Granville Island Gelato & Coffee is sort of a hidden cafe on the island. It is located along the boardwalk behind Sandbar restaurant and the Arts Club. This place serves 18 flavours of homemade gelato and sorbetto, fair trade and organic coffee along with other cafe staples like soups, paninis, and baked goods.
Last summer, my family and I celebrated Canada Day on Granville Island. And since it was a nice, warm, sunny day, I decided to get my son a gelato cone from Granville Island Gelato & Coffee. There was a bit of line as many people were seeking to cool off from the heat. The single waffle cone cost close to $5 ($4.25 for the single scoop and $0.60 extra for the waffle cone). Even though it was busy, the girl at the counter still allowed you to sample a few flavours.
I went with the strawberry flavour which had a nice, smooth, creamy texture though nothing to write home about. At nearly $5 for a single scoop, the amount of gelato given wasn’t that impressive. I guess you would say that it is fairly priced for being on Granville Island.
The gelato we tried from Granville Island Gelato & Cafe was average. At the price they charge, I wouldn’t return again. But then again, they probably cater to tourists anyways. Rating: 3/5