cup of cappuccino at D'oro Gelato e Caffè

This article originally appeared on Robson Street in July 2021.

Never has there been a better time to rediscover the beautiful West End in Downtown Vancouver. Surrounded by nature, spectacular parks and beaches, and brimming with premier shopping and celebrated eateries, Robson Street is at the heart of it all. Shop, dine, explore and unwind #onRobson.

We’re partnering with the Blue Horizon Hotel and local Robson Street businesses to offer you a staycation package #onRobson. Any bookings made after July 1st for check-in before August 31st will unlock exclusive access to perks & promotions for dining, shopping, pampering and exploring #onRobson.

The #StayRobson initiative also supports the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF). From July 1 to August 31, 2021, every STAYROBSON booking at the Blue Horizon Hotel will donate $10 per stay to the BCHF. Click HERE to learn more and make your reservation. See below for see participating retailers, restaurants and attractions!

Don’t forget to share your vacation snaps with the hashtag #StayRobson, & tag us @robsonstreet to be featured in our IG.

*Terms & Conditions: bookings must be made directly via https://tinyurl.com/stayrobson. Available for stays between July 1 – August 31, 2021. Must be 19+ to book and have a valid credit card. Cannot be combined with other offers. In order to redeem offers at retailers/restaurants/attractions you must present your hotel key card, promotions are only valid during your stay. Offers are only valid at Robson Street locations. Offer can end at any time.




BAILEY NELSON: Enjoy 2 pairs of Bailey Nelson glasses for $250. Offer includes 1.5 single vision prescription lenses, or non-prescription polarized lenses.

BILL REID GALLERY: Enjoy 2 for 1 admission.

CANADIAN CRAFTS: Receive a FREE gift with $20 purchase.

COUTURIST: Get 10% off for orders over $50 (some brands are excluded, conditions apply).

D’ORO GELATO & CAFFÈ: Receive a free 8 or 12 oz hot cappuccino, latte or Americano or a 12 oz iced latte or Americano with the purchase of one of our regular sized croissant specialties*. (*Croissant specialties are a regular, almond, regular with marmalade, regular with Nutella or a regular with brie and marmalade.)

EARLS: Get 10% off your final bill.

EBISU: Enjoy 15% off food during dinner.

HELLO NORI: Receive a complimentary starter.

KIEHL’S: Guests enjoy a Complimentary ‘No Touch’ Consultation at Kiehl’s Robson Store along with 3 samples and 10% OFF their purchase with the Promo Code ‘Mall10’. Limit one per guest.

PERVERTED ICE CREAM: Come and get the licking you deserve! Buy any PERVERTED cone or cup and get one FREE. Limit one per guest.

PLENTY: Take 15% off regular priced merchandise.

ROCKY MTN CHOCOLATE: Spend $25 or more (before taxes) and receive a FREE plain caramel apple.

SPOKES: Get 15% off bike rentals.

STANLEY PARK HORSE DRAWN TOURS: Receive 40% off admission.

SWAROVSKI: Personal shopping appointments and Swarovski Club loyalty member benefits available. See store associate for more details.

THE CANDY ROOM: Take 10% off bulk candy.



d'oro gelato e caffè gelato on waffle cone

This article originally appeared on Inside Vancouver in July 2020.

Vancouver’s got an incredible ice cream scene! From creamy soft serve to exotic gelato flavours, Vancouverites and visitors alike can’t get enough of this delicious treat.

La Casa Gelato

Deciding what flavour to choose is the hardest part of any visit to La Casa Gelato because they have 588 flavours in rotation and growing. It’s like Disneyland for gelato lovers. With 238 flavours available at any given time, they are the only shop in the world with so much variety. Their abundance of flavour has even made them a world record holder! Try quirky flavours like gorgonzola cheese, garlic or balsamic vinegar. f these adventurous flavours aren’t tickling your taste buds, there are always the classics to choose from.

Location: Strathcona – 1033 Venables Street

The Praguery

A dessert shop with the most decadent soft-serve cones in Vancouver, located just 3 min from the famous Gastown Steam Clock. The freshly baked chimney cakes or trdelnik (as they are in called Czech) offer a traditional European taste. The dough is made fresh on-site every day, handcrafted and using only natural ingredients. All toppings and filling (there’s a bunch to choose from!) are also made in house. There are also 9 flavours of ice cream available in 12oz take-home tubs.

Location: Gastown – 221 Abbott Street

Bella Gelateria

For award-winning, authentic hand-made Italian gelato, head to Bella Gelateria. You’ll find decadent flavours; Akbar Mashti (saffron & rosewater), Earl Grey and Amarena Cherry, classics; Chocolate Chip and Vanilla, and seasonal flavours. They’ll be serving Strawberry Gelato, made with local strawberries from Krause Farms, from now through August.

Location: Coal Harbour -1001 West Cordova

Uno Gelato

Uno Gelato handcrafts Italian style gelato and sorbetto from fresh, local ingredients, daily. With 28 gelatos, including Roasted Hazelnut, Fior di Latte and Bailey’s Irish Coffee, and 11 vegan sorbettos, that include Midnight Chocolate and Blood Orange, there’s plenty to choose from.

Location: Coal Harbour – 30-1055 Canada Place

D’oro Gelato e Caffè

Come for the ice cream, stay for the coffee. This is the perfect chill-out spot on a summer day. From French and Italian pastries baked fresh in-house every morning, to crisp green salads, to freshly roasted coffee, D’oro Gelato e Caffè is so much more than just a gelato shop.

Location: West End – 1094 Denman Street

d'oro gelato e caffè on robson street

This clip originally appeared on The Last Word by Mike McCardell in June 2020.

“If you search for it enough, there is still sweetness and music!” Guess where you can find it – well at D’oro Gelato e Caffè Downtown of course!

Catch us at Mike McCardell’s ‘The Last Word: The Spirit of Robson’ segment!



to-go coffee container on restaurant table Consumer Choice Award: Kristina Sonney, Owner of D'oro Gelato e Caffè joins CCA Vice President Jeff Havercroft in Episode Seven of 'Q & CCA' to share what life has been like for a restaurant during these past three months.

This clip originally appeared on Episode 7 of Consumer Choice Award / Choix du Consommateur’s Q & CCA web series in June 2020.

No matter what city you are in, and what news outlet you follow, it seems to be that the media uses restaurants as the “measuring stick” to life returning to normal.

Kristina Sonney, Owner of D’oro Gelato e Caffè joins Consumer Choice Award Vice President Jeff Havercroft in Episode Seven of ‘Q & CCA’ to share what life has been like for a restaurant during these past three months.


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