Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Canmore you'll find The Summit Cafe a long time local's favourite for hearty breakfasts. This sunny gem serves my favourite breakfast in the mountains. The grill is open from 7am-1:30pm perfectly timed for starting out your day or rewarding you after a quick hike up to Grassi Lakes like we did this morning. The portions are generous without the insane prices you'll find everywhere else in the mountains. I love their HUGE chocolate chip cookies that are perfect for packing in your backpack. Friendly staff, sun streaming through the windows, yummy real breakfasts, a big dog friendly patio on days when the weather cooperates makes this tiny cafe pack a punch. This place is hopping from opening to close and it's always worth any line you might find. Also a great option if you'd like to pick up a coffee and a sandwich to go for your day out in the mountains. Their baked goods are also perfect for stashing in your backpack for a summit treat.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 2 rescue dogs Leroy & Mabel.