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Lake Agnes Teahouse

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-763-7242
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we heard about a trail with cake and hot chocolate at the top of it, we were up for it. The trail took us just under an hour, and it's quite steep in places and a bit of hard work, but absolutely worth it. The view of the lake and the view back down towards Lake Louise... More 

Thank Rosie B
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pastries and an extensive variety of teas, herbal and traditional; however, after drinking all that tea, guess what lots of people need to do? Right! And for some inexplicable reason, there are only two toilets! No matter that they're of the outhouse variety, they need a minimum of six. Remember, it's about an hour walk back to the restroom... More 

1 Thank OklaNative
United Kingdom
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64 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good -Nice hike up to the tea house -Obviously amazing views and scenery -It gives you something extra to do at Lake Louise -Can hike further past it Not so good -I'm a hot chocolate connoisseur and theirs isn't so good. Very weak. -Can be busy

Thank Flipfamous
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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103 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had tea and scones and it was awful. It was welcome break since we had no snacks with us on the hike and we were starving,but it was ridiculously overpriced and it would have been fine if it at least tasted good. There is barely any room to even sit and enjoy anything . It's really not a nice... More 

Thank Rajikadesilva
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is an excellent break point during a strenuous hike. We were hiking with a toddler who we took turns carrying, which made the hike strenuous for us. (Otherwise, its a relatively easy hike). The Lake Agnes Teahouse provided us a wonderful break point. The teas and cookies are excellent.

Thank SKG135
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The tea house is a hidden gem. a very picturesque hut next to the beautiful lake Agnes. Very traditional outside and inside but a lovely warm atmosphere especially when it's a little cold outside. there range of teas and food is great considering its half way up a mountain. The staff who work there are so friendly and welcoming. There... More 

Thank anikap32
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great place to visit especially after a long hike. Friendly staff and great atmosphere, oh did I mention...Great hot chocolate especially on a cold day!!

Thank Laurie P
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Pretty cabin on the side of an incredibly picturesque lake - a nice place to stop at the end of a beautiful hike, but food was not good and service was laughable. Better to bring a picnic and just take a photo of the place.

Thank w0nderfly
Columbia, Maryland
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

At 9 am on Wed., 21 Sept., we started the 2.2 mile moderately steep, 1,330’ gain, hike from the trailhead on the Lake Louise shore walk 600’ from the Fairmont Chateau. At 10:30am we arrived at the tea house right near the shore of very pretty Lake Agnes. Restrooms were just up the path. Being early we were able to... More 

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San Jose, California
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It is a nice hike and worth the time, however the teahouse is closed. We ran into many of these seasonal closures as we toured Banff and Lake Louise in late October. It seems that this is the shoulder season when many things undergo their seasonal upkeep or are closed for the winter season. We ran into closures at Johnston... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Agnes | Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-763-7242
"Its a seasonal teahouse (like the Plane of 6 glaciers teahouse, which is listed on TripAdvisor), located on Lake Agnes in the Lake Louise area. A 2.5 mile hike brings you to this amazing little historic hut, perched on the rim of a cliff and looking over a lake to The Beehive and mountains beyond. So incredible to stumble across. Whats wonderful is that they have over 100 kinds of teas, good sandwiches and soups, and quite a selection of baked goods (gluten-free included!)".

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