It’s best to start any day exploring the Canadian Rockies with an amazing breakfast. When visiting Jasper National Park it’s important to start your day with the perfect breakfast in Jasper. For such a small mountain town there are surprisingly a good amount of restaurants and cafes to try in Jasper, and we’ll break down the best of them here!
Of course, many will choose to dine at their Jasper hotel when breakfast is included in the room rate. However, not everyone wants a lackluster breakfast buffet that can be hit or miss.
The Best Breakfast in Jasper
Sunhouse Cafe gets our nod for the best breakfast in Jasper. The bright and airy cafe with modern decor serves some mouth-watering coffee and food. It’s located on the second floor of a small mall and the outdoor patio provides a pleasing view over Patricia Street.
Coffee is a strong focus here and they serve some great espresso-based drinks along with single-origin pour-overs. Drinks don’t stop there, as there are a number of organic teas, kombucha drinks, and smoothies. The food here is excellent and original with fresh ingredients and healthy options, this is the kind of place you’ll find fancy avocado toast — and I mean that in a nice way. All drinks can be made with milk alternatives like oat milk for vegans. Top marks all around from the service to the atmosphere, drinks, and food.
- Location: 610 Patricia St, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Bear’s Paw Jasper Bakery
Bear’s Paw Bakery is an institution in Jasper and just about every visitor to Jasper should pay the bakery a visit. Everything is baked from scratch in house and they have a wide variety of Canadian and European pastries. The signature baked good is a bear paw or one of their massive scones. Baked goods are bountiful at the Bear’s Paw Bakery such as cookies, muffins, apple pie, pumpkin tarts, sticky cinnamon buns, brownies, rhubarb squares, and fresh bread loaves.
They also serve some decent coffee with and espresso-based drinks. There are two locations the original, Bear’s Paw Bakery, and the second location, the Other Bear Paw. Ice cream is also available for an afternoon treat, but we’ve never had the pleasure to try. It’s also nice to note that they open early at 6:00 a.m. if you have a big day planned like hiking the Berg Lake trail. We loved the raspberry white chocolate scones!
- Location: 4 Pyramid Lake Rd, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 6:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Wicked Cup starts serving coffee early at 7:00 a.m. and serves up a number of cafe classics for breakfast. There is plenty of seating and the interior is eclectic with a small gift shop inside. An outdoor patio with plenty of seating means you can enjoy mountain views while you have your morning coffee.
Breakfast is served all day with staples such as a lox bagel, breakfast burrito, pancakes, and yogurt parfaits. They also have a children’s breakfast menu which is a big win for families. After breakfast, they serve food all day and have a full bar for when you’re ready to have a stronger drink. Nothing is exceptional here, but they definitely serve some of the best coffee in Jasper — just behind Sunhouse Cafe.
- Location: 912 Connaught Dr, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 7:00 — 2:30 a.m. (varies by season)
Harvest Food & Drink
One of the better restaurants in town Harvest Food & Drink serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner. It’s one of the newer restaurants in Jasper with a healthy menu. Diners can choose from options such as a classic egg breakfast, apple pie french toast, avocado toast, kale & potato hash, eggs benny, or Belgian waffles.
There are also a number of tasty smoothie options if that’s how you like to start your day. Food is really great here and prices feel reasonable for the quality. It’s a great cozy little spot for breakfast in Jasper, just wish there was a little more atmosphere with the decor.
- Location: 616 Patricia St, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Coco’s Cafe is a beloved local’s spot that’s cozy and delicious. They’ve got all of the classics of a relaxed cafe such as bagels, oatmeal cinnamon waffles, breakfast burritos, breakfast bowls, and huevos rancheros.
A standout dish is the Breakfast Bagel a tummy-filling Montreal style bagel (a classic Canadian food item) with cream cheese, avocado, and verggies. You can choose from a nice range of coffee and tea drinks like a cappuccino or London fog (The Jasper Haze). It’s all pretty decent and can hit the spot if you’re hungry in the early morning as they’re one of the first breakfast spots to open in Jasper.
- Location: 608-B Patricia St, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 6:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
SnowDome Coffee Bar
First off I have to say I love the name as it’s named after one of the iconic mountains of the Canadian Rockies. However, this quirky Jasper coffee shop is located inside a laundromat on the bottom floor of a building. It’s a small little coffee bar that serves some delicious espresso-based drinks for those looking for a quick jump-start.
Beans come from Fratello Coffee Roasters based out of Calgary and they produce some fresh quality roasts. There isn’t much to eat from SnowDome asides from a few small baked treats and cookies. However, we’re fans of eating at a self-catered stay and then grabbing a good coffee from a local spot to start our day.
- Location: 607 Patricia St, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: (Temporarily closed due to COVID)
While the main breakfast option, the Great Hall Gastropub delivers a pleasant breakfast for guests at the Jasper Park Lodge Orso Trattoria serves a luxurious brunch. Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Italian restaurant serves a delicious tapas-inspired menu.
Reservations are a great call as the outdoor seating here is exceptional with wonderful views over Lake Beuavert, lovely gardens, and mountains in the distance. If you’re seeking a mimosa kind of breakfast this is the spot!
- Location: 1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 10:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Sundays
Papa George’s Restaurant
Papa George’s Restaurant has one of the most extensive breakfast menus in town with a wide range of options. You can find Canadian classic breakfast staples at a reasonable price like pancakes, eggs benny, and omelets. They also have an espresso bar and loose leaf teas for a solid caffeine fix. Plus after 10:00 am there bar opens so you can order a Caesar or mimosa.
- Location: 406 Connaught Dr, Jasper (GPS)
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Hopefully, this helped you determine the best breakfast Jasper spot for you!
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