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Bill Peyto's Cafe

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American, Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
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203 Village Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-2200
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff is friendly enough, even considering the bartender's smirky disposition, but the food was just ok and the service was ridiculously slow. It took over an hour after ordering to get our food.

Thank tx_sara
Revelstoke, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to admit I really want to like Bill Peyto's Cafe. I just love the warm, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. It has the cheapest draft in town and the service is excellent. I have eaten here several times and the meals have been barely average at best. I was really shocked to find out at breakfast one morning that... More 

Thank Powderbuddha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Lake Louise Inn across the street but I had heard good things about the cafe. The staff are friendly, the location is perfect, the food is great and reasonably priced. We ate all our breakfasts and dinners here. We would definitely return!

Thank Paulina W
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is a nice option, as it offers some alternative to pasta, pizza and burgers served in nearby cafes. It is not easy to find, as it is hidden and there is no sign on Village road to this cafe. We ordered chicken souvlaki and it was good, but the meal itself reminded "Opa" too close. We cam around... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read good reviews of Bill Peyto's on Trip Advisor and so were happy to give it a try. We were seriously disappointed with the service. One in our party is a celiac and when asked about menu options the waitress was unable to provide answers as to the ingredients in the dishes. We then tried to order a green... More 

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Daniel H, Front Office Manager at Bill Peyto's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your time at Bill Peyto's Cafe. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. If you could please contact us directly at daniel.hempen@hihostels.ca so we can discuss this further. More 

Calgary, Canada
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382 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had just done the long drive in from Jasper. There were no services on that highway, being closed for the winter, so we were in need of good grub. We remembered that the Youth Hostel has a little cafe, and headed there. Both of us enjoyed the food, and our table had a nice view into the grounds of... More 

Thank BenLar137
Columbia, Maryland
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped for lunch and were a little disappointed that they were out of their Alberta Beef Chili. We ordered bison burgers, coffee and apple and lemon meringue pies. It’s not a very big cafe, nice breakfast, lunch and light supper menus, a little pricey but we left satisfied.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with friends 21st October. We were seated quickly by the fire which was lovely. Server came to our table in good time with water. Wine glasses were set on the table but there had obviously been a spillage along the line and our glasses were dripping red wine. We had to ask the server for a cloth to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was such a fantastic restaurant! We went based on TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. It is located at the Youth Hostel, which accounts for its lower prices (very affordable). We'd read that it can get very busy, but we had no problems getting a table (6pm in mid-September, so it was outside peak tourist time). The food was... More 

Thank jerborah
Campbell, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were so pleased with our dinner at Bill Peyto's that we returned the next night for another delicious meal. The service was excellent both nights as was the food. Everything was fresh and well prepared. My favorite dish was the curry chicken but everything we had was quite good and not expensive. The restaurant is in the hostel next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Village Road, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-2200
in the Canadian Alpine Center-- it's in the youth hostel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?