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 so consider yourself lucky if you don't have to wait in line and I'd save this place for smaller gatherings don't try to squeeze in your 10 friends. 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.


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.