Whistle Stop Cafe
406 1 St SW, High River, AB, T1V 1A2
Step back in time and take a ride on the rail car that this restaurant calls home.
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, American, Sandwiches|
|Ambiance |||Quiet Conversation, Casual, Theme Restaurant|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Wheelchair Accessible, Children's Menu, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High River|
Profile Last Updated: August 24, 2007
Diners at this restaurant find themselves eating in an authentic dining rail car that hasn’t rolled down the tracks in decades. The restaurant itself has been open since 1992, and has become one of those places that locals rave about and the many folks that frequent the establishment know to make reservations well in advance. They fill up quickly at lunch, so if you happen to be in the High River area, you will either want to call ahead or get there by 11 a.m. The restaurant is filled with memorabilia from back when the rail was the way to travel and there is a small patio and benches outside if you want to enjoy a cappuccino outdoors.
A Menu That Will Give You Something to Whistle About
You won’t find boring old train or travel food on the menu here. Everything on the list has a fresh, healthy feel to it. They serve up homemade soups daily and lunch items include specialty sandwiches and wraps like the shrimp and avocado sandwich on your choice of a large butter croissant, sourdough, or multigrain bread. For something with a sweet and spicy taste, you may want to order the chicken mango quesadillas or the Thai chicken wrap. There are classic favourites on the menu such as burgers and meal sized salads as well if you aren’t that adventurous. Kids can choose something off their own menu. On Sundays, a breakfast menu is served all day.
If you don’t want a full meal, stop in and have a specialty coffee and some of their homemade sweet treats. There are cinnamon buns, plenty of pies, squares and much more. They can all be served up with cappuccinos, espressos, lattes and loose leaf teas.