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Trailhead Cafe

101 Lk Louise Dr | Samson Mall, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-2006
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wraps” (91 reviews)
“breakfast wrap” (32 reviews)
“donair” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
101 Lk Louise Dr | Samson Mall, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting lake lousie for a week on the first day walked into trailhead and was straight away greeted by such cheerful, friendly staff. Have been back each day and they are all amazing especially the little Australian with red hair. All so kind and helpful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff accomodate your every coffee need. The cafe opens at 7am so you can get a shot before you ski. Food is great too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrendaDal
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Even though rated average, I would still go here again. The food smells really good as walk in - grill and breakfast foods. The coffee is on point - the options for varieties of drinks is great. My partner has the Reuben ...def get this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sylboh
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I ordered a medium mocha and this is what I got. I asked for whip cream (I just xcski 36km so I needed some sugar) and she said that would be 0.60$ WHAT!?!? And this is what I got served. This was my first time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Corinne B
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

They have a sign explaining that they charge for straws “in an effort to reduce plastic waste”. Meanwhile almost all of their pastries are wrapped in single use plastic wrap. While I support companies that try to reduce waste by charging for single use coffee...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roving07488033065
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a to go breakfast on our way to moraine lake. It was busy even at opening. We had a breakfast bagel which was good and a pastry item that was just ok. It was not fresh. I did have an excellent coffee...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank yogamama40
Reviewed 4 October 2018

That's what Guy lined up in front quipped.:-) Well the place is popular, so be prepared to line up at 9-10AM but you will be rewarded with a nice Espresso drink (much better than that mermaid chain coffee shop) and I enjoyed a tasty breakfast...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JonBP
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had the donair wrap which we enjoyed very much! Went back the next morning for the cure wraps which were a fantastic start to a cold morning! :))

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chuangdf
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Lake Louise is always busy. So this place will always have the challenge of seating. Can only seat about 8 people inside. If you just want to take to-go, this place is fine. The food is decent. Just sandwiches and wraps. I’ve had better but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Roux-de-LA-vi
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We loved this little spot. We hit it up on our way out to the airport on our last day. Small place in a strip mall. Good coffee and good breakfast sandwiches. Easy, inexpensive, fast, and tasty, which makes it a perfect stop for breakfast...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TheFair0ne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lk Louise Dr | Samson Mall, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-2006
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COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE!!!!! We serve the BEST coffee in town!
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