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“Something for everyone!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calories Bakery and Restaurant

Calories Bakery and Restaurant
721 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (Nutana)
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Ranked #34 of 558 Restaurants in Saskatoon
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Nutana
Toronto, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Something for everyone!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This place is a terrific place to take everyone to dinner. Vegans have options as do all the rest.The service is great and no reservations required.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Locally owned Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

What a treat. We love to visit Calories for a yummy indulgence!

Visited June 2012
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New Westminster, Canada
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“Great Desserts, Dissapointing Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is an composite review of three separate lunch visits ranging from 2 to 8 guests per visit.

Calories tries really hard to offer an interesting variety of lunch items without resorting to the same fare commonly available at other restaurants in Saskatoon. In that, they succeed. Another nice touch is the effort they put into suggested wine pairings by the glass for most of the menu items. But in the end it's about the food and there Calories simply falls short.

Several of our dishes had some very strange flavour profiles mostly due to well intentioned, but either poorly paired combinations of sauces, dressings or garnishes, or those that were simply proportioned in a heavy handed fashion. These issues were mostly with the salads and sandwiches, including the featured sandwich. Maybe this is simply a matter of personal taste, but there are similar establishments in Downtown Saskatoon that don't have these issues with the same basic constituent products.

Across the remainder of the menu, the pastas were variable and the sides generally fine. Consistent with their bakery roots, the breads and desserts were quite good, which is why my rating of Calories is decidedly a split decision.

As noted by several other reviewers, the service is very spotty. Expect to be kept waiting and hearing more or less constant apologies during peak service hours. This seems to be a combination of overall staffing levels as well as the individual servers themselves. I'll check back with Calories in future to see if things are any better, but for now, all I can say is give the food a miss and treat Calories as a nice place for dessert and tea/coffee on Broadway.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great lentil burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I am vegetarian so had the lentil burger. Enjoyed it very much. Had interesting spices in it. Service was good too. Would recommend it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Regina, Canada
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“Really good food, so-so service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

6 of us went for supper and the food all around was excellent, as well as the incredible desserts. Service was disappointingly slow but eventually we got everything. Be prepared to wait.

Visited June 2012
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