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GI Gelato & Coffee House

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Granville Island & Fairview
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1535 Johnston St Suite 105 | Granville Island/False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
+1 604-682-7865
09:30 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

There’s many places to get ice cream in Granville Island but I always find my way back to GI Gelato located under the Granville Street Bridge. Visted back in July and had their Strawberry Gelato ($5). If you're looking for this place, you have to walk along the pier behind the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant.

Thank pennyandrusty
Liepaja, Latvia
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a nice place to stop for an ice-cream. Seriously, nice and great selection. Great staff, nice atmosphere.

Thank Lanka_Latvia
Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

We visited for Gelato on a hot day with 3 kids, a teen and 2 parents. Gelato was great, we tried 6 different flavours. I really enjoyed an espresso flavoured one. Gelato is nice for the warm, it doesn't melt quite as fast as soft serve ice cream, but is consistancy-wise not as hard as hard scooped ice cream. These... More 

Thank Jeff C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

It's Gelato, need I say more. The best there is... Great flavour selection and portions. Never disappointed. If you love gelato this place is a must...

Thank crustycrustycrab
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

My sister had the coffee gelato and enjoyed it very much. I was in the mood for something fruity so I ordered the peach sorbetto. I was informed that the difference between sorbetto and gelato is that sorbetto is made with water and gelato with milk. That must have made a huge difference because my sorbetto was tasteless. I ended... More 

Thank IslandLovinTwosome
So Cal
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

We love this quaint little shop. It is nestled on the waters edge on Granville Island. Their gelato is a delicious treat we looked forward to while walking and enjoying the sights.

Thank AirForceWife84
Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

While traveling my husband and I stopped into a cute coffee house on Granville Island behind the Arts Club Theatre and under the bridge. This place is on False Creek in Vancouver and you can sit outside or in. We decided to sit at the café tables outside and watch the boats go by on the waterfront. There is a... More 

Thank JLDC
Olga, Washington
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Stepped around the corner from the crowded Public Market dock and found this quiet little gem, tucked under the Granville Bridge...bridge pillar view from the front windows. Had an absolutely wonderful cappuccino and chocolate cookie while enjoying the silence. Very pleasant young woman on duty behind the espresso bar. Can't speak to the gelato...not my thing.

Thank Orcas_Island_Steve
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I went to this place hoping to taste some "home made" gelato but I was utterly dissapointed. The selection is very limited and the gelato is mediocre to say the least (gelato is supposed to be soft when served, not hard like a rock...). The flavours I tried were ok, but just barely ok and the amount of gelato they... More 

Thank pani0202
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We had never had gelato. It is interesting. The staff is quite nice. Fun to people watch.

Thank eligadd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1535 Johnston St Suite 105 | Granville Island/False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-7865

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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