Last night having found ourselves in Soho, The Handbook decided to defy the cold weather and head to Snowflake for gelato. Having opened at the end of September it is the second boutique, the first having opened in Bayswater. It was all very sleek, minimal with white walls, counters and tables but the splashes of pink stopped it from being hostile or sterile. There were a few high tables, a bar and booths, so if you are like we were and can’t handle the cold outside there is space to sit and indulge.
Before you panic and ask ‘why do you eat cold gelato in this weather?’. Don’t worry we also had their molten hot chocolate. Crowned with a mountain of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, it was gloriously thick and SO chocolately, so much better than any of the hot chocolate you can get at those chain coffee shops.
As well as just serving scoops of gelato you can also get classic snowfloats and snowshakes, granitas and waffles, but we opted just to try the good old fashioned simple gelato in a bowl. The flavours range from kiwi and pear sorbet to praline and coffee gelato. We opted for the salted caramel gelato, which was rich, creamy and just on the right side of salty and the raspberry sorbet which was proclaimed the ‘best raspberry sorbet ever’, by our self-professed raspberry sorbet fiend.
If you are in the area then Snowflake is definitely worth a visit, and they are open until half past midnight at the weekends making it the perfect late night treat, or pudding if you have just had supper in the area! They claim to be ‘Serving Happiness By The Scoop’ and we couldn’t agree more!