Enjoy one of the easy walks around the town of Banff and then sit back and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. In the downtown area there is a mix of independently run coffee shops and cafes as well and a few of the well known nation wide chains. Many of them offer tasty baked goods along with a small menu of food. Below are the popular spots where locals and tourists get their caffeine fix.
Serving coffee beans sources from fair-trade organic coffee that are roasted in their North Vancouver facility and premium loose tea from the Banff Tea Company. The offer a menu of pastries and light fare that changes seasonally. Specialties include a yogurt parfait with house made granola and muffins with interesting flavor combinations.
401 Banff Avenue. Open daily 6:30am – 6pm. Whitebarkcafe.com
Wild Flour Artisan Bakery
A locals favourite spot serving coffees and teas. The artisan breads and baguettes are cooked in their stone hearth oven. The menu has sandwiches, daily soups, salads and fresh baked pastries. The breakfast specialty is a frittata made with free-range eggs. They have house made granola, cookies, cakes, brownies, bars and tarts. It can be quite busy, but the line usually moves quite quickly.
101-211 Bear Street in the Bison Court. Open daily 7am – 4pm. Wildflourbakery.ca
Little Wild Coffee
This Banff Avenue location is a small version of the popular Wild Flour Artisan Bakery. They offer coffees, teas and baked treats. If you’re looking for a drink and a treat to go this option allows you to avoid the line ups at the main bakery.
119 Banff Avenue. Open daily 630am – 6pm. Littlewildcoffee.ca
A business that has become part of the identity of Canada. It’s a typical Tim Horton’s like any other you’ll will find across the country. Like many Tim Horton’s it can be quite busy. Along with their original servings of coffee and donuts they have sandwiches, wrap, soups and a variety of breakfast options.
100 Gopher Street. Open daily 6am to 9am. Timhortons.com
Along with coffees and tea they serve breakfast and regular sandwiches, pastries, muffins and scones.
317 Banff Avenue. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, Saturday 8am -6pm, Sunday 930am – 6pm. Secondcup.com
Evelyn’s Coffee World
A selection of coffee options and teas and a menu offering freshly made chicken, ham, tuna or vegetable sandwiches along with soups and salads of the day. They also have bagels, croissants, cookies, squares, cheesecake, fruit crisp, cold cereals, jam & toast.
215 Banff Avenue. Open Sunday to Thursday 7am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 7am – 10pm. Evelynscoffeebar.com
Offering a wide variety of coffee, lates, blended drinks and tea as well as sandwich selections, bagels, muffins and a variety of cookies, dessert bars and other treats.
225 Banff Avenue. Open daily 630am – 10pm. Starbucks.ca
Banff National Perk
Serving coffees, tea, a variety of baked goods, breakfast and lunch items including made to order sandwiches.
220 Bear Street. Open daily 7am – 5pm.
Most of the coffee shops are on Banff Avenue or within a few blocks of it. They are marked on the map below.