A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.

DINER: Earnest Ice Cream Opening Parlour & Cafe In Fraserhood’s Heart This Summer

Ben Ernst and Erica Bernardi of Earnest Ice Cream have taken over the old Outpost Cafe space at 3992 Fraser St. (next to the soon to open Graze restaurant). They plan on using the space as a production facility, retail store, ice cream parlour and cafe, and hope to have it open by June. That means ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, affogatos (yes!) and pints, with really good espressos and pour-over coffees to boot (they’re currently narrowing down their choice of roasters, with Bows & Arrows, Matchstick, and East Van Roasters all in the running).

“It’s been a long time coming,” Ben told me by phone this afternoon. “but this is what we’ve been wanting to do since the beginning. We’re really excited!” If the tiny company is news to you, Earnest Ice Cream been making top drawer, small batch ice cream using local and seasonal ingredients for a little under a year now (we broke the news of their coming back in May of 2012). They started with the simple cycle-freezer above – cruising through farmer’s markets and various food festivals to the joy of discerning ice cream lovers – establishing and cementing brand loyalty with knockout versions of salted caramel, tahitian vanilla, and whisky hazelnut, with a lengthy list of one-offs and seasonal delights.

ALL ANTICIPATED OPENINGS

There is 1 comment

  1. Went there the dy after opening. Nice space, great staff, interactive and engaging. Someone should tell the owners to smile, they didn’t the whole time we were there. Best ice cream ever!

‘El Gato Gab Gab’ is Opening in Mount Pleasant This August

The Boxset Collective restaurant group has announced the latest venture to be moving into their 2650 Main Street space (formerly Novella Coffee Bar / Vignette) - and it's probably not what you're expecting...

New Concept from The Keefer Bar Team, June, is Coming to Cambie Village This Fall

It's time we cut through the noise and lay out what’s actually happening at 3305 Cambie Street...

Much-Teased ‘Annabelle’s’ is Almost Ready to Open Doors in Chinatown

Long-time Vancouver bakery and restaurant industry vet, Annabelle Choi, is finally settling down to open her own (namesake) bakery and gelato shop in the old Pazzo Chow / Say Hello Sweets space.

Wood-Fire Inspired “Janevca” Aims to Open on Vancouver Island This Summer

Andrea Alridge (Osteria Savio Volpe, Cincin Ristorante) will head the kitchen as Executive Chef of Janevca, gearing up to open doors in Esquimalt this August.