not afraid of the use of Garlic. I am sure that that Garlic keeps unwanted bugs away. I am not so sure about the Bears.

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