Have your dessert here, and eat it too.
14 Chemin Scott Chelsea,...
|Carefree and Colourful|
DOORS OPEN ON APRIL 21-JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER!!!
La Cigale offers a wide spectrum of ice cream flavours to satisfy any sweet tooth. The name of this delightful neighbourhood ice cream shop comes from the French fable, La Cigale et la Fourmi. Also known as the story of the diligent ant and the carefree cicada, the latter epitomizes the youthful joy of summer (never mind the end of the tale). With its characteristic song and beauty, the cicada is considered by many to be a sign of good luck. With a name so jovial, it's no wonder a visit to La Cigale reveals a warm, festive little shop splashed with all the colours of the rainbow. Don't be alarmed to see the giant, papier mache model of a cicada in the shop either.
This little ice cream shop offers what none of the big chains do: fresh, homemade ice cream created in-store every morning. It's this hands-on approach that gives La Cigale the ability to concoct such original flavours, like Ginger Snap & Chai, Raspberry Champagne Sorbet, Coconut Cashew and Brownies and Cream. The roughly 30 flavours offered, rotate from time to time in the front freezer. Aside from ice cream, this seasonal shop sells sundaes, milkshakes, smoothies, malts and their own special creation, a Jimmy Mac Chocolate Attack. You can also see them make fresh waffle cones right in the shop. If one or two scoops isn't enough, La Cigale also offers ice cream in litre or half-litre tubs to conveniently take home.
Right Where You Want It to Be
La Cigale is located in the historic Old Chelsea Village, in a friendly town just outside Gatineau Park. This shop, open annually from April 21 to Thanksgiving, is a popular destination for hikers, bikers and other visitors to the park in search of a cool treat on a hot day. Like the carefree cigale of the tale, La Cigale is a true celebration of the essence of summertime.
Mon-Fri 12PM - 8PM
Sat/Sun 11AM - 8PM
(opens later when warmer weather arrives!!)