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Sep 19, 2008 05:47 PM

Eclair De Lune--new bakery in Calgary

Someone already mentioned this place in a chocolate string, but I wanted to second his suggestion to check this new bakery out. I stopped in a couple of days ago and had an excellent spinach turnover (would have been even better if I had waited to get home and warm it up), a neat dessert called a "Conversation," almond cream and raspberry puree in a puff-pastry shell, and one of the eponymous eclairs, not quite as good as the "Conversation" but still tasty. I didn't sample the other things on offer: croissants, other flavors of turnovers, black forest cake, many other desserts. They've been around about four mos., and the owner said he's a former engineering post-doc at the U of C. He chucked in his pocket protector in order to follow his culinary dreams.

Their address: 1049 40th Ave. NW

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  1. Thanks for the heads up, we'll maybe check it out this weekend.

    1. 40th Av and Northmount Drive NW Open Wed-Sun(forget the hours at the moment)

      Stopped in earlier this week as DD's preschool is a few blocks away - excellent meringues... had to exercise restraint and not check out one of everything :)

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      1. re: maplesugar

        aren't 40th Ave and Northmount parallel? I have to map this I think.

        checked- a ha, Northmount does zig and zag eh.

      2. Best bakery EVER! I went and got a wonderful, wonderful cake. Definitely going back again.

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        1. re: AriaDream

          Well, I am usually not as exuberant and use words such as "BEST EVER", however after today's visit, I would like to agree with you. This very out of the way bakery is worth getting lost for, on Northmount Drive or 14th Street, or on some side street inthis neighborhood before finding it finally....
          Small, very small shop. Size does not matter here, that's for sure.
          Le Pain au chocolat is unbelievable. Same for Croissant and the Spinach filled turnover.
          The "conversation" was also good, but second to the Viennoiseries.

          Check it out.

        2. Is this in the same strip mall as Puspa?

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          1. re: aktivistin

            Yes, I noticed that place right beside it. Is that restaurant any good?

            1. re: AriaDream

              Apparently, Puspa has a relatively long history but seems to have fallen behind the times and lacking a real satisfying offering. More details and some images from a lunch can be found here:


          2. We finally made it to Eclair de Lune after thinking about for some time, and getting lost a few times! The idea was to get a dessert for a dinner party, but ended with with much more! I could just go in there and smell the wonderful aromas! Mmmm good. We ended up picking up chocolate tarts and mini-fruit flans for dessert ($1.95). The crust was so tender and delicate. The fruit used was pefect ripeness - no sour grapes or wooden strawberries! I also picked up mushroom/cream cheese turnovers ($1.95). These were so delicious!! They tasted just liked stuffed mushroom caps wrapped in a light flakey pastry. I couldn't help but eat one in the car and wish I had bought more. I also grabbed a couple plain croissants to compare with Manuel Latruwe. I thought they were just as good and much cheaper ($1.95).

            Now that I figured out where it is - I will definately be back!

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            1. re: TSAW

              Great & inexpensive - I must visit.


              Eclair de Lune
              1049 40 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2K 0G2, CA