Calgary’s Best Desserts

Fact: Your boys are too macho for a sugar-and-spice safari. Counter-fact: Women love sweets. Conclusion: Visit these local choco-terias on your next date – skip them on the stag. Now, sweet surrender awaits.

The Chocolate Bar
Wrap up a romantic stroll of 17th Avenue with a visit to one of the city’s oldest dessert institutions. Indulge in classic New York style cheesecake, the dessert that eats like a meal, or sample the light and uplifting tiramisu torte. Desserts, $5.50 – $12.95. 1431 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-5013.

My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe
A small-town vibe with seriously big selection (80-plus flavours) and friendly service make this beloved ice cream parlour a perennial favourite. Blow her mind by paying for her big double Jamaican grapenut with a performance on the store’s piano. Desserts, $3.50 – $6. 2048 42 Ave. S.W., 403-287-3838.

The Dove’s Nest
Give her the royal dessert treatment at this homey café and tea house in Glenmore Landing. Fit for a queen, Victorian elegance includes three whipped cream-topped lemon butter tarts. Dating a commoner? The humble Briar Rose combines angel cake, mixed berries and whipped cream. Desserts, $4.50 – $6.95. 1600 90 Avenue S.W., 403-258-3300.

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