915 - 10th Avenue South
Golden, BC V0A 1H0
Phone: (250) 344-2291
Fax: (250) 344-6563
Bars & Cafes
Mad Trapper's Saloon has been a popular haunt for skiers since quite sometime, as this gastropub provides ski-worn travelers from some relaxation at the end of an adventurous day. The walls at this bar are filled with pictures clicked over the years, while food consists of local meat dishes and hot dogs, burgers, fries etc. They also have a good collection of beer available.
Sip on hot coffee and munch on the tasty wraps or grilled paninis from the kitchen of world famous coffeehouse brand Tim Hortons. Prepared from Arabica beans, the taste and warmth of your favorite cup of coffee serves as a perfect respite from the cold Alberta weather. The kids are in for a great time here as this coffee shop also houses the Cold Stone Creamery where one can choose from the variety of ice-cream, cakes, smoothies and milkshakes on offer.
Terrace Dining Room is an elegant contemporary Canadian restaurant with an award-winning menu and personable service. The terrace-shaped room has large skylights and windows and provides glorious sunset views on summer evenings. Wood accents, dark carpeting and white table linens make it a striking setting. Try the free-range Alberta Chicken, Elk Medallions, or Rack of Lamb Dijonnaise. Other specialties include Chateaubriand, always popular, and Fettuccine Fruita de Mar. An in-house pastry chef offers a tempting array of desserts. There is also nightly live piano music.
Each morning the aroma of freshly-baked breads and coffee spreads through the by-lanes of Bear Street in Banff leading you to the Wild Flour Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe. Organic breads and croissants made from scratch and shaped with hands into little buns of delight are served through breakfast and lunch. Not only are the ingredients locally sourced but are also 100 percent organic. It's difficult to find vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian preparations in breads and bakes but not at Wild Flour. Make your mornings a joy by trying the whole wheat flaxseed waffles, bircher muesli or toast sandwiches. Spoil yourself with the cupcakes, tarts, brownies, scones, pies and muffins. Enjoy these with a choice of coffees. Evenings see this place transform into an event venue for workshops, exhibitions and classes. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call ahead or check the website for more.
What is a perfect pizza? Just the right crust, sauce, cheese, seasoning and fresh toppings. The Bear Street Tavern offers the very same. Absolutely delicious pizzas that patrons can't get enough of. You can enjoy it all here at a tavern that makes you feel right at home with its booths and patio. The menu includes the famous Bison pizza, the Wheeler Hut pizza, Mau Beef ribs and the Tavern classic, Pork Belly Mac n' Cheese. That's not all, they also offer take outs. And yes, they have the perfect beer menu that goes with all the pizzas and sandwiches. The tavern opens daily at 11:30a.
Housed inside the Safeway store on Marten Street, this franchise of the global chain of coffee-shops is a popular spot for a cup of hot coffee. A number of shoppers take time out of shopping and walk in here to sip on lattes, cappuccino, espressos, chocolate drinks and other beverages that Starbucks is known for. Pair it up with a piece of muffin or one of the select wraps to take care of your hunger pangs.
A 40-year old Japanese rice wine bottle above which rests a caribou head mounted on the wall welcomes patrons at the Magpie & Stump Restaurant & Cantina. Inspired by the Wild West theme, the decor of this restaurant and saloon is rich in character featuring matchbooks, old bottles and animal heads. The menu offers a thorough Mexican fare with tacos, nachos, fried ice cream and a variety of tequilas. The energetic vibe of the cheerful staff and the friendly locals creates a festive atmosphere on every occasion. So drop in and enjoy life the Tex-Mex style!
Intimate corners, a stone fireplace and big bench seats offer the opportunity to rest your mountain-weary feet. There is a huge selection of draft beer, with plenty of imports and micro-brews and a generous list of whiskeys. St. James offers a large menu of pub-style fare, and beer finds its way into many of the dishes. Menu items include Fightin' Irish Nachos, Jameson's Irish Whiskey Chicken, as well as Shepherd's Pie, sandwiches, steaks, Halibut and a selection of burgers. Try out their selection of scotch and cigars as well. The regular live music makes this pub a perfect location for a night-out!
Jump Start is bright and friendly. Located away from the busy Banff Avenue, it is less chaotic than many of Banff's other similar establishments. Enjoy great coffees and sandwiches, ice cream, baked treats, cool drinks and a few entrees like quiche and lasagna. Service is cafeteria-style, and the comfortable stools make this an ideal place to get caffeinated before heading out for a full day in the mountains.
Earl's Banff, part of a popular Canadian chain, serves up spicy dishes quickly by very friendly and attentive servers. The certified Angus beef is excellent, and so tender you could cut it with a spoon. The pesto pizzas are a departure from the traditional tomato paste variety, but are light and delicious. A small bar at the back dispenses a staggering variety of cocktails and other mixed drinks. The restaurant is open from 11a till late. Contact the restaurant for further details.
Second Cup is a small coffeeshop and bakery serving freshly brewed coffees and light bites. Located in Cascade Plaza, the quaint cafe is known for its warm atmosphere and steaming cups of coffees. The menu here comprises light cafe food and freshly baked treats, from cinnamon cookies to muffins and pastries. The cafe has wireless internet, so you can enjoy your cup of Joe while surfing the web. A must-visit for coffee lovers.
Nourish Bistro is a one-of-its-kind vegetarian bistros in Banff. A simple and cozy restaurant above Sundance Mall, it may be difficult to spot but is actually booked throughout the year; hence they advice making advance reservations. With a wide variety of soups, falafels, polenta, nachos, burritos, ravioli and noodles to choose from, this bistro doesn't fall short in any way.