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Yann Haute Patisserie in Mission, Calgary

can_i_try_some Nov 15, 2009 11:26 PM

Walked past this cute house-turned-patisserie the other day (see attached image). Looks like they're almost ready to open (*crosses fingers*). A quick search with google resulted in a facebook page:

They have a lot of photos of wedding and specialty cakes, so I'm guessing that will be a major component of their business. Hopefully, they also do other goodies.

Address: 329, 23rd Ave SW (same block as Mercato


Does anyone else have more info?

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    Shots Stantinople RE: can_i_try_some Jan 18, 2010 03:59 PM

    I'm not sure if this has been posted elsewhere yet, but they apparently opened about a week before Christmas after years of struggles with the City of Calgary.

    I went there for the first time mid-week (it's a block away from my place) and am happy to say that I have gone back twice already. They aren't fully set up yet, with no tables or chairs for in-store eating (though I was told that will happen soon), and the selection of goodies is pretty small. I noticed a number of people walk in and immediately turn around when they saw the small selection/sparse decor. Off the top of my head, there were croissants, 8 or so varieties of macaroons (orange, lemon, black currant, jasmine, pistachio, chocolate, raspberry and one other), fresh, rustic bread (one style), wedding cakes, breakfast rolls (cinammon and chocolate if memory serves), and a few other items.

    The macaroons were great, and the rustic sour dough bread is quite good (though I was hoping to find a few varieties of bread here, having not yet found a satisfactory loaf in Calgary). But the highlight for me is definitely their croissants. Early in the morn' they are fresh, perfectly textured and flavoured - far better than I have found elsewhere.

    The owners were very nice and optimistic - I hope that the place finds an audience and time to grow.

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    1. re: Shots Stantinople
      John Manzo RE: Shots Stantinople Jan 18, 2010 06:54 PM

      macarons =/= macaroons. Just saying.

      What do you think of Rustic Sourdough, for bread? Their Brötchen are superb, especially when they're very fresh.

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        Shots Stantinople RE: John Manzo Jan 18, 2010 11:58 PM

        Sorry about that - I thought that I had written a little something about the owners' backgrounds, implying that by 'macaroons' I would mean 'French macaroons.' My mistake!

        To be honest, I've never had a noteworthy loaf from Rustic Sourdough. I can't say I've had a bad one, just never anything particularly great. It's been one of two things I long for now that I've set up in Calgary: a good loaf of bread and a good barber (preferably one who can give worldly advice over a $12 haircut).

    2. maplesugar RE: can_i_try_some Jan 18, 2010 08:01 PM

      There's a second thread going about YHP: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/675651

      1. worldwidestuff RE: can_i_try_some Oct 8, 2010 01:21 PM

        Went to buy some Cakes today and Yann had some incredible Beignets/Donuts.
        Two kinds, one filled with Apricot, the other one with Vanilla Bean.
        Call it what you want, they are the best in Calgary.

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        1. re: worldwidestuff
          John Manzo RE: worldwidestuff Oct 8, 2010 01:38 PM

          Got almond croissants there yesterday- blew me away. With Yann and Itza we are really blessed in the almond croissant realm.

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            Jasz RE: John Manzo Oct 8, 2010 07:10 PM

            I so agree. I never knew an almond croissant could be so good.

            I'm a little worried for them though as absolutely no one else was in at the time I was there; granted it was a Thursday afternoon. But I hope they're doing more business than it looked like. I'll certainly be taking them up.

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              Jasz RE: Jasz Oct 9, 2010 11:10 PM

              Things looked better when we were in there today (Saturday). People were there before us and several came in while we were there. Yay!

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                can_i_try_some RE: Jasz Oct 10, 2010 11:16 PM

                Maybe we ran into you. Saturday morning business seemed to be pretty steady as we picked up some pastries.

                Almond croissant... mmmmm.

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                  Jasz RE: can_i_try_some Oct 10, 2010 11:36 PM

                  That would have been cool but we were there in the afternoon. Happily, lots of goodies still available.

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          Lucki RE: can_i_try_some Oct 9, 2010 06:29 PM

          I love Yann's!

          Some of their seasonal macarons right now include a black tea one and a pumpkin spice one. I'm trying to talk my husband into making a trip into the city to get some!

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          1. re: Lucki
            worldwidestuff RE: Lucki Oct 10, 2010 07:29 AM

            It's worth the trip.

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