There’s always room for dessert, right? In Burnaby, there are plenty of great places for a little something sweet, from outposts of popular chains to long-standing community favourites, too.
Here are seven must-try places serving up delicious desserts in Burnaby.
This retro-style soda fountain and ice cream shop in Burnaby Heights is the ultimate go-to for mile-high sundaes and rich milkshakes. Glenburn always has seasonal and monthly features, and their menu of fantastic standards like floats, egg creams, malts, banana splits, and good old scoops of ice cream. Pull up a stool and feel like a kid again, or share something sweet with your sweetheart.
Address: 4090 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
The Valley Bakery is a true Burnaby classic; I remember a million years ago this was my family’s go-to spot for special occasion cakes, and if I was the kid going along on the errand, a cookie for me. This European-style bakery is still making lovely cakes, along with cookies, petit fours, and other sweet goodies. PS, grab a loaf of their award-winning bread, too.
Address: 4058 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
You’ll find an array of colourful, flavourful, and oh-so-photogenic cakes at this new bakeshop. Look for cakes by the slice in flavours like Blueberry, Sweet Potato, Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate, and Tiramisu. They also serve Japanese-style roll cakes.
Address: 4208 Dawson Street, Burnaby
The Pie Hole
Step into pie heaven at this roomy second location of Vancouver’s The Pie Hole, which just opened up in January. Take your chances and pop by to see what they’ve been baking and slicing; their signature pies include Bacon Cheeseburger, Fat Elvis, Earl Grey Cream, Maple French Toast & Bacon, Mac & Cheese, “To Die For” Banana, classic Apple, and more. Or order ahead for pick-up for whole pies.
Address: 7832 6th Street, Burnaby
One of the Vancouver area’s premier chocolatiers is Christophe Bonzon, who makes sweet dreams come true for chocoholics at his Chez Christophe treat shop in Burnaby. You’ll find gorgeous French pastisseries here, alongside stunning artisanal chocolates and delectable pastries.
Address: 4717 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Fondway has been a recent staple for treats lovers in Burnaby. This hybrid tea shop, coffee bar, dessert spot and cafe will cover your sweet tooth needs from creative tea and coffee drinks hot and cold–including slushes–to cakes and waffles.
Address: 4462 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Opened last year, Cafe La Foret is definitely one of the prettiest places to enjoy coffee, tea, brunch, lunch, or a sweet treat in Burnaby. If you’re looking to satisfy a sugar craving, they have sweet waffle dishes on the menu, along with a selection of Bingsoo (Korean shaved ice) creations. In the dessert case they’re stocking roll cakes, tarts, buns, croissants, and more.
Address: 6848 Jubilee Avenue, Burnaby