Must-See Cobble Hill
by Kiki Olafimihan, Caroline Peck and Kevin Ryans, 08/10/2012
Blue Marble Ice Cream. Photo: Alex Lopez
Blue Marble Ice Cream
196 Court St., 718-858-0408
The Chocolate Room
269 Court St., 718-246-2600
Cool off with a chocolate-caramel swirl in a pretzel cone at Blue Marble Ice Cream. The shop offers classic flavors like strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, as well as more experimental options like cinnamon and root beer—but the focus is on organic ingredients, and there are unconventional toppings available for the adventurous (balsamic vinegar or espresso shot, anyone?). Those who prefer their treats semisweet, however, can satisfy their cravings at The Chocolate Room. This deliciously indulgent boutique and dessert café is dripping with everything chocolate, from fondue meals served with pineapple and pound cake to brownies, puddings, sorbets and chocolate-covered marshmallows. Enjoy a moist slice of the decadent triple-layer blackout cake, or slowly sip on the signature hot chocolate, infused with Madagascar vanilla. And don't worry about feeling guilty afterward (or too guilty, anyway): the pastry chefs use only all-natural ingredients.