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  • Small place, big on taste! Jun 07, 2008

    So I heard the buzz about this place and gave into it. I was of course, intrigued by the concept of being able to mix my own ingredients and concoct my own ice cream. I only just got my creative license, and what better place to use it than here?

    The place itself has a decent ambience, well-lit up and woody, with this sofa running in a sort of a semi-circular space being the main seating arrangement. But the first thing that struck me about the place was the lack of adequate sitting space if the place were to be chock-a-block (which it was, given that I dropped in post-dinner). That, however, was to be my only gripe, and given that I think the amount of people there was a freakish one-off, I'd take whatever odds I might get on getting to sit next time around. But I digress.

    Now, strictly speaking, these guys are a cafe cum ice cream parlor, but a cursory glance at the signs overhead show that these guys are primarily ice-cream people. There's only two small boards highlighting the coffees and other stuff, the ice-creams really were centre-stage.

    And rightfully they should be too! The choices of ice-creams themselves were decent, nothing spectacularly out of the ordinary, but the fun begins if you decide to get creative (as I did!). I tried a few of the flavors (alpen butterscotch, Mocha, french vanilla and dutch chocolate) before I went with Mocha. The main attraction is the "stone" (at least I think that's what it's called). That's basically a slab where your choice of ice-cream is dumped and then your chosen ingredients are melded into the scoop of ice-cream to create the perfect medley, or something absolutely hellish, depending on your choice of condiments! I went with Oreo, a dash of gems (for the kid in me!), and some chocolate sauce for good measure. I crossed my fingers, dug in, and got hooked. Completely and totally hooked, I will definitely going back sometime soon.

    For the curious cats out there, there's also praline, mint chips, cashews, almonds, 5 star, chocolate chips, choc chip cookies, some random sprinkle types and many other options to choose. Drop in, 'coz you won't regret it at the very least and at very best, you'll be back...for more!

    edit: I visited the bandra joint, so that's the joint this review is based on. I gotta agree with the view expressed before me, the look is young and peppy, very feel-good


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