The ski resort of Whistler is best known for being home to incredible outdoor recreation and scenic views, but the culinary delights on offer are also pretty remarkable. To start each day out right, head to one of the many great breakfast spots in the area. Whether you are in the mood for a light pastry and delicious coffee or a hearty meal that will fill you up for a day on the slopes, read on to learn more about your best options.
1. Ciao Thyme Bistro: For a filling and artfully prepared breakfast, head to the Ciao Thyme Bistro. Although you can find all the typical breakfast fare like pancakes, eggs and bacon, branch out and dig into one of their more unusual offerings. Basil poached eggs and spicy bacon hashed potatoes are just a few of the many dishes to consider. Locals rave about the breakfast sandwiches, which can be picked up and eaten by hand when you’re in a hurry.
2. Lift Coffee Company: If you are looking for something sweet to start your day, then head over to the Lift Coffee Company, located just next door to the Whistler Village Gondola. The local baristas can whip you up an incredible specialty coffee, and the breakfast choices are fast and plentiful. Donuts, bagels, paninis and yogurts are all great ways to fill up before heading onto the gondola. Dine outside on the patio for some refreshing mountain air and breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
3. Crystal Hut: For something unique as well as delicious, head to the Crystal Hut on Blackcomb Mountain. You can’t drive to this eatery, as it is located right on the slopes. Many skiers and snowboarders choose to hit the slopes early in the day and build up an appetite for the midmorning waffles. Unlike your ordinary waffles, these are enormous and get topped with a hearty helping of whipped cream, chocolate sauce and berries for a breakfast you won’t ever forget.
4. Elephant and Castle Pub: Although a pub might be an unusual place to visit for breakfast, the Elephant and Castle is actually one of the top breakfast choices in Whistler. Offering a classic full English breakfast that consists of eggs, baked beans, bacon, sausages and fried tomatoes, you can get a hearty and filling breakfast for reasonable prices. This is popular with travelers from abroad as well as local residents.
Another awesome way to experience Whistler dining is a Whistler Tasting Tour, where you’ll experience the best restaurants in town throughout one evening.
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