San Jose >Dessert Shops > Sweet Retreat Cahalan
6061 Cahalan Ave, San Jose, CA | Directions 9512337.239531 -121.850527
Neighborhoods: Canoas West, Edenvale
great yogurt, slow service – The strawberry frozen yogurt is to die for! The service can be slow due to the yogurt making contraption that they use. The cashiers tend to spend so much time socializing with each other that it can be frustrating as your trying to PAY them before your ice cream melts!
Good ice cream... if they have it – This place has good ice cream... if you go on the right night. The last few times I have been there (I live right around the corner) they were out of many of the flavors... even staples like vanilla, plain old chocolate, and strawberry. They finally had my 4th choice and it was freezer burned. It is also not very clean. The workers are always courteous, but I regularly see them scoop ice cream, then handle money, then scoop again, without gloves or washing their hands. As a matter of fact, I don't think I have ever seen anyone wash their hands in there. I think they need to get in there and scrub the place down and learn better inventory control so they don't run out of flavors mid-week. It is a nice family place and the servings are huge especially for the price.
PROS: Size for price, courteous and friendly employees, usually really good ice cream
CONS: Poor inventory management, hygiene of employees, cleanliness of shop
Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Ice cream shop serves a selection of flavors and specializes in banana splits, ice cream cones and frozen yogurt at affordable prices.
Great Ice Cream – The servings provided are very generous for the price. In addition, the frozen yogurt and the flavors which you can choose from are numerous. My favorite is the Cinnamin Apple! The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream along with the Mint Chocolate Chip are highly recommended!
Sweet Treats at Sweet Retreat – Sweet Retreat is a great place to get great ice cream---the Marble Butterscotch and Heathbar Krunch are to die for. Sweet Retreat is also great in helping out in fund raisers for Oak Ridge Elementary.
Cheap and Cheerful – I LOVE icecream. I ask my boyfriend to take me for icecream at least twice a week. We decided to take a ride to this place which is off the beaten bath for us. We were THRILLED we did. The icecream is the best and I finally found a coconut/pineaple icecream to die for. Another treat was the price. You can't get any cheaper. The price we paid for two waffle cones, one with one scoop and one with two scoops of icecream; you can't pay that in Los Gatos for ONE waffle cone. We met a gentleman there eating a bananna split for under $4.00. He said it was his dinner and he could eat it for breadfast, lunch and dinner. He visits there ALL the time. You have to try the icecream. YUMMY!
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