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The Summit Cafe

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102-1001 Cougar Creek Dr, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1E1, Canada
+1 403-609-2120
06:30 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 13:30
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Regina, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little place for breakfast! This cafe style restaurant has a large personality for sure. The service was fast and friendly, and the food was fabulous. The prices were very reasonable as well. Will definitely go back.

Thank Shari L
Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint , and excellent bakery / lunch diner. We tried the special - Italian Turkey sausage ( this comes with eggs, toast and has browns) , abit of a wait , as this place is super busy, but well worth it ! you may have to google this cafe as it is not downtown , more in a residence area... More 

Thank D R
Calgary, Canada
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in just before closing but they were still happy to serve us and let us stay as long as we wanted to finish. I had the chicken club and my husband had the huevos rancheros. Both were delicious!

Thank Stewartclan5
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast here was so good, we came back again for a second time during our 3 day stay in Canmore. Highly recommend it for the fresh and delicious food.

Thank CanadianSteph_13
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent morning pastries and the best potatoe hash browns we had in Canada, amazing! The portion sizes are big too. Worth the short drive to visit, get there early to avoid the queues.

Thank Jessica C
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

There I was again, in Canmore, this time to participate in one of the legendary 3 day and night marathons, running 222km, on a diet of only granola bars and water....which made my eventual visit back to The Summit Cafe all the more welcoming. Even though it had been more than 3 months since my last visit, they recognized me... More 

Thank Pantelone
Thunder Bay, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Yes, it was busy, but it was worth it. The staff ran the place like a well oiled machine, quickly getting their delicious breakfasts out to their hungry guests. Our daughter played with their chalk board letters and also enjoyed the giant dinosaur they brought to our table so that their server knew where to deliver the food. The food... More 

Thank musicferret
Ontario CANADA
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188 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Out of the downtown area but make the drive even if you have to hire a cab. Very creative menu and presentation, ample portions, fresh breads and vegetables, excellent coffee and I sure wish I could find a place in our city. You may have to wait but it is definitely worth it. Highly, highly recommended! By the way Trip... More 

Thank BenOntarioCANADA
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

First, this is a small cafe where you order and then find a place to sit. The manager was great in working to accommodate our party of 10 as this is a bustling, small spot. Breakfasts were hearty, creative and excellent. Servers workers hard and provided excellent service with a smile. Even though this is a small diner and has... More 

Thank MeanderingMike1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Love the food, and try to go to this place whenever I am in Canmore. The only drawback is it is usually busy. So be prepared to wait for a table to open up. On warm days they have the patio which allows for more seating. Great little spot for breakfast or lunch.

Thank corymitc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102-1001 Cougar Creek Dr, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-609-2120
Locally owned and operated. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Free trade organic coffees and specialty drinks. Fresh baked goods and beautiful views

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?