Temperatures are starting to climb and they won’t be coming down for a while. Here’s the scoop on spots to grab a refreshing treat to keep those patio days going.
Brew-tifal ways to start the day
Heine Brothers | Various locations
Heine’s robust menu features iced coffee and non-coffee energy drinks like the Lavender RACING BOOST (in honor of our very own Racing Louisville FC).
Please & Thank You | Various locations
It’s not just warm chocolate chip cookies. The Thai iced coffee, rosemary lemonade, and “Laura Palmer” will keep you going through the dog days.
Honeydew | 135 Breckenridge Ln.
Summer is about strolling around with bubble tea, and for that, Honeydew has you covered. Pro tip: Save the heavier teas, like cookies and cream, for a day of sitting in the shade.
Beat the midday heat
Pokehana | 436 W. Market St.
A poke bowl with cold-brewed green tea won’t sit heavy in your stomach — perfect for a day of walking the town.
Lueberry | Various locations
Açai bowls are the star of this “Cali-inspired” menu, but don’t miss any of the classic summer salads (think: quinoa, berries, and sun-dried tomatoes).
Cold Smoke Bagels | 1001 Logan St.
Fill your plate with lox, pickled veggies, marinated herrings, and other NYC Jewish classics.
Sundaes for sunny days
Dairy Kastle | 575 Eastern Pkwy.
This Louisville staple’s old-school soft serve and root beer floats are the taste of summer.
Gelato Gilberto | 2240 Frankfort Ave.
It’s hard to find a place that specializes in artisanal gelato, and Gelato Gilberto delivers. Plus, in case you didn’t know, gelato melts slower.
Panchito’s Ice Cream | Various locations
This ice cream shop and taqueria offers churro sundaes, fruit cocktails with chamoy, and milkshakes in 30+ flavors.