You know what they say about summer, hair gets lighter; skin gets darker; water gets warmer; drinks get colder; music gets louder; nights get longer; and life gets sweeter… literally. Summer is the time to indulge in sunshine and sweets, but, since we’re all still broke college students trying to treat ourselves for low costs, here are some sweet deals you can find in Davis.
113 E Street Davis, CA 95616
The Davis Creamery is a family owned and operated gourmet sweets shop. They make unique ice cream flavors and host a “Bracketology” event twice a year during which new ice cream concepts are created and go head-to-head in a customer voted competition. Some fun flavors from the bracketology include the Trifecta (Oreo, Butterfinger and Reese Peanut Butter), black tea and shortbread, and guava passion fruit.
Their daily specials include:
Monday – $2.00 Scoop Night (5pm-10pm)
Tuesday – $2.25 Cupcakes (all day)
Wednesday – $3.00 Cowpies (all day)
Thursday- $7.00 Quarts (all day)
Friday – $5.00 Milk Shake Happy Hour (4pm-7pm)
Sweet and Shavery **
210 Street Davis, CA 95616
Sweet and Shavery is known for its combination of Italian ice with a creamy custard to create a refreshing, yet satisfying treat. They also have other popular items, such as mangonadas and made-to-order crepes.
Their weekly special is:
Wednesday: $3.25 for two small parfaits (3-5 PM)
The Good Scoop **
130 G Street, Suite C Davis, CA. 95616
The Good Scoop is definitely one of the hidden gems of Davis. They sell unique, tasteful small batches of ice cream which are made only 1.5 gallons at a time. Some creative flavors include salted caramel with cajeta, ginger, and rosewater. My personal favorite, however, is the jasmine green tea!
Their weekly specials include:
Monday: $2 non-dairy scoop (all day)
Tuesday: $2 scoops (all day)
Gong Cha **
1411 W Covell Blvd.Suite #110Davis CA 95616
Gong Cha is one of the many boba spots of Davis, specializing in tea, coffee, and juice. They are located next the the Safeway of “north” Davis, making it super convenient to drop in. They also have four seater tables which are good for studying!
Their happy hours are:
Monday – Thursday before 7 PM: Free size upgrade
236 E St, Davis, CA 95616
Baskin Robbins is an oldie, but a goodie. The Baskin-Robbins “31®” was created to represent a different ice cream flavor for each day of the month, but since 1945, they’ve created more than 1,300 unique and delicious ice cream flavors. If you sign up for their birthday club, you can get a free scoop on your birthday!
Their monthly special includes:
31st of the month – $1.31 scoops
Brick Toast Cafe
201 Sage St., Ste B Davis, California 95616
Brick Toast Cafe boasts high quality ingredients, including Gunther’s ice cream, fresh-made whipped cream, and local wildflower honey. They are most known for their brick honey toast, but also have boba teas and Temple coffee.
Their special includes:
Free boba all the time!
** = Stamp card/rewards program available!
Don’t forget to stay active and eat healthy foods to balance out this sugar rush!!
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