Whitebark Cafe – Banff

Seeking out a quiet, simple breakfast in Banff, we heeded the advice of our good friend Frances and headed to the Whitebark Cafe in the Banff Aspen Lodge.

Snow was in the air so we knew a hot beverage would be just the ticket. Whitebark is clean and contemporary, a small spot, buzzing with folks coming in and out for their morning beverage and/or a bite to eat.

Siddall went with the quiche, which was served hot, packed with tasty tidbits and came with a delicious quinoa side salad. The sauce was amazing, and I would have stolen the salad off her plate except for the sneaky raisins hiding in there.


She had a dry cappuccino, and it earned the thumbs up – and the raspberry, white chocolate muffin, of which she was only going to have a couple bites, was gone in short order.

My winner of the morning was the lemon bar. With a “made in-house” tagline the lemon bar wasn’t too sweet and had enough of that tart punch to make one’s mouth water. Winner of the cafe that’s for sure.

I had the Chai Tea – it was hot and it was flavourful, but a little too sweet, and a bit too heavy on a certain spice, I just couldn’t pinpoint which one. I’ve also had mind blowing Chai Tea in a literal hole in the wall in India so I guess it’s hard even compare North American ones anymore.

Whitebark is a cozy reprieve from a cool morning, thanks Frances!

Atmosphere: 4
Service: 4
Food: 3.5

Whitebark Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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