1205 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB
Sometimes its hard to get genuine French-style pastries in North America but if you want a way to satisfy your craving for quality croissants and other European-style patisserie, Croissant Gourmet offers a selection of handmade goods to tempt your taste buds.
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, French, Bakeries|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Sidewalk Cafe, Casual, Terrace Dining, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, No Alcohol, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Getting There |||Located with the Rocky Mountain Professional Centre|
|Monday - Saturday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 27, 2008
Croissant Gourmet is a cheerful, simply decorated café and bakery in downtown Canmore. It is owned by a French family who turn out an assortment of hand-baked goods including croissants, different kinds of Viennoise pastries and pain au chocolat to name a few items. Everything is crafted to high standards for the best flavour and quality.
Of course, given the café’s name, they are best known for their croissants. They bake these croissants in classic French style so they are buttery and flaky. Enjoy one with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee to indulge in a French-style breakfast. Of course, the illusion of being in Paris might disappear when you get an eyeful of the snow-tipped Rockies but that’s a trade-off you’ll be willing to make. Another item they offer that’s worth the trip out to Canmore is the pain au chocolat. Put simply, this is a croissant wrapped around a small bar of dark chocolate. The combination of buttery pastry and the rich sweetness of the chocolate is an explosion on your palate.
Crepes and Quiche
If you’re looking for another classically French experience, you should try one of their crepes. The delicate crepes can be wrapped around a variety of sweet or savory fillings. They make an excellent dessert or a light but satisfying lunch. For lunch you can also sample a quiche. Quiche is a savory pie with a light, egg-based filling. Cheese and other ingredients like smoked ham or shrimp can be added to the filling. Try one of the Croissant Gourmet’s quiches for a light lunch after a day on the slopes to recharge your batteries.