Best places to get cake by the slice in Calgary

Feb 26 2021, 10:09 pm

Calgary is a cake-loving city.

And what’s not to like? This treat can, and should, be enjoyed at any time of the day. We celebrate our weddings and our birthdays with cake, and without it, we wouldn’t have cupcakes. Cutting into a freshly cooled cake and then taking that first bite is one of life’s sweetest pleasures.

But, baking an entire cake can be so much work and too much of a great thing — sometimes we just want to sink our teeth into a slice.

Here are nine of the best places in Calgary to grab a quick and delicious slice of cake.

Sweet Relief

This bakeshop is known for its decadent cookies, pastries, macarons, and of course, elegant cakes. Sweet Relief believes that the best things in life are sweet, and their cakes certainly taste as great as they look.

Address: 120 13th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-402-9448

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Pretty Sweet

Pretty Sweet, apart from having a gorgeous Instagram feed, is known for its endless sweet treats made for every occasion. If you need some goodies for Valentine’s day, the Super Bowl, or just to grab a quick bite, Pretty Sweet is a must-visit. We strongly recommend looking into their odds + ends cake cups, a 12 oz takeaway container of cake scraps and gooey goodness.

Address: 536 42nd Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-1225

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Found in the heart of Eau Claire, Alforno has a great food, coffee, and drink program, and also offers freshly baked pastries, bread, and cakes. Definitely stop by and grab one of their delectable cakes to go, like one of their returning staples — the salted caramel cheesecake.

Address: 222 7th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-454-0308

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Higher Ground

Higher Ground offers many baked goods, sweet and savoury, and all of them are made with quality ingredients in-house. You can order an entire cake (or a few) to cater a special occasion, or just stop by when you feel like it to grab a piece of chocolate or red velvet cake.

Address: 1126 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-270-3780

Address: 2502 Capitol Hill Crescent NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-668-1175

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Wow Bakery

This upscale Korean bakery has all of the favourite baked goods, as well as unique flares and new creations. With Japanese influence, these beautifully crafted pastries and cakes have made Wow Bakery known for creations that look more like art than food.

Address: 5809 Macleod Trail SW #108, Calgary

Address: 2002 34th Avenue SW, Calgary

Address: 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-640-0273

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Sidewalk Citizen

Sidewalk Citizen, located in the historic Simmons building, bakes fresh bread so delicious that they even teach people how to make it. This expertise serves them well when making their incredible baked desserts, and we love seeing what cake creations they come up with. They recently had an almond and olive oil cake for under $4 a slice!

Address: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-457-2245

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Bolo Cakery


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Bolo is a family-owned, local business that loves watching their customers enjoy their baked goods almost as much as they like eating them. The owner left their corporate career to chase a dream and now — lucky for us — makes one-of-a-kind cakes, like the chai spice cake.

Address: 5403 Crowchild Trail NE, Calgary
Phone: 587-231-9069

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Ten Foot Henry


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Yes, Ten Foot Henry is definitely one of our favourite restaurants in the city, so of course, their menu currently features two of our favourite cakes by the slice. If you want rich and sweet, try the toasted coconut cake with coconut milk frosting, and if you want something fruitier and brighter, check out the cashew cheesecake with dates, cashews, and seasonal compote. These cakes are currently on their to-go menu.

Address: 1209 1st Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-475-5537

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Mari Bakeshop


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There are plenty of reasons to visit the Mari Bakeshop, but if you’re in the mood for a different kind of scrumptious cake, you’ll want a piece of the roll cake. Made with a single sheet of cake, coated with cream, literally rolled up, these slices are under $5. Look for the feature flavours, or try one of the many regular ones, like matcha, coffee, chocolate, raspberry, and more.

Address: 529 Riverfront Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-4461

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