For all the Calgary treks I’ve done, it’s bizarre that I’ve never stopped into Yann Haute Patisserie for any of them. I fixed that with a late Sunday afternoon visit with my sister. Easy to spot, just look for the yellow house beckoning you to enter.
This place absolutely oozes in classy, modern French boutiqueness. From the outside, you know you’re walking into something special. The inside is small (quaint and homely) but everything is presented and displayed beautifully.
One side houses their macarons (24 staples and 5-6 seasonal flavours) while the other side holds their pastries. They even have baguettes ($3.10) which was a pleasant surprise! I will have to grab one next time to see how they fair.
Couple brioches and croissants to round things off. Didn’t take pictures of everything but everything looked goooooooooood. Brought it all back home and luckily, everything survived the trip.
Beignets ($2.95 each)
They had blueberry, chocolate and caramel to choose from. We decided to get all three beignets for research purposes, plus I looooove beignets 😉 Slightly on the expensive side but these were light and airy. Pretty generous with their fillings inside too. However, nothing beats fresh beignets made to order.
Butter croissant (~$2.75), almond croissant ($3.80) and apple turnover (~$2.75)
My sister was raving about how good the croissants are here so we got two butter croissants, an almond croissant and apple turnover. Everything was flaky, texture was on point and you can tell they use real butter. Almond croissant was the best. Seriously, SO gooooood, reminds me of Montreal and their delectable pattiseries. Definitely get one (or two if you don’t want to share)!
Macarons ($11.40 for 6)
So many options to choose from but we ended up selecting pecan pie, double raspberry, rose & lychee, blackcurrant & violet, salted caramel, and passion fruit & caramel. I’m no macaron connaiseur but these were soft and delectable. The flavours come out nicely and you can really tell what flavour is what when you eat them.
Yann’s personifies decadent, indulgent, hand crafted pastries. This is a gem if you’re looking for an excellent patisserie to treat yo’ self. Just wish there was the option of sitting inside to eat all their goodies (guess that’s one spot where Duchess has them beat).
Yann Haute Patisserie
329 23 Ave SW