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Little Damage

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors Downtown Historic Core
3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Little Damage
Photograph: Courtesy Little Damage

Time Out says

The ice cream spot that broke the internet with its "goth" black soft-serve, Little Damage is swirling inventive flavors such as almond charcoal (a rich, dark grey or black color), red beet and Unicorn Tears (a turquoise-colored vanilla) in cones dyed black with activated charcoal. The family-owned, all-organic shop also offer a mango-sticky rice dairy-free option.



Address: 700 S Spring St
Los Angeles
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3 out of 5 stars

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The ever famous black activated soft serve ice cream! I always see a line out the door for this place and see this place on my way to and from work every day.

I was near by for dinner on a sunday night and luckily, little damage didn't have anyone! I caved and wanted to try this place just to say I did.  It was nice though they were able to let you sample different flavors.  I ended up with the Mexican chocolate soft serve.

The customer service seemed to be lacking as the staff member didn't seem like she wanted to be there.  I did enjoy the soft serve but for $6, it's a bit steep for activated charcoal ice cream.

Little Damage's dramatic, black ice cream cones have been all over the internet lately. They are definitely photogenic. I was surprised to find that even at 1:00 a.m. on a weeknight there was a fairly long line, people coming in right before closing, and people taking their Instagram photos of the cones out on the street.

The flavors have names like Unicorn Tears, those which you have no idea what it is supposed to taste like. The cones are colored black from activated charcoal. There are plenty of patterned black, white and neon spots to take your cone shots. The employees wear tshirts saying, "I licked it so it's mine". 

We tried the Dark Cinns, a thick and creamy soft serve which looks like poured concrete. I am guessing it might be black sesame. While the texture was rich and decadent, I have no memory of the taste. The waffle cone was crunchy and delicious and the toppings add to the texture and look. We chose a crunchy almond topic which gets sprinkled on top of the cone.