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Epicurean Delights Unearth Canmore's 9 Best Breakfast Gems

Epicurean Delights: Unearth Canmore’s 9 Best Breakfast Gems!

Ever had one of those mornings where you wake up, glance at the clock, and realize it’s that perfect time—somewhere between 6 AM and 7:30 AM, probably—when breakfast cravings hit hard? Well, good thing you’re in Canmore, where breakfast is better than ever!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a pancake enthusiast, an eggs benedict aficionado, or someone who just loves a good cup of joe, Canmore has a breakfast spot with your name on it. 

And guess what? We’ve done the legwork for you. We’ve wandered through this charming town, tasting everything from buttery croissants to hearty hashes, all to find the ultimate breakfast experiences.

These spots are more than just places to eat—they’re where your morning dreams come true (ours did)!

Rocky Mountain Bagel

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Address: 1106 Bow Valley Trail #101


Contact Details: +14036789968

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Maple Bagel
  • Rosemary Sea Salt Bagel
  • Sesame Bagel with Cream Cheese and Butter
  • Breakfast Bagel Sandwich
  • Lunch Bagel Sandwich

Opening Hours: Daily 6 AM–4 PM

Cost: $$

If you’re ever craving for some doughy goodness like bagels, you have to check out Rocky Mountain Bagel Co. 

They have two spots: one smack in the middle of town and another just outside. The first time we tried to go, it was packed, and we were in a hurry, but we love bagels so much that we made sure to go back.

Their menu is awesome, with flavors like maple and rosemary sea salt. We tried a bunch of stuff and loved it all, especially the sesame bagels with cream cheese and butter. You can also grab a breakfast sandwich on a bagel or swing by later for a lunch sandwich!

Pro Tip: 

If you’re visiting on a weekend or during peak hours, call ahead to place your order. It’ll save you time and ensure you get your favorite bagel without the wait.

Chez Francois Restaurant

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Address: 1716 Bow Valley Trail 


Contact Details: +14036786111

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Egg Dishes
  • Smoothies
  • Crepes
  • French Toast
  • Sandwiches
  • Croissants

Opening Hours: Daily 7 AM–2:30 PM

Cost: $$$

You have to check out Chez Francois Restaurant if you’re in the mood for French cuisine in Canmore. They serve breakfast all day, which is perfect for our family because we could eat breakfast at every meal when we’re on vacation.

Not to mention, their menu is to line up for! They have everything from egg dishes to smoothies, crepes, French toast, sandwiches, and croissants. There’s something for everyone, so no one will leave hungry.

In the summer, you can sit inside or enjoy your meal on their patio with a beautiful view of the Canadian Rockies. It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy some good food.

Pro Tip: 

Try to go for breakfast on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowd. You’ll get a better seat and faster service, especially if you want to enjoy the patio view.

JK Bakery

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Address: 1514 Railway Ave

Website: +14036784232

Contact Details: +14036784232

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Fresh Bread
  • Pastries
  • Donuts (Chocolate, Sprinkles, Vanilla)
  • Homemade Pretzels
  • Apple Strudel
  • Cinnamon Rolls

Opening Hours: Daily 8 AM–4 PM

Cost: $

The JK Bakery is one of those places that you should prioritize putting on top of your list of breakfast hangouts to visit because both the ambience and food are totally worth checking out! 

Walking in, you’ll literally be greeted by the sight (and smell) of fresh bread, pastries, donuts, and German treats like homemade pretzels and apple strudel. The cinnamon rolls were almost as big as our meager hands too!

We had such a hard time choosing because everything looked incredible, but the staff were super patient and friendly. If you’re ever in Canmore, you have to make time for JK Bakery. It’s one of the best spots for pastries.

Pro Tip: 

Visit early in the morning for the freshest selection and to avoid the mid-morning rush. Plus, you’ll get first dibs on their amazing cinnamon rolls!

Blondies Cafe

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Address: 701 Bow Valley Trail


Contact Details: +14036786778

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Coffee
  • Smoothies
  • Wraps
  • Muffins
  • Parfaits

Opening Hours: Daily 7 AM–7 PM

Cost: $$

Don’t worry, this cafe isn’t exclusive to blonds (coming from a brunette who enjoyed every second here), because the Blondies Cafe is another place that’ll brighten up your morning breakfasts! 

As for the menu, it’s simple but packed with tasty options. You can grab a delicious coffee, smoothies, wraps, muffins, and parfaits for breakfast.

But what we love about Blondies is their casual outdoor space with bright blue chairs and picnic tables. It’s super family-friendly, and there’s even a play train for kids to climb on. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with the family.

Pro Tip: 

Try their smoothies; they’re made with fresh ingredients and are absolutely refreshing during your morning sagas!

Sage Bistro

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Address: 1712 Bow Valley Trail


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Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Pimms Cup
  • Mimosa
  • Morning Bliss
  • Eggs, Potatoes, and Toast with Meat of Choice
  • Pancakes
  • Quiche
  • Omelet
  • Train Wreck Breakfast

Opening Hours: Daily 3–8:30 PM

Cost: $$

Who doesn’t love a good view of the morning sunset while munching on some delicious breakfast goodies (anyone?)!

If you’re specifically looking for an amazing view, then you’ve got to check out Sage Bistro when you’re in Canmore. 

It’s a local favorite for a la carte brunch, and in the summer, you can sit out on their lovely patio. They serve brunch only on weekends from 10 AM to 2 PM, so plan accordingly—so this detail is good to know if you’re up for late breakfasts!

First thing you’ll want to do is check out their awesome brunch cocktail menu. The Pimms Cup, Mimosa, and Morning Bliss are all worth trying. 

Their food menu is great too. You start with a base of eggs, potatoes, and toast, and then add your choice of meat. If that doesn’t hit the spot, they’ve got pancakes, quiche, and omelets.

One thing you can’t miss is their famous Train Wreck breakfast. It’s a huge spread of eggs, meats, pancakes, toast, French toast, fruit, and potatoes. Perfect for sharing with the whole table.

Pro Tip: 

Get there early to snag a spot on the patio and enjoy the fresh mountain air while you eat.

One 98 Eight

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Address: 120 1 Ave, Dead Man’s Flats


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Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Pancakes
  • Various Eggs Benedict
  • Egg Burritos
  • Waffles
  • Extra Eggs and Bacon

Opening Hours: Daily 7:30–10:30 PM

Cost: $$

Located just a few blocks of Canmore in Dead Man’s Flats, there’s a fantastic breakfast spot that serves from 8 AM to 10 AM—and its name might be a tongue twister in and of itself: One 98 Eight (say that five times over). It’s a great place to start your day with some delicious food.

The menu is simple but satisfying, offering options like pancakes, various eggs benedict, egg burritos, and waffles. You can also add extra eggs and bacon, which is perfect for families who love a hearty breakfast.

One of the highlights is the friendly atmosphere and the outdoor seating. With bright blue chairs and picnic tables, it’s a welcoming spot for families. There’s even a play train for kids to climb on, making it a fun stop for everyone.

Pro Tip: 

Try the eggs benedict varieties—they’re a hit among locals and visitors alike. And if you’re an early riser, you’ll enjoy a more peaceful breakfast before the place gets busy.

The Alder Grocery & Cafe

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Address: 1020 Spring Creek Dr.


Contact Details: +14036792353

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Freshly Baked Pastries
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Salads
  • Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Daily Specials

Opening Hours: Daily 8 AM–6 PM

Cost: $$

One of our guilty pleasures (not for most) is going to the grocery store and just enjoying the vibe there. 

Come on, we’re definitely not alone on this (you know who you guys are), and imagine a place that combines a great breakfast spot and a grocery: Welcome to The Alder Grocery & Cafe!

While you’re enjoying a bagel, blueberry lemon scone, and some homemade chocolate chip cookies, why not cross out those items on your grocery list while you’re at it! The breakfast menu is the dream, and you’ll have to try it for yourself to believe it. 

You can definitely hit two birds with one stone while you’re at it, and hey, you’ll hit home just in time for your favorite morning show! 

Pro Tip: 

Check out their daily specials for some unique and delicious options that aren’t on the regular menu. Also, their coffee is a must-try!

Le Fournil

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Address: 101-1205 Bow Valley Trail


Contact Details: +14036755005

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Freshly Made Croissants
  • Danish Pastries
  • Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Freshly Baked Breads
  • Italian-style Espresso

Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday to Sunday 7:30 AM–3 PM; Tuesday and Wednesday, closed

Cost: $$

So, you’re savoring a flaky croissant and a rich espresso, all while soaking in the cozy, aromatic ambiance of the bakery. It’s the perfect way to start your day or take a delightful afternoon break—and there’s no better place for this than the fancy Le Fournil.

If you have a soft spot for freshly baked goods and a great cup of coffee, you need to visit this charming French bakery in Canmore. 

They specialize in freshly made croissants, danishes, sandwiches, and breads, and they also operate an Italian-style espresso bar.

Pro Tip: 

Plan your visit accordingly because they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Also, don’t miss out on their fresh bread—it’s perfect for taking home and enjoying later.

Summit Cafe

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Address: 1001 Cougar Creek Dr #102


Contact Details: +14036092120

Best Dishes to Try: 

  • Extensive Coffee Menu
  • Fresh Juices
  • Huevos Rancheros (Traditional and Vegan Style)
  • Veggie Omelette

Opening Hours: Daily 7:30 AM–1:30 PM

Cost: $$

If you’re in Canmore and looking for something a little underrated, you’ve got to visit the Summit Cafe. 

It’s one of those spots the locals rave about (and we personally do as well). They’ve got an amazing coffee and juice menu to kickstart your morning, and the best part? They serve breakfast all day, which is perfect for our family since we love breakfast at any hour.

They have everything from traditional Huevos Rancheros to a vegan version, and their veggie omelets are a hit with vegetarians. 

One thing that stands out is their kid-friendly breakfast options. Not every place thinks of the little ones, so it’s a nice bonus.

Pro Tip: 

Don’t leave without trying their Huevos Rancheros—both the traditional and vegan versions are fantastic. And if you’re there with kids, the staff is super friendly and accommodating, making it a stress-free experience.

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