You may have noticed we spent some quality time in the northwest this issue and no visit to that quadrant would be complete without a visit to this classic Bownesian bakery. Sweet Home Bakery has been slinging sweetness since the 60s and maintains its delightful mid-Century signage atop the strip mall it calls home.

It will be hard to choose from the gleaming glass case that offers a world of choice from from French eclairs to Danish…well…Danish. But we opted for the Napolean this time around and were not disappointed. With layers of flaky puff pastry filled with fresh whipped cream and sprinkled with icing sugar it is a spectacular way to start a Saturday morning. While traditionally enjoyed on a plate with a fork, we could exercise no patience or self-control and ate it from its paper bag in the car. No regrets.

Sweet Home Bakery Napoleon | 7930 Bowness Rd. N.W. |