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Swift Creek Cafe

307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
+1 406-862-9136
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been hearing great things about Swift Creek since the change in ownership, and it lived up to and far surpassed the hype. Excellent high quality ingredients make the traditional breakfast options appealing, while the inspired peanut butter praline pancake provides something memorable and...More

Thank Beth A
SwiftCreek, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beth, what an awesome review....thanks so much for your kind words of support. We are so happy you had a great experience at the Cafe and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast at Swift Creek for the first time since the transfer of ownership. My party ordered the ‘local’ breakfast 🍳, which consisted of 2 eggs, hash browns, 4 strips of bacon 🥓 and toast. The hash browns were awesome and had a slight spicy...More

Thank Mike C
SwiftCreek, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mike, we are so happy you had a great experience during your recent visit and thank you very much for the wonderful review. Hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 25 January 2018

The new owners have done a great job revamping and improving this popular restaurant in Whitefish. Fresh and tasty menu with a good variety. I had the chicken salad sandwich and it had a fresh wonderful taste. The owner, Guillermo, gave us a sample of...More

Thank pattic53
SwiftCreek, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patti.....thanks so much for the nice review. Hope to see you back at the Cafe soon!

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderful family just reopened the Swift Creek cafe which was always one of our favorites. The new family gets their coffee from their plantation in Panama- wow!! Amazing menu, pancakes, and coffee - tiny place you’ll enjoy!

Thank Barbara L
Guillermo M, Owner at Swift Creek Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Barbara, thanks so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our family coffee and food. We look forward to your next visit, as well as meeting you. Best, Guillermo

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on the day before Christmas Eve. Everyone else must've been shopping because it wasn't very busy, which we liked. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. No children's menu but they'll make smaller portions of anything on the menu. I...More

Thank tastiger
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Coffee, service, food and location are really good. Very friendly, hometown feel. A must while in Whitefish.

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The combination of great food, friendly staff and very convenient location in downtown made for a wonderful breakfast and business meeting.

Thank gmoreno2057
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The restaurant has been spruced up and the menu augmented. I had the Montana Hobo and it's good along with fresh coffee.service is always friendly. They only serve breakfast on Sundays.

Thank Stedwill
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast at Swift Creek Cafe - and topped it off with a huge cinnamon roll. Perfect start to the day with good coffee, very friendly wait staff and nice conversation with locals. Everything in Whitefish is located in the heart of downtown...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Here on vacation and Swift Creek became our go-to place for breakfast. The veggie hobo is delicious. Perfectly grilled vegetables (red potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, bell peppers, black olives, etc.) topped with the right amount of cheddar cheese and eggs cooked to order....More

Thank TNGrumps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 2nd St E, Adjacent to Glacier Bank, Whitefish, MT 59937-2413
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-9136
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Upon visiting Swift Creek Cafe, you will realize it’s much more than just food. It is a place of character, art, family history and community. The Moreno Halphen family has a strong tradition in food and coffee, which spans over 80 years. Guillermo Moreno, owner of Swift Creek Cafe, together with his son Christian bring this rich family tradition of coffee cultivation and passion great food to Whitefish. Executive Chef Christian’s menus boast a delectable option such as: our in-house made corn beef hash; fresh buttermilk pancakes topped with his own peanut praline butter; the colossal “Ron Swanson: A Swan Song” a true lumberjack treat, and the succulent “Rum Soaked House Brioche, Vanilla Diplomat”. Lighter selections include a Seasonal Grain Bowl, a wonderful Chicken Salad, as well as Vegetarian and Gluten free options.
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