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Whitebark cafe is a warm and relaxing place to enjoy your cuppa with some mouth watering tidbits. The friendly staff ensure minimum wait time over your order. There is a lot of thought which has been put over their perfect cup of coffee, as they source their beans from Moja Coffee. Moja is fair-trade, organic, roasted coffee all the way from North Vancouver. You can soak in the sun on a warm day by grabbing a seat outdoors with some of house-made muffins, cookies. All in all, a must visit especially early in the morning, to begin your day.
Second Cup is a small coffeeshop and bakery serving freshly brewed coffees and light bites. Located in Cascade Plaza, the quaint cafe is known for its warm atmosphere and steaming cups of coffees. The menu here comprises light cafe food and freshly baked treats, from cinnamon cookies to muffins and pastries. The cafe has wireless internet, so you can enjoy your cup of Joe while surfing the web. A must-visit for coffee lovers.
With its prime location on Banff Avenue, this cafe is always jammed, with customers often spilling out onto the sidewalk to enjoy their coffee. While not the place for a quiet cup of java, the coffee here is excellent and the friendly staff can assemble a healthy lunch of soup and sandwiches in no time. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, there is a selection of freshly baked goods. If you can find a place to sit, this is an ideal people-watching real estate and it is great fun trying to guess the accents of tourists who file in and out.
There is nothing like Tim Horton's coffee to warm you up in the stone-cold chill of the Rockies. Head over to the one on Gopher Street, where an array of specialty coffees and beverages do the needful. Right from their signature Dream Latte's to a frothy French Vanilla and English Toffee drink, this family coffeehouse also serves delicious sandwiches to fuel your sojourn. Their menu also includes grilled lunch-style wraps and a home-style chili, no less. Tim Hortons is open and ready to serve 24 hours.
Jump Start is bright and friendly. Located away from the busy Banff Avenue, it is less chaotic than many of Banff's other similar establishments. Enjoy great coffees and sandwiches, ice cream, baked treats, cool drinks and a few entrees like quiche and lasagna. Service is cafeteria-style, and the comfortable stools make this an ideal place to get caffeinated before heading out for a full day in the mountains.