Inspired by the elegant cafés and bars of Italy, Il Gran Caffè is an ode to the Italian appreciation of fine art, with its beautiful, yet functional Italian design. At Il Gran Caffè you’ll find irresistible traditional and speciality coffees made with illy coffee. Try a perfectly pulled espresso or cappuccino while enjoying delectable desserts like cakes, pasticcini and cornetti that are both savoury and sweet.
Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday to Sunday
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
I DOLCI FRITTI
Make every weekend through 2021 a celebration with I Dolci Fritti, featuring fried pastry treats starting Friday at 12 p.m. through to Sunday and every holiday at Il Gran Caffè and Caffè Vergnano. Each month, our pastry chefs will take you on a journey through Italy with a new regional offering, highlighting local specialties, seasonal ingredients, and Italian holiday favourites. Whether you’re indulging in a special treat or sharing sweets with friends and family, do as the Italians do and get your dolci fritti this weekend!
For August’s dolci fritti feature, we’re travelling south to Sicilia’s city of Palermo for cartocci fritti. This cylindrical pastry starts with a yeast dough that is wrapped around a cannoli cane (the ones we use to prepare our housemade cannoli every day!) and fried to golden brown. Once cooled, the dough can be filled with anything from our team’s housemade pastry cream prepared with milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy, Agrimontana jam, Venchi gianduja, or one of our ricotta fillings that you’ll find in our cannoli. Enjoy Cartocci Fritti every weekend through August!