Saturday, April 12, 2008

26. Sicily: Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe

Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe
710 & 712 College St
(between Bathurst)
416 531-7755

When we phoned the Konditor Bakery and got the answering machine we assumed that they were too busy to pick it up and so drove out to the Beaches only to find a "closed for holiday" sign on the door. Very disappointed, we didn't find anything suitable nearby so we headed west along College Street.
When we stopped at the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe it was still drizzling and we were overdue for a cup of coffee.
Sicilian Ice Cream was established in the heart of "Little Italy" in 1959 by the Galipo family who brought the secret of traditional gelato making from their home in Capo D’Orlando, Sicily. The ice cream factory used to be right next door but moved about a year ago. Interesting historical photos of the cafe and display cases of desserts add to the ambiance. This large licensed cafe features an extensive dessert menu. There are a few light lunch items too.
We chose: Nervoso
Crêpe - filled with coffee flavoured ice-cream, chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate sauce, $6.50; strawberry cheesecake - topped with fresh strawberries, $5.50 and cappuccino, $2.40.
Service was prompt and friendly.

Rating: Ambiance (3)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (3)

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