WHAT IS A CREPE ?
The crepe is not so common in the North. That's the reason why we have brought it here! Basically, imagine a pancake but make it a lot thinner, and you have a crepe! At Café balzam, we
make crepes using sourdough (regular) or gluten-free batters.
Do you know?
The '49er Flapjack' is a sourdough crepe getting its name from the popularity of this style of pancake during the Klondike gold rush of 1898. It was said that a real "Alaskan Sourdough" would no sooner spend a year in the hills without his rifle, than to tough it out without his bubbling sourdough pot. Since food was scarce, food provisions were more valuable than gold. In extreme cold, miners would put the dough ball under their clothes, next to their skin, or tuck it into their bedroll with them at night, anything to keep the yeast in it alive. (Wikipedia)
IS THE FOOD REALLY HOMEMADE, OR IT IS JUST ANOTHER MARKETING TERM TO TOSS AROUND ?
We are proud to say that about 90% of our dishes and desserts are completely made-in-house. It takes more time than opening a box of frozen food, indeed, but it is worth it! Your taste buds will taste the difference!
IS CAFÉ BALZAM AN ORGANIC RESTAURANT?
Although some of our suppliers hold an organic certification, not all of our products are grown organically. However, as our restaurant strives to provide local, natural & sustainable food grown by Yukon's finest farmers & breeders, we always choose organic products when available, either from our producers or at the grocery store.
DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ?
The restaurant holds a liquor licence for serving beer, cider and wine. We offer a great variety of beverages, including many Yukon Brewery local products. Hard liquors such as whiskey, rum or vodka are not available. If you plan to go for a soak after your dinner, please note that no alcohol is allowed under any circumstances in the Takhini Hot Pools.
HOW FAR FROM WHITEHORSE IS CAFÉ BALZAM?
When the weather is clear, it takes about 25 minutes driving to get to Café balzam. See the map.
WHEN DID YOU OPEN?
Café balzam opened on December 12th, 2013.
ARE YOU OPEN YEAR-ROUND?
Café balzam is open-year round, only closing for a couple weeks to do seasonal maintenance in the spring and fall. If you plan to come for dinner, please call us or visit our website and/or our Facebook page to make sure the restaurant will be open, as we are not open 7 days a week!
IS THE DECK ALWAYS OPEN?
Our deck is open about 4-5 months a year, between may and september. In the wintertime, it can be opened for special events.
CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION?
Café balzam now takes reservations! You can call us at (867) 456-8005 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For email reservations, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
IS CAFÉ BALZAM A PART OF THE TAKHINI HOT POOLS BUSINESS?
Although Café balzam and Takhini Hot Pools work side by side to maximise your visitor experience, they are two independently owned businesses, brought together under one roof.
CAN I SPEND THE DAY IN THE AREA?
There are lots of nice places you may want to see along the Takhini Hot Springs Road. Check this here!