Downtown Calgary

3 Ways to Treat Mom this Mother's Day

by Calgary Downtown Association

From build-your-own brunch kits to a take home afternoon tea, treat the special lady (or ladies) in your life to something sweet. 


Alforno Bakery & Cafe

222 7th Street SW

DIY with a Mother's Day Brunch Kit from Alforno Bakery

Brunch like a Mother and order a DIY kit from Alforno Bakery! Choose between Avocado Toast or French Toast and make her special day that much easier. Each kit feeds 4 people and includes all the necessary ingredients, plus fool-proof instructions. ($90 per kit)

To order: Send an email to or call (403) 454-0308.

Pick-up is offered Saturday May 8 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday May 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Delivery options to be made available on May 6th through DoorDash.

Take home an Afternoon Tea set from Hutch Cafe

Pinkies up Calgary, you can now have a full afternoon tea experience right in the comfort of your own home. Each set from Hutch Cafe serves two and features both delicious savoury bites and loads of sweet treats. ($78 per set)

Sweet: Macarons, homemade scones, madeleines, opera cake, cheese cake, fruit tarts.

Savoury: stuffed scallops with black truffle, cucumber sandwiches, smoked salmon sandwiches, AAA beef brisket with melted Gruyere. 

The set comes with Kusmi tea for each serving.

To order: Visit their website or call (403)-454-8823 for pickup.

Build your own picnic at River Café

The picnic baskets at River Café have returned for another year and they are bigger and better than ever before! Customize your picnic from an array of delectable, locally sourced and handmade items, whether you want to graze or have a feast. (price varies)

Plus, River Cafe has expanded its outdoor seating area to include a Picnic Garden where you can enjoy your treats surrounded by the beautiful trees and flowers on Prince's Island Park.

To order: visit their website to see all of the options or call (403) 261-7670


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