A Ladybug Bakery and Cafe has been in my “food bucket list” for a while now, but I haven’t had the chance to visit it. That changes today, when my friends and I decided to visit this cafe for lunch!
For a cafe of this size, the selection of their all-day breakfast and lunch is amazing! You can take your pick of European dishes from French crepes to Italian pasta to Belgian waffles. However, I will say that the prices are somewhat elevated compared to Sweet Life Crepes and Waffles.
Espresso drinks and teas are plenty, and their baristas make some amazing latte art (look below)! European pastries, breads and desserts are also made fresh daily for your enjoyment! 😀
At Ladybug, you first order your food at the front counter. If you want to stay at the cafe to eat, you must wait until a table is free, where then a server will guide you to your seat. I find this system to be really efficient, since you’ll essentially get your food and drinks by the time you sit down!
We arrived at Ladybug at about noon, so the cafe was pretty packed. Fortunately, a table became free right after we ordered. I really love the design of the cafe, especially the white tables with the fresh flowers! It makes it looks so elegant and classy and chic!
After about 5 minutes, our server came with our drinks, and food came after about 10 minutes. Very impressive for a busy full house.
I ordered the vegetarian Italian pasta and a soy latte, and my friends ordered the smoked salmon crepe to share. For drinks, we ordered a soy latte, a regular latte and a matcha tea latte. After our meal, my friends ordered a chocolate tart for dessert, which they loved!
If you’re looking for a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch, or an elegant afternoon tea with mum, A Ladybug Bakery and Cafe is the place for you!
COST: Pricey. Even for a cafe, I thought the food prices are a bit inflated, especially when you look at the portion size. For my pasta, I paid $15. The espresso-based drinks are priced similarly as in other cafes (~$5/drink).
TASTE: Very good. My vegetarian Italian pasta was pretty tasty and very cheesy. My friends liked their crepe, but agreed that it was a small portion for the price ($17). I must say, the lattes were very delicious! And with gorgeous latte art to boot!
ACCESSIBILITY: Moderate. Ladybug is located in the far west end of the city at Aspen. 69th Street station is within the neighbourhood, but the cafe is about 20 minutes by foot and 15 minutes by bus. It’s recommended to just drive rather than public transportation.
ATMOSPHERE: Nice. The cafe is simple and clean, and I love their white tables! This is not a cafe for lounging; it’s more like a restaurant. The restaurant could feel crowded, especially during peak hours.
SERVICE: 8/10. During peak hours, service can be so-so because there are a lot of tables to tend to. However, food and drinks came out promptly, so props for that.
A Ladybug Bakery and Cafe
Address: 2132 – 10 Aspen Stone Boulevard SW, Calgary AB
Phone: (403) 249 – 5530
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 8AM – 7:30PM
- Thursday: 8AM – 7:30PM
- Friday: 8AM – 7:30PM
- Saturday: 8AM – 7:30PM
- Sunday: 8AM – 5PM
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