|Cuisine Type |||Italian, Sandwiches|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Dessert, Ice Cream Parlor|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Catering, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Cross Street |||East of Lonsdale Avenue|
|Monday to Friday 6AM - 11PM, Saturday and Sunday 8AM-11PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
Open since 2003, this North Vancouver gelateria has become a local favourite in no time. The warm, inviting colours of deep greens, fresh yellows and dark wood trim give the shop an earthy, welcoming feel. Patrons sip on specialty coffees while dipping into delicious bowls (or cones) of some of North Van's most raved about gelato. In fact, the treats in this caf have made headlines of must-eat lists in publications like the Vancouver Sun, North Shore News and the Georgia Straight.
Brazza Gelato offers up a wide variety of sweets and treats on the menu and is most famous for the long glass cases that house more than 20 gelato flavours at any given time. There are the trusty favourites of strawberry and chocolate, as well as more exotic flavours like Ferrero Rocher, zesty lemon and a wide variety of real-fruit sorbets made without dairy products. Brazza gelato is made fresh, daily, with calcium rich ingredients and no heavy creams or preservatives. The sorbet is sugar-free and fat-free making it a healthy treat for heart patients or diabetics.
The trendy Lonsdale shopping strip runs directly through the heart of North Van and is easily accessed from the No. 1 Highway. Peppered with trendy cafes, clothing boutiques and book shops, the Brazza's coffee caf fits right in. Boasting some of the finest coffee, made with the ultimate of Italian machinery by coffee making masters, stopping in for a cup of joe is another way to get a taste of Italy.