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Vertical Cafe

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Reviewed March 24, 2022

Vertical Café is always a fantastic place to visit! We’ve been coming to Sun Peaks for five years now, spending up to a month/winter up on the hill. We never miss the opportunity to get the best coffee in town (Cherry Hill from Kelowna), awesome...options for breakfast for the entire family (veggie lovers or not😊) or the heartiest soup for lunch. The place is cozy inside, but you’ll enjoy it also by staying outside, at one of the colourful tables, sheltered from snow and under a patio heater. The shop decoration is always joyful and welcoming, creating good energy. The music is a bonus, I always start dancing in my ski boots while waiting for a coffee! Rob & Tania, the owners of the place, and their crew are such friendly people, so the vibe is great. Last but not least, in case you celebrate a birthday in Sun Peaks, take a chance and ask them to help you with a fantastic cinnamon buns birthday cake! It’s not officially on the menu, but my daughter was lucky enough to get one for her 7th birthday that we spent on the slopes. It was one of the most memorable birthday cakes of the past years, and we all enjoyed it!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed March 12, 2022

On our first day here, we popped in for lunch. We had a smoked salmon bagel and breakfast bagel. both lightly toasted and with tons of tasty, varied veggies... Hot chocolate was a yummy indulgence after the first morning of skiing. It couldn't have been...better - and the family that run it were so welcoming and friendly. Great music too... Headed back in for breakfast - the oat meal porridge sounded amazing. Love the fact that they use local ingredients too... We came here from Whilstler where we really enjoyed the Green Moustache cafe... and this may well beat it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 20, 2022

Had the Bahn Mi and a bowl of Hungarian Mushroom Soup, both were excellent. Home made food made with pride, the place is quite busy on the holiday weekend, but the service was quite good. This has been the best food I've had in Sun...Peaks, and with the best prices.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 19, 2022

Our morning go-to during 10 days at Sun Peaks. Always friendly staff and warm, comfortable seating. The locally sourced produce was a highlight, and the recommendation to Truffle Pigs in Field was the best ever!!! Thank you!!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 8, 2022 via mobile

This place is exactly what every ski hill needs at its base. Extremely fresh, delicious and affordable food to get the day started or for lunch. And the coffee is amazing! Quick friendly service. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

This is such a fantastic cafe. We visited every day during our stay at Sun Peaks! Best latte I have had in Canada and the cinnamon buns are superb. Over the week we tried various items from the menu and everything was so tasty and...freshly made. All staff are excellent and the owners were very friendly and made customers feel extremely welcome and valued. Loved sitting just outside the cafe under the warmth of the patio heaters, a great addition to this fabulous establishment!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 6, 2022

We last visited here a few years ago and hoped it had survived the pandemic - it has!! The welcome is as warm and welcoming as ever and the food continues to be wholesome and varied with good options for those that are GF/Vegan. We...love the fact that ingredients are sourced locally and meals are made from scratch which means they know exactly what's in them - no worries there if you have an intolerance or allergy. We ate breakfast ( alpine bowl for me and GP slider for my husband) and lunch (homemade soups were a favourite) here almost every day - excellent and good value for money. Not only is their food good but Tania and Rob along with their staff demonstrate on a daily basis what good customer service is which is reflected in the number of locals who visit as well as tourists like us. Keep up the good work - you're an asset to your community!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Friendly and efficient staff. Very tasty food and beverages. Limited indoor seating with limited outdoor seating under the covered walkway. Convenient location. Standard café fare, and vegetarian and vegan options. Baked sweets (they’re famous for their cinnamon buns) and made-to-order sandwiches and bowls. Only drawback...is they’re always busy.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 26, 2022

Golden rays of sunlight filter through a wooden bay window, spilling onto the warm wood of a standing counter and table. We note Nature’s beauty further enhanced by stunning, original paintings being displayed gallery-style - and even for sale, no less! Consider this a safe...haven and leave your gluten and vegan worries behind. This little gem of a cafe offers such dietary alternatives along with classic cafe choices. Sandwiches, wraps and bowls are welcome fruits of culinary creativity. While delighting in delectables you’ll discover pillows of cinnamon rolls and banana bread made from a closely guarded family recipe. Gourmet hot drinks abound. Not to be left outdone, the cafe/bakery is socially conscious and provides a neatly detailed chalkboard listing partners in local sourcing of foods. This family owned business clearly prioritizes quality. No surprise that they plan to expand out towards the quaint and alpine pedestrian zone so more patrons can be accommodated!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, lots of options for GF & Vegan. Super friendly. Best hot chocolate! Love eating here when we are at Sun Peaks.

Date of visit: December 2021
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It's a small cafe but I think that most places in the Sun Peaks village have wi-fi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vertical Cafe

Yes, Vertical Cafe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Vertical Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Vertical Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5