Hot Hot Summer!

How are you keeping cool in this hot weather?  It’s tough to find anything else that provides a cool-off better than ice cream and as you can guess, the shop has been busy, busy, busy on these hot days and sweltering nights.

After dinner is the busiest time for ice cream shops located in neighbourhoods.  If you’re hoping to come by and enjoy a sit down experience at the bar or tables, try the afternoon – or even at dinner time when most folks are sitting down to a meal – go figure!  Eat dessert first and you’ll always have room!

We’re looking forward to more summer fun in August but in case you’re wondering we’ll be closed on BC Day – as Monday we are usually closed. Later in August, we’ll be celebrating fair time with some carnival-themed treats and other surprises in the shop.


Over the Rainbow Sundae

Until we see you again, stay cool and take care!

April Happenings

April is shaping up to be a busy month at Glenburn.  We’ve already started training new staff in preparation for the coming summer season and are assembling a great team.

crave-onlineWe are participating in Crave again this year – April 21, 22, 23.  During Crave this year we’re offering the opportunity for you to make your own banana split!  Think of the possibilities – all chocolate ice cream with hot fudge and marshmallow topped with peanuts and pretzels or whatever you decide! Stay tuned for our downloadable banana split order form and be sure to mark your calendar for Crave (our neighbours at Brokenrice are a great choice too!)

Don’t forget to use #Crave2015 in your tweets and Instagram posts to automatically be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Heights restaurant of your choice!

Our Feature Sundae Sauce this month is White Chocolate.  We like it on chocolate ice cream or paired with a fruit sauce in a regular size sundae.  You might like to try it on your DIY Banana Split!

Watch our weekly Sundae Special board for a new sundae flavour combo and check out our lineup of ice creams – we try to bring in something new on a regular basis.  This past week we brought in our first tub of Bubblegum ice cream – summer is on its way!

Hot Chocolate Festival 2015

Hot Chocolate Festival

We’re excited to be among 24 cafés, dessert and pastry shops participating in the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.  The festival runs from January 17 to February 14th and we’re offering 2 flavours over the course of the festival.


We’re headed into the final week for our “Make Mine a Malt” flavour.  This flavour is made with Callebaut Milk Chocolate, malted milk and topped with whipped cream and a malt ball.  Each hot chocolate in the festival is served along with a small bite – with this one we chose to make a snack mix we’re calling “Sticks and Stones”: pecans, popcorn and pretzels with a caramel coating.

Starting January 31, you can try our “I Went All Hot and Cold” flavour which is a dark chocolate hot chocolate using Callebaut chocolate and Avalon Dairy whole milk.  This hot chocolate will be paired with Birchwood Dairy vanilla ice cream and a mini waffle cone.  Float it in the hot chocolate or eat it separately if you’d like!

The best thing about the Hot Chocolate Festival (yes, even better than 57 hot chocolate flavours) is that 5% of the gross sales from every hot chocolate benefits East Van Roasters and their training and employment program for women in the DTES.

If you’re starting your hot chocolate adventure in Burnaby, don’t forget to check out the delicious offerings at Chez Christophe our Heights neighbour.

Walking tour maps are available to download and print on the CityFood website.  Or pick one up at a participating merchant – we’ve got a good supply at the counter.

Glenburn Holiday Hours

Heading into the last half of December, we have a few holiday closures to announce.

We will be having our kids New Year’s Eve celebration this year.  Bring the kids to the shop starting at 8pm for fun and celebrations with a kids’ countdown at 9pm!

Glenburn Holiday Hours 2015

Glenburn Holiday Hours 2014

Heading into Fall

mr malty no2Remember the first day of school when you’d get all dressed up in your sweaters and corduroys, the new clothes you bugged your mom to get you because they were so “cool” only to have the first day of school be sweltering hot?  Well, it looks like that won’t be the case this week thanks to the rain in the forecast for this belated first week of school.  Where are those rain boots anyway?

Just in case you were wondering, Glenburn stays open through the Fall and Winter but for a few small breaks – this year we are going to take a little holiday in the greyest part of winter for us – November.

Thanksgiving Sunday – CLOSED

Hallowe’en – We’ll be closing after trick or treating ends – around 6pm

Closed for Holiday – November 1st – 14th – We’ll be closed for 2 weeks for a wee break and preparations for the Holiday Season

Fall and Winter Hours Effective September 30th:

Tuesdays – 6pm – 9pm

Wednesdays – 3pm – 9pm

Thursdays – 3pm – 9pm

Fridays – 3pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 1pm – 10pm

Sundays – 2pm – 8pm

We’ll also be adding some new items and some new flavours to our menu for fall.  Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for updates.

Cherry Ice Cream Soda

The Secret World of Ice Cream Sodas…

and other delicious treats!

Cherry Ice Cream Soda

Cherry Ice Cream Soda

We’ve launched a new Specialty Sundae menu which includes some improved favourites and some new treats tested through our weekly Sundae Special program.

Added this time around:
The Banoffee Split – coffee and vanilla ice cream with butterscotch and hot fudge alongside a split banana with whipped cream and toffee bits.

The OMG Brownie – Brown Butter Brownie from The Last Crumb Bakery, caramel pecan fudge ice cream topped with peanut butter sauce, whipped cream and chocolate covered peanuts.

Breakfast for Dessert – vanilla ice cream, sliced bananas peanut butter sauce and cereal crunch topped with whipped cream and more crunch.


Ice Cream Sodas

You can also find some new drinks on the menu specifically Ice Cream Sodas.  Ice Cream Sodas are similar to a float but a little more jaunty!  Actually, they are hand mixed sodas topped with ice cream – sometimes other than vanilla – with a scoop of ice cream perched on the rim to mix as you go.  You control the creaminess and there are more than 20 flavours to choose from.

Three of our favourites are:

Boston Cooler – ginger soda with vanilla ice cream

Cherry Bomb – chocolate ice cream with cherry soda

Double Chocolate – chocolate ice cream with chocolate soda

Ice cream sodas are an authentic soda fountain drink – created by soda jerks in the late part of the 19th century and are a delicious tradition worth adopting.


Download our Specialty Sundae Menu – front

Download our Specialty Sundae Menu – back