Whistle Stop – High River, Alberta

Nothing excites me more than small town cafes and diners and when I heard of Whistle Stop Diner as a little train dining cart restaurant, I knew I needed to make it a first stop! This adorable dining cart was so much fun, and the staff and food was phenomenal!

I found on their special menu their Cinnamon Bun Pancake which I knew I needed to have the moment I read it on the board. It was exceptional as it’s one of the things I love most. It was a very amazing treat.

I also like a great steak so we ordered a Steak and Egg special and there’s something so fun about steak and eggs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong steak and eggs, especially from Whistle Stop diner!

This was a fabulous dining experience, the food was fantastic, the experience was like nothing we’ve tried so far!

Whistle Stop Diner

408 1 St SW,
High River, AB
403-652-7026

Colossi’s Coffeehouse – High River, Alberta

It’s the Christmas season, and it’s the time of year I have a lot of time on my hands alone so it’s my time to relax and work on this! I am sure we all know by now my lover for little towns and coffee shops so lets start this one in High River, Alberta at Colossi’s Coffeehouse which was actually a stop RIGHT after I ate at the Whistle Stop diner as I wasn’t ready to leave.

As this was already an after lunch treat, I wasn’t hungry at all, so we just sat and chit chatted for awhile until I wanted to leave. I remember sitting here with my girlfriend on the line as she was trying to waste time because she was stuck getting her hair done. The coffee here was fantastic, the atmosphere was cozy and the people were fantastic!

This was definitely a great place to stop in for either a quick socializing coffee or even to hunker down and get some work done! This is a spectacular coffeehouse and I love the locally owned and love shop that has so much pride and passion.

Colossi’s Coffeehouse

114 4 Ave SW,
High River, AB

Tino’s Drive-In – Medicine Hat, Alberta

I “kind of” grew up in Medicine Hat, as we used to have a family restaurant there, and much more. I never needed to eat out except for breakfast as my grandma loved eating pancakes with half a bottle of syrup. She always got yelled at so these breakfasts were special treats. I’ve always heard of Tino’s but never went there as it never made sense for me to spend money on other peoples hamburgers and fries. A co-worker of mine convinced me to go and I made the special trip there JUST for that.

I knew I needed to try their Chili Chips as it’s a tangy chili on top of delicious and crispy fries. These fries are outstanding as they hold up to the chili sauce. It doesn’t get soggy or anything even at the end. The tang from the vinegar really helps cut the “grease” taste and feel so this was a perfect side!

I ordered their more plain burger, their Cheeseburger as everyone knows I like a good cheeseburger. Sure, it looks a tad plain, but it’s definitely a tasty burger! You don’t need to do anything fancy with a good classic burger.

Then, to the other extreme, we ordered a King Mushroom Burger
and this burger was intense! It had 4 patties on it, and it was a beautiful mess that was meaty and hearty. We knew after this snack, and the drive back home we wouldn’t need dinner!

This place was amazing! It was raining and there was a constant line of cars coming through the drive-in. It was a great sight and it’s no wonder it’s been so many years and they’re still standing! They have amazing milkshakes as well, and my go to milkshake is the strawberry milkshake as I use to make my own at the restaurant. Here, they make it just my style and I loved that it brought back a bit of my childhood.

Tino’s

860 14 St SW,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403-526-4300