A friend and I met up to chat, hang out, and enjoy the glorious weather earlier this week. We usually meet up for a glass of wine. However, we decided on ice cream instead. 90 degrees in Pittsburgh in April? You have to go for the ice cream.
With my friend’s adorable Airedale Terrier puppy in tow, we set off. Oh Yeah! Ice Cream and Coffee Co. is located at 232 S Highland Ave, in Shadyside. The place is definitely quirky. I left my friend and her pup outside to snag a table (they have 3 or 4 nice tables that sit back a bit from S Highland) and I headed inside.
I had been to Oh Yeah! before – however, the place can still be a bit intimidating. As you enter, there is a huge chalkboard listing ‘mix ins’ for your ice cream. They literally have everything, including weird stuff like basil and wasabi peas and nostalgic/cool stuff like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. My pal had asked me to order her up a small sugar free vanilla with pumpkin pie spice and I quickly decided on a fruit smoothie. The place boasts dairy and non-dairy options (as well as sugar free options). Pretty neat. I do not believe the Oh Yeah! ice cream is made in house but seems of high quality.
As they mix everything in for you right there at the counter, the line can get a little backed up. Yet, soon enough our ice cream was ready (not super cheap, I believe $8 or $9 for our small order) and I even snagged an organic dog treat (50 cents) for the pooch waiting outside.
The ice cream was enjoyed at an outdoor table with plentiful girlie convo.
The only problem with Oh Yeah! is that I can’t help but feel I am missing out on some awesome flavor combo every time I go there. I peruse the board for awhile and then order something lame, like a pineapple/strawberry smoothie (you could customize your smoothie with different fruit and liquid options). Sigh. Yet, a girl (woman) behind me in line actually starting doing a dance when she found out they had her favorite ‘birthday cake’ ice cream. This leads me to believe the place could possess addictive qualities if I can strike the right mix combo. Just another reason to head back there soon.