You know summer is beginning in Essex, NY, when the Essex Ice Cream Cafe reopens. Located right off the Essex-Charlotte ferry dock, the shop has been selling ice cream to locals and visitors alike for many years.
But push nostalgia aside and come in to check out the hip, new Essex Ice Cream Cafe which has undergone a total makeover!
Taste the New Flavors at the Essex Ice Cream Cafe
Owner and Essex resident, Wayne Gryk is proud to announce several exciting changes for the 2012 season. As well as Hershey’s ice cream the shop is now serving wraps and panini sandwiches. Fresh daily specials are healthy, tasty and quick. Paninis will be served on ciabatta bread, and wraps will come in wheat, white, spinach, or gluten free options. Vegetarian options will always be available.
Essex resident Erin Hall is baking exotic confections and mouthwatering breakfast souffles. And what fun is breakfast without amazing coffee? The Essex Ice Cream Cafe is serving brewed-to-order espresso, cappuccino and other coffee drinks (Iced latte!) prepared using gourmet Intelligentsia coffee beans which are also available for sale along with other merchandise including Adirondack granola, maple syrup and a dashing array of Essex, NY merchandise.
Essex Ice Cream Cafe Summer Hours
Beginning in July the Essex Ice Cream Cafe will open at 8:00 am for breakfast and will serve ice cream, drinks and meals all day long until 9:00 pm. Enjoy your food inside the redesigned cafe, or sit out on the patio where you can chat with Essex passersby and enjoy the weather. Free Wifi internet is provided by the Essex Town Hall (across Main Street) and the signal is strong inside and outside the Essex Ice Cream Cafe.
Unlike years past, the good news doesn’t run out when Labor Day arrives. This fall Wayne will begin serving soft serve ice cream with local flavors like pumpkin and maple syrup, and he hopes to have a successful enough summer season that will allow him to keep the shop open year-round.
So stop by to enjoy a treat soon!
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ice cream lover! says
This is very exciting. Intelligentsia coffee is world class. But I have to say, with all our beautiful local dairy & eggs, isn’t anyone local making ice cream?! If not, get to it people. No one could resist a local organic creamery, and there would be no question the shop would survive year round!
G.G. Davis, Jr. says
Totally agree about ideal local ingredients (and plenty of local appetite) for a local organic creamery. The owner of the ice cream store actually had dreams/plans for homemade ice cream… Soon, we hope!