I love diners and when I saw there was a 50’s inspired diner not far from me in Edmonton, Alberta I knew I had to keep this on my radar and make it there the first opportunity we had. A few weeks ago our friends that we travel with said they’d love to do a day-trip roadtrip with us and I asked them if Rockin Robyns Diner would be something they’re interested in and they were just as excited as I was! We got here and the place was still busy as it should be just after their lunch rush, and we waited about 20-25 minutes for the table. Not too bad as we can keep ourselves entertained!
I knew I had to eat a burger, and I burger I got! I tried their Great Canadian Burger which came out the size of my head! The patty was thick and juicy and very well seasoned! It was as though we were eating a mini-meatloaf in a burger. My burger was topped with back bacon, cheddar, cheese curds and baconnaise! It wasn’t as messy as you’d think it would be but it was massive and delicious! Our friends also devoured some sort of burgers as well.
We had also ordered some old style Strawberry Milkshakes because for my history and growning up adventures, I always had a strawberry milkshake. I think everyone just enjoys one with me as that’s our thing to do now. The milkshake was very delicious, still a thick and rich one but not as thick as I would have expected. The strawberry flavour was awesome and of course it was very pretty!
The only oddball order at our table was the Chicken and Waffles and I must say that was really good! The chicken was crispy on the outside and very tender and juicy on the inside. The sauce they used was perfect with an amazing waffle to accompany the chicken!
Overall, it was a fantastic stop to Rockin Robyn’s and we had a lot of fun there! The food was amzing, the portions sizes were huge, and the service was top-notch! We really wanted a piece of pie, even if it was one slice for all 4 of us to share.. however we were already rolling around as we were stuffed. We said next time, we’ll come back just for pie and coffee!
(picture from AY)
Rockin Robyn’s Diner
16604 109 Ave NW,
I’ve been eyeing a small little cafe called Sweet Capones in Red Deer, Alberta. When I found the perfect time to drag my girlfriend there to eat cannoli, I did! We found this little store front off a main road but through industrial access roads. There’s at least lots of parking and the place is adorable!
It’s during this COVID time where we never know if these plans will fall through but luckily they allowed for seating indoors. The place was tastefully decorated and it warmed up the entire place. I can’t wait to see how they decorate the place through the seasons of the year!
I actually watched their social media posts and when they announced they had their Pumpkin Spiced Cannoli, it was really the main catch of us planning a date to make this visit happen!! So, here it is, I ordered their beautiful cannoli, with a delicate crispy shell filled with light pumpkin spiced cream. What a perfect treat! I had their cinnamon french toast latte as well to warm me up as it’s getting cold in these shoulder seasons. The latte was very comforting!
We had 3 of us on this trip, and I just want to show a picture of our three cannoli’s that we enjoyed in the cafe. We had their Vanilla cannoli and their salted caramel cannoli which all of them were delicate and quite perfect.
We didn’t mind a heavier price tag as these were absolutely specialty items that are hard to get. Especially for the size of them and the taste and texture. We brought some extra ones home and ended filling the table with awesome treats that I would recommend anyone to make this stop!
Sweet Capones Cannoli
6206 67 St #2
Red Deer, AB
This post is actually very late. I’ve been here numerous of times since I’ve first been here. If you were to ask me my favourite bakery – this is it Le Fourmil is an amazing bakery in an great space. I’ve ordered my birthday cake from here, I’ve brought my friends here, my father-in-law, the list goes on.
This particular time I ordered their Almond Croissant and it’s an amazingly flaky croissant with a delicious almond topping with some filling. The croissant has a spectacular texture, and we’ve even tried their chocolate croissant and savoury ones. They’re all amazing.
I’ll never go to a little shop like this without ordering a latte. Their coffees are very tasty, not too strong but they take so much care in everything they make.
There’s plenty of parking here, they used to have a nice space for you to sit down in, but they have chairs outside if you need to eat your purchases right away. Their tarts, breads, pastries, everything is worth a try!! My best advice, keep going back to try everything!
101-1205 Bow Valley Trail,
Lunch in the mountains is my way to wind down the city life. You’ll hear me say that a lot as I am quite a high energy and fast paced person. These trips helps me keep sane and keep in balance. We walked into a little store and turned the corner and found Mountain Mercato which was a little deli that we sat down at.
I sat down and ordered a Latte and it was so nice. The environment was comfortable and there were a lot of people that came down to this little gem for a quick bite to eat, or they took it to go. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and everything was really nice.
I know I ordered their Daily Special Panini, I started with their frittata, but they ran out so I went for their second best. I honestly can’t remember hat it was called, but the balance of the panini was amazing and with gooey cheese. It was delicious even and it even seemed healthy!
The other panini seems liked the perfect one to order as it was brunch. It was the Farmhouse Panini with egg, cheese and meat with seasonal vegetables. It was a perfect brunch in between bread!
This was a fun place to go, and you do need to be prepared to spend some time here. The food and coffee really hit the spot. The seats are limited but most people do take out.
102-817 8 St,
Weekend cruises to small towns has always been one of my most favourite things to do. This time we piled some friends into a bigger car and went out to Vulcan. I can’t believe we spent almost an entire day here but we made some pretty amazing memories. We didn’t know where to go for lunch as all the options were either closed for the weekend or Covid or something was up. We walked right by New Club Cafe and I was the one leading the pack at this point and all I wanted to do was look at the menu. The lovely gentleman who just finished lunch there opened the door for me and I couldn’t tell him I wasn’t going in… so in we went!!
I wasn’t expecting to eat here, and actually none of us but we stared at the menu for awhile!! The menu was extensive and it felt like home in a way. I really miss out old restaurant and just being able to run into the kitchen and help out and just look around to help me decide what to eat. My girl friend and I ordered a burger special each, just plain and simple. The burger was quite large and juicy so overall an awesome burger with fries.
The guys ordered different things. From a Ginger Beef platter with an Egg roll to a Veal Cutlet, which I recommended to these boys… to go for a veal cutlet in these small time Western Chinese restaurants!!
We had strawberry milkshakes and Shirley Temples, but taking pictures of our food this time wasn’t on the top of our list as we were trying to figure out and complete the Vulcan walking tour. LOL! For the record, we did complete it!!
New Club Cafe
24 Centre St,