Sweet ’n’ flaky pastry shops in Calgary

Calgary has never had such a profusion of pastry shops. On a daily basis, the patisseries, bakeries and cafés below roll out sweet desserts and savoury snacks that are warm and fresh. Enjoy these flaky treats on the spot (with a premium cup of coffee where it’s available), or take a selection to go.

Yann Haute Patisserie

329, 23 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0J3

Located in a pretty, yellow house in Mission, Parisian expat pastry chef Yann Blanchard has made a name for himself with his gorgeous macarons, but the patisserie makes all kinds of French classics. Pop in for a box of salted caramel macarons and leave with some extras like fresh almond croissants, brioche and special seasonal goodies.

Glamorgan Bakery Ltd

20-3919 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3E 4P2

Famed for their giant cheese buns, Glamorgan is a one-stop bakery specializing in everything from cakes to cinnamon rolls. The pastry selection is vast: try a fruit-filled Danish, apple or cherry strudel, a classic chocolate éclair or an almond-encrusted butterhorn.

Manuel Latruwe Belgian Patisserie & Bread Shop

1333 1 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5L1

A classic Belgian bakeshop, Manuel Latruwe makes some of the city’s most delectable pastries: over 10 varieties of tarts, almond and vanilla croissants and several varieties of viennoiserie. Also known for macarons, the patisserie features offbeat flavours like yuzu chocolate and galangal.

Fratello Coffee Co

4021 9 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3C7

This always-busy café on 17th Avenue Southwest is best known for its high-end coffee, but it’s also the best place to grab something baked up by Analog’s sister company, Corbeaux Bakery. In addition to better-than-average croissants you may be lucky enough to find a kouign amann or two, which aren’t usually spotted in the wild in these parts.

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery

618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0G1

Sidewalk Citizen’s Aviv Fried has won many accolades for his sourdough bread, but the bakery counter in the Simmons Building also offers both sweet and savoury pastries, with different selections offered daily. The Israeli-inspired bakery does wonders with puff pastry (make a brunch out of pastry triangles stuffed with egg, cheese and tomato) as well as creatively stuffed Danishes and croissants.

Patisserie du Soleil Bakery Cafe

309-2525 Woodview Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2W 4N4

Pastries are made fresh daily at this charming French bakery, including an extensive selection of savoury croissants (they boast more than any other patisserie in the city). The shop’s signature dessert, the crème slice, is particularly indulgent if you’re looking for a special treat.

Orchid Pastry

9-6219 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2K 0V2

Part French patisserie part Middle Eastern bakeshop, Orchid offers a unique variety of flavours and pastry traditions. Choose from a number of delicate French pastries and tartlets or opt for some Moroccan filled cookies (with almond, dates, coconut or walnut) or crispy pistachio Turkish-style baklava.

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