Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe
712 College Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C3
The Sicilian Sidewalk Café is a Little Italy institution that has been serving up Sicilian brand ice cream and espresso drinks since the late 1950s.
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Parlor|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||College Streetcar to Crawford Street|
|Cross Street |||College and Crawford streets|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
Located beside the namesake factory, the café has one of the busiest patios where patrons can enjoy a wide variety of ice cream based treats, hot and cold espresso-based beverages, or a light meal. The café is also licensed and has a good selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Ice Cream Every Way Imaginable
Two full pages of the menu at Sicilian Sidewalk Café is devoted to all things cool and creamy. From ice cream stuffed crepes and topped waffles, to elaborate sundaes and tarfuti, and even your standard couple of scoops in a bowl, you’ll find it all. Ice cream is available in several flavours including a few Italian flavours like nocciola (hazelnut) and zabajone (which tastes like egg nog) as well as mint chocolate chip, banana, and all the standards. For the biggest bang for your buck, check out the waffles and crepes, which include two giant scoops of the good stuff and toppings like raspberry sauce, baked apples, strawberries, and white chocolate chips. Best of all, these giant creations only a little bit more than the ice cream by itself. Or, if you’re looking for something with a little kick, try an iced moccachino (chocolate ice cream with espresso) or tarfuto pazzo (your choice of tarfuto smothered with espresso).
“Real Food” Too
Though primarily known for desserts and coffee, the Sicilian Sidewalk Café also serves a full menu of hot and cold panini like chicken cutlet, procsiutto, and tuna, as well as soups and salads. Breakfast is available.