Here’s a snapshot of our favorite eat out restaurants in Jasper.
Downstream came out as highly recommended not only by Yelp, but also by a Jasper resident. The way she put it – “If you wanna try something different, Downstream is the place to eat tonight”. Downstream it was, our choice for dinner that night.
Luckily the restaurant wasn’t too crowded when we arrived and got seated immediately. The ambience was pleasant, with dim lights effusing a romantic dining experience.
I was in a mood for a dessert cocktail for drinks and the waitress brought a chocolate martini. The chocolate martini was so good that I ended up buying another drink.
As soon as opened the menu, we knew exactly what we wanted for entrée – Bison ribs! This was our first time trying bison and we were both excited and hesitant at the same time. Within a few minutes, the nice big plate of entrée was served – with bison ribs, veggie patties and a side of veggies. Looked appetizing, no doubt!
The bison ribs were so flawlessly cooked that the meat fell right off the bone. It was mouth-watering indeed. We finished up the entrée in no time! It was a perfect dinner to wind up an amazing day in Jasper.
On a Monday morning, we came to Coco’s Cafe for breakfast before heading over to Banff. The café, I thought was small and offered a cozy and inviting feeling. This is definitely one of the popular breakfast joints in Jasper, because it was pretty crowded at 7 in the morning!
The menu was written in the board above and after perusing it, we settled on a cappuccino, a latte and a breakfast bagel.
We waited for a few minutes before finding a table to sit down. There was significant wait time for the food as well. But that was okay; the food turned out to be worthy of the wait.
Finally our names were called when the food was ready. The cappuccino and the latte were really good. The breakfast bagel had cream cheese on one side, eggs, avocados, and a side of potatoes. It was not only delicious, but sufficient for two people to split a plate.
Off to Banff after one hearty breakfast in Coco’s Café.
My husband and I came here for a quick breakfast – to grab our morning cup of java and something light to eat. After learning about their much famed white chocolate raspberry scone, that was my choice. My husband got a ‘Meet the Greek’, a bread loaf sandwich, perfectly baked, stuffed with spinach and feta on the outside.
The white chocolate raspberry scone certainly lived up to the hype. The Meet the Greek was good too!
For drinks, we ordered a cappuccino and latte and both hit the spot (woke us up good!).
My only gripe is, warming up the goodies is self service, which is okay, but there’s a long line for that on busy days. You order the goodies in one end and the drinks at the other order. Kinda messy with patrons walking all around this small coffee shop. Hope they make this experience more organized.
Let me start by saying this – I despise sandwiches. Before heading over to Malign Canyon, we wanted to buy some take away lunch from Jasper downtown since there are no restaurants near Malign Canyon. Sandwiches seem like a good option for that and since this place had acquired good Yelp reviews, we stopped by to pack up couple of sandwiches.
This tiny little sandwich joint has a Subway concept – you pick your bun or wrap, meat, veggies and sauces and cheese. We got a multigrain bun and sundried tomato wrap. Our choice of meat was chicken. We added all the veggies and chose a number of sauces with jalapeño havarti cheese. I like the fact you can choose any number of sauces and I like the choices they carry (dozens of them).
After hiking in the Malign Canyon, we were exhausted and ravenous. We sat inside the car to open up the sandwiches. Ooooh, aaaahhh, they were delish!