Best Mountain Cafés

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Communitea Cafe. Photo by Carmella Marketing (Jackie LaRouche).


Communitea Cafe

This Canmore café offers something for everyone. Expect house made dressings, sauces and dips, a tea store, live music performances and healthy menus with gluten-free friendly, vegan and dairy-free options for breakfast or lunch. Try dishes like the Big Breakfast Bowl, the Rise & Shine Panini or the satay noodle bowl. Plus, for every order placed or new email list subscriber, the café plants a tree through partnerships with TreeEra and Eden Reforestation Projects (more than 225,600 trees have been planted through this initiative so far).

117, 1001 6 Ave., Canmore, 403-678-6818,



Rocky Mountain Bagel Co.

102, 830 8 St; 101, 1106 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-678-9968,


Wild Flour Artisan Bakery Café

101, 211 Bear St., Banff, 403-760-5074,


Switchback Micro Cafe

214 Mt. View Rd., Waterton Park, 403-859-2378,


Le Fournil Bakery

101, 1205 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, 403-675-5005,

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