Friday, May 13, 2011

Humphry Slocombe

Humphry Slocombe is located in San Francisco's Mission District and is the place to go for unique, tasty ice cream flavors. When I visited my relatives in San Francisco for the Christmas holidays, Humphry Slocombe was not originally on my list of places to eat. However, I saw a special on the Cooking Channel featuring Humphry Slocombe -- and I had to see what the buzz was all about.

Basically, Humphry Slocombe rotates several unique flavors of ice cream each day. The one constant on the menu: Secret Breakfast. Basically, there's bourbon and cornflakes in there. I just had to try it. And apparently, the day my aunt, cousin, and I went, they were giving out cookies to celebrate their second anniversary.

Almost all flavors rotate daily (Secret Breakfast is always there)

Secret Breakfast = so simple, yet so awesome
A virtually perfect dessert. The simplest things can be the best.
Wow. The ice cream was so good, it basically inspired me to go home and make rum ice cream. I'm not joking, either. The cookie was absolutely perfect. It was warm, soft, and chocolaty. That ice cream-cookie combination you see right above -- I guarantee I will have a hard time finding a place to beat that.

I liked that I could sample any of the flavors they were selling that day. Even though we went during the middle of the day, the line was not long. Maybe it was because we went in December? I dunno.

There were a couple of drawbacks. First, the place itself was rather small and could have used a bit more light. No clue if it was just the time of day (mid-afternoon), but the place seemed slightly dark when I stepped inside. The second drawback? Only being there for one day so I couldn't get to try more flavors.

Congratulations, Humphry Slocombe! You had one shot to impress, and  you passed with flying colors. I promise to return in the future whenever I'm in the San Francisco Bay area. While the Secret Breakfast was amazing, it's your array of unique flavors that will entice me to return. 9.25/10

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