Ice Cream Shop With A Not So Hidden Coffee Surprise!

Exploring around Lakewood recently I'm sure most of you have noticed the uprising in small businesses with a special focus on coffee and treats. With so many chain locations to choose from, it's sometimes hard to break from a tradition or habit and try something new, but here in Lakewood it's a big part of who we are to support local business owners who just might be your neighbor. Personally, I broke a habit of using a larger chain for my morning coffee and tried out a local venue. Now I had already tried this local place for its exciting twist on flavorfully fun ice cream. I specifically tried out this place because like many others, I have food allergies and food preferences that require a place I can safely go to for those delightful treats we all like to enjoy. Now they have those option along with the always exciting traditional Ice cream and coffee options as well.

The local venue I mentioned is Ice Cream Joy, located on Madison in Lakewood. It has been my favorite place to go as of two years ago and now for over a year, my favorite coffee shop! Some of you may not know that this wonderful ice cream store also has a vast variety of hot and cold beverages ranging from a wonderful hot cup of local coffee, an iced latte, and a mocha all the way to a very exotic affogato, which is coffee or espresso poured over a rich and creamy scoop of ice cream, and they offer them all year round. They have house-made flavored syrups, traditional and alternative ice creams, and a special focus for those of us with food sensitivities even in their whipped cream options, also made on site. Not to mention, the seasonal favorites offered such as the current deliciously delightful hot cinnamon apple cider with a hint of pumpkin. They have a very inviting shop environment to sit and relax over an excellent latte with a fresh baked cinnamon roll or take your cup and a brownie to go, but don't worry about harming the environment, this wonderful shop is also environmentally friendly!! 

So stop by Ice Cream Joy next time you’re out getting a cup of morning bliss. Take that moment to stop and shop local, Lakewood has so many small businesses and so much to offer. Even your cup of coffee can be so much better while also helping your local economy grow stronger.

Dannielle Carver is a local resident and small business owner. Her children go to local schools and her family has been part of the community and school system for many years now. She feels the need to put out some input on local business and highlight how we as a community have been growing.

Dannielle Carver

Hello to all! I am a local resident and small business owner. My children all go to local schools and we have been part of the community and school system for many years now. I feel the need to put out some input on local business and highlight how we as a community have been growing.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 5:56 PM, 11.21.2017