Last Sunday I decided to go downtown Lawrenceville and visit one of our new members of Greater Eastside Chamber of Commerce. Mimi's Ice Cafe' is one of Lawrenceville's best kept secrets. The ice cream shop is located at 178 E. Crogan St. Driving down Crogan it is easy to miss, because it is located on the lower level of a small plaza that house other small businesses like Painting With A Twist.
As I sat waiting to talk to the owner Michele Williams, I watched customer after customer come in and leave smiling with what looked like a delicious cone or cup of ice cream. Everyone seemed so happy on what was a very hot day, so ice cream was a great thing to be eating. The traffic inside the shop slowed down for a minute which gave me the opportunity to talk to Michele about the business.
Michele told me that she and her 4 grown children had moved from Maryland a little over a year ago. She said she wasn't looking to start the ice cream business, but it kinda fell into her lap and she was in a position to grab the opportunity. The previous owner was moving to a different state and wanted to pass the torch and Michele was there to take the torch and keep the flame going. Now I have to tell you that Mimi's Ice Cafe' is not just your regular ice cream parlor. So you maybe thinking, well Audrey what makes this ice cream shop so special besides delicious ice cream, and I would tell you ice cream flavors like Rum Rum Raisin. Yes, I mean rum like in alcohol rum.
Mimi's has something for everyone from an one year old taking a lick of ice cream for the very first time to the 80 year old looking for the nostalgia of an ice cream float. But wait there's more. Looking for some ice cream with a little edge, well these flavors are definitely for the grown and sexy crowd. The shop also carry a variety of flavors infused with alcohol. I had the delightful opportunity to try the Rum Rum Raisin and my favorite Butter Pecan infused. Both were really really good, but I must say that if you have a low alcohol tolerance chose your flavors wisely. That Rum Rum Raisin is really for the grown folk. Your girl is an alcohol light weight, so I could only eat a little of that one. The Butter Pecan was more of my speed, because it didn't have as much alcohol. All in all, I enjoyed both and will definitely be going back to the ice cream shop again, but this time I'm taking my husband. It's also a great date spot.
Ok this was my first food review, but won't be my last. Be sure to stop by Mimi's Ice Cafe' and let them know that Audrey sent you.
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