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Desserts and Sweet Treats On 17th Ave!

17th Ave is known for its amazing cocktail bars, diverse cuisines and award-winning restaurants, but it also has tons of delicious eateries where you can load up on dessert once you’ve finished your main course, or, if you’re just having a sweet craving and want to treat yourself! From authentic gelato to jelly-filled doughnuts, here are seven amazing spots on 17th Ave where you can indulge your sweet tooth.

Made by Marcus

Whether you go for the decadent ice cream cakes and your favourite pint of ice cream, or to check out their seasonal flavours – April includes a Ube Passionfruit Marshmallow and Malted Mini Egg – it’s never a bad time to stop in at Made By Marcus’s flagship store on 17th Ave.

#121 1012 17 Ave SW, madebymarcus.ca


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La Diperie

Satisify your sweet tooth craving at La Diperie, a go-to spot on 17th Ave for all things sweet and decadent. Find cakes ranging from ice cream to cheesecake, doughnuts and mini doughnuts, hard ice cream, ice cream specials, cookies and more! They also have take-home party packs, make your own chocolate bars, hot chocolate and milkshakes.

1103 17 Ave SW,  ladiperie.com


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D Spot Dessert Café

This dessert café’s menu is what dreams are made of, complete with a large selection of decadent cakes, croffles, skillet cookies, ice cream, crepes and more. Flavour combinations and toppings range from classic favourites such as Orea and Red Velvet to cotton candy, blackberries and caramel popcorn. And if you’re craving something savoury to accompany your indulgent dessert, they also have sausages, pizza and poutines to balance out your meal.

933 17th Ave SW, dspotdessert.com 


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Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Expect nothing less than the best from Canada’s original gourmet doughnut bakery, and three time ‘Best of Calgary’ doughnut shop winner. Go for classic jelly-filled, their famous ‘Nenshi’s salted caramel’ or the flavour of the month – April is strawberry rhubarb!  

1414 8 St SW, jellymoderndoughnuts.com


This gourmet cinnamon roll shop opened up just off 17th Ave in 2021, and is serving Calgarians their ‘create your own’ cinnamon rolls, alongside other sweet treats such as made-from-scratch brownies, cookies and edible cookie dough. Plus, their products are all baked fresh, and are 100% vegan!

1523 5th Street SW, cinnaholic.com


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Amato Gelato

You already know by the name that this authentic Italian café serves up gelato – and more than 72 rotating flavours at that – but they also offer a variety of pastries and cakes baked fresh with ingredients shipped in from Milano, Italian-inspired cocktails, Roman-style pizza and more.

602 17th Ave SW, amatogelatoalberta.com


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Ollia Macarons & Tea

These classic French treats are almost as pretty as they are delicious! Available in unique flavours such as goat cheese & apricot, fig & balsamic, and the always-popular earl grey, these melt-in-your-mouth macarons are a must-get whenever you’re on 17th Ave. Stop in for a box of all your favourite flavours, or go for one of their specialty cakes or seasonal desserts!

810C 16 Ave SW, byollia.com

Find more ‘Eat’ events and the rest of the ‘Business is Blooming’ calendar at www.17thave.ca/bloom



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