Summer, seaside, ice cream. How easy can it be? On the Island, you’re rarely more than a few moments from an ice-cream vendor of some sort or other. Matt and Cat, like everyone else, occasionally indulge, and today in Cowes they found themselves in need of cooling sweet refreshment and so made a short stop at The Plaza Ice Cream Parlour, one of the most impressive such establishments in the town.
Mint choc chip: this one’s already had quite a bit licked off, they start off bigger!
When they wandered in, one of the several smartly-uniformed members of staff in evidence greeted them politely, and soon they were choosing from the large range of ice-creams lined up in the freezer. Although there was also an impressive range of different cones on offer Matt and Cat didn’t spot that until afterwards, so both got a standard cone. These were nonetheless a cut above the normal Mr Whippy variety and even came with a convenient paper holder to keep your sweaty and sandy palms from contaminating the delicious treat. The Plaza Ice Cream Parlour is also an internet cafe but does not do meals, confirmed by the answer to Cat’s enquiry about the availability of sandwiches or snacks.
But back to the ice creams; Matt had mint choc chip, Cat had coffee mocha swirl – both were very tasty and creamy Beechdean icecreams, just what was required. And hey – not too expensive either. £2.80 for two cones, not bad for Cowes High Street in September. However, don’t get the idea that Matt and Cat are going to review every ice-cream shop on the Island. But maybe one or two. This one was pretty good, actually.
The Plaza Ice Cream Parlour, Cowes