COMMUNITEA CAFE, CANMORE

Life has been crazy chaotic since Sasquatch. It’s amazing how difficult getting back into routine can be after only one week of breaking it. It’s amazing how a week of partying can throw things so off track! Not that I am complaining or have any regrets about my music festival jaunt (it’s a definite highlight of the year), but I am having a very, very hard time re-adjusting to a life of work, good eating and top notch fitness.

After a couple of crazy weeks of being back at work, I finally got a weekend off for some much needed chill time in Canmore. My good friend
Gabi has a condo in this small town in the mountains, and we’ve spent a couple of weekends there over the last year. This time we went with Nicole, one of Gabi’s good friends. The past couple of times we’ve been there we’ve been focused on heavy wine drinking, having a good rowdy time, sleeping in late and lounging. This time around though, we spent our nights nursing our glasses of wine, playing cards, smoking shisha and our day taking in the sights. We all felt like we’d grown up a lot this year!

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Communitea. It’s this great café in downtown Canmore with a menu that’ll make you salivate (and keep you wanting more for months and months after). Their mission is “To be a positive impact. In someone’s day, in our community, and in the world,” and they do just that and more. The vibe of this place is so cool. The café itself is super inviting with it’s heavy natural lighting. It boasts cozy couches and a wall full of board games to keep you entertained while drinking your tea or waiting for food. The walls are filled with beautiful local art for purchase.

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I’m not gonna lie to you - this place is good. It’s really good. That means that it’s more often than not very busy, and you will probably be waiting, either in line to order or a great deal longer for your food. Don’t let this throw you off though. It’s worth the wait. When I visit Communitea I tend to treat it more as a restaurant that your run of the mill café. What’ll throw you off from this way of thinking is that you’re ordering and paying at the till, but they bring your food and drink to your table. What makes the wait worth it (besides the food, of course) is the staff who are always super friendly and manage to keep calm despite the constant rush.

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The menu is pretty awesome too. Communitea offers a ton of fairly healthy choices like salads, a daily soup, noodle and rice bowls and paninis (as well as a nummy quesadilla). This weekend I also discovered that they have a great looking breakfast menu, but I also didn’t get to try any it. I’m gonna dream about the organic yogurt with granola or the apple, almond butter and maple panini for daaaays. What I like best is that they have a ton of vegetarian (or pescatarian like Gabi and I) options, so it’s super easy to find something to eat. This time around we also tried their coffee (I got an americano and Nicole got the house blend) and were really stoked on how great it was. Usually we indulge in a rasperry Steaz soda that they serve in tall cups with ice and straws, which is exactly what Gabi stuck to this time around. I’m a little ashamed to say that I haven’t actually tried the tea here, but they do have a huge selection of delectable flavors.

Oh! Also, there is live music what seems like every week at the café. I also haven’t been to any of these shows, but totally want to.

If you’re ever in Canmore this is definitely a great place to stop in for a bite.
Check ‘em out!

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2 comments:

  1. Man I'm jealous, I love that place too! Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

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