Vancouver bakeries and cafés with crave-worthy cannoli

The perfect blend of sweet creaminess and satisfying crunch, the cannoli is a favourite of many dessert lovers, Italian or otherwise. Whether you're after a traditional treat or a tasty new spin on the classic dessert, you can satisfy your cannoli cravings at these Vancouver bakeries and cafés.

Cardero Bottega

1016 Cardero St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2H1

Tucked away on a quiet street in the Vancouver’s West End, Cardero Bottega is a favourite lunch destination thanks to their imaginative panini sandwiches and fresh coffee. While you can certainly enjoy a tasty lunch here, you’ll definitely want to save room for a cannoli. Light, fresh and classically made, these little bites of heaven make for a perfect midday indulgence.

Bella Gelateria

1001 Cordova St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B7

Bella Gelateria may primarily be a gelato joint, but locals know they'll also find a delicious array of Italian desserts here, including cannoli. Made fresh to the same standards as their gelato, the cannoli at Bella Gelateria may actually make you forget all about those renowned frozen treats. Of course, you could also grab a cup of creamy gelato to pair with your cannoli – you certainly wouldn’t be the first.

Sciué Italian Bakery Caffé

110-800 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6

While some like their cannoli in its classic tried-and-true form, the bakers at this Italian bakery and café in Gastown love to experiment. Each of the three cannoli flavours here – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla – offer a twist on the familiar favourite. The dough is fried to perfection but, as these chefs know, it’s what's on the inside that counts.

Fratelli Authentic Italian Baking

1795 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4

One of Vancouver’s top Italian bakeries, Fratelli specializes in Italian desserts, made by Italians and eagerly enjoyed by dessert lovers from around the world. The custom cakes are a big draw here, and their cannoli desserts are made fresh every day by expert bakers who know exactly what they’re doing. With a perfect mix of sugary crunch and creamy sweetness, the tempting treats at Fratelli will let you escape to Italy for as long as it takes you to eat it. Which, unfortunately, is not usually very long.

Italia Bakery

104-2828 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5K 5C5

This homey bakeshop in Hastings-Sunrise prides itself on providing an authentic Italian experience. From the traditional buns to the sweeter treats, everything here is made like it is back in Rome, including their traditional cannoli. This is the real thing, created by real Italian bakers who’ve spent their lives perfecting the art of European desserts. Owner Sam Pero been making these treats since he started helping out at his family’s bakery at just eight years old, and you can taste the years of dedication with every delicious bite.

Osteria Napoli Ristorante

1660 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5K 4E1

Cannoli may be great on their own, but these delicious desserts are even better when served after a traditional Italian meal. For the complete experience, there are few better places in Vancouver than Osteria Napoli. This classic trattoria delivers an authentic Italian experience in everything from the wine to atmosphere. And when you’ve finished with your meal, there’s nothing like finishing off on a sweet note with an espresso and cannoli. It’s almost a pity that you can’t start with dessert.

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