We’re growing

You may have read the news making the rounds that we’re expanding our shop to include the space next door (119 Market, formerly occupied by Playworks). We’re very excited to add a pastry case, a dedicated coffee station, another register, and extra seating—including private party space. (In boring news, we’re also adding more dry storage space and will finally move our desk out of the kitchen staff’s way, into a proper office.)

Most of the details are in the press release we just sent out (pasted in below), so we don’t need to go into it all. We just wanted to announce it on our own site, where we can take comments— and preemptively answer some questions. Read more

Fall and Winter Hours!

Hello, friends! Thanks to all of you for making this a great summer. Now that the weather’s cooling down, we’re switching to our fall hours. As of October 15th, our hours will be:


Monday through Thursday 2pm to 10pm

Friday and Saturday 12pm to 11pm

Sunday 12pm to 10pm


Once we’ve switched to our fall hours, we’ll be bringing back Sunday brunch and ice cream flights. We’ll be making facebook event pages for both brunch and flights, so you’ll always know when they’re happening! And we’ll also be adding more baked goods and hot drink specials in the next week or two, so come in for ganache hot chocolate, coconut cake, and more!

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Announcement: Closed Monday, June 30th.

Sorry for the short notice, folks, but we will be closed tomorrow (Monday, June 30, 2014). We just replaced most of our refrigerators and freezers with a walk-in cooler. To prepare for the installation, we had to whittle down our supply of refrigerated and frozen goods (i.e. most of the things we sell). Then the installation (and subsequent total kitchen reorganization) took longer than we expected, so we couldn’t start Sunday production in time to make enough ice cream for Monday.

Thanks for your understanding! We look forward to scooping up treats for y’all on Tuesday.

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Spring happenings!

Hey everyone! It’s finally feeling a little like spring around here (yeah, we know, the first OFFICIAL day of spring is a while off, but hey, it’s North Carolina.)

With that in mind, we’ve decided March is a great time to start opening our doors 7 days a week. We’re also going back to our “busy season” hours. So, starting on Friday March 7th, we’ll be opening at noon again. Sundays through Thursdays, hours will be noon to ten p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, hours will be noon to eleven p.m. March 10th will be our first Monday open.

Our second piece of news is something that’s been in the works for, well, YEARS. We are finally going to start offering ice cream flights! For now, these will only be available on Friday evenings. Every week, we will pick a theme, and offer a four-flavor flight that’s only available that day, with flavors and toppings you won’t find on the regular menu. Flight service begins on Friday March 7th, and the theme is the Caribbean, where Mrs. Parlour grew up. And yes, we will be playing lots of reggae and calypso music that night! We will post the menu closer to the 7th, both here and on facebook.

Let us know in the comments if you have suggestions for future flight themes, and we’ll pick our favorite for the second flight! The winner gets a free flight on us.