From an espresso to a hearty brunch, stop at these selections of Best Banff Breakfast Restaurants
Before you head out to enjoy your Banff vacation, it’s important to start with a breakfast to give you the energy you’ll require to enjoy all the activities offered in Banff. Whether your perfect breakfast is an espresso and a pastry or a hearty brunch, consider the following best Banff breakfast restaurants.
Quick Stops: Banff Coffee Shops
Although Starbucksis an option, step out of the box and consider the following coffee shops, perfect for travelers who prefer a quick stop for coffee and a light breakfast before exploring Banff.
Evelyn’s Coffee Bar opened its first location in 1992 on Banff Avenue, and it has been so successful that two more have opened as well: Evelyn’s Too at Wolf & Bear Mall and Evelyn’s Again, half block from original location. Charming Victorian décor with warm woodwork welcomes locals and tourists to this Banff breakfast restaurant. Freshly baked goods, lovingly made from scratch, and simple whole bean coffee keeps this a Banff local favorite.
When you’re ready to start exploring Banff, “jump start” your morning with breakfast at Jump Start Coffee and Sandwich Shop. Located near the post office, this simple terra-cotta colored building is home to a busy gourmet coffee shop. It’s a popular spot to grab a cup of coffee, quiche, muffin or pastry and the lines move quickly. One of the most popular items isn’t your typical breakfast fare, but well worth a try — an egg salad sandwich!
Travelers might also enjoy Wild Flour, Banff’s Artisan Bakery, or beginning in June every year, make it a breakfast adventure, with a trip to the Banff Farmers Markets where you can choose from local fresh produce — and even try bacon bread.
Full Menus: Banff Breakfast Restaurants
If you prefer a full menu with choices ranging from light to hearty, then consider stopping at the following round up of Banff breakfast restaurants.
A local favorite since 1978, Melissa’s Missteak serves breakfast starting when opening its doors at 7:00 am through 4:00 pm every day. Locally owned and operated, Mel’s will soon become your favorite with its “made from scratch” breakfasts, that even the locals can’t resist lining up in the queue. Reasonably priced menu items range from healthy options including granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit to hearty classics like Eggs Benedict (with the Chorizo twist), Huevos Rancheros, Pancakes or Waffles, and simple Egg and Bacon Breakfast. Be sure to include an order of their heavenly homemade hash browns.
Bruno’s Bar and Grill puts the hearty into breakfast. Located in a 125 year old Spruce Bar, the all-day breakfast and all-night bar and grill was named after local legend guide Bruno Engler, with his original photographs scattered throughout the building. Great prices with tempting traditional breakfast grub interspersed with originals, such as Pulled Pork Benny or Skillet. With reasonable prices, Sports TV, pool table, and free WiFi, the casual atmosphere is so intoxicating that you might be tempted to stay all day to enjoy late night beer.
For those who book their vacation with us, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of a Banff Passport, which includes many discounts on activities and restaurants throughout Banff.