Patios with Dessert. Where to Indulge this Summer.

These restaurants will make you want to skip right to the sweet stuff.


1918 Tap and Table


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This is the restaurant owned and operated by the Royal Canadian Legion in its brand new building in Kensington. The restaurant is on the ground level with the patio is tucked under the cantilever of the upper floor. The menu is mostly classic comfort foods, including this dessert of white and dark chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis.
1918 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-209-1918,


Alforno Bakery & Cafe


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Alforno’s pastry case is full of tarts, cakes and other various sweets that you can take home or enjoy on its patio with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The recent rotation of treats includes the mocha hazelnut cake.
222 7 St. S.W., 403-454-0308,


The Beltliner


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The Beltliner embraces the diner ways by having a pie menu that includes both apple and Saskatoon berry pie. Make sure to ask for some caramel drizzle on your apple pie to round out your meal.
243 12 Ave. S.W., 587-955-1555,


Blink Restaurant & Bar


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You can’t go wrong with dessert at Blink. In fact, you might want to gather a few friends and share several. New menus are rotated in seasonally and summer brings some of the best. This is the New York style cheesecake with Brillat Savarin cheese and fresh B.C. strawberries.
111 8 Ave. S.W., 403-263-5330,


Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant


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This elevated version of the comfort food-esque lava cake is a work of art. The red velvet molten lava cake combines the decadence of warm, smoothy chocolate with the rich flavours of a red velvet cake. It tastes extra delicious while sitting on a patio in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310,




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You might not think of Cannibale as a dessert destination, but the food menu at this cocktail bar is tight and everything is good including dessert. This is the Bulleit bourbon pecan pie topped with housemade vanilla ice cream. It will warm your soul as you sit out among the string lights of Cannibale’s patio.
813 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-5808,


Deane House


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The Deane House is like the ultimate backyard patio with pretty views of downtown and the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. This particular dessert is the apply rhubarb cheesecake. It tastes like summer with cardamom ice cream, apple compote and milk crumbs.

806 9 Ave. S.E., 403-264-0595,


La Boulangerie


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This bakery in Mission gives a tiny taste of French cafe culture. Order inside from the display cases of pastry and take your dessert and coffee out to the bistro tables on the sidewalk patio. The blueberry vanilla croissants are especially flaky and delicious.
2435 4 St. S.W., 403-984-9294,


Vendome Cafe


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Vendome is another restaurant cafe with excellent dessert and baked goods. Get cake, a cinnamon bun or a tart and pair it with coffee, wine or cocktails.
940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140,

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