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“To die for coffee”

Wild Flour- Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe
Ranked #10 of 147 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Here artisan bread is hand-crafted the traditional way with long fermentation periods, careful hand shaping and small batch baking. When the sun is rising behind the mountain tops, our organic loaves are just coming out of the oven, along with freshly baked pastries and other tasty treats. All of our offerings are made with locally-sourced and all-natural ingredients.Whether for breakfast, lunch, or the in-between snack, everyone can find something to fuel their day in Banff at Wild Flour! Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten-free and raw options are always available.Our Specialty coffees are organic, fair-trade and served in a ceramic mug that invites you to stay in the warm bakery atmosphere. If you are keen to get out and explore the national park, know that our take-out packaging is made from biodegradable, compostable, and recycled materials.In the evening, you may well find a unique community event hosted at Wild Flour. We regularly feature local and visiting musicians, poetry readings, conversation cafes, and even custom calzone nights in the outdoor wood-fired oven.Twitter & Instagram: WildFlourBanff
Airdrie, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“To die for coffee”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Wild Flour might just offer the best cup of coffee you've ever tasted. I'm a coffee lover, and am quite picky about where I get my fix. Wild Flour on Bison Street offered the most delicious vanilla latte I've ever had! If nothing else, go for the coffee.

The cafe also serves food and includes a range of gluten free, raw and vegan options on the menu. I had the breakfast sandwich - it was tasty, filling and not greasy, a nice change. The lines can be a bit long and seating is limited so be prepared for a bit of a wait. It is definitely worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Pick me up”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was feeling a little rough when we visited this place, but within a few sips of their delicious mushroom, coconut and lime soup I was feeling a whole lot better. The staff work at an incredible rate, while my wife and I were here they had lines of customers which kept ticking over just so. The range of food on offer was exciting, soups, cakes, and snacks all healthy options and so tasty. Good value pick me ups

1 Thank Gareth W
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Mission, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
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“If you want to spend big bucks for a mediocre experience.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had stayed the night in Revelstoke and decided to wait get to Banff for a real coffee (Not Tim Hortons). We googled and searched and found a cute little place that looked amazing and were so excited! Wild Flour is beautiful and was very busy- looked like locals and visitors alike. We waited in line and decided on Americanos and their famous "breakfast sandwich". We waited a while and eventually I got my coffee and sandwich- although both edible, the coffee was only warm and the sandwich soggy and tasteless. I told my barista (after standing and trying to get her attention for a few minutes) that my coffee was not hot enough and all she could say was "we don't have a microwave" and did not offer to make me a new beverage.

My friend tasted my sandwich after she saw my disappointed look after my first bite- she said it needed salt, so after adding some it was a bit better but still far from being worth the 11 dollars I paid after adding the bacon and tomato. Not great value at all for what I had before me. The sandwich has great potential however did not live up to what I had read in other reviews and had expected.

My friend had the yogurt and granola, she was happy with her choice but stated that it was "yogurt and granola- nothing that she could not make at home."

I might go here again only if I cannot find anywhere else in Banff that has an Americano and a breakfast related food item.

  • Visited September 2012
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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A local gem - Best latte EVER”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

They have the best specialty coffees, super raw, vegan, gluten free and other specialty healthy foods. Not to say they don't have meat and fun bakery things - they do and they are great but they have a twist eg mexican chocolate cookies (think chilli chocolate) dark cherry chocolate squares. simple tables and chairs, small space and busy with great bread takeaways.

Visited August 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Wonderful artisan bakery in the heart of Banff. Especially when cold outside with a dusting of snow, it is mountain magical to step into a bakery with all the yeasty, fruity, savoury and sweet aromas. Chocolate zucchini bread awesome as was the bacon, roast red pepper, cheddar danish. The sourdough is delish and chewy. I like that they use Fratello brand coffee, but have not brewed it according to specs (supposed to use more beans, guys). Actually, Banff is disappointing for coffee....the best is probably served in the Banff Springs restaurants. Will visit again for sure though.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank nyeemd
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