Best Sun Peaks Restaurant - Which Is Best For you?

Best Sun Peaks Restaurants, bars and patiosWhich is the Best Sun Peaks Restaurant for you? Outside Morrisey's?

With many great choices, which is the Best Sun Peaks restaurant for you and your family?

While we love to cook and have tried to ensure we have stocked our vacation rental kitchens with everything you need to cook your own meals while enjoying the spectacular views, we love to enjoy the great places in the village too.

And perhaps even before you drive through the village, check out the new Ohana Deli which is located in the new Peaks West development, across from the fire hall.  Great deli items, fresh marinated meats, charcuterie items, delicious mafioso olives, prepared and ready-to-heat take-away means, fresh-baked items and more.

If you wish to eat out in Sun Peaks village, there are plenty of options available.  We welcome the comments/opinions of our guests, and will add those as well as our own opinions to this section in the future.  So if we like somewhere we will be sure to recommend it (in our humble opinions). And since we respect everyone's personal tastes and the hard work of local entrepreneurs, we will keep any negative opinions we may have to ourselves. Which is the Best Sun Peaks restaurant for you is of course, up to you. So please enjoy and support our Best Sun Peaks restaurants and local businesses and form your own opinion – and please let us know your thoughts.

The information on the following pages is partly our own experiences and part courtesy of the Sun Peaks Resort.

Operating hours may vary, so we suggest you check or call the restaurant in advance to ensure the restaurant you choose is in fact open as the owners sometimes shut down so they can recharge their batteries too!

Next question - where is the Best Sun Peaks Bar or patio to enjoy a pint or two, and who has the Best Sun Peaks selection of beer?  And after a night of fun, who makes the Best Sun Peaks coffee?

In alphabetical order…..sometimes the best may be last ;)

        5Forty Café (Breakfast, lunch, early dinner)

Located at the entry to the upper village in the Fireside Lodge

Tel:  (250) 434-2372 

Open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm

The 5Forty Café offers various egg dishes for breakfast, and fresh made subs, paninis, wraps, bagel sandwiches, burgers, fries, wings and more the rest of the day. They are also licensed (early morning Bailey’s with your coffee?) and often offer draft beer specials. 

5Forty serves Kicking Horse Coffee which is known for its flavour and aroma. You can also feel good knowing that you are supporting a BC business, and purchasing an Organic and Fair Trade product that is good for the earth and those who produce the beans.

        Annex Food + Drinks (Breakfast, lunch, snacks & drinks)

Formerly Bentos – located next to the Village Day Lodge

Operated by Sun Peaks Resort and open during ski season only

The Annex is the renovated and updated Bentos Day Lodge, which was formerly a cafeteria style restaurant.  It is now an expanded, relaxed, family-friendly venue with a good choice of food and drinks – including the best cinnamon buns in town!

Starbucks coffee, Asian Ramen and Donburi, various poutines, BBQ dishes, soups, stews, breakfast paninis and sandwiches, and bar service are all available. They also have designated tables and microwaves for guests bringing their own meals.

        Baby D’Ohs (Snacks and treats – dem little donuts!)

Located in the Heffley Inn

Tel:  (250) 434-0282

Hours are variable

Not a Best Sun Peaks restaurant but we do like to support local businesses so these guys get a mention. 

They are just a small little operation and their hours vary, but if they’re open have a look and see if they have anything you want.  Popcorn, hot dogs, and amazing when fresh mini-donuts!  Yum

        Bolacco Café (Breakfast, coffee, lunch, early dinner, treats)

Bolacco Cafe - perhaps Sun Peaks Best coffeeBolacco Cafe - perhaps Sun Peaks Best coffee

Located in the Coast Sundance Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-7588 

Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm

The Bolacco Café is absolutely a visitor and local’s favourite for coffee, treats, wraps, sandwiches, and friendly conversation from the owners Konrad and Elizabeth who have been part of the Sun Peaks community since 1996.

Come by and enjoy a specialty coffee, and local hospitality.

Bolacco Café is also the perfect spot to have a quick breakfast, sweet treat, lunch, or light dinner.  It is small though and the line-up can be out the door at times. 

Personal note: Great coffee and pastries too.  The Berry Scones are ‘bursting with berriness’ and the chocolate croissants are delicious. The owners will quickly get to know your preferences and it’s one of our fave’s and is on many lists of Best Sun Peaks restaurant or Best Sun Peaks coffee shop.

        Bottom's Bar & Grill (Lunch, dinner, apres-ski bar)

Bottom's Bar & Grill Restaurant Sun PeaksGreat pub food & atmosphere at Bottoms

Located near the Sundance chairlift in the Coast Sundance Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-0013 

Bottom’s is known as the “local’s living room” and has got the pub scene down with daily drink specials, along with one of the most lively après-ski bar atmospheres on the mountain. They have a good selection of very good pub food and if you don’t get there early, be prepared to wait in line for lunch. 

During the 2018/19 ski season, they experimented with electronic wait-lists and messaging which seemed to really help.  Kids are very welcome during the day but after 9 pm it turns into a very lively pub.

Bottoms also ranks as one of our favorite Sun Peaks bars & patios.

Personal opinion: One of our favorite places and certainly a Best Sun Peaks restaurant and bar for a drink or two, lunch, and après ski destination.

        Café Soleil (Quick bites, Starbucks coffee, sandwiches & treats)

 Located just inside the Village Day Lodge

 Tel:  (250) 578-5534 

Starbucks fans can get their favorite Starbucks coffee treats, from full bodied Caffé Verona house drip coffee to luxurious lattes and magnificent Macciato’s at Café Soleil in the Village Day Lodge. Stop by for a hot breakfast, deli sandwich, quick snack, or some scrumptious baked goods.

Café Soleil is owned/operated by Sun Peaks Resort and is conveniently located in the Village Day Lodge at the bottom of the Sunburst Express and Sundance Express chairlifts.  Looking for Best Sun Peaks coffee options - check out our Best Sun Peaks coffee shop page.

        Cahilty Creek Kitchen & Taproom (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, après-ski)

Cahilty Restaurant Sun Peaks - great selection of draft beerCahilty - great selection of draft beer

Located in the Cahilty Lodge

Tel:  (250) 434-0279 

The ‘Cahilty’ is another popular Sun Peaks bar and restaurant with a great ski-in/ski-out location slope-side in the Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel and Suites building.  It is now independently owned and operated by Sun Peaks locals, and recently underwent some nice renovations by the new owners.  There is a small outdoor patio as well.

The Cahilty has one of the Best Sun Peaks selections of craft beer, offering 12 different taps of draft, 2 taps of cider, a red & white wine on tap, and a varied selection of food for breakfast, lunch, après-ski and dinner.

They try to use fresh local ingredients and are known for their Cahilty Burger.  They also have $5.50 après-ski appetizer specials daily from 3 til 5 – just head down Gentle Giant and stop in for some fun.

Personal note: Nice renovations, good selection of food & beer.

        Capones Italian Kitchen (formerly Bella Italia Ristorante) (Dinner)

Capones - Best Italian food in Sun Peaks?New owners - hopefully great Italian food!?

Located in the Hearthstone Lodge

Tel:  (250) 434-0282 

Open daily from 5:00pm to close

Enjoy a relaxing evening at Capones Italian Kitchen, where every dish is created to order using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Sample a sumptuous pasta dish or taste a delectable seafood creation. Whichever meal you choose, wines are available to match the flavors.

Whether it’s a quiet dinner for two or a night out with friends and family, an evening at Capones could be right for you. Reservations are recommended. Business meetings or receptions for up to 90 guests can also be accommodated (once Covid-19 is over).

Personal note: New owners (same owners as the Cahilty Creek Kitchen)  as of late 2020 and the changes they made are fantastic.  The food and service was top-notch and quickly made its way to our list of Best Sun Peaks restaurants.  We can't wait to return!

        Fondue Stube (Dinner)

Fondue Stube restaurant in Sun PeaksFondue Stube - one of Sun Peaks' newest restaurants

Located in the newly expanded Sun Peaks Lodge (formerly Heffley Boutique Inn) across from Morrisey's

Tel: (250) 578-7878 (only open select days during winter season - call for reservations)

Fondue Stube is one of Sun Peaks' newest restaurants and is part of the 2019 Sun Peaks changes. Fondue Stube took over from the former Mexican restaurant across from Morrisey's and offers a cozy and relaxed atmosphere with traditional cheese, meat, and chocolate fondues.

They are also part of the new Sun Peaks Evening Snowshoe and Fondue package. Lovers of fondues who want a unique Sun Peaks experience should try the Sun Peaks Evening Fondue and Starlight Descent.

        Joe Poutine (Lunch, dinner, fries & gravy)

Located in the Hearthstone Lodge, next to Mountain High Pizza)

Tel: (250) 578-8563

Poutine is a traditional French-Canadian dish comprised of french fries, gravy and cheese curds.  These guys take it a lot further with many different toppings, from basic to butter chicken poutine.  They also have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as a selection of ice cream to finish off your meal in the summer.

Personal note: Bottoms, the Voyageur Bistro and Masa's have great poutine!

        Magic Cattleguard Diner

Located in Peaks West (across from the firehall at the entrance to the village)

Tel: (250) 578-0853

The Magic Cattleguard is a great new casual diner located in the West Village as part of the new Peaks West development.  Started in 2019 by locals, we checked it out during a recent visit and the quality and selection of food and beverages was really good.  I had the chicken parm sandwich and Nancy had a schwarma and both were delicious.  The restaurant was named after a former nearby cattleguard that seemed to be the 'magic' location where rain would fall on one side, and snow would fall on the other.  It has since been removed but locals still know this as a magical spot.

Support locals - it's a bit of a walk or just a very short drive but worth it.  Ohana Deli and the new Yoga studio are very close by too.

        Mantles Restaurant & Lounge (Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks)

Located in the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Tel: (250) 578-6060

Located in the lower lobby of the beautiful Sun Peaks Grand hotel at the base of Sundance Mountain, Mantles is a popular restaurant owned by Sun Peaks Resort.  They serve a variety of a-la-carte or buffet breakfasts, as well as lunch and dinner in a large dining room. They have room for large groups and offer regular specials and changing menus that try to incorporate new flavors and local ingredients.

Mantles Lounge offers a sophisticated adults only experience and is adjacent to Mantles Restaurant in the hotel’s lower lobby. “Enjoy a relaxing environment of dark woods in front of a lit fire while experimenting with exotic spirits or micro wineries while tasting regionally inspired tapas.”

        Masa’s Bar + Grill (Lunch, dinner, drinks)

Is Masa's your Best Sun Peaks restaurantCheckin' out the new goggles in Masa's

Located in the Village Day Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-5434 

Masa’s Bar + Grill is Sun Peaks Resort owned and named after the owner of Sun Peaks Resort.  It is centrally located in the Village Day Lodge and is a convenient place to stop for a quick lunch or a family dinner. Masa’s features impressive nightly specials for both friends and families and has a wide variety of appetizers, salads, kid’s items, and traditional favorites. They also have one of the best selections of craft and draft beer in Sun Peaks, with 16 different taps. Masa’s is available for private functions during our spring and fall months.  They also have an outdoor seating area in the summer.

Personal opinion: Most stuff not bad and location is good.  We prefer Bottoms but are quite happy to pop in to Masa’s from time-to-time or when the line-up is too long at Bottoms.

        Morrisey’s Public House (Lunch, dinner, drinks)

Located in the Residences at Sun Peaks Grand

Tel:  (250) 578-6000 

Morrisey’s is a comfortable and fun Irish style pub where visitors and locals come to hang out. Drop by any given night for a game of darts, test your memory with interactive trivia or watch live sporting events. Thursdays typically offer Open Mic nights for your entertaining pleasure. There is a pretty good food and drink selection, and the wood-framed outdoor patio has a nice little fireplace table to keep you warm in winter and summer.

They are also the hosts of the Morrisey’s Reach The Peak promotion for hiking in the summer, where a social media post at Tod Lake or the summit of Tod Mountain gets you a free beer, Jack Daniels shooter, and t-shirt.  We enjoy ours each summer!  Great Sun Peaks outdoor patio too!

Personal opinion: Free beer for enjoying a 'Reach the Peak' hike in summer at times, and the food and service are good too – how can we say no and how can it not make our list of Best Sun Peaks Restaurants!?

         Mountain High Pizza (Lunch, snacks, dinner – great pizza!)

Best Sun Peaks Pizza at Mountain HighBest Sun Peaks Pizza at Mountain High

Located in the Hearthstone Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-7272 

Mountain High serves up fresh and delicious pizza by the slice or by the full pie, in addition to Aussie meat pies during ski season. Come on in for a scrumptious slice of pizza, or take a whole one away for dinner.

Mountain High Pizza also delivers throughout the resort (times depend on the season).

Personal note: very tasty – considered by many to be some of the best pizza they have ever had and we have it listed as the “Best” Sun Peaks Pizza.

        Mountain Tiger - CLOSED 2023

Located at the end of the Heffley Inn by the stage.

Tel:  (250) 578-0820

Delicious International cuisine! One of the newest, locally-owned restaurants in Sun Peaks uses the freshest ingredients to create a constantly evolving menu. They feature a variety of International Cuisines including Chinese, Mexican, Texas BBQ, Italian and Western Fare daily.  Follow the Mountain Tiger Facebook page for current specials and daily features.

They opened in 2019 and the meals we had for lunch were delicious! All-in-all a great addition to the Sun Peaks restaurant scene and we can't wait to try more dishes next time!!  They are generally open 12-9 pm daily.

Personal note: not much room inside so order to take home and enjoy great lunches and dinners!

        Ohana Sun Peaks Deli

Check out Ohana Deli in Sun Peaks

Located in the new Peaks West complex in the west village, across from the Sun Peaks firehall.

Tel:  (250) 578-0852

Not really a Best Sun Peaks restaurant, but Ohana Sun Peaks Deli was one of the 2019 additions to Sun Peaks and is a great addition to the Sun Peaks food and grocery options.

Ohana Sun Peaks is a new, upscale deli that offers traditional deli meats & cheeses, prepared heat & serve meal options, charcuterie, veggie and fruit trays, prepared sandwiches to go, and more.

They are also expanding their operations in 2023 and will have an even bigger and better selection of international and local food items, prepared meals and even space to sit and eat inside.

Ohana is a Hawaiian idea that means welcome all - family and extended family, and the owner Bobbe is doing her best to provide a new, delicious, healthy food option in Sun Peaks.

        Oya Japanese Restaurant (Lunches, dinners)

Located in the Hearthstone Lodge

Tel: (250) 578-0048

The hours vary so check ahead

Great sushi and Japanese food in a ski resort? Yes -  Kamloops' favourite sushi restaurant has a second location in Sun Peaks and offers sushi rolls, noodle bowls or any other Japanese dishes you're after, they've even got sake!

Personal opinion: Small restaurant but very good sushi and other dishes. Order and pick-up service is always a good option.  Many consider Oya to be one of the Best Sun Peaks restaurants and a creator of great sushi.

        Powder Hounds (Dinner)

Located in the Fireside Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-0014 

Powder Hounds' dining atmosphere is one of a kind, and is a fun setting for a special meal with your loved one or a group of friends. The menu can be described as International cuisine with a touch of German and Canadian – their Schnitzel is a popular dish. Powder Hounds has built a reputation for exceptional service and great food. 

Outside seating is available in the summer and they have pretty rockin’ special event and holiday nights too!

Personal opinion:  Been there several times and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.  Pretty good sized portions and reasonably priced.  Open pretty much year-round so always a good option.

        Rocky Mountain Chocolate (Desserts)

Located in the Residences at Sun Peaks Grand 

Tel: (250) 578-0065

Not a restaurant of course but a delicious variety of treats including varieties of caramel apples, chocolates, ice cream and more. 

These guys are often open when no one else is and we love to stop by for a treat!

        Steakhouse at Sun Peaks Lodge (Dinner)

 Located in the Sun Peaks Lodge

 Tel:  (250) 578-7878  ext. 0

 Call for hours – mainly just open for dinners during ski season

 Steak!  Yes, it is a steak house offering house cuts of 100% Canadian beef, daily features, and a good bottle of wine in a casual family atmosphere. They also offer seafood and BBQ ribs, complemented by the in house pastries and fresh made barista coffees. Check out their new menu this season including vegetarian offerings. A kid's menu is also available. Reservations are recommended - make your dinner reservation at the front desk of the Sun Peaks Lodge or by telephone.

Personal opinion:  Tried it once and it was ok. Just hard to know when they’re open.

        Sunburst Bar + Eatery (Breakfast and lunch)

Formerly the Sunburst lodge

Located at the top of the Sunburst Express Chairlift

Tel:  (250) 578-7222 

The Sunburst Lodge is owned and operated by Sun Peaks Resort and opens in ski season (of course) and summer on weekends and holidays, with the BBQ roaring on the patio, bar service, an expanded eat-in menu as well as grab and go items to accompany your adventure.

Located at the mid-mountain at the top of the Sunburst chair, the Sunburst Lodge was renovated in 2017 and now offers double the space along with scenic views of Headwalls and down the surrounding valleys. The Sunburst Bar + Eatery features a fresh and tasty breakfast menu, and a variety of flatbreads, wraps, soups and stews, and more. The Sunburst also features an assortment of fresh baked goods and to-go sandwich options. For a Sun Peaks treat try one of their fresh cinnamon buns!

There are also washrooms and tables on the lower level for guests bringing their own lunch and/or wanting a space to warm up.

        Tod Mountain Café (Breakfast, lunch, coffee, treats)

Located in the Hearthstone Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-5001 

Tod Mountain Cafe is a great location in the village to enjoy breakfast or a quick lunch. This locally owned and operated coffee house offers local coffee and specialty coffees from Twisted Goat. 

To satisfy your hunger, Tod Mountain Coffee House and Creperie serves tasty crepes and omelettes, plus panini sandwiches, delicious baked goods such as cookies, cakes, bagels, muffins, and various smoothies.

Personal note: Many love the crepes, they offer gluten free versions, and also have baked potatoes with lots of toppings.  Check out our Best Sun Peaks Coffee page

        Umbrella Café (Lunch, coffee, treats, ‘cold’ beverages)

Located at the base of Mt. Morrisey, near the new Orient chairlift and the Nordic Ski Center

Tel:  (250) 578-7222 

Open weekends and holidays, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Located at the base of Mt. Morrisey the Umbrella Café is a convenient place to stop for a light lunch or warm (or cold) beverage if you’re skiing in the east village area. This café features jumbo double smoked smokies, warm chili, and soups along with fresh baked items and breakfast snacks.

The views at the Umbrella Café are spectacular thanks to 360 degrees of windows. The roof is also retractable on sunny days which is always a huge treat.

        Vertical Café (Breakfast, lunch, treats, early dinner)

Located in the Coast Sundance Lodge

Tel:  (250) 571-6577 

Vertical Café serves local, organic Cherry Hill coffee and other specialty drinks. The menu features smoothies, homemade paninis, wraps, waffles, and baking, as well as a growing selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

This local family run business offers laptop and internet access as well as a comfortable place to gather for people of all ages.  Check out our Best Sun Peaks Coffee page for more details.

         Voyageur Bistro (Dinners (some weekend brunches))

Voyageur bistro - perhaps Sun Peaks Best RestaurantOur favorite and perhaps Best Sun Peaks Restaurant so far - Voyageur Bistro

Located in the Kookaburra Lodge

Tel:  (250) 578-5268 

French-Canadian Voyageur and traditional meals with Canadian ingredients available for hundreds of years; Bison, berries, bannock and local fish are all featured on the menu. This is our favorite place and you will be amongst locals and visitors from all over the world. Many of our guests have commented on how they feel it is the Best Sun Peaks restaurant.

The Voyageur Bistro’s walls are donned with a collection of Canadian artifacts from days gone past, that each have their own story - a perfect atmosphere to foster new memories of your own. Their Tortierre is always a popular dish that our guests have loved and commented on..  They operate the Voyageur Canoe Tours too and can get bus-loads of customers at times and it gets busy so be sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

Personal opinion: Cool atmosphere, good food – very nice – one of our faves and one of the Best Sun Peaks restaurants!

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If you prefer the comfort of your own home, consider Sun Peaks Catering services, or order your full supply of groceries and have them delivered right to your Sun Peaks accommodation door.

Perhaps try something very cool, unique and delicious - the Sun Peaks Fondue and Evening Descent

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