Suzette, a Brittany Bistro

I love a good crepe. I mean, who doesn’t? The combination of a soft doughy pastry shell, warm chocolate, cool ice cream or Chantilly – all smothered in fresh berries? Done deal.

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Thankfully, Suzette just opened up in Mission to feed my needs. Now they don’t just limit themselves to luxuriously sweet crepes, they’ve also got savory ones and a select few other French dishes.

Eager to see what the hype was about, we headed down Sunday morning for an early brunch.

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The atmosphere is light and airy, filled with classic white subway tiles, gallery wales, and tiny bistro tables and chairs. It’s a bit tight, but who doesn’t like getting to know their neighbours.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Perusing through the menu, each dish made my mouth water. Tempting, tempting, and tempting.

Now you know me – I love my sweets. My sweet tooth is in fact insatiable, and it will take some pretty hard convincing to persuade me to select otherwise.

BUT the Suzette menu seemed to know the perfect combination. A gruyere and ham stuffed mac & cheese. Starving and craving something warm, they must have caught me at my weakest moment. I threw my intentions to the wind and almost jumped out of my seat ordering it.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Cole selected the classic crepe (or “Galette”), again, stuffed with gruyere, ham, and egg. We couldn’t visit without at least trying one of their signature dishes!

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

The mac and cheese came out first, bubbling and steaming hot.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

The perfect spring top / For underneath

Each bite was decadent, as I scooped up the soft noodles, swimming in a bed of melted cheese, and loaded with salty ham.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

At first I didn’t want to share, but then I realized this dish is MASSIVE. Easily sharable with your beau so you can relieve those worries about food fights. I gobbled it up to the best of my abilities, but I can’t say I was undefeated.

The savory crepe was loaded up as well, paired with a light salad. Folded between the shell was a layer of melted cheese, scattered with ham and scrambeled egg. A delicate take on the usual hangover-brunch.

Crepes started to surround us and we became pretty envious of our neighbours’ dishes. Interrupting their conversation, we debated between the Papa chocolat hazelnut coated crepe, or the salted butter & caramel.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

In the end, we selected the Bretonne since it’s their staple dish.

Coated in salted butter, sprinkled with icing sugar, and loaded up with a generous drizzling of caramel. So.utterly.delicious.

As with most new restaurants, you’ll want to make a reservation. Especially weekend mornings as the place was absolutely packed! It’s perfect for dates, family get-togethers, and catching up with friends.

My only regret? That I didn’t practice my French with the servers, who were clearly fluent.

Suzette bistro calgary restaurant review

All that is left is for me to return and test devour the hazlenut crepe.  If Sunday’s brunch was any indication, I’m sure it’s divine.

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I know the French vibe can be addicting, so if you’re craving more, head on down to Ollia for some macarons and tea.

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