At last, downtown Sacramento’s only ice cream shop is open for business.
Cornflower Creamery held its grand opening celebration over the weekend at 1013 L Street, in what used to be Cafe Roma. The walls got a fresh coat of neutral paint, but otherwise, the interior looks about the same.
Today, Cornflower was scooping 11 ice creams and five sorbets in sizes costing $2.50-$5. As promised, Cornflower’s “farm-to-scoop” experience features ingredient-driven modern flavors, such as walnut oil, baklava, lavender plum and strawberry balsamic. I tasted—ahem—a few, and recommend the salted caramel peanut brittle with caramel swirl. A mouthful in name, yes, and also a mouthful of velvety-smooth ice cream with bursts of salty-sweet crunch.
Cornflower also boasts a full espresso bar—utilizing Temple beans—and sells Bella Bru pastries and housemade to-go sandwiches and salads.
Most excitingly, Cornflower is open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Hello, nighttime cravings that can finally be satisfied.