Il Gran Caffè

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. 


Takeout Only

Open Daily
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Crema Fritta


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 April’s dolci fritti feature, we’re travelling to the central Italian region of Marche for Crema Fritta. Our pastry chef’s take on this classic dessert uses whole milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy for a sweet pastry cream square that is breaded and fried for a bite-sized treat. Enjoy Crema Fritta – also known as cremini – on their own or balance out your next savoury fritti platter with this sweet treat every weekend through April!