It’s hard not to want to walk into Scoop and Crumb. The shop’s bright colors are enticing to kids and the kids-at-heart. And when you walk inside, you are greeted by the smell of hot coffee and the sight of a delectable selection of ice-creams. After a day of wandering – getting lost – in The Lanes of Brighton, Scoop and Crumb was a comforting sight for us.
If you venture further into the store, you’ll then find yourself face to face with a glass case show-casing all their mouth-watering cakes.
From what I could see from the other customers, Scoop and Crumb is most popular for their ice-cream. I saw many people order sundaes and many more grabbing two scoops to go. The store also gives a pretty good representation of what they think Ice-Cream Heaven would look like.
There were so many choices that I almost couldn’t decide. Did I want ice-cream? But what about the cake? Maybe I should get something warm instead… But then something on their wall menu caught my eye. The store offered a set. Sold! For 5.07 (which includes a 15% student discount), Scoop and Crumb allows you to get one scoop of ice-cream, a slice of cake, and a hot drink. In the end, I settled for a scoop of Ginger and Cinnamon Biscuit ice-cream, a slice of treacle tart, and a white hot-chocolate.
To be honest, my selection of the treacle tart was purely out of curiosity. I had never heard or tried it, but the employee described it as a traditional English tart that tastes a bit like caramel. Well, I like caramel. According to Google, treacle tart is also Harry Potter’s favorite dessert, if that makes any difference. The tart turned out to be a great pick. I expected it to be creamy, but the tart was actually quite dense and a bit sticky. The caramel-y flavor complemented the ginger and cinnamon biscuit ice-cream, which tasted exactly like a snicker doodle cookie.
The white hot chocolate fell short; it tasted more like sweetened milk than the thick, creamy drink I was looking forward to. A friend, who had the regular hot chocolate, noted that her drink was bitter, and she ended up asking an employee to mix in some chocolate syrup.
We ate on the second floor with a nice view of the bustling street below. By the time we left, we were definitely well-fed and ready to slip into a food coma on our bus ride back.
Scoop and Crumb’s selection of unique ice-cream flavors and wide-selection of sundaes puts it on the high end; however, the hot chocolates did not receive positive reviews from anyone in the group.
Scoop and Crumb
5 & 6 East Street
Brighton, BN1 1HP
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00