15 of the Best Ice Cream Shops Around the World

Get your daily dose of sweetness from NYC, London, Seoul, Bangkok and beyond.

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For those who don’t already know, July is National Ice Cream Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than to indulge in cute ice cream photos? Starting from New York and California all the way to Thailand and Melbourne, we’ve rounded up some of the best soft serves around the world. Scroll down to take a world ice cream tour, and let us know which one you want to visit the most.

New York City

Soft Swerve


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Located in the Soho area of the city, Soft Swerve is an Instagram-lover’s dream – this spot offers Asian-inspired flavors like ube purple yam and Hong Kong milk tea, and you can also choose to have your ice cream served on top of a cup cake.

Tipsy Scoop

Tipsy Scoop is for a Friday night. Combining your favorite dessert with booze, this spot offers menus like Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Bean Bourbon.


Kawaii Kitty Cafe


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If you’re a big fan of cats, this kitty cafe is for you. Not only can you pet cute furry friends that you can also choose to adopt, but you can also enjoy the store’s famous treats including cotton candy, cookies and cream and cake batter. Make sure to make a reservation at the store’s website before you visit.

Los Angeles, California

Little Damage

Located in downtown LA, Little Damage is known for its ice cream flavors served in a chic charcoal cone. For those who are in Singapore, the store has recently opened a spot on Orchard Road.

Vancouver, Canada

720 Sweets & Etc.

You know a cup of ice cream is Insta-worthy when there’s dry ice smoke coming out from it. In addition to its Vancouver location, 720 Sweets & Etc. is also available at Burnaby, Edmonton, and Beijing, China.

London, U.K.

Milk Train Cafe


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Located at Covent Garden in London, Milk Train is well known for its cloudy treats – a combination of cotton candy and ice cream cone. Signature flavors range from Popcorn & Caramel to Cookies & Cream.

Soft Serve Society

These Instagrammable soft serves come in flavors with fun names like “What’s Popping?” and “Oh Snap!” You can also have your ice cream served on top of a smoothie for an ice cold drink this summer.

Barcelona, Spain

Eyescream and Friends

A global franchise located in cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Singapore, Eyescream and Friends calls itself the “coolest ice cream in town.” These cute monster friends are available in flavors ranging from mango to cheesecake.

Tokyo, Japan

Eddy’s Ice Cream

These character ice cream menus are the dessert of your dreams. With two locations in Harajuku, Tokyo and Hawai’i, you can add some of your favorite toppings to your ice cream cone, from a flamingo to unicorn.

Seoul, South Korea



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Today’s cones for Hongdae Store! We try mixing up our cones whenever we get new ideas so some cones come and go! Except for my favorite cone no.20 because I munch on those all the time ? Nutty almond bits and dark chocolate just work so well together!! My babies only eat oreo and strawberry+chocolate cones?? . . 오늘 홍대점 준비된 콘! ? 아이디어가 떠오를 때 마다 바뀌어서 언제 없어질 지 모른다는게 함정 ㅋㅋ 개인적 최애콘20번은 없어지지 않습니다~제가 먹어야 하거든요~고소하게 구운 아몬드에 다크초코와 바삭한 콘은 환상조합! 우리 옵티는 오레오콘, 셜록은 딸기초코콘만 먹지요~?? . #와플콘 #디저트

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Located in the Sinsa district and Hongdae area of Seoul, Bistopping is different from any other ice cream store. Instead of focusing on creating a unique ice cream flavor, the store creates over-the-top waffle cones which you can choose from. Add various toppings to create your own special dessert menu.

Hong Kong

Emack & Bolio’s

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Emack & Bolio’s

A chain founded in Boston in 1975, Emack & Bolio’s is now located in various places worldwide, including Hong Kong. For National Ice Cream Month, the store, with three locations in the city, is featuring a daily Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. the entire month of July. Signature flavors include Chocolate Mousse and Peanut Butter Oreo.


The Lost Bread


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Searching for your next favorite ice cream?? Find it at #TheLostBread (?: @tinavcruz)

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Get your daily dose of sugar at The Lost Bread, where you can snack on the shop’s signature blue vanilla soft serve. You can create your own cup or cone, or choose from the menu with selections like Summer Camp S’Mores and Strawberry Tropical Crunch.


Unicorn Cafe


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Unicorn Cafe since 2012 ??????? No branch No franchise Only in Bangkok We have Zone A & Zone B. Official website : https://www.unicorncafebkk.com Thailand Sathorn 8 Bangkok bts Chongnonsi Open 12.00 – 20.00 WALK-IN ONLY NO RESERVATION. You can get waiting queue at cashier in our cafe. Thank you very much. Close on every Mondays Call +66(0)86 397 9262 LINE: unicorncafe E-mail: unicornbkk@hotmail.com Fan Page: Unicorn Cafe IG: unicornbrand Unicorn Café is located on Sathorn Road of Bangkok, Thailand.Via BTS : (Bangkok Sky Train) 1. BTS Chong-Non –Si Station , Exit 2. 2. Walk towards Sathon Road then turn left for Sathorn Soi 8. (There is a 7/11 shop in front of Sathorn Soi 8.) 3. Enter Sathorn Soi 8 for 50 metres. 4. Unicorn cafe will be at the first corner Parking area : 1. Enter Sathon soi 8 for 50 metres. 2. Sathorn Corner Car park is right next to Unicorn Café. (40 Baht per hour) #unicorncafe #unicorn #rainbow #glitter #pony #cake #dessert #travel #horse #my little pony Cr. Customer review Unicorn Cafe 44/1 Soi Sathon 8, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand +66 86 397 9262 https://goo.gl/maps/JGE3CMX4pbG2

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A well-known spot for its unicorn theme, this place is a rainbow lover’s paradise. While the menu spans from crepe cakes to chicken and cheeseburgers, try their waffle, toast or cheese pie which all come with pink and blue soft ice cream.

Melbourne, Australia

Aqua S


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Ice cream first, gym after ????‍♀️

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With the idea of serving sea salt soft serve coming from Okinawa, Japan, Aqua S is all about creating ice cream that is fun, innovative and exquisite. Their flavor selections span from red bean to watermelon pear.

Ice Cafe Venezia


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Plain and simple but definitely unbeatable – Spaghetti Eis! ????

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Talk about guilty pleasure – Ice Cafe Venezia serves ice cream in a bowl filled with syrup, biscuits and other toppings. If you’re looking to have ice cream as a full meal, try out their Spaghettieis, a German spaghetti-shaped ice cream.

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