Tuesday • January 10, 2017
Breakfast is widely known as the most important meal of the day and in Fernie, we take that old adage seriously.
Before heading out for a day of adventure, fuel up with fresh sustenance for a day on the trails or river, earning your turns, or snowshoeing through the forests. Here' a few of Fernie's options to get you set for whatever the day ahead might hold.
Grab and Go:
We get it; today food is just a means to an end. You want your fuel and you want it fast. Well, luckily even if that is the case you don’t have to sacrifice flavour and quality for convenience.
Hit up Mugshots for a chai latte or Oso Negro coffee and a breakfast sandwich, or the best freshly baked muffin in town and real fruit smoothie. If you do have a little extra time, make sure to have a seat and enjoy the classic home-style Red-Neck Breakfast - you won’t regret it!
Big Bang Bagels is a Fernie staple serving up the likes of the Big Banger and the Mr. Fernie, both hugely popular breakfast bagel options to sustain you for a day of outdoor fun. Both are loaded with eggs, meats, cheese, and veg, and served on a freshly baked bagel of your choice, veggie options available too! If you’re in town, we recommend taking the time to savour your bagel in the rustic downtown location. BTW - might as well grab another lunch bagel to go, they pack well! In winter a secondary satellite location inside the Rusty Edge at the Griz Inn at Fernie Alpine Resort is ready and waiting for you with the ‘Little Bang Menu.’
Traditional and Tasty:
Eggs how you like 'em, bacon or ham, hash browns, and toast. The essential traditional Canadian breakfast with coffee and OJ. Head to Max Restaurant in Park Place Lodge for tasty Canadiana.
A Little Luxury:
At Fernie Alpine Resort, book a table by the grand fireplace at Cirque Restaurant in Lizard Creek Lodge. Eggs Florentine, Vegetarian Omelette, Eggs Benny & more will make you go "mmmm" and fill your belly for a day on the winter slopes or summer trails.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then what is brunch? Can we just call it a tie? For those who prefer a more leisurely morning, before joining the crack of noon club, The Loaf is the spot for you. Newly renovated and serving brunch from 10am, get cozy with buddies over a steaming hot cup of coffee or maybe the mogul smoker — a spiked hot chocolate. Then dig into the Loafer’s Benny with your choice of ham or house-smoked salmon and hash browns loaded on the side.
For those that crave brunch every day, we’ve got you covered with another delicious option! The Bridge Bistro, located alongside Highway #3, is perfectly positioned just over the Elk River and en route to many of Fernie adventure locations. So, not only do you get great views while you eat, but it is right above the community walking trail that will lead you into The Annex Park for a tranquil before—or—after brunch stroll. But before we even start thinking about exercise, let’s talk food: benny’s with house-made hash browns, frittatas, and skillet breakfasts are just some of the tasty fare you’ll be choosing from. Meanwhile, the modern but comfy interior may beckon you to settle in for a Caesar.
But First, Coffee:
For those who consider coffee breakfast, we’re not here to judge; and we suggest a trip to The Valley Social. Roof Top Coffee Roasters, another local company, supply the beans for all their unreal coffee offerings. Situated in the heart of downtown, the modern interior with cool wood detailing invites you to have a seat and enjoy your morning cup of joe. If you are hungry, try the 'Breaky,' or if you’re lucky, home-made pop tarts or stroopwafels are must-try items when available. Do yourself a favour and grab one for now and one for later.
Starbucks and nothin' else, please! For diehard Starbucks fans, Fernie has you covered. A quick stop off the highway and you're craving will be met, along with excellent customer service and tasty breakfast snacks to go.
Once you are fueled up for your adventure, all there is left to do is enjoy your day! Share all the highlights with #Ferniestoke.
Local blogger Liz Craig
And for even more great options, visit our cafes and restaurants listings