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Canmore Cafes & Restaurants to Try this Fall

By Where Staff


Blissful Baking

Little bursts of heaven: delectable handmade fruit and chocolate pâtisseries and viennoiseries at Canmore’s Le Fournil. This authentic French bakery offers daily specialty breads and pastries; Saturday’s three flavours of pain Méditérranéen are local favourites. We also love their luscious fresh fruit tarts.


Staff Picks: 10 Havens for Hot Chocolate

photo by Louish Pixel

Whether it’s a morning indulgence, an afternoon pick-me-up or a drinkable dessert, a good mug of hot chocolate is an always-welcome treat. These 10 hot chocolate destinations take the proper use of the cocoa bean very seriously, with delicious results. (more…)

Hot Dining: Modern Doughnuts

Thick, warm, yeast doughnuts topped with housemade marshmallow or Valrhona chocolate or a maple glaze embedded with shards of crisp Valbella bacon. These are just three of the daily dozen doughnuts conjured up at Jelly Modern Doughnuts. Kicking doughnuts up to the next level, Jelly makes all their own fillings from a tart lemon to a sultry B-52 using as many local and organic ingredients as possible. 1414 – 8 St SW, 403-453-2053. –John Gilchrist


Toronto’s Best Books, Bookstores & Book-Friendly Cafes

In a country well known for its literature, Toronto is a particular hotbed of bibliophilia. Pick up these Toronto-centric tomes at one of many bookstores, then peruse the pages at a neighbourhood café.

Type Books

Type Books

READ Stunt, the 2008 debut novel from playwright Claudia Dey follows sharp-witted Eugenia Ledoux from eccentrically residential Parkdale to the Toronto Islands to what is now the Distillery Historic District, on a search for her capricious father. More local cred: Stunt is published by Coach House Books, a city staple for nearly 40 years.

SHOP Owned by two women with doctorates in Canadian literature—Type Books (883 Queen St. W., 416-366-8973) is an indie success story with three shops across the city. The original Queen Street West location also features a lower-level art gallery, and all locations proudly feature many small-press titles.

SIP Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves add a scholarly touch to the eclectic ambience at Tequila Bookworm (512 Queen St. W., 416-603-7335). The artsy hot spot serves up a variety of caffeinated drinks, sandwiches and huge waffles to fuel your reading session. Weather permitting, grab a seat on the second-storey patio.