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A Sweet Spot in Aspen - Paradise Bakery and Cafe

Angela Shy's picture

Paradise Bakery and Cafe and in Aspen, COParadise Bakery and Cafe in Aspen, CO“Who's gelato?”, you might be asking, well gelato is Italy's version of ice cream. Gelato tends to be lower in butterfat content, slightly lower in sugar content and the freezing process is a bit different so I like to call them cousins. All I knew at that point is that my love for sugar had reached a new pinnacle and I was GRATEFUL! I honestly can't remember where I was the first time I tried gelato but I do remember one specific place that I tried it and I have gone back many times over the years just to get another taste. Where? The “Paradise Bakery & Cafe'”.

My folks and I stumbled upon this little piece of paradise one sunny afternoon in Aspen, CO and we have gone back quite often over the years. Just two weeks ago while visiting Aspen with my family I made sure to stop in for a cone. As always it was DELICIOUS! What was even more special is that they make the gelato there! I had a double scoop with two different flavors, Alpine Strawberry and Chocolate Fudge Brownie, in a waffle cone! Yum Yum!!

The Paradise Bakery & Cafe' is located at 320 Galena St. and is a fantastic place to stop for that sweet treat you might be craving. They are open Monday-Sunday, 7am-10pm and though I live a few hours away it is so nice to know that I have a place to go when my stomach is calling out! The staff is friendly and focused on great service... they often have samples of the snacks they are cooking up in the kitchen and also offer a selective menu so those yearning for something other than sugar can get the fix they need as well. That piece of paradise helps me feel not so far from home by dishing up delectable delights that remind me of when I was young. What a great thing!! Be sure to stop in when your in town!