Breakfast in Whistler is not to be taken lightly. After all, you’re fuelling your mountain adventures: here starts your day. So we thought we would share 5 of our fave morning hangs and provide some local insight into where’s serving the best. Don’t snooze your alarm; breakfast in Whistler beckons! In no particular order:
The Green Moustache
Get a nutritional boost at The Green Moustache. The 100% organic, plant-based café has two locations (Whistler and Function Junction) and both serve up good, wholesome food – perfect fuel for your Whistler adventures. Banana Buckwheat Pancakes is where it’s at. They’re topped with caramel cashew cream, berry chia jam, and walnuts. Wash it down with a Matcha Tea Latte to kick start your day. Need breakfast on-the-go? The Green Mo’ Magnum smoothie is our fave – banana, greens, orange, spirulina, and lime zest.
Nita Lake Lodge
The only lakefront breakfast in Whistler can be found at the seasonal pop-up restaurant Winter Den in Whistler Creekside. The views are incredible at any time of the year and provide a super relaxing vibe to get your day going. In the summer, be sure to request a table on the peaceful patio; in winter we love to sit in front of the open kitchen and watch the culinary team work their magic. The indulgent menu features classics such as Blueberry Pancakes or the Nita Lake Breakfast well as our primary go-to: Stuffed Caramelized Banana and Nutella French Toast. If you are really hungry, try the Bottomless Bennies and enjoy endless servings of the Eggs Benedict, Country Potatoes and Freshly Squeezed Juice. Enjoy it with a breakfast Mimosa or Caesar and you’re off to a great start!
Looking for a great, locally-sourced breakfast in the heart of Whistler Village? Look no further than Elements – they use Ocean Wise seafood, Pemberton meats, and Cheese from Vancouver Island. The menu is certainly varied but our stand-out has to be the Bennys. In fact, there are 7 varieties to choose from! If you’re feeling super hungry, opt for the English Breakfast Stack: roasted tomato, Portobello mushroom, duck sausage, double smoked bacon, and poached eggs with hollandaise. It’s perfect for dealing with that hangover.
Another great breakfast in Whistler Creekside is Southside Diner. Renowned for their awesome breakfasts, try to decide between their Southside Slam, Miss Piggy, Bennies, Brie stuffed French toast or their famous B.E.L.T.C.H (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese and Ham). Don’t worry – they have healthier options, too, such as oatmeal and Smoked Salmon Bagel. Be sure to plan your visit wisely – Southside Diner is a popular spot and we’ve experienced waits up to 20 minutes for a table. They open at 7:00 am and we’d recommend arriving as early as possible.
The best breakfast in Whistler’s Upper Village can be enjoyed at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. ‘Follow the captivating aromas of freshly baked bread, rich fragrant coffees and mouth-watering treats to Portobello’. They offer made-to-order dishes as well as grab-and-go selections. Everything is made in-house and responsibly-sourced from local vendors. We love the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich: smoked pork belly, rooftop honey ham, fried egg, cheddar, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise on a toasted bun. Be sure to order an oven-fresh Cinnamon Bun to-go to maintain your energy levels throughout the day – you won’t regret it.
Breakfast in Whistler – Our Top Tips
- Take a Ziploc® baggy with you – you may not finish your breakfast but those sausages will be just as tasty for lunch!
- Some places will offer a locals’ discount – show your driver’s license to save some dough.
- Whistler can get pretty busy during peak season – Arrive early for breakfast to avoid possible queues.
- Protect our environment – bring your own containers and to-go cups, when possible.
- Visiting Canada for the first time? Add a Caesar to your order for a real Canadian experience (vodka or gin, Clamato juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce).
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Feature Image: Tourism Whistler/Ben Girardi