Tucked in the basement of a former warehouse, The Queen of Tarts is a chic little cafe with a Parisienne flair. Along with her lemon and lime tarts and custards that they specialize in, they also offer a verity of squares 3$ (lemon coconut, date, nectarine), flourless chocolate brownies, chocolate torts, and a handful of french pastries (2.75-4.75$). They also have an assortment of beautiful artisan breads (5-12$) neatly displayed in marble nooks against their back wall. While their selection of goodies is rather limited, they still offer many speciality delectables uncommon in Edmonton.
Unfortunately, I found many of their items a little over priced, at least for my budget. A rather small mini lemon tart ran for about 4.50$, while a large palm sized lemon tart at Duchess was 5$. While I have yet to try out Queen of Tarts lemon and lime tarts, I'd be interested to see if they are indeed worth the extra dollars. I guess I will have to find out.
In the mean time, The Queen of Tarts is a cute new spot in Edmonton featuring boutique bakery items and would be a nice little spot to grab a coffee and a treat with a friend or a date.
|They also carry fine pressed oils, The Jam Lady perserves,|
as well as some house made packaged treats