How does organic ice-cream whipped up with coffee, cardamom and Meyer lemon sound? For this and other similarly inventive treats, head to Ici on College Avenue. In addition to ice cream cones, they also offer petite frozen ice-cream-filled bon-bons & sandwiches, gourmet candy & cookies, and also serve espresso, latte, cappuccino and other refreshing drinks. Founded by former Chez Panisse pastry chef, Mary Canales, all the treats are crafted in the store in small batches using fresh, local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. If you are not too sure about what to order, sample a few flavors or opt for the daily special. Though seating is unavailable, portions are not huge, and the line can extend to shocking distances. Most feel that the Ici experience is more than worthwhile.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 09:30 PM, Friday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Type: Ice Cream Parlors
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard, amex
- Nearest Train: Ashby BART
- Takeout Available: Yes