La Copa Loca

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La Copa Loca
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For those who don't have the stamina for the snaking line at Bi-Rite Creamery, this tiny, family-owned gelateria just a block away is an excellent alternative. The Mission gelato and crepe shop is helmed by Mauro Pislor, an Italian transplant with a long history in ice cream. You'll find fruity, tart and spicy flavors here, including coconut, Nutella, blood orange, cinnamon and kiwi. (Bonus: dark chocolate and vanilla SOY gelato!) Add whipped cream, chocolate sauce and caramel for another buck. If you're feeling extra indulgent, go for one of the house specialties like the Cassata Siciliana (pistachio gelato covered in a chocolate gelato dome, candied fruit and meringue mousse) and La Copa Loca (kiwi, strawberry and vanilla gelato topped with fresh kiwi, banana, strawberry and whipped cream).

By: Lauren Sheber


Venue name: La Copa Loca
Address: 3150 22nd St
San Francisco

Opening hours: Mon 1pm-9pm, Tue-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm
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