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Bakery in Calgary?

Will be driving through Calgary and am looking for a good bakery with muffins, brownies and killer chocolate cookies. Thx

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  1. Brulee, on 11th Ave SW b/t 6 and 7 Streets, has what you seek and is outstanding- it's also below one of the coolest foodie stores in Canada, Cookbook Company Cooks, and an excellent wine store too. Really neat little development.

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    1. re: John Manzo

      I can't remember ever seeing muffins at Brulee...delicious scones, cookies and best cakes in Alberta though. And, the ladies running the place are awesome! Metrovino, as John mentioned, is the best wine store in the city, imho...and get very specific directions for Brulee off the web, it's easily missed just driving by, as it's in a neat little basement shop.

      Two other places I really like are Ladybug at Calgary Farmer's market. And, I'm also a big fan of the Urban Baker off Edmonton Trail.

      1. re: Major_9000

        The muffins at Urban Baker are really really good and is next to a great diner if you want to stop for a meal. Their baked goods are more "homestyle" or "rustic" compared to Brulee. This place is also just off of the Transcanada on Edmonton Trail if that is a consideration for you.

        1. re: Major_9000

          Oy, you're right, no muffins at Brulee.... when I'm in the mood for a muffin I pop over to Caffe Beano (17 Ave and 9 St SW, look for the crowds outside on the 9 St side) and get their date ones- they're not only addictively delicious; they're nice and small, so you're not committed to eating a 900-calorie muffin.

          Good Earth, which is a local coffeehouse chain with about a dozen locations in the city, has some nice bakery too, including muffins and blondies with cranberries that are great.

          1. re: John Manzo

            I agree with you about muffins, especially massive store bought ones they are deceptively high in calories and fat. I'm curious though about the Good Earth blondies - are they made with cranberries or craisins?

            1. re: maplesugar

              Ya know, they might be both- there's tart and sweet there....

              Brulee is making the meringue shells for the pavlovas we're making for a dinner party on Thurs and the folks there are soooo nice!!!

              1. re: John Manzo

                MMmmmm pavolvas :) btw I believe Nectar also stocks mini meringue shells - at least they had some when we were there a week or two ago(not that they're as close to you as Brulee)

              2. re: maplesugar

                I absolutely love the Good Earth muffins & the scones are pretty darn tasty too. Anyone tried the new sandwiches there - in a kind of pita bread/wrap thingy - a huge improvement on what they had before.

                1. re: maplesugar

                  The cranberry blondies are made with fresh cranberries. They are also quite "almond-y" so I enjoy them very much.

                  1. re: aktivistin

                    Thanks for the info aktivistin - they sound delicious! I think Superstore has started carrying PC brand cranberries in the freezer - I'll have to tweak my usual recipe. I wonder if the almond flavour is because of added extract? I think a trip to Good Earth and some baking experiments are on the list for tomorrow. :)

          2. I second Brulee and Urban Baker (the diner toutefrite mentioned is Diner Deluxe btw), and I also like the muffins at Heartland Cafe in Kensington. I'd also suggest checking out Manuel Latruwe when he reopens(which is slated for mid-late June at this point so I guess it depends when you come through Calgary).