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Best Places to Grab Breakfast in Whistler

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Breakfast in Whistler is taken very seriously. It is the fuel that powers all our outdoor adventures. A hearty Whistler breakfast will also soak up a late night of drinks. 

Whether you find yourself in a Whistler bakery or heading out a little later for brunch in Whistler — here are a few of the best breakfast, brunch, and coffee selections in town. These have been carefully vetted and extensively tested by the people who live in Canada’s number one ski town.

Whats the Best Breakfast in Whistler, BC?

Whether you are staying in Creekside, rolling out of a hotel in the Village, or getting down to the trails around Function Junction, you’ll find more than enough breakfast options in and around Whistler.

The Wildflower

front of house, Wildflower Whistler

Fancy a sit down breakfast? Decadent breakfasts at the Fairmont.

4599 Chateau Blvd Unit 210, Whistler

Treat yourself to a breakfast experience like no other at The Wildflower in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

They’re open for breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM (11:00 AM on weekends) and offer everything from light bites to a full-on alpine breakfast buffet with an omelet station, smoothie station, and carved meats. 

A casual restaurant with bright sunny windows and a garden patio on warmer days, The Wildflower is a decadent treat for the senses during your trip to Whistler.

Wildwood Cafe

1085 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler

Not to be confused with the Wildwood Pacific Bistro in the Village, Wildwood Cafe is tucked away in Function Junction and is a favourite among the locals. 

This laid-back cafe has large blackboards filled with delicious breakfast items like the Three Benny Sampler and Banana Bread French Toast. Order at the front, pour yourself a coffee, and find a seat – expect a hearty, delicious breakfast with a smile at this no-frills cafe.

The Green Moustache Organic Cafe

2-1209 Alpha Lake Road & 122-4340 Lorimer Rd 

If you wake up every morning with a shot of wheatgrass or a freshly pressed juice, head down to Function Junction for a dash of the Green Moustache. They promise 100 percent plant-based whole-food meals, including juices, desserts, and smoothies.

This is the perfect destination for athletes, health-food junkies, and vegans. Expect smoothie bowls, gluten-free veggie wraps, and even banana pancakes. 

If you aren’t willing to make the early-morning trek to Function, they also have a spot in the Village.

Southside Diner

2102 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler

The Southside Diner is a Creekside tradition. Styled as an old-school diner, you can expect big hearty plates of eggs, sausages, and hashbrowns, as well as many other breakfast classics. So if you are looking for the best breakfast in Whistler to fill you up before hitting the mountain, Southside is your go-to.

Located right across the street from Creekside’s free underground parking and just steps from the Creekside lifts, you can’t beat the location.

Crepe Montagne

116-4368 Main St, Whistler

For those who don’t speak french, let us translate for you. Crepe Montagne is quite literally a “mountain of crepes.” Sweet, savoury, and every flavour in between, you’ll never leave this breakfast joint hungry.

If you want more than just crepes, they also do an egg-ceptional egg benedict. Try the wild sockeye salmon or the mushroom pesto — two local favourites. 

Hot Tip: Traveling from Europe? Expect breakfast at your hotel? In most cases, you can’t really expect anything beyond a sub-par continental at your hotel. 

Instead, head out into the Village to find a local breakfast typically served from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Whats the Best Coffee in Whistler, BC?

Whistlerites are particular when it comes to finding the perfect cup of joe. After all, Whistler has a massive Australian demographic, and the Aussies know about a good cup of coffee.

Whistler may be littered with Starbucks and Tim Hortons, but they are no match against some of the hidden gems in town pulling the smoothest espresso or grinding the freshest beans. 

BReD 

206-2067 Lake Placid Rd Franz Trail Creekside

BReD is a vegan cafe and bakery located in Creekside Village. Their fresh homemade sourdough loaves of bread and cinnamon buns fly off the shelves and pair perfectly with a hot espresso drink pulling from their high-end La Marzocco espresso machine.

As a plant-based bakery, they offer oat, rice, almond, and coconut milk for their hot beverages (the oat milk is incredibly frothy and creamy!). Be sure to try their house-made Indian chai. 

Ecologyst

4338 Main St #125, Whistler

The Ecologyst may just be Whistler’s hippest concept cafe, located across from the iconic Olympic Rings. They are currently serving Instagram-worthy coffee from Bows and Arrows roaster in Victoria, BC; organic sourdough from a Whistler bakery; and superfood raw treats from Solfeggio, a business in the sea to sky corridor. 

The cafe is bright and sunny and makes for perfect people-watching of the Olympic Plaza. Plus, you can browse the apparel side of the store in between sips.

Lift Coffee Company

4293 Mountain Square, Whistler

Life Coffee is a Whistler cafe tradition. Located in the heart of Whistler Village, they are serving up coffee, sandwiches, and breakfast goods to help you through the early morning hours. 

Are you dying for a perfect latte, complete with latte-artwork? Head over to lift to have your dreams fulfilled.

Fix Cafe, Nita Lake Lodge

2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler

The Fix Cafe within Nita Lake Lodge serves up rich cups of fairtrade and organic Doi Chaang coffee grown in Thailand and roasted in Canada. Not only do they serve up a tasty brew, but they also bake their own bread and pastries, have fresh juice & smoothies.

Free wifi, large tables, and a fireplace make Fix Cafe a great place to work remotely, catch up with friends, or read the paper. Or, take your coffee to go and enjoy it lakeside at Alpha Lake or Nita Lake.

Camp Lifestyle & Coffee Co.

1066 Millar Creek Rd, Whistler

In Function Junction (south of Whistler Village) is a host of unique shops nestled amongst the industrial district. One of these shops is Camp Lifestyle & Coffee Co., brewing Vancouver’s 49th Parallel coffee beans and selling goods sourced from sustainable, ethical, or humanitarian initiatives. 

There’s no wifi here, so grab a coffee and browse the store or sit in their inviting Adirondack chairs on the back patio.

Whats the Best Bakery in Whistler?

You don’t have to go far to find a good bakery in Whistler, but you do need the insider knowledge to sniff out the places that bake their goods in-house.  

Purebread, Function Junction & Whistler Village

Purebread in Whistler

How to choose from all the baked goods at Purebread?

122-4338 Main Street & 1-1040 Millar Creek Road

It started as a family bakery and expanded to become one of the most popular spots in Whistler for a sweet treat. With locations in Whistler Village next to Olympic Plaza and Function Junction, you’ll be sure to hit a lineup of folks looking to satisfy a sweet tooth. 

Pick up a loaf of their jalapeno cheddar bread to dunk into soup or a slice of their lemon raspberry loaf – you’ll be blown away by the mountain of options at Purebread!

Portobello

4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler

Another gem located right along the Upper Village stroll in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is Portobello. 

They’re baking fresh bread and churning out wholesome breakfasts, but the real star here is their signature doughnuts. Try the Maple Bacon or the Creme Brulee doughnut paired with a hot coffee for an experience like no other. There’s plenty of seats inside and outside, and great for larger groups.

200 Degrees

1370 Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler

Function Junction has many bakeries. One of the best is 200 Degrees Bakery, which bakes bread fresh using organic whole grains and offers healthy desserts and lunch options. 

Grab a loaf of their buttermilk brioche bread to make out-of-this-world french toast, or opt for a pretzel bun with their homemade soups.

What’s the Best Brunch in Whistler?

Brunch, a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch, is a popular weekend pastime for locals and visitors alike in Whistler. In fact, Brunch in Whistler is more popular than breakfast. 

Is there a difference? You’ll see the menus are the same, just delyed. Brunch menus usually end after lunch, so you have a bit more time to get out of bed in the morning.

Elements

Eggs benedict at Elements in Whistler

A sneak peak at whats in store for you at Elements in Whistler

4359 Main St #102B, Whistler

Located in the Summit Lodge Hotel in Whistler Village is Elements – one of the most popular brunch spots in Whistler. Brunch here is affordable, locally inspired, and innovative and will satisfy all sweet and savoury cravings. 

Try their BC Dungeness Crab Benedict, Caramelized Banana, and Chocolate Stuffed French Toast or a baked frittata – you’ll surely make a few trips here to test out more of their creative and drool-inducing menu.

Earls Whistler

4295 Blackcomb Way, Whistler Village

Earl’s maybe a west coast chain restaurant, but it’s one Whistler stands behind. Serving up a never-ending list of brunch options, you’ll never get tired of eating breakfast, brunch, or dinner here.

Earl’s is famous for its egg benedicts, but you’ll also find some other tasty morsels on their brunch menu. Check out the Prawn omelet or the Forager Hash for delicious alternatives.

Stonesedge Kitchen

4122 Village Green #13, Whistler

Our first recommendation from the Stonesedge Kitchen is the hair of the dog: their classic caesars. Our second is the bennies. Choose from the Lumberjack Benny or the Meadows benny for a belly-filling brunch that will fuel you for the rest of the day.

If your brunch is a boozy one, they also offer mimosa flights, cold-brew pick-me-ups, and more. 

Best Brunch and Breakfast in Whistler? You Decide!

Breakfast connoisseurs will rejoice at the thought of freshly baked bread and fresh-squeezed orange juice, and the most particular coffee snob will appreciate freshly ground beans and a smooth layer of crema.

In Whistler, breakfast is worth wandering off the beaten path for. Whether you want beet juice or a rich Benedict, Whistler has the best breakfast and brunch joints in the sea to sky.

 

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