Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in West ChesterJune 21, 2019
It’s summer in the city! Locals looking to escape the scorching temps—but who don’t want to deal with the gridlock traffic heading to the shore—may be turning to fruity drinks and air conditioning to cool off. If you want to escape the heat and reward your taste buds in the process—all while taking in the sights and sounds of town—venture out to one of the local ice cream shops near your Chestnut Square apartment. West Chester is brimming with confectionary creativity, and a stroll to the ice cream shop is a great way to enjoy a summer night with friends, or to put a unique spin on date night.
Luckily, there are lots of sweet spots within walking distance of your Chestnut Square apartment, including West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar. The quaint neighborhood favorite serves a range of ice creams made locally—from a shop in Chester Springs and another in Fishtown in Philadelphia—as well as from a Cincinnati ice-cream maker. You can find your old favorites like vanilla, chocolate or cookie dough, but the shop also features a number of options for those with more adventurous tastes, like lime toasted coconut, caramel stout and birch beer vanilla. Grab your pick in a cup or cone, or get creative with a float, milkshake or sundae, topped with all of your favorites.
As its name suggests, ice cream isn’t the shop’s only specialty. If you’re looking for a chilled treat with a bit of caffeine, grab an iced coffee, latte or mocha (and make sure to schedule a return trip once the cool weather returns to try the shop’s long line of hot products—from cappuccinos to macchiatos to café au lait and everything in between).
West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar is just two blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, so if you want to indulge without breaking too much of a sweat, pack your appetite and check it out!
6 E. Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380