The Lazy Loaf & Kettleopen8 Parkdale Cres NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3T8
A favourite of Montgomery residents, the Lazy Loaf and Kettle offers up a traditional Western-style breakfast menu. Home-baked toast and eggs with the usual, omelettes, eggs Benedict, French toast, granola and pancakes all are served in generous portions. The side-street restaurant is on the small side, seating less than 50 patrons, but turnover is quick.
This homey restaurant overflows with sticky buns and hearty soups just like mom used to make. Just a hop off Memorial Drive on the main floor of an unassuming brown commercial building, Lazy Loaf & Kettle also serves up fresh-roasted coffee, sandwiches made with fresh-baked bread, pancakes, and desserts – the massive ginger cookie sandwich with cream cheese icing is deadly. The warm atmosphere and handiness to the Bow River pathway make it perfect for a nosh for one.
Though the Lazy Loaf & Kettle is best known for its soup and sandwiches, the café and bakery also serves delectable desserts. Especially good is its chocolate-explosion cake. The double-layered chocolate cake is covered with cream-cheese icing and a chocolate ganache. Need we say more?