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Kem CoBa – Delectable ice cream in Mile-End

SnackHappy Aug 3, 2011 07:34 AM

This tiny new ice cream place on Fairmount in Mile-End is so good and the people there are so nice. I think it deserves its own thread.

I've been there twice in the last week, and I've loved every flavour i've tried. The peanut ice cream is like frozen peanut punch. Not heavy and very flavourful. The almond ice cream is wonderful. Hibiscus is delightful and refreshing. The current soft serve offering is coconut and mango. It's also very good.

Really I can't find fault with this place. If you're in the area, you should give it a try. I wish them great success and hope they'll be around for a long time.

Address, opening hours and other info are available on their facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kem-Co...

See here for previous discussion of Kem CoBa on the Restaurant Openings thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7559...

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    nikkori RE: SnackHappy Aug 3, 2011 08:38 AM

    Thanks for starting this thread. The place is really lovely - such kind staff, good ice-cream, pleasant set-up.

    Their ice-cream selection is relatively small, leaning more toward fruit and tea/chai flavours. All of the "hard" ice-creams (which aren't very hard - more like gelato) and sorbets are sourced from Hâvre-aux-Glaces, I believe, and someone said that Kem Coba is co-owned by one of the Hâvre honchos.

    While Hâvre-aux-Glaces ice-cream is some of the best in the city - probably THE best, if you prefer "pure" flavours over chocolate-bar-like delights - for me Kem Coba's highlight is the soft-serve. It's home-made artisanal soft-serve, always two flavours available, which change every week or two. They're basically optimized for a twist - ie, get a cone with both. Almond/sour cherry, orange-banana/70% chocolate, etc etc. Every time I've had it, it's been just magnificent.

    Prices are OK - not as cheap as Ripples or as generous at Bilboquet but still good value for excellent ice-cream.

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    1. Food Tourist RE: SnackHappy Aug 3, 2011 03:38 PM

      Last week, I had just enjoyed a hibiscus sorbet at Havre and then went to buy bagels at Fairmount when I discovered this place next door. On my must-eat list next visit.

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        marblebag RE: SnackHappy Aug 5, 2011 10:02 AM

        The male co-owner used to work for Havres and co-developed all the flavors that are common. Their lime-mint sorbet is only missing the alcohol you could bring yourself for a sidewalk mojito.

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          mtlmaven RE: marblebag Aug 19, 2011 09:33 PM

          Wow! I had the lime-mint sorbet as well as the mango sorbet and both were delicious. You're right the lime-mint was only missing alcohol. The mango tasted so authentically mango. Really good stuff. It was our first time there and I can't wait to go back and try out the other flavours.

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            hala RE: marblebag Sep 11, 2011 08:46 AM

            Ah, an idea for a float:)

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            Maximilien RE: SnackHappy Aug 5, 2011 10:25 AM

            The only issue with Kem CoBa is that it's just too damn close to home ...

            I have no excuse for not going!

            Life is hard!

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              foodie_mtl RE: Maximilien Aug 5, 2011 11:24 AM

              My only issue is that it's too damn far!
              sigh...

              ps: their almond milk and sour cherry soft serve was out of this world!

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                ios94 RE: foodie_mtl Aug 7, 2011 07:03 PM

                Tried the coconut-mango soft serve, it was stupendous and I'm not even a big fan of fruit ice cream flavors.

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              skwongmontreal RE: SnackHappy Aug 17, 2011 06:18 PM

              Just tried it as well after a bagel pick up. It is the best soft serve I have ever had!!!! He said he changes it every two weeks I cannot wait to taste the next special. This week it is blueberry honey. Havre aux Glaces is still great but its nice to try something new like the soft serve. And you are right the service is incredibly friendly and personable which adds a nice touch. Will most likely become a regular here for the remainder of my pregnancy. Does anyone know if it is only open in the summer of it is a year round place?

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                williej RE: skwongmontreal Aug 18, 2011 08:11 PM

                Do they have frozen yogurt?

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                  SnackHappy RE: williej Aug 18, 2011 09:18 PM

                  Nope. The only have ice cream and sorbet.

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                    mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Aug 21, 2011 11:55 AM

                    I agree they deserve their own thread-loved the range of flavours from green tea, hibiscus, peanut and honey (tried a sample and have to say was surpised that I like it, something like light peanut butter) and the soft flavour today was blueberry and honey. The flavour changes tomorrow. I had bilboquet mango topped by lemon in old port yesterday but this soft icecream of Kem KoBa was my favourite. Although there were signs outside I drove right by it so not easy to see maybe because of size. It is in location sandwiched between wilenskys and fairmont bagel but I was the only customer in sight. Hopefully some of the lineups at bagel place will meander over to icecream place for dessert!

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                      OliverB RE: mangoannie Aug 21, 2011 01:35 PM

                      The blueberry/honey soft serve was easily the best ice cream I've had all summer.

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                        ios94 RE: OliverB Aug 21, 2011 05:06 PM

                        I've been twice (both occasions on Friday evenings) in the past month and both times there was a line up with more than a few people milling around the street enjoying their ice cream.

                        Yes, the blueberry honey was very good but I don't think it bead the mango/coconut from a few weeks ago.

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                          cherylmtl RE: ios94 Aug 28, 2011 08:25 PM

                          But do either beat out this week's - dark chocolate and raspberry? Tried the place for the first time yesterday, and I plan to go back often...

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                            ios94 RE: cherylmtl Aug 28, 2011 09:03 PM

                            Sweet! I will do my best to get there and try it.

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                              chefjeannine RE: cherylmtl Aug 29, 2011 06:56 AM

                              I'd say it's a tie between the dark choco/raspberry and blueberry/honey. It has come to the point where I plan to go back every 2 weeks so I can try all the soft serve flavours. I've become a Kem CoBa groupie.

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                                BLM RE: chefjeannine Aug 29, 2011 01:20 PM

                                Maybe we can use this thread, for someone to post the new soft-serve flavour at Kem CoBa that comes out every two weeks. This week it's still dark chocolate/raspberry or there's a new soft-serve flavour?

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                                  sweettoothMTL RE: BLM Aug 29, 2011 01:44 PM

                                  I would appreciate if people updated the new flavours, yes. I looked for them on Twitter, but did not find them. That would have been an ideal way for them to update their flavours.

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                                    Glaff RE: sweettoothMTL Aug 29, 2011 03:00 PM

                                    It's here every week : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kem-CoB...

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                                      marblebag RE: Glaff Aug 30, 2011 06:39 AM

                                      I'm told they will have a contest every 2 weeks where they will post on Monday (their day off) pictures of the new flavors and X people can win a free cone of the soft serve if they guess correctly.

                                      They don't have a twitter account but Patrice Demers sent a tweet about them. Search for him or "Kem CoBa".

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                                        ios94 RE: marblebag Sep 3, 2011 03:40 PM

                                        If you haven't tried the Raspberry/Choc soft serve yet, run and go NOW!! I'm addicted to this place.

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                            chilipepper RE: OliverB Sep 5, 2011 08:48 PM

                            Agreed - blueberry tasted so fresh, better than the mango IMO but of course, now I have to hurry and try the raspberry lickety-split, so to speak...

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                              mangoannie RE: chilipepper Sep 6, 2011 05:36 PM

                              had the chocolate-raspberry, it was good but not my favourite so far but never keen on chocolate ice cream, new flavour to try for the soft cone:

                              apple + cinnamon

                              kind of seasonal it seems for those who want to guess the flavour of the week so I m thinking pumpkin might be coming up as out in the country this past weekend noticed pumpkin patches are a growing! Although peaches are still abundant in markets....

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                                OliverB RE: mangoannie Sep 7, 2011 08:50 AM

                                awesome, that sounds amazing... is apple + cinnamon avail right now?

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                                  chilipepper RE: OliverB Sep 7, 2011 06:23 PM

                                  Went tonight at 9-ish to see if I could have one more lick of raspberry-chocolate - so good! - but they were closed for the day. Rats. :(

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                                    mangoannie RE: chilipepper Sep 8, 2011 03:45 PM

                                    closed on Mondays...New flavours posted on facebook each week
                                    mar - jeu : 12:00 - 20:00
                                    Ven - Sam : 12:00 - 22:00
                                    Dim : 12:00 - 20:00

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                                      BLM RE: mangoannie Sep 8, 2011 05:18 PM

                                      New flavours it's every 2 weeks, not every week.

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                                        chilipepper RE: mangoannie Sep 8, 2011 08:35 PM

                                        Ooh thanks for the hours. I guess it depends on the crowds - tonight I went close to 8:30 and there were still lots of people.

                                        It's still apple-cinnamon week! It's not so bad: bits of apple tang here and there, not much cinnamon, more sweet than anything. Blueberry still my fave!

                    2. SnackHappy RE: SnackHappy Sep 10, 2011 07:29 AM

                      Tried the apple-cinnamon soft serve last night, and found it just downright wonderful. Tasted like frozen apple pie. I plan on having it at least one more time before they change flavours. It's truly exceptional.

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                        Virgile RE: SnackHappy Sep 10, 2011 07:08 PM

                        I had the apple-cinnamon tonight and it was awesome.

                        I aslo tasted my girlfriends 2-scoops combination of 70% cocoa and peanut-honey and it was super good too.

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                        finefoodie55 RE: SnackHappy Sep 11, 2011 10:58 AM

                        Went last night and had a Green Tea / Vanilla cup it was fantastic !

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                          BLM RE: SnackHappy Sep 11, 2011 06:07 PM

                          Kem CoBa will continue staying open through fall/winter? Plenty of home-made ice cream places in Montreal close during these seasons(still a couple weeks of summer)..

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                            mangoannie RE: BLM Sep 11, 2011 06:15 PM

                            maybe ask on their facebook page but ice cream in the winter does not appeal to me.....they announced a new flavour of ice cream to try: lemony yogurt

                            https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kem-Co...

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                              marblebag RE: BLM Sep 12, 2011 01:31 PM

                              They plan to have cakes, brownies, baked goods and xmas logs.
                              The lemon yogurt is very good with the lime-mint flavor.

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                                mangoannie RE: marblebag Sep 12, 2011 06:48 PM

                                some hot chocolate or hot apple cider drinks would go nicely with the baked goods on a blustery day. How about roasted chestnuts or marshmallows as an extra treat.. Or even homemade flavoured marshmallows! Last winter they had fires in cans in old montreal and they sold cheaply branches and bags of marshmallows to roast, delicious! Christmas logs are a good idea maybe also individual portion size ones to enjoy on site. Guess we will have to wait and see, thats the fun of this cute place anticipating what comes next..

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                                  SnackHappy RE: mangoannie Sep 12, 2011 06:55 PM

                                  "to enjoy on site"

                                  I don't see how they could accommodate such a thing. There's no room in there for tables. A couple of stools maybe...

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                                    mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Sep 12, 2011 07:07 PM

                                    I would gladly take out my hot drink to the car along with the treats, but if no car could be a problem!

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                              maj54us RE: SnackHappy Sep 12, 2011 09:07 PM

                              Was not in chow's database. Now it is. after all they deserve to be on the map in their own thread.
                              Kem Coba
                              60, av. Fairmount Ouest
                              Montréal (QC) H2T 2M2

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                              Kem CoBa
                              60 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2M1, CA

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                                BLM RE: SnackHappy Sep 19, 2011 08:56 AM

                                All the Kem CoBa hard ice cream flavours are made on-site? It's not sourced from Havre aux Glaces.

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                                60 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2M1, CA

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                                  stak RE: SnackHappy Sep 20, 2011 05:55 PM

                                  The facebook page doesn't seem to have been updated since the soft-serve went back to...almond milk and sour cherry (griotte)! Back by popular demand, I guess. I missed it last time so was happy to be able to try it tonight. Delicious! Great combination of flavours.

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                                    mangoannie RE: stak Sep 21, 2011 04:00 PM

                                    I went today, and she said it was back by popular demand and I missed this flavour before so quite enjoyed it. There were quite a few people enjoying the hard ice cream including some tourists. Then I zipped over to Wilensky`s (circa 1932) for the first time ever for their deli special and a cherrypineapple milkshake-everything from another era even the prices. I think the three with the bagel place might increase business for each other although wilensky closes at 4pm.

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                                      mangoannie RE: mangoannie Oct 6, 2011 06:39 PM

                                      they are taking a break before the announcing the next flavour and fall products:

                                      We'll be on vacation from Monday, October 3 to October 18. We'll be back on October 18 to introduce to you our new line of delicious fall products. ...

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                                        mangoannie RE: mangoannie Oct 18, 2011 05:36 PM

                                        new date for opening is thursday: Please note that our official reopening will only be this Thursday, October 20, so we can complete the renovations we're doing to better serve you... ♥

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                                          mtlmaven RE: mangoannie Oct 18, 2011 05:56 PM

                                          Can't wait to come see you guys. Hopefully you'll have something fantastic to offer us for the upcoming colder months.

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                                            kpzoo RE: mangoannie Oct 18, 2011 06:56 PM

                                            Are you just reposting what the place posted on on Facebook or are you associated with Kem CoBa? Would be a good idea to clarify.

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                                            60 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2M1, CA

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                                              mangoannie RE: kpzoo Oct 19, 2011 05:09 PM

                                              not sure kp who you are referring to, but if me i reposted as dates had changed on facebook and wouldnt want anyone to turn up for no reason as a result of earlier post (I had turned up not knowing they had closed)! I think it is solely a couple operation.....I have been checking it out to find out the new flavour....but rest assured I have no contacts or connections in any of these businesses, just a customer like everybody else

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                                                SnackHappy RE: mangoannie Oct 19, 2011 05:28 PM

                                                kpzoo was replying to you, hence the "re: mangoannie" in the post.

                                                It's a good idea to use quotation marks when quoting other sources, It's also a good idea to give some context. mtlmaven replied to your post thinking that you were the spokesperson for Kem Coba.

                                                Another good idea to avoid any confusion in the thread is to avoid replying to the last poster when adding to a thread. If you're not specifically replying to a certain poster, you should use the "reply" button in the original post or the "Reply to original post" link right under the last post.

                                                Sorry for the posting lesson, but you seem to still be getting used to using Chowhound. Hope this helps you use the site better.

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                                      mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Oct 23, 2011 02:41 PM

                                      The hours are different, see fb and they now have small counter against window with stools. I brought home a green tea cake which has glaze and green marbling. It was delicious! They have other varieties, brownies, hot chocolate, cereal mix.

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                                        BLM RE: mangoannie Oct 23, 2011 06:43 PM

                                        So no ice cream whatsoever for the Fall- Winter at Kem CoBa?

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                                        60 Avenue Fairmount Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2M1, CA

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                                          wilmagrace RE: BLM Oct 23, 2011 07:12 PM

                                          they planned to keep the ice cream just add more products....

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                                          Shattered RE: mangoannie Oct 23, 2011 09:09 PM

                                          Here are the winter hours for those who have resisted the siren call of facebook:

                                          mercredi, 12h-18h; jeudi et vendredi, 12h-19h; samedi et dimanche, 12h-18h

                                          http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kem-CoB...

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                                          mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Dec 11, 2011 01:00 PM

                                          They seem to be thriving despite cold weather. I forgot to ask what is flavour of soft ice cream but did a tasting of the new clementine/passion fruit sorbet which was good. There are new flavours of cakes, guess they rotate and people were placing orders for their christmas logs which serve 8 (22$; ice cream, sorbet or combo of two, duo flavours and all attractively decorated). I had a small hot chocolate for $2; it was rich and delicious! Such a nice, friendly couple-- owner came around to open door as I had some parcels.

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                                            OliverB RE: mangoannie Dec 13, 2011 04:15 PM

                                            There's no more weekly soft serve until the spring unfortunately.

                                            It's just the sorbets and regular flavors for the winter season.

                                          2. TheSnowpea RE: SnackHappy Dec 13, 2011 04:11 PM

                                            Oh dear. Kem CoBa just announced on Facebook they are offering bûches de Noël, serving 6-8 people for 28$
                                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

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                                              mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Feb 12, 2012 01:35 PM

                                              Guess business not good enough in winter -- when I went to kem coba it was all papered up with small sign on door to come back for Easter period.

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                                                SnackHappy RE: mangoannie Feb 12, 2012 05:05 PM

                                                That was their plan all along. Close at Christmas and reopen for Easter. It's what they told me in the fall and what was announced on their Facebook page.

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                                                  mangoannie RE: SnackHappy Feb 12, 2012 05:22 PM

                                                  i posted it to save others inconvenience, there may be others not on facebook or checking facebook.

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                                                    chilipepper RE: mangoannie Feb 14, 2012 04:55 PM

                                                    Thanks for the heads-up. I'm not a Facebooker and appreciate the tip!

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                                                      BLM RE: chilipepper Oct 6, 2012 05:38 PM

                                                      So Kem CoBa is closed now(papered up). When do they re-open for new season?

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                                                        causeimhungry RE: BLM Oct 6, 2012 05:47 PM

                                                        They decided to take a little vacation because of the nearby construction. They will be back on November 7th but they are done serving their soft-serve for the year.

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                                                Radha2009 RE: SnackHappy Oct 7, 2012 05:16 AM

                                                I really want to try Kem-CoBa.
                                                I have tried a lot of ice creams, all over the world but I must say that to me nothing compares to the Chai sorbet at Havres at the Jean Talon market.
                                                It is just heavenly.

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                                                  JerkPork RE: SnackHappy Jul 9, 2013 11:57 AM

                                                  Kem Coba's soft serve these past few days was Strawberry/Cheesecake, simply amazing I don't think I had it in previous summers.

                                                  Unfortunately they just changed their flavor today, it's Madagascar Vanilla + Passion Fruit. I'm sure that will be just as good.

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                                                    foodie_mtl RE: JerkPork Jul 9, 2013 12:10 PM

                                                    Not only is the product amazing and consistent, but the owners are wonderful people. They remember us every time and greet every customer with a smile. I can't recommend this shop enough. Been there at least 10 times this summer and dreading the withdrawal this winter.

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                                                      marblebag RE: foodie_mtl Jul 10, 2013 05:13 AM

                                                      Yesterday, 8:30pm, line of 15 people including kids.

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                                                    JerkPork RE: SnackHappy Aug 8, 2013 07:26 PM

                                                    They are reopening tomorrow! Sweet

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                                                      chilipepper RE: SnackHappy Sep 28, 2013 01:37 PM

                                                      Go now!

                                                      @LaBoufferie: Kem Coba clôturera sa saison le 5 octobre! D'ici là, allez vous sucrer le bec et faire des réserves! #fermeture #été #crèmerie

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                                                        JerkPork RE: SnackHappy Jul 12, 2014 11:23 AM

                                                        I've been to Kem Coba a few times this summer, amazing as usual. I was recently there late last night at around 10PM and there was still a 15-20 min wait. I always try the soft serve but I passed for the first time last night as one of the flavors was Rose Water, I just don't like the taste of rose water, I'm sure it would have been subtle but I didn't bother. The other half was rasberry/lychee sorbet.

                                                        They seemed to have some new scoop flavors on the board, cheesecake being one of them which is what I tried. I'm always blown away by their flavors but the cheesecake didn't do it for me, there was a hint of something I wasn't crazy about but couldn't pinpoint it.

                                                        I'll await for their next twist.

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                                                          twinkie83 RE: JerkPork Jul 12, 2014 03:05 PM

                                                          try the soft serve. you don't really detect rose water. the most predominant note was the lychee for me. besides, you can always just get the sorbet.

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                                                            Fintastic RE: JerkPork Jul 12, 2014 09:46 PM

                                                            Last night at about nine the line must have been an hour long. Probably more. We waited for 20 minutes and only moved from in front of Fairmont bagels to mid-way across the alley. Out of control!

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                                                              williej RE: Fintastic Jul 13, 2014 05:21 PM

                                                              I agree. I tried to go in June. Not only was the line really long, but it was almost impossible to find anywhere to park. So I went to my second favorite Bo Bec on Laurier East, which had a long line but seemed to be quicker to get to the ice cream counter. Perhaps Kem Coba needs to think of gettting a bigger location?

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                                                                NickinMtl RE: williej Jul 13, 2014 06:21 PM

                                                                While it is further away, I've always found les Givrés to be a great alternative to Kem Coba. Never had to wait longer then 5 minutes there while passing in front of Kem Coba 15 minutes before, there was 25 persons in line.

                                                                And les Givrés also do soft serve sorbet, and the one I tasted there were as good, if not even better than the one at Kem Coba (if you catch their blueberry one, it's out of this world).

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                                                                  twinkie83 RE: williej Jul 13, 2014 08:28 PM

                                                                  kem coba only gets crowded in the evening on sunny days. during the day, it moves quite fast and during winter, it's pretty dead. location wise, it's fine. its more about the people that just can't decide what they want or take their sweet ass time. it's like havres aux glaces at jtm or bilboquet on bernard. people can't never make up their mind

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                                                                    Maximilien RE: williej Jul 14, 2014 04:16 AM

                                                                    I haven't been there at "peak" time; do they have a 3rd or 4th person helping them serve the ice cream and tend the cash ?

                                                                    Last year, they were 2 (sometimes 3) most of the time and that was why it took so long.

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                                                                      cherylmtl RE: Maximilien Jul 14, 2014 03:42 PM

                                                                      I was there Saturday afternoon, the line was fairly short (perhaps a 5-minute wait), with 2 people serving, along with the owner at the cash.

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                                                                        twinkie83 RE: Maximilien Jul 14, 2014 04:17 PM

                                                                        both owners are always there and they do have a 3rd person helping out. sometimes, they have a 4th one but that one is usually preparing ice cream and not serving customer. it really depends on the need but they usually have a 3rd person during peak time

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                                                                          cherylmtl RE: twinkie83 Jul 14, 2014 09:48 PM

                                                                          There were actually 5 there Saturday - one of the owners was preparing ice creams, along with someone else helping her - the most I have seen working there at any one time (and I don't think any more can comfortably fit there!)

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                                                                  frazs RE: SnackHappy Jul 15, 2014 11:47 AM

                                                                  One of their newest flavours is Pandan and it's crazy good. Hopefully still around, I visited late June/early July and they said it should be there for at least a month. (EDIT: only on weekends unless you're taking a whole pint!)

                                                                  It's based on these delicious green leaves that are used around Vietnam, Indonesia, etc. in desserts (Nonya on Bernard makes a crème brûle with it). Some people call them Asian vanilla, but chemically speaking, the flavour's actually the pleasant aroma you get in jasmine rice, basmati rice, and some types of white bread... except much stronger with no grain taste in the way, so it's really exquisite.

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