Wanted some dessert after a recent lunch in San Mateo & Romolo’s was closed (Monday) so a quick search for “ice cream shops San Mateo” yielded Honey Berry at 165 E. 4th Ave.
Found some references to it being a franchise operation. Apparently this one opened in December 2012 (has been a couple of different marginally successful bubble tea shops).
The roti buns and gelato sounded good plus they make an affogato. So off we went… Walked in and checked out the gelato selection. Maybe a dozen flavors including hazelnut, coffee and coconut (didn’t really pay attention to the other flavor because when I see coffee ice cream or gelato I home in like a guided missile).
Didn’t want anything huge so ordered an affogato with coffee gelato and a cream cheese yogurt chip roti. We were pleasantly surprised when our order numbers were called. Nice little black tray with stylish white serving dishes/cups. Espresso is served separately from the gelato in its’ own little heart-shaped cup so you can pour it over or just drink it.... Gelato was garnished with 2 Pocky sticks. Roti bun hot, light, fluffy and not too sweet.
The menu includes 3 flavors of roti, several types of of sundae types of things involving thick toast, gelato & fruit and the same with waffles I think plus milk tea/bubble tea.
My order hit the spot for me. I will definitely return…