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Bill Peyto's Cafe

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203 Village Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: in the Canadian Alpine Center-- it's in the youth hostel

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  • 27
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We've eaten at this restaurant around 15 times passing through Lake Louise. 90% of the time it's been great. Most of the servers are friendly and attentive-one guy is not too enthusiastic/forgets things. The atmosphere is laid back and quaint-great for families. Our favourite dishes are Greek pita... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
KMJ24
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Calgary, Alberta
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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ate there twice when we stayed in Banff. Food was good, wholesome and reasonably priced. Had to wait for a table on the second night but well worth the wait. Go early to avoid disappointment!!

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived early at 5:30 and it was nearly empty but half full by after 6. I ordered the chicken coconut curry bowl and it was fine but lacked any curry heat. It was mild but ok flavour. Others has Thai noodle bowl and bison burger. Both said they were fine but nothing exciting. The price was great at just... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've eaten at this restaurant around 15 times passing through Lake Louise. 90% of the time it's been great. Most of the servers are friendly and attentive-one guy is not too enthusiastic/forgets things. The atmosphere is laid back and quaint-great for families. Our favourite dishes are Greek pita wrap, Buffalo chicken wrap and Thai coconut stir fry. Prices are good-our... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really liked the down-home feel of this restaurant within a hostel. The friendly service and variety of menu options made this a great choice for our family.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is sort of a secret gem. It is at the hostel so not many people go there. It was recommended by one of the waitresses at the Fairmont Chateau. The place was very uncrowded. We had the chicken and lamb cabobs that came with bread, rice pilaf, and greek salad. It was very good.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate at Peyto's 2 times over our 10 day stay. the staff was efficient and friendly. The food was quickly brought and appropriate temperature. We only had burgers and they were good! Salads, pasta, sandwiches and a few hot entrees. Overall, we would go back. Decent,tasty, food and open a bit later on the weekend than other places in... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The cafe at the International Hostel in Lake Louise, known as Bill Peyto's Cafe, was recommended to us by three of the folks at Reception in the Paradise Lodge and Bungalows, five minutes out of town. They said that the breakfasts were hearty, delicious, and very cheap. They said the decor was a bit "basic", but in fact the ambiance... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The restaurant options in Lake Louise are limited, but this place was recommended to us as good and cheap. Nestled in a woodsy area, this is one of the nicest hostels I have been to and the restaurant was easy to locate. Initially, the place was so busy that we waited, unacknowledged in the hallway for some time, but then,... More 

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed very good meals at reasonable prices and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. It was a little tough to find tucked back off the road, but it was well worth the look. We'd go again if we had the chance.

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houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the guy at Wilson the bike rental place in Lake louise Village and we ended up eating here twice for lunch. It is located in a hostel but the food is surprisingly good. We ordered jalapenono burger and chili one day, a chicken pita another day which were all quite delicious. Their sweet... More 

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Address: 203 Village Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
Cuisine: Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Village Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

in the Canadian Alpine Center-- it's in the youth hostel

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