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Best Dessert & Best Bakery

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Mitchell’s Café

10015 Main Street, 780-743-1665
Facebook: @mitchellsymm

PHOTO: Dawn Booth

Dessert – it’s the one thing that all children love, and some adults will often take into consideration to eat (whether they be calorie counters, or maybe waiting for a cheat day). On the contrary, dessert is a common reason why patrons flock into Mitchell’s Café. So, forget calories, and try the award-winning delicacies found inside this special eatery.

Cinnamon buns are one of Mitchell’s most-loved sweets– so loved that they have a special day of the week for them. Every Saturday, the chefs put together fluffy and soft sweet rolls, wrapped in cinnamon and sugar, smothered in a vanilla and cream cheese icing with crunchy pecans to top it all off; how glorious.

The café also features breakfast pastries and switch up the ingredients daily to offer a wide variety of muffins and scones. Rolo and raspberry cream, lemon coconut, apple crisp, zucchini and chocolate chip, and banana and blueberry are just some of the combinations they dream up to make the morning and afternoon heavenly.   

Best Bakery

Mitchells’ Café is most likely the only place in Northern Alberta that’s always full of sunshine because they put it in their famous yellow baked bread. Sunshine Bread is a quintessential staple at their bakery and gives each of their handcrafted sandwiches a gourmet touch. 

First opening in 1996, Mitchell's is located in the heart of Fort McMurray’s downtown at 10015 Main Street. Before becoming a café, it was the official RCMP barracks in 1913. 

Now, the locally-owned and operated bakery brings some of the freshest food in the Fort. The staff make the menu options easily readable upon entering as they are showcased on a large chalkboard, labelled ‘Today’s Specials,’ beside the walk-up, ordering booth. 

The daily specials feature a selection of soups, sandwiches, pizza and quiche. All the recipes come with creative titles to tease your hunger like ‘The Way the Bison Crumbles,’ ‘Gobble Almighty’ and ‘Greekin’ Out’ to name a few.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at