Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Cobble Hill

by Kiki Olafimihan, Caroline Peck and Kevin Ryans, 08/10/2012

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  • 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.

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