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Swift Creek Cafe

307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
+1 406-862-9136
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had brunch here. Huevos Ranchoes were good. Waiting for a table took longer than expected because we were with 5 adults and 2 kids. But service was friendly.

Thank Paulusvan1976
G M, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review Paul and apologies for wait. Summers in Whitefish can be taxing when going out to eat. Early morning usually works best for future visits. Enjoy your summer!

Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place for breakfast friendly staff big portions great bacon hidden gem only serve breakfast and lunch

Thank mdrroberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Should have know when it described itself as 'gourmet'. I am a meat and potatoes guy. I had a French Dip sandwich. It was about 2/3 the size of most I have had. And either the sandwich or the broth had a sweet taste to...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled in here while wandering about in Whitefish and found a humble place with excellent and surprising food. The photos from other reviews represent it well, so don’t hesitate. Go on in and enjoy yourself. If we ever make it back to Whitefish, we will...More

Thank KC R
G M, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks KC, nice review and much appreciated recommendation!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food with friendly staff. The coffee is delicious and imported from a family plantation. If your kids want to enjoy their huckleberry pancakes you may want to opt for 1 or share a shortstack. Ask for the butter pecan topping on the side. The...More

Thank jessica r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate breakfast here twice while in Whitefish. Small, bustling cafe where we had a short wait for seating. The staff is very friendly, they hustle like crazy and they certainly know and appreciate the concept of TEAMWORK! Both times the new owner took a...More

Thank madgardener55
G M, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning and thanks for the great review. We greatly appreciate feedback and more importantly, the notion that you had a good experience during your visit. We hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little place for breakfast and lunch. Family run and they have homemade jam, donuts and bread. Reasonably priced and nice clean atmosphere. It’s small about 15 seats so it gets loud when it’s full. Service is friendly and quick and portions are filling.

Thank ACanadia
G M, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for review and glad you enjoyed our food. For the benefit of other readers, we re actually a 50 person eating restaurant, and it does get cozy when we are full :-).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Whitefish on business for a week and ate at this restaurant twice. Both times I ate the grilled cheese with the jam of the day and the soup du jour. Each time they were delicious! I also had a chocolate cookie for...More

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful cozy cafe! Great breakfast. We had the silver tip scramble twice. I had the Mojo Benedict. You can’t go wrong with carnitas, avocado and poached eggs! The chef’s dad mingled with the diners. We were running late getting over to Glacier Park and he...More

Thank powpai
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I ate a late breakfast at this location. The service was great and the food came pretty quickly and was equally great.

Thank Dominic D
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Jared M
January 21, 2017|
Response from SwiftCreek | Property representative |
We serve breakfast Monday to Friday 7am to 11:30 am and all day Saturday and Sunday. We close daily at 2pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-9136
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Upon visiting Swift Creek Cafe, you will realize it’s much more than just food. It is a place of character, art, family history and community. The Moreno Halphen family has a strong tradition in food and coffee, which spans over 80 years. Guillermo Moreno, owner of Swift Creek Cafe, together with his son Christian bring this rich family tradition of coffee cultivation and passion great food to Whitefish. Executive Chef Christian’s menus boast a delectable option such as: our in-house made corn beef hash; fresh buttermilk pancakes topped with his own peanut praline butter; the colossal “Ron Swanson: A Swan Song” a true lumberjack treat, and the succulent “Rum Soaked House Brioche, Vanilla Diplomat”. Lighter selections include a Seasonal Grain Bowl, a wonderful Chicken Salad, as well as Vegetarian and Gluten free options.
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