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12 Best Canmore Coffee Shops to check out

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Do you love coffee? If you’re like us, the answer is probably “yes.” In fact, many people consider coffee to be a necessary part of their day. Lucky for you, Canmore is home to some of the best coffee shops! In this blog post, we will share some of the best Canmore coffee shops that you must check out! 

We have been visiting Canmore since 2011 and explored as a visitor – scouting for the best cafes and restaurants to hang out, make travel plans, or get some work done on our laptops.

The 12 Canmore Coffee Shops to hang out in

Where to go for Coffee in Canmore

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Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Canmore is a nature lover’s paradise. With countless hiking and biking trails, as well as excellent camping and fishing, there’s no shortage of things to do.

GoodEarth Coffee in Canmore

It is located just a short drive from Calgary and Cochrane, and we love venturing out there for a nice getaway! 

Canmore is also an outdoor lover’s paradise and there’s no better time to enjoy it than during the winter months. You can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, winter hikes – and the list goes on. 

Girl in Canmore Engine Bridge - Things to do in Canmore in winter
Beautiful Canmore in winter

And when you are in the cold or need a break to get some work done, these coffee shops in Canmore will delight you! 

Plus many of these cafes are extremely dog-friendly! 

Beamer’s Coffee Bar (Old Canmore Road)

Beamer’s Coffee Bar is a cozy little coffee shop with a rustic lodge-style interior. 

Best Coffee Shops in Canmore Beamers
Best Coffee Shops in Canmore: Beamers

They have a classic coffee shop beverage menu with pastries, sandwiches, and snacks. Plus they also have plenty of comfortable seating. 

And thanks to free wifi, the atmosphere is perfect for studying, working on your laptop, or just enjoying a good cup of coffee. 

Beamer’s Coffee has been delighting visitors and locals since 1994, and they have two locations – Old Canmore Road/The Shops of Canmore and on Main and 7th. 

Old Canmore Road in the winter

We love the one on Old Canmore Road at the shopping complex where it is easy to park and enjoy. 

The staff is friendly and the coffee is always delicious. We highly recommend Beamer’s Coffee if you’re looking for a great place to get your caffeine fix!

Address: 129 – 300 Old Canmore Road

Menu highlights: Coffee, tea, specialty drinks, sweets, savory items

Good for: Ambiance, views. Lots of seating, and free wifi is available. Great for work, afternoon chit-chat, or just chill with a good book

JK Bakery Cafe (Downtown)

JK Bakery Cafe has been our hang-out spot for years, and this is where we bring our family when they visit us from India and the US. 

This cozy cafe is located in the downtown area and it welcomes you to mountain views. We like sitting outdoors to take in the ambiance of this little town. 

JK Bakery has been around since 1994, and it’s a great place to enjoy breakfast, light lunch, or just a cup of coffee. 

They have delicious baked goods and treats, as well as specialty coffees like lattes and cappuccinos. You can also find samosas and sandwiches on their menu!

Creamy Earl Grey on a cold evening

I love their creamy Earl Grey tea and lattes. The atmosphere inside is warm and inviting, making it a great place to go for a casual afternoon break.

The bakery was founded by a German man named John Kirchpfennig, hence the name JK Bakery. Today it is managed by new owners, but the name and the legacy have stayed on. 

Address: 1000 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2S9

Menu highlights: Tea, coffee, sweets, savory items

Good for: Ambiance, views. Seating is limited

JK Bakery Cafe (Railway Ave)

Tucked away in a cozy corner of the city, there is another JK Bakery, and this one has more seating areas. 

You will find the same coffee menu and more. If you are looking to get some work done, this location will be better for you!

Address: 1514 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P6

Menu highlights: Tea, coffee, sweets, savory items

Good for: Ambiance, views. Seating is decent

Eclipse Coffee Roasters

Eclipse Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster that opened its doors in 2014 in Canmore. They are known to offer exceptional coffee and great customer service.

Eclipse Coffee Roasters
Eclipse Coffee Roasters

This is YOUR coffee place where you can savor over 10 different types of beans – they are roasted and brewed to perfection in-house. Choose from light fruity notes to bold chocolatey blends, and more. 

You can also pick up a bag of their specialty coffee, or even order them online (to enjoy the same flavors and aroma at home). They ship all across Canada

Eclipse Coffee Roasters: Best Canmore coffee shops

Eclipse Coffee Roasters takes pride in being environmentally responsible and using sustainable ways to source coffee beans from all over the world. 

Address: 1516 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P6

Menu highlights: Coffee, iced drinks, baked goods, breakfast wrap

Good for: Bright and airy ambiance, ample seating area

Good Earth Coffeehouse (Main Street Canmore)

The Good Earth Coffeehouse is hard to miss. It is located on Main Street in a cozy spot! It is warm and inviting inside and the smell of coffee will make you wanna stay here forever! 

Coffee at GoodEarth on Canada Day

Their coffee is delicious, the atmosphere cozy, and the staff is always happy to help if you can’t decide what to order. I personally like their iced coffees and smoothies, but Salil gets his coffee and sandwich fix here heartily. 

There is ample seating space for you to hang out with your work laptop and friends, but this cafe also tends to get really crowded during weekends and peak season, mainly due to its menu and location in the heart of town!

Outdoor seating in cafes during Canada Day

Even then, with a huge selection of espresso drinks, cappuccinos, frappes, smoothies, and more, you will love Good Earth.

Address: 718 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6

Menu highlights: Tea, coffee, iced and cold drinks, sandwiches, smoothies 

Good for: Cozy ambiance, location. Seating is decent

Rocky Mountain Bagel Company

Rocky Mountain Bagel Company has welcomed guests in downtown Canmore since 1998. By its name, you know you can grab a bagel and of course a hot beverage. 

Rocky Mountain Bagel Co Canmore
Inside Rocky Mountain Bagel Co

And….their bagel menu is endless and amazing! A must pair with your cup of joe! They prepare everything in-house from scratch. 

Their menu also features specialty espresso drinks, and coffees made with freshly roasted beans. Try one of their signature lattes or cappuccinos paired with delicious baked goods and specialty bagels!

Rocky Mountain Bagel Company has plenty of seating so you can relax while enjoying your favorite beverage. The interiors are very warm and inviting. 

Plus, they offer free Wi-Fi, making it the perfect spot to get some work done in a cozy atmosphere. 

They have 2 locations – Main Street and Bow Valley Street.

Address: 830 8 St #102, Canmore, AB T1W 2B7 (downtown)

Menu highlights: Coffee, bagels

Good for: Coffee, bagels, seating, and ambiance inside

The Summit Cafe and Bistro

If you’re looking for a more upscale coffee experience, look no further than Summit Café & Bistro. This café offers espresso drinks and specialty coffee beverages in addition to its food menu. 

Summit Cafe
Summit Cafe

In terms of food, you can order classic omelets, quesadillas, bagels, salads, and soups. This is the perfect spot to hang out, grab a snack, and more. 

Plus the cafe has amazing outdoor seating so you can enjoy your drink with a view!

Address: 1001 Cougar Creek Dr #102, Canmore, AB T1W 1E1

Menu highlights: Coffee, iced drinks, baked goods

Good for: Coffee, views, food menu

Communitea Cafe

Communi Tea Cafe is a comfy spot in Canmore which is a great place to hang out with friends, enjoy some healthy food and drinks, and listen to live music. 

Latte at Communi Tea Cafe

There’s also outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the fresh air.  They offer organic, fair-trade coffee, tea, and other beverages.

From their menu, you can choose delicious sandwiches, wraps, burritos, and quesadillas. 

Communi Tea Cafe: Canmore coffee shops

The coffee menu includes Americano and lattes. Their tea menu is extensive, and you can also order chilled beverages like iced teas and lemonades. 

Address: 117-1001 6 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 3L8

Menu highlights: Tea, coffee, healthy light snacks

Good for: Ambiance, views. Spacious seating (limited time for sit-down)

Blondies Cafe

Blondies Cafe is a vibrant – blue, clean, and airy bistro where you can enjoy views of Canmore and warm up with a nice beverage. 

Views from the Blondies Cafe

They offer high-quality coffee brewed with precision, as well as delicious food options like Acai super bowls, wraps, and sandwiches. 

Plus, they have plenty of cozy seating to accommodate large groups or individuals.

Blondies Cafe
Blondies Cafe

Address: 701 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 4H2

Menu highlights: Coffee, iced drinks, baked goods, wraps, and sandwiches

Good for: Hanging out – indoor and outdoor seating areas with mountain views

Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe is a great spot to hang out in Canmore. This cozy café is locally owned and managed and you can order homemade sandwiches, soups, and pastries. 

Everything from sauces, to baked goods, is prepared in-house, with fresh ingredients. 

Do try their cinnamon bun when you are in Harvest Cafe. Or the curry chicken wrap along with a cuppa joe!

They pride themselves in preparing gluten-free food items from soups, and grilled wraps to paninis.

From the hot drinks menu, you can order lattes, mochas, London fogs, and of course coffee and tea to name a few.

Address: 1516 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P6

Menu highlights: Coffee, iced drinks, baked goods, breakfast wrap

Good for: Bright and airy ambiance, ample seating area

Canary Coffee Ltd

Canary Coffee Ltd has been delighting customers in the heart of Canmore. With its atmosphere and delicious baked goods, it’s easy to see why this café is so popular. 

They also have a great selection of coffee drinks that are sure to put you in a good mood! 

You can choose from coffee – Americano/lattes, iced beverages, pastries, sandwiches to delicious frozen yogurt ice cream! 

The one thing I like about Canary Coffee is that you can choose a variety of shots, and syrups to customize your drink!

This café provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy your coffee in peace. 

Plus, their cozy seating area is the perfect place to have an intimate conversation with a friend. 

They have both indoor and limited outdoor seating areas. Inside you will find lovely paintings showing what is outside – mountains and more!

They serve locally roasted organic coffees as well as delicious pastries and sandwiches. 

Address: 710 8 St #102, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6

Menu highlights: Coffee, frozen yogurt, tea, specialty drinks, baked goods

Good for: Cozy ambiance, lovely rustic decor, ample seating area

Mountain Blends Coffee Roasters

If you’re looking for a nice spot to grab your morning cup of joe, then Mountain Blends Coffee Roasters is the perfect place for you. 

This cozy little cafe offers up delicious coffee and snacks alongside a selection of branded hoodies and roasted coffee beans that you can purchase during your visit. 

Mountain Blends is a no-frills coffee shop with a wide range of delicious drinks at an affordable price. But what really sets them apart is their friendly staff that will make you feel right at home! 

They are very knowledgeable and can help you select the right beans for your coffee. 

Yes, you can sample them too 🙂 They have a nice indoor seating area where you can hang out. 

Address: 102 Bow Meadows Crescent Unit 11a, Canmore, AB T1W 2W9

Menu highlights: Coffee, iced drinks, baked goods

Good for: Coffee, grab and go

Other Coffee Shops in Canmore

Now, these were some of the popular and locally owned coffee shops in Canmore. But there are more. 

You can get your coffee fix in hotels, brunch spots, and places like the Bicycle Cafe, etc. in Canmore.

Tim Hortons: In our accommodation in Canmore

If you LOVE the good old Tim Hortons coffee, McDonald’s, or Starbucks then you will find them in Canmore main town. 

I mean, when we are on road trips from Edmonton, Calgary to Canmore and beyond in the Canadian Rockies, we usually pick up coffee and tea from drive-throughs.

Here is where you can find them,

Tim Hortons Coffee: Tim Hortons needs no introduction – it’s a national treasure. 

While you can get Timmy’s anywhere in Canada, the Canmore location is extra special with mountain views and near a gas station! It’s the perfect place to grab a quick cup of coffee before hitting the road again. 

Festive Tim Hortons Coffee Cup
Festive Tim Hortons Coffee Cup

You can order coffee, tea, iced drinks, bagels, and baked goods including croissants, breakfast wraps, soups, and bowls! They are affordable as compared to many brands on this list, and can be found all across Canada.


  • 1729 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2W1
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McDonald’s: It is located next to Tim Hortons on Mountain Ave and Petro Canada.

Location: 1731 Mountain Ave Unit A, Canmore, AB T1W 2W1

Starbucks: If you are craving your Starbucks Americano, it’s available here in Canmore too! We love their Peppermint Mocha and it is a must in the winters here in the Rockies! 🙂


  • 1240 Railway Ave #112, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4
  • 1200 Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P4

Where to go for coffee near Canmore – Banff National Park – Lake Louise & beyond

So Banff is just 20 minute’s drive away from Canmore. We love to stay in Canmore hotels – they are comparatively affordable and with amazing views all around you, you won’t want to leave. 

At one point we also wanted to move here! Sigh*

Here are some of our favorites in Banff, if you are looking to expand your coffee and cafe wishlist

Whitebark Cafe

Located downtown, on Banff Ave, the Whitebank Cafe is hard to miss when you are staying inside the National Park. They create beautiful latte art and they are delicious as well. 

Evelyn’s Coffee Bar

This cozy cafe is located in the heart of Banff, and it’s the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a cup of joe. The coffee here is some of the best in town, and the pastries are delicious too!

Evelyn Coffee Bar in Banff National Park
Evelyn Coffee Bar in Banff National Park

Little Wild: Coffee By Wild Flour

The Daily Grind is another great option for coffee in Banff. This cafe is located just off Banff Avenue, and it’s known for its friendly service and a great selection of coffees and teas. If you’re looking for a quick caffeine fix, this is the place to go!

You will also find popular favorites like Goodearth Coffee House, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and more!

Note: Keep in mind, Jasper National Park is located in the Canadian Rockies, but it is about a 3.50 to 4-hour drive away from Canmore. They have cute cafes too, but it is a long way to for a cuppa joe 🙂

No matter what kind of coffee experience you’re looking for, Canmore will delight you! So next time you find yourself in Canmore, make sure to stop by one (or more!) of these 12 great coffee shops. 

Happy sipping!

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