This place is just outside of Canmore, AB and we found it by accident. (Asked the clerk at Copperstone Resort , just a two minute walk away, about restaurants, ).It is located on a tiny turn off from the TCH, just east of Canmore at Dead Man's Flats.).
The name of the place does not accurately reflect the fact it is a full fledged Indian restaurant ("cafe and spice market" is part of the signage).
We had a wonderful meal with great service. The restaurant is not large but it is very comfortable and somewhat quaint inside. There is shelving holding spices for sale and this gives the place a lovely , (but not overpowering) scent as you enter.
Nice selection of beer to go with the meal, including a delicious craft beer from Yukon Brewery that went perfectly with our meal selection. The owner brought out a tray of cold ones to choose from; it included two authentics from India. a Kingfisher as well as a Taj Mahal.
Desserts were excellent; very different, with several from home made recipes. We chose naan bread, deep fried and served with caramelized spices. and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. One was enough for the two of us.
What was interesting is that the owner is not Indian but rather a Brit with strong Indian ties, including a Dad who was born and raised in India as well as a Burmese grandmother.He has been making curries in Canmore for over 20 years.
Thumbs up for this lovely eatery.
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