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Chez Francois Restaurant

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1604 2 Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1M8, Canada
+1 403-678-6111
07:00 - 21:00
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Wed 07:00 - 14:30
Thu - Tue 07:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an early breakfast before going skiing. We chose this restaurant because it opens early allowing a person to make it to the ski hill at opening. They have a fairly large breakfast menu, definitely something for everyone. We ordered the eggs Benedict. The eggs were cooked correctly, hollandaise was tasty and you could tell it was homemade,... More 

Thank Liiveitout
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been driving through Canmore for over 20 years now, its rarely a destination but almost always a stop over. This weekend, on our way to Banff, we stopped for breakfast in Canmore. We asked a local where she likes to eat breakfast. She said Chez Francois, and the Eggs Benny was her menu favourite. Not ones to look a gift... More 

Thank scampsall
Oakville, Canada
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here twice for breakfast. Fantastic, friendly and efficient service. Great renditions of classic breakfast fare. Pleasant atmosphere, comfortable chairs.

Thank fearlessbob
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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143 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times and it's always excellent. Food selection is outstanding, food quality is excellent and the service is very good. Out waitress (very French) was very good and super friendly. If I had one criticism it is that the coffee is very weak for my tastes.

Thank Rod R
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love, love the breakfasts in this restaurant. Recently renovated roomy seating so don't feel you're packed in. excellent service. Friendly, busy, book if you have a large group.

Thank Sharon S
Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The quality of the food has gone seriously downhill. The breakfasts are nothing special, and quite expensive. Always a huge, crowded line-up, pushing one another, and there is not sufficient seating space in the waiting area for those with mobility issues. Due to the big brunch crowd, the service suffers. Slow down, focus on service and top quality.

Thank Dawn R
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast. We all had crêpes with fruit or crêpes with an omelette. We all raved about how delish our food was. We also got the maple syrup for an additional cost. Free coffee refills. Restaurant has elegant decor and a great view of the mountains.

Thank Diane K
Canmore, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When I do not feel for making myself breakfast, Chez Francois is my favorite place in town for letting them cook and serve me the best. Everything on the menu is awesomely good.

Thank Michel R
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have been to Canmore many times, but this was our first stop here. My wife picked the place and I am really happy she did. We both ordered the Sweet Bene combo. I had the traditional Bene with banana and hazelnut/chocolate crepes. It was a fantastic meal. Wish we would have found this place years ago!

Thank Ray C
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't wait to try this place for a crepe fix and I was not disappointed. It is clean and bright and airy. Fairly busy on a Tuesday at 1130. I received 4 strawberry and cream cheese crepes that were some of the best I have ever eaten. Thin light and just right. The thin sliced pan potatoes were excellent as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 44
French, European, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 2 Ave, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: +1 403-678-6111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?