My Vienna Gelato and Coffee
If Pretty Woman taught us anything, the scrutiny by Beverly Hills sales girls can be soul-sucking. To combat the retail fatigue, head to MY VIENNA Gelato and Coffee for a quick caffeine pick-me-up and well-deserved sugar rush as you bounce from boutique to boutique.
The gelatos come in a variety of house-made flavors, both perennial customer favorites as well as seasonal offerings that rotate on and off the menu. Overall, the custard base has a rich, smooth texture, and each of the flavors is balanced, strong and clean.
There are certainly a lot of solid choices, but for me, highlights included: the award-winning and rich chocolate and hazelnut nocchiolone; the raspberry and black currant, both of which were lip-puckeringly juicy and tart; and the European cookies with its decadent chocolate/hazelnut notes and crunchy chocolate dipped biscotti crumbles. The seasonal blackberry basil was also refreshingly great but if you’re not a fan of basil you might want to skip it.
In addition to gelato, MY VIENNA Gelato and Coffee offers Julius Meinl coffee (a Vienna favorite) as well as pastries and sandwiches. MY VIENNA Gelato and Coffee is located at 9461 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA. For more information, visit myviennagelato.com