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Cafe Balzam

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Canadian, French
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km 10 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
+1 867-456-8005
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We've been sitting at our table for half an hour and still don't have our drinks let alone our food. I keep seeing the waitress going to text on her phone behind the counter. We reminded her of our drinks and she just walked right by us. Horrible service!!!

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1 Thank LeahLovesTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great locally raised food wrapped in crepes! Also the only place in Whitehorse where we can get such local food. Big up for the farmers!

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Thank Thibaut R
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Amazing food made by locals farmers...to discovery area, this is a wonderful spot to stop for eating..!wow! the taste of borelais forest spice with a french cuisine is amaze me! The chef karina made one of the best meal i eat...and i eat a lot!!!

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Thank Joe l
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice food, Crepes are the way to enjoy a hamburger. The fries here are to die for (WOW) are they every good. I have travelled a lot and their fries are the best, just like old time chips from England but way better. Pommes Dauphines are very nice but let them cool a bit or risk burning the top... More 

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1 Thank FCFireConsulting
Juneau, Alaska
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

After a soak in the hot springs, what could be better than a delicious, gourmet meal with local ingredients? The only downside is that they don't open until 4 PM. We loved the salad special, with unique local, organic vegetables. I loved my mushroom crepe and my husband's was also delicious. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available, next to... More 

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1 Thank stanandamy
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Delicious, creative French crepes (both main course and dessert crepes) using many local ingredients are presented in a lovely natural environment, overlooking the Takhini Hot Springs. Ask for an outside table!

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1 Thank JJToron2
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you look at my other reviews, you'll notice that I mostly review things I love. I believe in telling the business if something's wrong and telling everyone about what's good, but we were having a special dinner out for father's day during our vacation, so I didn't want to deal with it, and there was clearly a language barrier.... More 

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Thank Melissa H
Akiak, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Crepes excellent; dynamite place to eat best ever. Great atmosphere..Swim ahead of time & then justify your consumption

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1 Thank AmauqAyagalria
Whitehorse, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We had gone once before and it was no good (see previous review), but after waiting over a year we decided to try it again.... The service was awful, and I mean really awful. It was not busy and it still took 20 min to get our drinks (2 bottles of beer) after we ordered them. The menu leaves a... More 

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1 Thank Kaitlyn S
Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We went for an early dinner after a Saturday afternoon soak. Our friendly server seated us by the window, where we could see the mountains in the distance. There were a few other tables but the place wasn't packed; the music and the atmosphere were pleasant and relaxed. Our server was attentive and answered all of our questions. We ordered... More 

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1 Thank Joanna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Cuisine
Canadian, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: km 10 Takhini Hot Springs Rd, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Yukon  >  Whitehorse
  • Phone Number: +1 867-456-8005

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