The BEST places for sweet delicacies in Calgary!!

Having experienced so much choice of sweet baked goods in Montreal, and to some extent, little choice in Calgary; I was really desperate to find out my “go-to” place here.  Now that I’ve finally tried out majority of the bakeries in Calgary, I can proudly share my list of “The Best” places to eat (for sweet delicacies) in Calgary; enjoy!!!
  • Bumpy’s – Muffins – picture
  • Buttermilk Waffles – Waffles – read here
  • Crave Cupcakes – Cupcakes
  • Dove’s Nest – Afternoon tea (scones, pavlova etc) – read more
  • Epiphanie Chocolate – French gourmet chocolates
  • Glamorgan Bakery – Fresh cream cakes, cheese buns, waffle biscuits – read more
  • Monplaisir Delicacies – Macarons and Belgium chocolates (Neuhaus) – read more
  • Rustic Bakery – Cake loaves
  • Sidewalk Citizen – Bakba, bread, sticky buns, other sweet goods – read here and here and here!!
  • Yann Haute Patisserie – Croissants, Almond Croissants, Pain au Chocolat – read more
And to compliment the above, my favourite places to buy loose tea in Calgary are:
  • The Tea Factory – The Royal Earl Grey is the best!
  • David’s Tea – Oolong Supreme and Earl Grey Rooibos are currently my fave

Coconut Chai Latte at The Coup

Once again The Coupe did it for me.. This time I just got a takeout of their popular Coconut Chai Latte. It’s like no other chai latte that I’ve had…I just don’t know how they make something that’s generally  ordinary to something extraordinary!! I only know one other vegetarian restaurant that does this: Prashad Indian vegetarian restaurant in Bradford, U.K.

Nevertheless, I can now officially say that The Coup is my favorite restaurant in Calgary! And my favorite vegetarian non-Indian restaurant! 


New Vegan place at Copperbranch, Montréal 

This is a new vegan place that has recently opened in various locations in Montréal.

We ordered the following:

  • Asian Fusion Powerbowl: that had smoked tofu and vegetables 
  • Burger 
  • Carrot Keftedes 

The Powerbowl was a huge portion. The tofu was very tasty, but everything else was slightly on the raw side and was little cold.  It contained very little seasoning, but it was served with a sauce (which didn’t help that much).

The burger was quite small; so if you’re really hungry, you have to order more food.  This is a quite popular dish here and is meant to taste like meat, but I found the party a bit dry and a little tasteless.

I was told that the Carrot Keftedes was really good. This was sweet but was not cooked, nor raw. It wasn’t that warm either.

Service- very slow, but the sales lady was quite new and she kept apologizing for the delay.

Ambiance – consisted of wooden chairs and a few benches; no music. It’s more of like a subway kind of place but brighter.  However for a “higher than subway price”, I would expect a little more from them.

I wouldn’t come back because of the poor ambiance and the somewhat cold food. I would try other vegan/ vegetarian restaurants in Montréal.