Best Brunch Pastries
Sometimes you just need a really good pastry to start your day
Colourful macarons are a specialty of Yann Haute Patisserie.
Photograph by Erin Brooke Burns
1. Yann Haute Patisserie
Yann Blanchard is known for his multi-flavoured macarons – a dozen flavours at any given time – but his pains au chocolat and his simple croissants are a perfectly flaky and decadent way to start the day. Plan to take them away because there are no dine-in facilities. -John Gilchrist
329 23 Ave. S.W., 403-244-8091, yannboutique.com, @yannboutique
2. Manuel Latruwe
The almond croissants and cinnamon buns make a fine early morning repast, but it’s hard not to be tempted by Manuel Latruwe’s pastries – the eclairs, the sacher tort, the opera cake. Admire them as you enjoy your pastry with an excellent cup of coffee, or perhaps take one to go for lunch. -J.G.
1333 1 St. S.E., 403-261-1092, manuellatruwe.com, @manuellatruwe
3. Ptisserie du Soleil
Breakfast beignets, scones and banana bread French toast lead the morning brigade at this French bakery and caf. Or keep it simple with toast made from fresh-baked bread. -J.G.
2525 Woodview Dr. S.W., 403-452-8833, patisseriedusoleil.com, @pdsbakerychick