8 Parkdale Crescent NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8
The History Behind the Café and Bakery
Taste the Kettle bread and you know the recipe for the nine-grain, homemade loaf was not developed overnight. Relying on recipes handed down through generations, and brave enough to invent a few of their own, Michel and Helen Labonté built the Lazy Loaf and Kettle to the thriving business it is today.
Adding a natural air for hospitality to an old-fashioned work ethic, the Labontés began their baking venture as a home based business in 1989. By 1994, they were serving a regular, devoted customer base from their location on Parkdale Crescent.
Having expanded from 2 to over 30 employees in 17 years, the success of the Lazy Loaf proves the Labontés had the right combination by starting with and sticking to home-grown ingredients. The old fashioned cinnamon buns; homemade soups and sandwiches; and baked goods from Grandma’s recipe box have meant loyal customers and committed staff.
With so much goodness behind every cup of locally roasted coffee and fresh sandwiches served, it’s easy to see why the Loaf is one of Calgarians’ favourite eating spots.