Best Places to Grab Breakfast in Whistler
Breakfast and brunch are taken very seriously here in Whistler – it is the fuel that powers outdoor adventures or soaks up a night of cocktails in the Village. With so many options to choose from, avoid the chains and experience food and drinks from local establishments you won’t find anywhere else.
Not a big breakfast person? Grab a coffee and pastry from a local bakery. Fuel enough for exploring Whistler by mountain bike or a round of golf. You’ll taste the difference by choosing these top breakfast restaurants in Whistler.
Best Breakfast in Whistler
Breakfast is typically served from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM, and unlike hotels in Europe or America hotels in Whistler do not offer breakfast. Have no fear – for there are many, many options for a delicious, healthy, and affordable breakfast in Whistler
- The Wildflower, Fairmont Chateau, Upper Village
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 omelette 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, Function Junction
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.
- Riverside Cafe, Mons
You might not think to find an incredible breakfast spot in an RV park, but the Riverside Cafe is the only place in Whistler where they’ll squeeze the orange juice in front of you! Whether you’re craving something sweet or savoury, Riverside has something for you – from pillowy soft waffles to the best breakfast potatoes that come with every meal. If it’s on special, be sure to try Paige’s Wonder Waffle which has one half topped with eggs benny and the other with fruit compote and whipped cream.
Best Coffee in Whistler
Whistlerites are particular when it comes to finding the perfect cup of joe. The town 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.
- Ed’s Bred, Creekside
New to the scene is Ed’s Bred, located in Creekside’s sleepy 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 fancy 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!) and be sure to try their house-made Indian chai. Local tip: Bring your own mug for a discount.
- Fix Cafe, Nita Lake Lodge, Creekside
Within Nita Lake Lodge is the Fix Cafe serving 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 in winter make Fix Cafe a great place to work remotely, catch up with friends, or read the paper. Take your coffee to go and enjoy it lakeside at Alpha Lake or Nita Lake.
- Camp Lifestyle & Coffee Co., Function Junction
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.
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
What 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 line up 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, Fairmont Chateau, Upper Village
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, Function Junction
Function Junction has many great spots and along with their outpost Bread Bunker in Nesters, 200 Degrees Bakery 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.
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. Whether you’ve had a wild night before or you’ve embarked on an early morning adventure and need some fuel for your afternoon, brunch is simply the perfect meal.
- Fifi’s Bistro, Upper Village
Fifi’s Bistro in the Upper Village serves brunch from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and uses local, organic ingredients, and ethically raised meats whenever possible. They offer options for vegan and vegetarian diners and their baristas make a killer latte. In the summer, they have a sunny patio overlooking the Blackcomb Gondola and Upper Village Stroll. Grab a friend and order the Platter for Two (vegan or non-vegan option) which comes with a selection of breakfast items that will leave both parties satisfied.
- Crepe Montagne, Whistler Village
Experience a taste of France in Whistler at Crepe Montagne. Choose from sweet and savoury crepes, eggs benedict, and omelettes in a cozy atmosphere. They also cater to those looking for gluten-free options with an extensive menu. As it’s small and within the Village, it fills up quickly on the weekend so prepare to wait for a table – it’s worth it!
- Elements, Whistler Village
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.
In Whistler, it’s worth wandering off the beaten path in search of the best breakfast spots. 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.
Try your first Caesar – the Canadian brunch beverage – on your trip to Whistler. However you decide to spend the hours between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM, there will be an eggs benedict waiting for you when the pang of hunger strikes in Whistler.