10 best places in Calgary to get baked goods

Sep 7 2017, 9:28 am

Calgary’s in no shortage of amazing bakeries and treat purveyours, so here are 10 of the best in the city!

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1. Butter Block YYC

Each croissant is made of 81 luxuriously buttery layers that is filled (and crowned) with rich flavours like matcha cream, double black sesame, toasted almond, and there’s even a mouthwatering savoury option stuffed with baba ganoush with spinach. Look out for their varying featured stuffed croissants flavours like their Crispy Crunch offered on Fridays and on weekends while they last.

Address: The Devenish Building – 908 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Instagram: @butterblockyyc

2. Pie Junkie

All butter crusts make life all better. Serving up sweet and savoury pies from coconut cream and sour cherry to steak and mushroom and the best spicy Jamaican hand pies, it’ll only take a single visit to make you start scratching in-between crusty bites for more.

Tip: buy at least two spicy Jamaican hand pies for yourself – you can thank us later.

Locations: Spruce Cliff, 8 Spruce Centre SW, Calgary; Kensington, 1081 2 Avenue NW, Calgary
Instagram: @piejunkieyyc

3. Alforno Bakery & Café

Alforno is decked out in baked decadence offering everything from fresh-out-of-oven bread loaves to savoury and sweet scones and mile high cakes. Amongst all of the fruity muffins, pain au chocolates, and cinnamon buns, make sure to get each hand on a cream puff. They’re currently filling puffs with hazelnut cream, whipped caramel, raspberry cream, and chocolate.

Address: 222 7 Street SW, Calgary
Instagram: @alfornobakery

4. Sidewalk Citizen

Warning: this is a place where diets go to die. Their pain au chocolate sinfully drips with chocolate, their danishes burst with fruit, their brownie is a gooey fudge square, and their crusty mile long cheese sticks will take your appetite to new lengths.

Locations: Kensington, 338 10 Street NW, Calgary; East Village Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Instagram: @sidewalkcitizen

5. Little Henry

Located right next door to its papa, Ten Foot Henry, this cozy café serves up freshly baked cherry stuffed donuts made with English cream and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar along with a toasted coconut cake with thick coconut milk frosting.

Address: 1209 1 Street SW, Calgary
Instagram: @tenfoothenry

6. Mari Bakeshop

You’ll see them rollin’ their fluffy roll spongecakes in flavours like cookies and cream, along with strawberry cheesecake and other regularly changing flavours. They are also known for their golden French choux pastries packed with sweet fruity and vanilla cream fillings.

Address: 529 Riverfront Avenue SE, Calgary
Instagram: @maribakeshop

7. Sucre Patisserie & Café

This will start your cruffin craze. This croissant-muffin pastry hybrid is made with layers of brioche dough and bound by butter, and it is impressively shaped like a muffin and filled with flavours that change weekly. You can expect to taste flavours like black forest and Nutella almond crunch. They are only available between Fridays and Sundays.

Address: 1007 8 Street SW, Calgary
Instagram: @sucrecafeyyc

8. Manuel Latruwe

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Famous for his butter blessed viennoiseries, Manuel Latruwe’s pastry flavours come in chocolate and hazelnut crunch along with apricot almond, cinnamon bun, and cherry turnover.

Address: 1333 1 Street SE, Calgary
Instagram: @manuellatruwe

9. Beirut Bakery

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Look at those shatteringly crisp flakey layers. Are you hypnotized yet?

This spot has the best baklava in the city (make sure to get the pistachio!). Also, their savoury pockets (including spinach and feta, cheese, falafel, chicken, and donair served with your choice of garlic, tahini, or sweet sauce) are so delicious and easy to grab that you’ll probably forget what your kitchen actually looks like.

Address: 3210 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Facebook: Beirut Bakery Calgary

10. Pretty Sweet Co.

All the treats might seem too beautiful to bite into, but each bite is eyes-rolling-into-the-back-of-your-head delicious. With over 15 flavours of cookies and doughnuts along with options like caramel streusel shortbread bars, black and white cheesecake brownies, and maple stout cupcakes, you’ll be ordering up desserts by the dozen for the ‘just because you crave it’ occasion.

Address: 536 42 Avenue SE, Calgary
Instagram: @prettysweetyyc

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