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    Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

    February 2, 2019

    stack of waffles with ice cream & berries on top - local cafe in UC Davis neighborhood

    Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is almost here, which mean residents in and around the apartments for rent in Davis, CA will be satisfying their sweet tooth. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Davis, then these nine creameries and parlors are guaranteed to satisfy.

    1. Davis Creamery

    Davis Creamery offers a comprehensive menu of gourmet ice cream and cupcakes. With a wide variety of flavors made in-house, you’re guaranteed to find a high-quality flavor you love. Several selections are also suggestions from local customers in the Davis area, showing this ice cream shop’s deep connection to the community.

    If cupcakes and ice cream aren’t enough, the shop also features daily specials with baked creations alongside candy, chocolate, and gourmet apples. Gluten-free options are readily available, too. There are a hundred ways to satisfy your sweet tooth at the Davis Creamery, so dive in.

    2. CREAM

    CREAM is known for their fun atmosphere and customer-driven experience. Their premium ice cream sandwiches are an exclusive recipe, backed fresh in-house each day. Best of all, they keep the cookies warm to enhance the experience of each order.

    Their variety is impressive, with everything from the CREAM Taco (a folded waffle cone with three scoops of ice cream inside) to milkshakes and floats. The shop caters to gluten free and vegan diets as well. Choose your favorite flavor, then place it between anything from a cookie to cinnamon rolls and brownies.

    Alternatively, you can eat from a cup or bowl with any of the same toppings and sweets. However you choose to enjoy this special treat, CREAM’s reputation ensures you’ll enjoy it.

    3. The Parlor

    Creativity is the name of the game at The Parlor. Their signature creating is the Ice Cream Puff, which is ice cream sealed inside a glazed donut. The dish is served hot, topped with sweet glaze and nuts to enhance the experience.

    Of course, you could always choose a loaded ice cream sundae complete with pretzels, a donut, chocolate syrup, and caramel. Their deliciously packed sundaes are made-to-order, allowing you to create a concoction that satisfies your sweet tooth like no other.

    Whether you keep it simple with an ice cream cone or go all out, the creativity at The Parlor is sure to satisfy. With baked treats mixed in, this is an excellent choice for Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

    4. Icekrimski Café

    Lovers of gelato and sorbetto should head to Icekrimski for their special treat. The café got its start back in 1976, and has been pumping out classic Italian dessert ever since. Their “classico” menu is crafted from 80-90% high-quality, imported fruit, which makes the Sorbetto dairy free and the Gelato absolutely delicious.

    Icekremski caters to sophisticated foodies who want an authentic taste of Europe. From their banana walnut to their crème brulee and honey lavender flavors, you really can’t beat this café when it comes to this classic Italian dessert.

    5. Fenton’s Creamery

    Fenton’s Creamery offers an incredible 122-year-old, hand-made ice cream recipe. While that’s something every Davis resident should try, the creamery also offers plenty of other morsels. You could order a burger with fries and a classic soda sundae, their popular fresh crab salad sandwich, or a chili dog with a milkshake.

    The menu is extensive, with a varied selection of old-fashioned sandwiches and diner/pub delights, which allows you to have a little more for breakfast than just ice cream. With 24 classic flavors and a rotating seasonal selection, there’s a little something for every taste.

    6. Gunther’s

    Gunther’s is equal parts classic diner and modern California ice cream parlor. Their menu is enormous, featuring:

    • 42 ice cream flavors
    • No sugar added ice cream
    • Yogurt
    • Sherbet
    • Cones
    • Containers
    • Novelty items (oatwheels, chocolate covered cheesecake, etc.)
    • Milkshakes
    • Sundaes
    • Specialty sundaes
    • Ice cream floats
    • Ice cream sodas
    • Frosts
    • Iced rage (a coffee blended treat)
    • Real fruit squeezes
    • Smoothies
    • Hawaiian shaved ice
    • Sandwiches
    • Soups
    • Drinks
    • Ice cream cakes
    • And ice cream pies

    With outdoor seating, you can enjoy your treat in the sun or head indoors to the diner-like area. This classic stop is a favorite of families in Davis since it has something everyone can enjoy. As for Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, there’s plenty to choose from here.

    7. Baja Ice Cream

    Baja sells their ice cream in to-go pints and quartz. Everything here is top-of-the-line in terms of quality, which means they use nothing short of the freshest ingredients. From their guava to passion fruit and pistachio flavors, prepare for an indulgent experience.

    The shop also serves crepes, making them an excellent stop for breakfast, alongside fresh fruit cups and 100% natural juice. You can top your ice cream with just about any nut or fruit you can think of, making this a surprisingly healthy treat compared to other ice cream parlors in Davis.

    8. Leatherby’s Family Creamery

    Leatherby’s is best known for their sauce toppings, which the company aptly calls addictive. The family-owned and operated creamery has been in business since 1982, run by three generations of Leatherbys. The family’s ties to the community are so great that Dave Sr. (the oldest of the founders) is affectionately named “Daddy Dave” by the locals.

    While the story of this creamery’s creation is sweet, their flavors are even sweeter. They offer everything from old-fashioned favorites to unique creations of their own, providing plenty of variety for your visit. Every family member specializes in something, so you might want to stop back to try a taste of everything on the menu.

    9. Cowtown Creamery

    Cowtown is a mobile catering business, with their ice cream truck servicing the Sacramento area. Their truck is packed full of the most advanced soft-serve equipment to date, offering a fresh and delicious experience every time.

    Dedicated patrons also have access to a secret menu of new and exciting creations, which you might want to keep in mind if you enjoy their ice cream. To find this on-the-go location, download their truck locator app on either the Android or Apple platforms.

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