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The Summit Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Canadian, American
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102 1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easily our favorite restaurant in Canmore! Very kid friendly (they give you toys instead of order numbers to mark your tables) very cozy and extremely delicious. Staff is awesome and we love sitting outside even when the weather isn't the warmest. Make sure you try the Huevos Rancheros!

Thank Zeppelin987
Newark, Delaware
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233 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently ate here on a Friday morning knowing we wanted a large breakfast as we would be doing a cave hour from 10am-4pm with no food. The Summit Cafe provided enough fuel for our tour and beyond! We ordered coffee and tea, along with the spicy mexi eggs and the amigos dishes. There was SO much... More 

Thank hfritzinger
Chesham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited one morning before a long drive. It was very busy and we were lucky to get a table. The restaurant is small and cute with a lot of character. Ordered our food and there was a lot of choice. It was easily the best meal I've had so far in Canada, really tasty, can't wait to go back again.

Thank Muzzy333
Harwich, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe was recommended to us by a number of people in Canmore as the place to go for breakfast. We visited twice while in the area. The cafe is fairly small but dont be deceived by its size. The food is excellent, staff friendly and atmosphere fantastic. We had the Amigos for breakfast which is a variation of the... More 

Thank peterglyn2016
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fresh food, great selection of menu items. While the place is busy, the service was excellent. Four of us had four different items and everyone was so pleased. My husband tried the huevos rancheros and all the hype is true...it was excellent! I am not a breakfast lover but found a daily special item to satisfy. Definitely recommend straying... More 

Thank nburton
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast at the summit Cafe. We each had a breakfast burrito and they were quite filling! Fast service and great options for all!

Thank Jennifermjones77
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fresh food - baked goodies, coffee, breakfast and lunch fare. Friendly staff. Everything was delicious. Went there three times in one week.

Thank Susan S
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a casual friendly cafe with good traditional breakfast (egg, bacon, sausages etc...) and the lattes are good. They have lots of other options as well. I have been in many times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Owen M
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very eclectic café with a lot of charm. We were there for breakfast and everyone loved their food. I had a dish (can't remember the name of it) that was Mexican and had corn chips in it. It was a lot like breakfast nachos. Very yummy. There are even toys for children to play with. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Mommaluke
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading such raving reviews, we thought this would be a good choice for breakfast. Being from Texas, we should have known better NOT to order the heuvos rancheros! The eggs were very overcooked and had no flavor on both of our meals. Very pricey for breakfast -- they did not know how to convert US cash, so we charge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 1001 Cougar Creek Drive, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: 403-609-2120

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