Swiss 2 Go
Swiss 2 Go is one of those places in Edmonton that you kind of take for granted. They have been in Edmonton serving Swiss style sandwiches and desserts since 2012. I have had the pleasure of attending a couple of events catered by Swiss 2 Go but had never stopped by the storefront. Their specialty is soup, sandwiches and dessert.
Narcity made photos of their teacup cheesecakes go viral and my dessert loving friend Brenna insisted that we make a girl date of it.
I wanted to pop in and see what the rest of the menu was like before I invited all my ladies out.
My husband and I stopped by one evening for a sandwich and dessert. Plenty of free parking available out front. When you walk into the café it is like walking in off the street into a grandmother’s kitchen. Very cute knick knacks everywhere. It is an environment that feels very comforting. The menus are all handwritten chalkboards and selections rotate regularly. There is a coffee bar, a selection of teas and always some citrus infused water available.
The sandwiches run around $10 – $12 for the smaller size. Since we were there primarily to try the cheesecake, we opted for the smaller sized sandwich. They are big!
The sandwiches are served on a bun that is a combination of brioche and pretzel. It has a beautifully soft inside and that nice chewy crust with the kosher salt. You could almost put anything on that bun and call it delicious! The sandwiches are made with such care and attention to detail, presented with a Swiss flag skewer to keep it all together. The fillings are made with quality ingredients and piled high. I don’t know how anyone could finish one of the larger versions.
The teacup cheesecakes will run you $13. Pricey? Not for what you get. They were almost too pretty to eat. Once you get over the artistry and dig in, they are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Hand made with quality ingredients. No artificial flavours or preservatives. We got to try one of the green tea versions and a fresh fig version.
When I spoke with the lovely Drita about bringing my group of ladies in, she was telling me that they have 150 different varieties of cheesecake. She is always willing to create something new with the caveat that if it is popular, it goes on the menu! Drita was lovely enough to print me off the list of flavours so that I could let the ladies choose and order ahead.
It was exciting being able to see all of the flavours to choose from, but also a bit overwhelming because it may take me a couple of years to try them all!
We got our favourites picked and ordered in advance. All of my ladies dressed up and wore their fancy hats. We arrived – the place was PACKED! (this was Saturday afternoon)
PRO-TIP: Swiss 2 Go does not take reservations! We had no idea.
We finally managed to sweet talk another table into trading so that we could get two tables together which would be enough space to fit our large group. Mission accomplished.
We enjoyed our mochas and lattes, and caught up on each other’s lives. We had a delightfully lovely afternoon. The cheesecakes were heavenly. My flavour was honey lavender. It was garnished with a sprig of dry lavender. So pretty.
Hicks on Six gave Swiss 2 Go a pretty amazing review and he can be a bit of a hard ass. Budget and epicurean friendly. Go support local and give them a visit!