Breakfast is the most important part of my day. I can’t do anything without breakfast and we stumbled into Graze Food & Drink as we watched a bunch of people leaving this restaurant super happy so we walked in and waited for the next table! The wait wasn’t bad as it was relatively consistent of people coming in and customers leaving. They did an amazing job staggering the kitchen with the customers!
Once I sat down, I ordered a normal coffee. It was one of those mornings where you really don’t want to deal with me until I have that boost of energy. I ordered their Braised Beef Brisket Benny and this was absolutely amazing! They had a few slices of thick brisket that was so tender and amazing. Stack that on top of my favourite go-to breakfast meal and I was so happy! This dish definitely doesn’t disappoint!
Then we couldn’t go without trying their Poutine and we settled for their Canadian Eh! poutine which was huge and hearty! In a large bowl put pieces of seasoned potatoes in with bacon and sausages, then put cheese curds on and cover it with their hollandaise sauce. It was divine! To top that off, they added a fried egg and it was rich, creamy, flavourful and just amazing! I’m not sure if it’s for everyone as it really left you feeling stuffed but an amazing way to start your day!
This place was spectacular! The food just makes you smile and it truly tastes as great as it looked. There’s nothing negative I can think of as everything added up made it a special time!
Graze Food & Drink
102-717 8 St,
We went for an afternoon stroll through the quiet town of Canmore and got hungry near the end of our walk. 1890 Smokehouse in the Canmore Hotel was right in our face and they’ve taken huge precautions with COVID so we entered and got seated. The space was big and the tables were really spaced out making it really easy to social distant.
I sometimes hit a wall and get really sick for no reason. It happened while I was here and it was kind of funny as the lunch took so long to come out that I didn’t miss anything besides time while I was by myself recovering. I ordered myself Pulled Pork Sandwich and wanted to compare it with mine! It was very tender and flavourful, the bun they used was perfect and was called schiacciata bun. It was soft but it held up to the handfuls of pulled pork inside it. It was fantastic! Because I wasn’t well, I actually brought the other half home and it still held up and was very tasty afterwards.
We also ordered a Brisket by the pound and that was fun! The smoked meat on a tray with coleslaw was perfect! It was tender and juicy as well, with the perfect amount of sauce where it doesn’t cover the taste but keeps it fresh!
Overall this was a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat! The prices were very reasonable for the portions and quality! The service was great and they were friendly and knowledgeable!
738 8 St,
We’ve tried to eat here at Chef’s Studio a few times over a few years and we finally made it to Canmore for a meal during it’s hours! It’s a little space but it’s right by the public parking lot which is useful for them!
We started with their Tuna Sushi – Tekka Maki as I never turn down sushi from a Japanese place even though my main craving was a nice hot bowl of ramen soup. The sushi was quite standard so that’s a good thing!! It’s a basic sushi!
I get laughed at for the amount of kimchi I eat and how I like it so much. So, I decided to order their Kimchi Ramen and I must say it would’ve been nice to have more kimchi. It does get lost in the soup so I’m not sure how you’re supposed to enjoy it. The actual bowl of ramen was really good and the price is very comparable with others.
The other bowl of ramen ordered was the Shoyu Ramen which was actually on special and it was pretty good. They keep their basic stuff basic so it doesn’t ruin a good and simple dish.
Overall it’s a nice place to enjoy a bowl of ramen. It takes awhile but when in the mountain cities, it’s always nice to slow the pace down and it helps here. We did enjoy our experience here and got to go for a nice walk along downtown Canmore afterwards to help us digest
Chef’s Studio Japan
108-709 Main (8th) Street,
This post is actually very late. I’ve been here numerous of times since I’ve first been here. If you were to ask me my favourite bakery – this is it Le Fourmil is an amazing bakery in an great space. I’ve ordered my birthday cake from here, I’ve brought my friends here, my father-in-law, the list goes on.
This particular time I ordered their Almond Croissant and it’s an amazingly flaky croissant with a delicious almond topping with some filling. The croissant has a spectacular texture, and we’ve even tried their chocolate croissant and savoury ones. They’re all amazing.
I’ll never go to a little shop like this without ordering a latte. Their coffees are very tasty, not too strong but they take so much care in everything they make.
There’s plenty of parking here, they used to have a nice space for you to sit down in, but they have chairs outside if you need to eat your purchases right away. Their tarts, breads, pastries, everything is worth a try!! My best advice, keep going back to try everything!
101-1205 Bow Valley Trail,
Lunch in the mountains is my way to wind down the city life. You’ll hear me say that a lot as I am quite a high energy and fast paced person. These trips helps me keep sane and keep in balance. We walked into a little store and turned the corner and found Mountain Mercato which was a little deli that we sat down at.
I sat down and ordered a Latte and it was so nice. The environment was comfortable and there were a lot of people that came down to this little gem for a quick bite to eat, or they took it to go. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and everything was really nice.
I know I ordered their Daily Special Panini, I started with their frittata, but they ran out so I went for their second best. I honestly can’t remember hat it was called, but the balance of the panini was amazing and with gooey cheese. It was delicious even and it even seemed healthy!
The other panini seems liked the perfect one to order as it was brunch. It was the Farmhouse Panini with egg, cheese and meat with seasonal vegetables. It was a perfect brunch in between bread!
This was a fun place to go, and you do need to be prepared to spend some time here. The food and coffee really hit the spot. The seats are limited but most people do take out.
102-817 8 St,