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Bighorn Bistro Cafe & Bakery, Chamonix - Centre

Home baked treats and speciality coffees including origin roasted, fair trade & craft

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This family-run establishment serves craft coffees and home baked goods and treats in a casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 

Inspired by a love of the Wyoming mountains mixed with the need for adventure that only Chamonix can offer, Bighorn Bistro offers a unique experience for their visitors. The cosy and rustic lodge-style interior offers a warm welcome for mountaineers and skiers, locals and tourists alike, seeking sustenance. Conveniently located in the heart of Chamonix it's just a few minutes walk from the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car.

Well-established on the Chamonix restaurant and bar scene, Bighorn is also the place to go for your caffeine fix in Chamonix Sud, now serving delicious origin-roasted, fair-trade coffee. As with all things Bighorn, the focus is on quality, homemade produce with a friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. So drop by for a catch-up with friends and sink into their cosy sofa corner whilst sipping on a flat white or one of their craft coffee creations. 

If you fancy treating yourself to something sweet with your coffee, you'll find a great alternative to the usual French pastries here, as uniquely they have their own bakery serving up delicious homemade treats, with a selection that changes daily.

Once you're settled in you may find it hard to leave, but that's not a problem as you could stay for lunch at the restaurant or even end up sampling their craft beers and cocktails at the bar until late into the evening. You can find out what beers they have on draught at any point by visiting their profile on the Untappd app.

From June 4th 2020, the cafe, bar and restaurant will be open from Thursday to Friday from 16:00 to 22:00 and on Sundays for brunch from 10:00 to 15:00 and then serving dinner from 15:00 to 22:00. Safety and hygiene guidelines will be strictly observed.

Who should go

Anyone! They have made it their mission to create a venue that suits all ages and tastes, whether for lazy morning coffees or brunch, long lunches, delicious dinners, homemade cakes, après-ski beers or even cocktails and dancing, Bighorn has it all. I guess you need to go along and try it to find out what suits you!

The Neighbourhood

Located in the heart of Chamonix Sud in the very good company of Beckett & Wilde, South Bar and Monkey Bar, they contribute to the regeneration of Chamonix Sud and have helped transform the microcosm into a diverse, international and exciting place to go.


Visitor comments

  • "We popped in for a coffee. This is a lovely place and the staff were really friendly. The cookies looked amazing and we are really keen to come back for breakfast soon." - Trip Advisor
  • "We were excited to try an American restaurant in Chamonix, not only to try a new place but to see if we could have a little taste of home. The restaurant is perfectly decorated, the "staff" (owners) bring the great customer service Americans are known for, and the food is fantastic as well (everything that can be home made, is homemade)" - Trip Advisor
  • "We found this bistro via a recommendation from our transportation company and what a great place. It is the only restaurant in Chamonix to serve really good beer. We found 5 craft beers on tap when we visited. But don't come for just that, the food is great. The Bighorn is American owned and has some American favorites but other good choices too. For vegetarians there are good choices, I really liked the sweet potato/quinoa burger. The owner does all the baking including the burger rolls." - Trip Advisor


  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Parking
  • Parking on street
  • Accessibility
  • Pedestrian access
  • Pets welcome


  • Open Days
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Address
  • 77 Place Edmond Desailloud
  • 74400