~ glenburn soda fountain and confectionery ~

Monday, December 30, 2013
For the past few years, my neighborhood has really been growing. Older buildings are being torn down for newer ones, shops I've walked by countless times have closed to make way for the new low rises. My friend and I were taking a walk one day to eat at some of the new eateries. I've passed by Glenburn a few times but never got to stop in. I wish I had done so much earlier because the place is amazing, a blast from the past, the 50's to be exact.

The space is small but the retro theme they have going is awesome! If you're planning to go on the weekends, avoid the afternoons because that's when it got really busy! They only have a few seats and half the customers there had to eat their treats either standing up or on a small bench. I do appreciate their late hours, most nights they close at 9.

The menu was on these chalkboards, a clever idea because it's easy to add or change items on their menu. The prices are reasonable and they even have gluten free options. I also noticed they used organic milk in their shakes.

On the left: Candy cane ice cream sundae with hot fudge drizzle (and no peanuts), whipped cream and maraschino cheery.

This was my sundae and it was delicious! It was definitely my sweet treat for the week! Usually I only like to eat one scoop of plain ice cream so this was a nice change.

On the right: A peanut butter ice cream sundae with hot caramel drizzle, whip cream, nuts and a maraschino cherry.

This was my friends sundae and she really really enjoyed it! In fact she's been bugging me to come back.

The retro counter is candy for the eye. You can tell there was a lot of thought put into the decor and everything was spotless as well! My friend and I had loads of fun sitting by the counter watching them make all the sweets.

They also sell organic syrups, candies and other goodies.

Again the place is fairly small so try coming on weekdays at odd hours to be able to really enjoy the atmosphere. 

I really enjoyed my sundae and though I don't often crave ice cream I am more than excited to bring friends here to enjoy all the amazing ambiance.

6 comments on "~ glenburn soda fountain and confectionery ~ "
  1. Now I want ice cream! Haha, I love old fashion ice cream places. It's always fun to go to. Lately, I've been crazy about this ice cream sandwich shop. Maybe I'll blog about it.

    Happy new year!

  2. OMGGGG this looks sooo so good now i'm craving old fashioned timey ice cream shops!! that looks so fun. i wish i lived in vancouver so i could eat with you lolololol!!

  3. Happy New Yearrrrr Samantha~~~ Thanks for the sweet messages you leave on my blog, I really appreciate it!
    Change is a refreshing thing: I love the retro theme of Glenburn! I love the look of retro diners but I've never seen retro sweet shops! Oh goodness, peanut butter icecream sundae sounds really interesting! Hope that one day I can visit Vancouver so that you can show me around~

  4. Ice cream! I'd love to visit this place, it seems cute and ice cream is just the best x3

  5. It's nice to enjoy ice cream with great friends or a great friend. Good that you have found a retro place that serves nice ice cream in your neighbourhood.

  6. Hi!! Somehow I ended up here at your blog today~~ Im also from Vancouver ^_^v Anyway this sounds like an interesting place.. I love love milkshakes and ice cream!! Thank you for this!! I should try it out on my weekend..