We have found three such places that need to be shared. All have been happenstance and all have become one of our favourites in no particular order. Each has a different menu and ambiance. All are welcoming and definitely need to be visited for your own taste test (in our opinion).
HAYWIRED COFFEE HOUSE
A little gem along the Northbound highway going through Nanton. The menu is limited but an excellent selection of homemade goodness. The baked goods and coffee are great by themselves or take with you if you want to get on your way. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for #9, their in-house troll who always has a surprise.
Priddis View & Brew Bistro
Road trip alert! The cozy atmosphere known as the ‘View & Brew’ is southwest of Calgary in the hamlet of Priddis. We had made a reservation because we were meeting friends there, and glad we did. It was busy. We ordered four different dishes and the four different dishes were excellent. Their website says they are closed for January and most of February, so be sure to check before heading out if that is your planned final destination.
Good food? Actually not good food, great food! Just to the west of Hwy 2, and just over the tracks in downtown Balzac, you will find the Balzac Diner. Our stops, in past, have treated us to breakfast and lunches, and of course pie. You should not stop without having pie or at least take pie home with you. The 50’s ambiance is a step back into the comfort zone memory bank. Home baked goods are also available. It is a great place to sit in the corner and brainstorm write the next chapters. There is no rush for you to leave (unless it’s closing time).
We would love to hear about them so we can put them on our radar for a future road trip.
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