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Lake Agnes Teahouse

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Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
(403) 763-7242
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After walking almost 4k to the tea house we were looking forward to some much needed refreshments. The building is quaint, but the coffee was insipid and lukewarm. The chocolate was also lukewarm and was tasteless. The apple crumble was okay, but we wished we'd done like the couple beside us and just gone for a bottle of coke. The... More 

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Banff, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bring cash..cause it's cash only. And pricey. You know, cause they actually have to get horses to take it all up there, and a helicopter and the beginning of season. The staff all live together in a tiny wee cabin, work 10 + hour days together, and hang out together. They were singing in the kitchen together at the end... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike up here was awesome. Our only disappointment was that we were unaware that they do not take debit or credit. We did not bring any money only debit or Visa card. We could not purchase water or any thing as that day it was cash only Make sure you bring cash. The hike is unbelievable and worth it.

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Wichita Falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here on the way down from the Big Beehive trail because we'd run out of snacks and water. Recharged here with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies the size of a salad plate, deliciously brewed hot tea ( water from Lake Agnes is the secret). Wonderfully kind and tireless staff. Perhaps a bit pricey but how often does one have... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Semi-difficult hike up 1200 feet from Lake Louise. Once at the top, 100 tea choices, and good choice of snack/lunch options. We shared tuna sandwiches and tea biscuits. Lots of people at high season, you can either stand in line to get food to go, or try and snag a table for table service. Washrooms are outhouses at the top... More 

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Ponoka, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked to the teahouse on a Tuesday in July to enjoy a meal on the mountain. We waited over 30 minutes before we could get our order from a waiter/waitress. We had noticed that three tables near us got service before us. We were hoping for a quicker turnaround time so we could continue with our hikes. We thought... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked up to the teahouse on a partly sunny 19 C Saturday morning. We started the hike at 10:30 am. The parking lot near the Lake Louise Fairmont Hotel was nearly full already. By the time we came back down, the parking lot and surrounding area was swarming with people; there were cars everywhere, lined up for at least... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great experience even on a rainy day. A reasonable hike with lovely woodland vegetation, mountain and lake views with the delight of a rustic wooden tea lodge with home baked good and excellent range of leaf tea, all done by the staff who hike up to the lodge each week. The Brownies are rich and chocolatey and the fresh... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I get it is at the top of a mountain but the organization left a little to be desired. Especially when your looking forward to something to drink/eat. We started by standing in line for 20 min at the take out window then by the time we reached the front we were told to find a table and a waitress... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked up to this tea house and loved every minute of our time. It was a busy day so we had to wait a while to get seated but it was well worth the wait! The tea was fantastic. We also had the soup,and tea biscuits with jam. The staff were friendly and totally rushed off their feet. The experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: (403) 763-7242
Description
"Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which is listed on TripAdvisor), located on Lake Agnes in the Lake Louise area. A 2.5 mile hike brings you to this amazing little historic hut, perched on the rim of a cliff and looking over a lake to The Beehive and mountains beyond. So incredible to stumble across. Whats wonderful is that they have over 100 kinds of teas, good sandwiches and soups, and quite a selection of baked goods (gluten-free included!)".

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