Wednesday, June 15, 2011

papillon cafe



i've blogged about my love for diddy riese - westwood's incredible ice cream sandwich shop - so i was really excited when irena's daily rundown of things to do in pasadena mentioned that there was a new ice cream sandwich shop moving in to town with the same prices and system that diddy reise employs.

papillon is located across the street from pasadena city college.  their facebook page shows different open hours than the yelp page, so i called over to find out that the shop is open an hour later than either of those earlier sources suggested.

i loved what i got - double chocolate cookies with mint chip ice cream - but i gotta say, the portion was quite a bit smaller than what you find in westwood.  this is a decent alternative (especially when you consider knocking off the drive to ucla).


10 comments:

altadenahiker said...

They really should buy that top shot from you.

ben wideman said...

Ha ha - thanks AH.

Cindy said...

Mmmmm... makes me hungry!

Ben, have you ever tried the ice cream sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck?

Charissa said...

YUM. I think we have an outing for Father's Day now. Thanks for the tip!

ben wideman said...

Please report back and tell us how your experience went!

Leif Hagen said...

That ice cream sandwich is my kind of treat!
Delicious photo, Ben!

Steve Scauzillo said...

Ben, you are becoming the aficionado on ice cream...with beating the CoolHaas challenge the other week.

Cafe Pasadena said...

How much for one of those, BW?
They used to be a Jamba Juice. Hopefully, this change to Papillon will be more successful for them.

ben wideman said...

$2. Same price as Diddy Riese, but as I said, not as big.

It looked really slow when we were there (no one else came in during our time) but maybe that is due to PCC being out for the summer.

Irina Netchaev said...

My daughter, Sasha, dreams of diddy riese... She absolutely loves it. Papillon comes close. :)