After an obligatory visit to the Santa Monica Pier (as one of my birthday presents), my husband and I decided to take a walk down Broadway. It was then we stumbled upon Stickhouse
the Italian gelato cafe. The Sottile family started making gelato in Torino, Italy in 1972 and haven't stopped since! Using high quality ingredients, gelato is microcrystalized to make it pure without adding any air. The result: a thick, flavorful gelato served
on a stick. But this isn't where the fun stops! Fruit Sorbettos and creamy gelato bars abound in this tiny Santa Monica storefront. At $4.50 a pop, this gelato is well worth the price. Try a raspberry, blackberry, black currant, cherry, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon,
mango, peach, pomegranate, or watermelon if you're up for a fruity treat. Creamy flavors include almond, avocado, chocolate, coconut, coffee, hazelnut, licorice, mint, pistahcio, and of course vanilla. Get the bar dipped in rich milk, dark, or white chocolate,
then add coconut, almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios. If it's coffee you need Stickhouse has a delicious Ethiopian blend for $4. We love Stickhouse and you will too! Stickhouse 223 Broadway, Santa Monica (424) 744-8531 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9:00 a.m.-10:00
p.m. Fri/Sat: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.