Glenburns Soda Fountain and Confectionary! Ice cream anyone?

How can you not end a weekend without some ice cream! If you haven’t noticed I’m a huge ice cream junkie, soft serve or hard, I’m into it all! I had heard many things about Glenburns ice cream and gourmet soda, not to mention their amazing Urbanspoon record! A whopping 97%!! I definitely had to give this North Burnaby dessert shop a try.


We went around 8:00PM I think this was our biggest mistake. It was so busy! There was at least 10 people ahead of us in line. We even debated waiting because it looked so stuffy inside, but thank god we waited! It was totally worth it.

The interior has a really retro American feel to it and the uniforms were pretty cool! There menu was pretty big too, had many combinations between ice cream sundaes, milkshakes or even floats!  The ice cream is not actually house made, they use local Birchwood Dairy ice cream, which is a dairy farm located in Abbotsford, British Columbia (

I decided to go with something simple, a small sundae with maple caramel ripple ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. I usually go towards the simple items on a menu when I approach a new establishment, I think it really shows what you can do when you perfect the basics.

It was fantastic! Really good ice cream and two huge scoops for a small. I was really impressed with the portion size! Totally worth the $4.75!

My older sister got a milkshake and no complaints from her! She was all quiet in the back seat during the ride home and we all know what that means! She must be really enjoying her time!

What impressed me the most was that my younger sister had a vanilla sundae with butterscotch topping. It was so simple, but the best one out of the bunch!! I would come back for that one for sure. It was amazing!

Definitely the best one! I would recommend this to anyone!

They also had some brownies for sale by the cash register and of course for the sake of the blog post I had to give it a try as well.

I think they had advertised it as a brown butter brownie. I think it was a good brownie, but the best? Doubtful! The good thing is that it wasn’t overly sweet, but I didn’t taste any brown butter richness at all.

Overall I would rate Glenburns 8/10! The only thing I think they could improve on is the system of moving traffic through the store. It was stuffy and congested, but well worth the wait! Will I come back again? Yes! I actually have been there twice now between the first time I went and posting this blog insert!

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery on Urbanspoon

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