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Trailhead Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian
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101 Lk Louise Dr | Samson Mall, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-2006
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always visit this place whenever I travel to the Canadian Rockies. It was always my favorite for 4 years. But 2 weeks ago when we visited Lake Louis again, we went there twice, each time our order were too salty, not tasty any more.

Thank Michelle Z
Banff, Canada
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to stop and grab a quick and easy breakfast or lunch. We had the donair and falafel. Both were tasty and reasonably portioned, with a good amount of vegetables in each. Note that while there is some bar seating around the edge of the restaurant, there isn't much. Not a sit down place.

Thank estrempler
Tathra, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Lake Louise we went here a couple of times for coffee and lunch. Service was good. Enjoyable coffee and very good clam chowder. Our choice for coffee in Lake Louise.

Thank jasperati
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to pick up food and get on your way. I was shocked to see negative comments about their coffee, my husband absolutely loved it!! I had a gluten free wrap that was soo tasty and kids had huge grilled cheese sandwiches that they devoured. Our family will definitely be back!!

Thank Elizabethyyc
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Got the breakfast wrap, which is made to order and you can customize. Coffee here isn't my favourite, but the food is worth going for.

Thank Paige D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This cafe was recommended to us and it was certainly very busy so presumably popular. Sadly we had the worst coffee we have had in a long time, really bitter with a very odd taste. Maybe we were unlucky but we wouldn't try this again.

Thank mwfr2016
Field, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Love the wraps (pizza, cajun chicken, & donair are all awesome), good coffee, good treats, and nice/friendly staff.

Thank AlexManitoba
Emm C, Manager at Trailhead Cafe, responded to this review

Alex, Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon thanks More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Our go to coffee and breakfast stop when we are visiting Lake Louise for skiing or just touring the area.

Thank tomtoo
Reykjavik, Iceland
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191 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Very good coffee, sandwiches and pastry. Tried some of their sandwiches and wraps too. My No.2 to go to in Lake Louise.

Thank articok
New Jersey
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

One of the few lunch spots open in November but don't let that fool ya...the food is served fresh, fast and is very good!...accommodations are small and cramped so this place is best served "to go"...which we did, twice!...I had the Canadian wrap during my two visits...probably the best wrap I've ever eaten...stuffed with meat, the wraps are served while... More 

Thank Andy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $8
Cafe, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lk Louise Dr | Samson Mall, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-2006
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!!!!! We serve the BEST coffee in town!

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