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Best Ice Cream Parlor

Sylvan Beach Café

7 W. Preston St., (410) 685-5752

Posted 9/13/2000

How often do you get to eat ice cream for a good cause? And we're not talking some miniscule Ben & Jerry's "1 percent for peace" crap here--this café/ice cream parlor is run by a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing job skills and education to high school dropouts. Your giant waffle cone stuffed with, let's say, coffee-chocolate-chip ice cream and dripping hot fudge and whipped cream is philanthropy in action. Seriously, though, sunny, pleasant Sylvan Beach Café is a great place to grab breakfast muffins or bagels, refuel with a latte or chai, or chow down on some seriously good homemade ice cream. Particular faves are the afore-mentioned bittersweet coffee-chip, coconut-almond chip, banana-nut fudge, and (for those tormented souls who actually worry about such things) Sylvan Beach's scrumptious fat-free seasonal sorbets--the cantaloupe is to die for.

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Other Awards for Best Ice Cream Parlor:

North Pole Ice Cream (serving Moxley’s Ice Cream), 9/22/2004

North Pole Ice Cream (serving Moxley’s Ice Cream), 9/22/2004

Sylvan Beach Café, 9/17/2003

Sylvan Beach Café, 9/18/2002

Need Ice Cream, 9/19/2001

Sylvan Beach Café, 9/15/1999

Nardi's, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Sylvan Beach Café:

Best Place to Get Ice Cream, 9/20/2006

Best Ice Cream Parlor, 9/17/2003

Best Ice Cream Parlor, 9/18/2002

Best Ice Cream Parlor, 9/15/1999

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