Food and drink
There’s usually three varieties of ice-cream on offer: vanilla, Valrhona 66% cocoa solids dark chocolate and the daily special – pumpkin spiced with ginger, cinnamon and black pepper, say, in autumn, or perhaps raspberry and tarragon in summer. Co-founder Ahrash Akbari-Kalhur spent some time training to be a pastry chef and brings a restaurant sensibility to the ice-cream flavours and toppings such as salted caramel sauce, raspberry coulis, caramelized pecans, and violet-flecked sugar shards. You can also get well-made Monmouth coffee here, and takeaway goodies such as raspberry and violet marshmallows, and chocolate lollipops with popping candy.
Utilitarian. There are a few pieces of garden furniture to perch on, and swings by the door, but really just the basics.
Queuing can last up to 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, such is the popularity – and curiosity. Come during the week for a friendly step-by-step account of what they’re doing to make the ice-cream.
In a cobbled, pedestrianized alley off busy Camden High Street.
A dish of ice-cream with two toppings is £3.95.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- People watching