It’s the season for ice cream and icy desserts and in Coquitlam, we’re not just talking about plain old vanilla. These fantastic summer dessert spots in Coquitlam offer a world of cool treats that go well beyond the usual. Here are some local favourites.
Summer Dessert Spots to Try in Coquitlam
Crêpe Delicious: Their menu offers so much more than crêpes including incredible frozen treats, such as the Gelato Cookie Sandwich or the Gelato Shake. You’ll find them inside Coquitlam Centre.
Cup Full Dessert Café: Within the Henderson Place Mall food court, this charming Korean-inspired dessert café specializes in shaved ice bingsoo, which tastes as amazing as it looks.
Xpress Donair House: What’s a donair shop doing on a dessert list? Not only does this place have fantastic donairs but they also serve over 25 flavours of creamy gelato. Located on Glen Drive in City Centre.
Snowy Village: Dig into delicious desserts including bingsoo, which includes snowflake shaved ice topped with sweetened condensed milk, whip or ice cream, and your choice of fruit or sweet topping. It’s located near Coquitlam Centre.
Marble Slab Creamery: So many flavours. So many topping options. You can also take home an ice cream cake for a celebration. You’ll find them in Pinetree Village.
Miracle Waffle & Miracle Sandi Egg: Freshly baked Belgian waffles topped with ice cream and fresh fruit? Yes, please! Stop by during the day or after dinner for a sweet, cool treat. They’re located on the foodie strip of Glen Drive near Coquitlam Centre.
PappaRoti: Summer calls for ice cream buns. Try their signature coffee caramel bun warmly wrapped around frozen ice cream, located just steps from Coquitlam Centre.
Passion8 Dessert Café: Locals rave about this cute café, where you can pick up Korean shaved ice desserts that almost look too pretty to eat. You won’t find a website for this hidden secret but you’ll find them inside Lougheed Village Shopping Centre, 403 North Road.
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Have Your Cake & Eat it Too
Sometimes we just want cake. Right? Here are some Coquitlam places that locals just can’t stop raving about.
- Awesome Place Coffee & Dessert: Literally steps from Coquitlam Centre, where you can indulge in a tart or macaron.
- Cakes n Sweets: Get your decadent cakes, cake pops or cupcakes.
- Clever Cupcakes: So many flavours and variations, including sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan options.
- Coffee + Vanilla: This café in Austin Heights has amazing macarons and other yummy baking, not to mention coffee and tea.
- Minoo Bakery & Pastry: Persian bakery near Coquitlam Centre with a huge variety of cookies and baked goods (no website; 2918 Glen Drive, 604-552-3336).
- Mundy Park Bakery: A destination for pies, pastries and more baked goods.
- Urban Gate: A grocery store specializing in Persian food located in City Centre including a beautiful selection of cakes and baked goods. Bonus – they are currently offering take out of their mouth-watering restaurant menu items.
Still hungry? Also check out visitcoquitlam.ca/eat-drink for a directory of 200+ Coquitlam restaurants offering takeout, dine-in and delivery.
Weekend Food Trucks at the Park
This summer don’t miss the tasty treats at Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake / Town Centre Park. You’ll find food trucks each weekend until September, located in Parking Lot D off Trevor Wingrove Way. Check out Coquitlam’s website for the lowdown. Don’t forget the concession in Town Centre Park for some more food and treat options.
Summer Concerts at Home
Tune in Fridays at 5:00pm for live concerts broadcast virtually as part of Coquitlam’s Summer Concert Series at Home. Don’t miss:
Warren Dean Flandez (August 7, 2020): Two-time Juno nominated and eight-time GMA award-winning recording R&B artist, Warren Dean Flandez describes his music simply as “songs with purpose.”
Sarah Wheeler and the Black Salt Sea (August 14, 2020): Sarah Wheeler, a queer artist and recent cancer survivor, is defined by her powerhouse vocals and an indomitable positive spirit.
Enjoy 75 Days of Staycation Fun
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