Best Desserts

Baked Expectations

Winnipeg has its share of sweet spots to indulge, from specialty places to restaurants that execute after-dinner delights exceptionally well.

by Ciao! editors

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Baked Expectations

This Osborne Village institution brought the dessert-specialty café concept to this city 30 years ago and is famed for its lavish cakes — like the light-as-air chocolate meringue (pictured), layered with frothy cocoa cream and tangy raspberries. Sky-high cheesecakes also tempt.

161 Osborne St, 204-453-5176

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Café Ce Soir

A parade of Parisian treats awaits at this cozy spot run by French-trained pastry chef Cam Tran, including the dreamy gâteau rachelle. Fluffy coconut sponge cake is made more heavenly by light pineapple coconut mousse.

937 Portage Ave, 204-414-SOIR

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In Ferno’s Bistro

Housemade desserts at this much-loved bistro are simply not to be missed, particularly rich strawberry Bavarian cream pie with its buttery shortbread crust.

312 Rue Des Meurons, 204-262-7400; 414 Academy Rd, 204-475-7400

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Siam Thai

A surprisingly long dessert menu provides a sweet end to a meal of exotic and fresh Thai flavours at Siam Thai. Yellow bean pie has a custardy sweetness under a swirl of warm coconut milk.

587 St Anne’s Rd, 204-254‑7765

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Kawaii Crepe

This cute spot’s Japanese-style crepes are perfect for Village cool kids seeking a sugar rush. The tiramisu crepe deconstructs the traditional dessert into coffee infused Nutella, whipped cream, and crumbled lady fingers between the crepe’s warm, crispy folds.

201-99 Osborne St, 204-415-2833; D-1220 St Mary’s Rd, 204-691-3700

 

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