UYU Ice Cream is a new dessert shop on 433 Abbott St., Gastown beside Prado Cafe and Tacomio. Similar to Soft Peaks, UYU Ice Cream uses only organic milk and local ingredients. Their flavors changes weekly. Sometimes you will get Earl Grey Tea with Vanilla and have a London Fog twist cone. Other days you will get Vietnamese Coffee and Matcha Green Tea.
UYU offers a variety of toppings like freeze dried fruits like oranges, strawberry, raspberry, other berries; nuts, granola and sunflower seeds. They also have other more unique items like black sesame powder.
I like that they aren’t going down the whole Fruit Loops, sugar high rush type condiments.
There are only two items on their menu: 1. soft serve ice cream 2. ice cream bars. Why complicate matters?!
UYU Ice Cream Prices:
- $4.75 One Topping
- $5.50 Two Topping
- $5.75 Three Topping
Drizzle is complimentary for every order.
Vietnamese Coffee soft serve ice cream with freeze dried raspberry, black sesame powder and black currant drizzle. There was a nice balance of coffee flavors to milk. The black currant drizzle was delicious and not too sweet.
So how does it compare to Soft Peaks Ice Cream? UYU is slightly sweeter. Both are creamy and rich. I liked that they offer completely different toppings and flavors. Why compete when you can have both?
I can just see a whole new purpose of going to Spin Class at Eastwood. Better make it a double!
UYU Ice Cream is designed by Campos Leckie Studio (the smal folks that brought you Small Victory Bakery). Clean, minimalist space focused on geometric designs. It is chic and modern.
There are no tables or seats at UYU. Grab your ice cream to go unless you don’t mind sitting on the window sill.
UYU Ice Cream
Cuisine: Dessert, Soft Serve, Ice Cream
Mon 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
433 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3