The long-awaited new ice-cream parlour on Penarth Esplanade has now been opened next door to the “Crazy Cafe” – of which it is an adjunct.
Large bi-fold windows open up to almost make the pavement part of the premises .
. Carefully-chosen paintings adorn the rear wall, and vintage tungsten light bulbs are suspended over the counter areas to enhance the period appearance.
Multi-coloured – but faded-effect -wooden back-boards give the brand-new business a vintage “seaside feel” and help promote the range of ice cream flavours and colours being purveyed.
The shop is the latest enterprise to be launched by Penarth property entrepreneur Richard Hayward whose firm has carried out the total re-build of the entire Beachcliff complex and which now includes the “Restaurant James Sommerin ” , Mr Sommerin’s boutique hotel “Rooms” , the Crazy Cafe / bakery/ patisserie / coffee shop – and now the ice cream parlour.
The “Crazy Licks” ice cream outlet (the name appears on the menu) has a franchise for Lovington’s ice cream – a premium brand made in Somerset which is produced in a factory with a strict “no nuts” policy and is said to be “suitable for vegetarians (lacto/ovo tolerant)” and is also free from “GMO with no artificial flavouring or artificial colouring”.
For those who are tempted – a single scoop cone costs £1.95, two scoops – £2.95 and three scoops will set customers back £3.95 – with a variety of toppings available as as extras.