There are a number of fine options for quick foods at the table or on the go. Besides letting you check your e-mail, Soft Rock Café (632 Connaught Dr.; tel. 780/852-5850), in the Connaught Square Mall, has omelets, sandwiches, wraps, coffee, salads, Thai food, and desserts. Coco's Café (608 Patricia St.; tel. 780/852-4550) is a popular spot for breakfast. Lunches include veggie burgers, wraps, and curries. It's a great place to mingle with the young locals.

The Bear's Paw Bakery (610 Connaught Dr., tel. 780/852-2253; 4 Cedar Ave., tel. 780/852-3233) is a terrific spot to fill your knapsack before a hike. The homemade breads (sourdough, baguettes, and beyond) are served at restaurants all over town. Buy fresh sandwiches, granola, delicious fruit tarts, granny smith apple pies, and a large selection of sweet baked goods alluringly laid out under glass at the counter. There are even dog treats. Another worthy gourmet cafe and pastry shop is Café Mondo (inside Jasper Marketplace, at 616 Patricia St; tel. 780/852-9676), with bagel melts, breakfast pizzas, and sweet delectables.

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