Coffee, man. I tell ya, it is God’s gift to the senses. The aroma, the warmth, the taste, the feeling; most of us can’t live whiteout it (and why would you?). On that early morning drive to the mountain the coffee stop is a travellers sanctuary. All anyone needs is a delicious snack, proper cup and (if desperate) a comfortable place to take a shit. That’s it. The brew its self is key, but we become attached to the whole package, the familiar faces, the atmosphere; all that cheesy stuff. We’re taking the guess work out of the equation, if you find yourself in one of these key North American Mountain towns, here are 10 gems that’ll treat you proper.
2211 E Burside St.
Don’t sleep: On the coffee. This place is tailored for the true connoisseur.
Resort: Mt. Hood Meadows
Mt. Currie Coffee Co.
4369 Main St.
Don’t sleep: Double fist your coffee with a Green Machine smoothie, it’s a recipe for shred success.
Resort: Whistler Blackcomb
Looney Bean Coffee & Roasting Co.
26 Old Mammoth Rd.
Don’t sleep: The fireplace is a nice touch and adds to the chill atmosphere. $1 granola breakfast bars are delicious and if you “check-in” you’ll get 15% off your bill.
LAKE LOUISE, AB
Lake Louise, AB
101 Lk Louise Dr.
Don’t sleep: Coffee is great, and the wrap selection runs delicious and deep. Get something to-go and race up that hill.
Resort: Lake Louise, Banff, Sunshine
The Modern Bake Shop and Cafe
212 Mackenzie Ave.
Don’t sleep: Pocket a Mt. Begbie bar for the shred and you won’t miss out on runs while everyone else stops for lunch.
JACKSON HOLE, WY
Jackson Hole, WY
Cowboy Coffee Co.
125 N Cache St.
Don’t sleep: The breakfast sandwiches are bonkers here and will get you though any pow day.
Resort: Jackson Hole
47 Maple St.
Don’t sleep: The coffee is the king so don’t get pouty when you can’t find a doughnut here. Oh, and they have a mini-ramp. Yep, a killer mini-ramp.
118 S. Ridge St.
Don’t sleep: The new boss coffee in town. They have an oatmeal latte: house oatmeal, spices and sugar in steamed milk over espresso… What?!
604 Ward St.
Don’t sleep: Proper coffee and wholesome seasonal foods that’ll keep all your dietary idiosyncrasy’s in check.
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.
North Vancouver, BC
Bean Around the World
1151 Mt. Seymour Rd.
Don’t sleep: The sausage rolls, not quite the best pairing with coffee, but keep one of these bad boys in your pocket for a lift-line snack. you’ll thank yourself.
Resort: Mt. Seymour