The Lodgemarket cafe | blackswift bistro | the shack
“Best coffee in Banff National Park”. Desire a cappuccino or latte to start the day? The Market Cafe offers an array of freshly baked goods, in-house made healthy sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, and much more, so you can get on your way and explore the Canyon or nearby attractions. A blend of a French café and vintage diner, the Market Cafe also offers an outdoor patio to enjoy your breakfast or snack. The market is also a gift shop offering a variety of Canadiana mementoes, souvenirs, t-shirts and weather clothing to round out your visit.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, apres-hike drink specials – our chefs create delicious hand crafted meals and offer gluten free and vegetarian options. Join us for locally inspired food that is the ideal complement to a day of hiking, cycling or exploring the Rockies. A river stone fireplace sets the atmosphere in this casual bistro named after a rare migrating bird called the “Black Swift” which nests in the creekside walls of Johnston Canyon. There is also an outdoor patio that overlooks the creek so you can enjoy a frosty draft beer or late lunch outdoors. For dinner, the sizzling trout is a signature dish well worth experiencing.
“The staff were extremely friendly and food was excellent, clearly made in-house. We came for breakfast and then returned for dinner. A very welcome find far from the crowds and chain restaurants of Banff.” ~ Julian M.
A tradition for generations is to do the Canyon walk and finish the adventure with a stop at the ice cream shack. Hard ice cream cones in a variety of flavours that the kids and adult kids can savour. Wanting to beat the crowds or forgot to bring a snack? The Shack also offers a quick coffee, baked goods, water and snacks to stuff in the pack for the hike. Please remember to pack out all litter and it is unlawful to feed any wildlife … even the ground squirrels and birds.