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 laps on the mountains, 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 flavor 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 their classic home-style Red-Neck Breakfast - you won’t regret it!
Big Bang Bagels is a Fernie staple with not one, but two locations for you to fuel up for the day. If you’re staying slope-side at Fernie Alpine Resort during ski season, the satellite location inside the Rusty Edge at the Griz Inn is ready and waiting for you with the ‘Little Bang Menu.’ The Big Banger and the Mr. Fernie are 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 atmosphere-packed downtown location. BTW - might as well grab another lunch bagel to go, they pack well!
Traditional and Tasty:
Eggs how you like 'em, bacon or ham, hashbrowns, 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 slopes.
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 everyday, 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 enroute 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 beautiful 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. New this season, Bridge Bistro is open at 9:00am on Saturday and Sundays for an earlier start to the day.
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 beckons 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 stroop waffles 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 the diehard Starbucks fans Fernie has you covered. A quick stop off the highway and you're craving will be met, along with excellent costumer 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