If you’re in search of coffee, don’t worry, there are plenty of Canmore coffee shops to choose from before you begin your Rocky Mountain adventure for the day.
Whether you’re strolling down Main Street, or just swinging through Canmore on your way to Banff, there’s a place to grab an iced latte. Let’s dig into the best Canmore coffee shops!
*(Heading to Banff? Here are our favorite Banff coffee shops!)
Best Canmore Coffee Shops
If you’re looking for the best coffee around Banff, then you need to head to Canmore and visit the Eclipse Coffee Roasters. They serve our absolute favorite coffee in the Canadian Rockies. They now have two locations, one downtown on 8th street, and one on Railway Avenue near Safeway.
You can find artisan single-origin roasts made in-house or order a range of specialty coffees at the shop. Expect to find the usual ranging from a flat white to a latte and even a nice pour-over for true coffee aficionados. This is our favorite spot and where we like to pick our coffee roast for home.
It’s also a great place to pick up a local roast for camping or a coffee before tackling a hike in Kananaskis off Smith Dorrien Trail or on your way to Banff.
- Location: 1516 Railway Ave and 817 8 St (GPS)
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.
High Line Coffee Canmore
New to Canmore is Highline Cafe on Main Street. This used to be the site of Goodearth but has recently changed.
High Line offers a comfortable place to grab a coffee or food. With a large outdoor space and indoor space you can decide exactly where you want to relax and watch Canmore life fly by in the summer!
- Location: 718 8 St
- Hours: 8am-5pm
Beamer’s Coffee Bar
Beamer’s has been a local establishment since 1994. They have some great drip coffee blends and delicious snacks for a quick morning. You can find all of the usual coffee drinks.
As far as Canmore goes, it’s a close second to Eclipse Coffee. In particular, we suggest trying one of their delicious muffins. Prices are a tad bit more affordable than Eclipse, and they have a selection of drip coffees in the morning if you’re seeking more standard coffee.
They also have two locations now, one Downtown on 7th Avenue and one near the highway exit at the Railway Ave and Bow Valley Trail intersection.
- Location: 129 – 300 Old Canmore Rd, Canmore (GPS)
- Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Location: 321 Spring Creek Dr #100
- Hours: 7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Canary Coffee is right on Main Street, but the small shop is easy to miss as you walk by. Here at Canary, you can expect small-batch roasting and ethical sourcing. With all of their coffees directly purchased from farming partners around the world.
They serve up everything from frozen yogurt to bubble tea. And have a few unique lattes (like a maple latte – yum!).
- Location: 710 8 St #102
- Hours: 8:30 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Blondies Cafe at the intersection of the Bow Valley Trail and Railway Ave is one of the best places to soak up the sunshine with a cup of joe.
They strongly advocate the superiority of freshness and prioritize sourcing local ingredients whenever feasible. Immerse yourself in a welcoming ambiance where you can reconnect with friends, savor a tranquil moment alone with your coffee, or forge new connections.
Drawing inspiration from the vibrant coffee scene in Australia, Blondies invites you to embark on a delightful beginning to your day or indulge in a respite from the ordinary, and embrace the essence of “Having a Blonde Moment.”
Besides coffee you can enjoy smoothies, breakfast, as well as a few lunch items.
- Location: 701 Bow Valley Trail
- Hours: 7am-5pm
You may think the Bicycle Cafe sounds like a strange name for a Canmore coffee shop, but hear me out. The Bicycle Cafe is located right on Main Street, it’s a bike shop first and foremost, but they also have a small coffee shop inside.
It’s here you can get Monogram Coffee as you browse bike gear and chat with locals. It’s a nice green space and the perfect spot for a mean cappuccino. The only issue is there is no seating, so come here expecting takeaway only!
- Location: 630 8 St
- Hours: 10-6pm
Coffee Shops in Both Banff and Canmore
I don’t think a lot needs to be said about Starbucks. It’s pretty reliable, and they always have a sweet seasonal “coffee” concoction. They’re open late and early, right in downtown Banff and next to Canadian Tire and Safeway in Canmore.
Also, their “You Are Here” coffee mugs are pretty cute for Banff and Alberta. At least better than some of the cheap coffee mugs you’ll find in some tourist shops on Banff Ave. That being said, we’d recommend you choose a local business instead (we have camp mugs that we created directly on our store!)
- Location: Banff – 718 8 S // Canmore – 1240 Railway Ave #112
- Hours: 6:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
I feel obligated to add this one to the list because Tim Horton’s is a Canadian Institution. I’ve had Tim Horton’s coffee twice in my life, and Tasha even worked at one for two months before we left to travel the world.
In my opinion, twice was enough for a lifetime. It’s cheap coffee that is drinkable and can save you in a pinch on a road trip. They also have the longest hours of any coffee shop in Banff or Canmore.
The classic order is a double-double with two creams and two sugars, but all of that is far too much for someone who drinks their coffee black.
- Location: Multiple
- Hours: 5:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.
The Best Coffee in the Region
There are some excellent coffee shops beyond these Canmore coffee shops and Banff coffee shops, here are some of our favorites.
Monogram Coffee – Calgary
One of the best coffee shops in Calgary with great baristas and a minimalist, clean interior. They offer house-roasted coffees and single-origin pour-overs. Along with Eclipse in Canmore, they stand out for some wonderfully sourced single-origin beans and well-balanced blends.
This, in addition to some well-balanced flat whites and espresso-based drinks, make them a standout in Calgary. Brewing supplies are also sold here, and lovely baked goods that pair beautifully with quality coffee. It’s my favorite spot for coffee in Calgary but a bit out of the way for visitors to the area — more of a local’s thing.
- Location — 4814 16 St SW, Calgary (GPS)
- Hours — 6:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Sunhouse Cafe – Jasper
Sunhouse Cafe gets our nod for the best spot for 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. 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. — 3:00 p.m.
Rooftop Coffee Roasters – Fernie
A newer coffee shop in Fernie that offers some super tasty coffee. It’s set in a cozy little corner shop at the heart of the historic town center. I love the vibes inside the shop, and it’s great to have some delicious morning espresso before diving into some deep powder at the ski resort.
Coffee roasts here are excellent, and they’ve really nailed the espresso drinks at perfect ratios. The great roasts also come in compostable coffee bags, which we really appreciate!
- Location — 492 2 Ave, Fernie (GPS)
- Hours — 9:00 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Phil & Sebastian – Calgary
This is the most prominent roaster in Calgary, and the primary location has a chic interior full of wood, marble, and tile. It’s right near the Bow River, so if you’re out for a walk downtown, it makes for a nice pit stop.
They often have a seasonal roast and coffee drink that complements the season. It’s some superbly roasted coffee and featured in many smaller coffee shops around the area, including several on this list.
- Location —618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary (GPS)
- Hours — 8:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Analog Coffee – Calgary
A quality little coffee shop with several different locations around Calgary. They have some decent house roasts and single-origin coffee. Espresso-based drinks are quality, and they have a great flat white.
The location off of 17th street is their primary store and offers some great pastries to pair with a coffee.
- Location — 740 17 Ave SW, Calgary (GPS)
- Hours — 7:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Wicked Cup – Jasper
Coco’s Cafe is a beloved local 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. These beans come from Phil & Sebastian, so you’re getting a pretty quality roast.
A standout dish is the Breakfast Bagel, a tummy-filling Montreal-style bagel with cream cheese, avocado, and veggies. 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.
Bluebird Cafe – Golden
A great cafe in Golden is conveniently located right off the TransCanada and offers way better food or coffee than Timmies or McDonalds.
If you’re driving from Banff to B.C. It’s worth making a pit stop here to fill up on food or coffee — Golden is worth a stop altogether! It’s a great local spot with options for lunch and dinner along with some good coffee.
- Location — 802 9th St N, Golden (GPS)
- Hours — 7:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Kicking Horse – Invermere
Invermere is a pretty quiet resort town on the shore of Lake Windermere, but one of the largest employers in town happens to be a coffee roasting company. They roast a ton of beans in town, and it’s pretty tough to escape the delicious scent. We love to stop in for an espresso-based drink when we’re driving down the Columbia Valley.
Kicking Horse is great, and we used to love their coffees, but success has lead to a slight drop in the quality of their roasts. I find them to be a tad over roasted, which results in oily beans.
Nevertheless, it’s a brand that has spread across the country, and we’ve even seen it exported to the States. Pretty wild success for a coffee shop that started in Invermere!
Swing through if you’re on your way out to explore the Bugaboos or some of the nearby hot springs.
- Location — 491 Arrow Rd, Invermere (GPS)
Hopefully, this helped you pick out which Banff coffee shop or Canmore coffee shop to visit!
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