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“best coffee in Canada” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whitebark Cafe

Whitebark Cafe
Ranked #1 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“best coffee in Canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Liesel at Whitebark made us coffee that reminded us of home. Probably the best coffee we have tasted outside of Melbourne. If you are in Banff, come from Melbourne and are looking for a great flat white just pop in here!

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Alex R
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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thanks so much for the review! We love Liesel - glad you enjoyed your coffees!

Lauren - Whitebark Cafe
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Pretoria
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great coffee and has almond milk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This cafe forms part of the Banff Aspen Lodge and one can use environment inventive vouchers from the hotel to get a hot drink at Whitebark Cafe.
The staff were friendly, the setting and lightning was great.
This place even has Almond milk, what a treat!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Pieter B
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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed!

Lauren - Whitebark Cafe
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Banff, Canada
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Awesome coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stopped by here on our way dowtown the other day. The coffee here is fantastic! We didn't eat anything but there were some nice options for quick snacks (it was nice to see some gf options in such a small place as well). The staff were friendly and some of my girlfriends and I are thinking on making this our new weekend coffee meeting place. It's refeshing to see an authentic boutique coffee establishment in town now!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank hnphil
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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review - and SO glad you enjoyed our coffee!!

Hope to see you again at the Whitebark!

Lauren - Whitebark Cafe
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

After being through most of the coffee shops in Banff and coming away unimpressed or even disappointed, Whitebark to the rescue! Excellent coffee, tasty treats and a cool vibe. A great spot

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KdrKermit
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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review! Hope to see you at the Whitebark again soon!

Lauren - Whitebark Cafe
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great coffee and a warm welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

This recently opened cafe attached to the Banff Aspen Lodge is a lovely addition to a super hotel. The coffee is of a good quality, with a nice selection of loose leaf tea's for those non coffee addicts. It is made with knowledge (there's nothing worse than a burnt coffee drink!) and there's always a cheery smile and a chat to welcome you back after a day on the slopes.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank NaughtyPP
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WhitebarkCafe, Owner at Whitebark Cafe, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! So glad you enjoyed!

Hope to see you again!

Lauren - Whitebark Cafe
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