Lush Gelato @ Yoogle in Mountain View
Yoogle is a fro-yo place on Castro Street in Mountain View, right across the street from Gelato Classico. They started selling Lush Gelato from Berkeley a few months ago. I went by today to check it out. The flavors of Lush Gelato in the freezer case today include:
ricotta lemon zest
oatmeal stout & chocolate chunks
earl grey tea
banana salt & caramel
brown sugar rum
blackberry cabernet sorbet
2 scoops = $3.25
3 scoops = $4.50
4 scoops = $5.50
cake cone: add 25 cents
sugar cone: add 25 cents
waffle cone: add 50 cents
As you can see, Yoogle is stocking the "safe" flavors. No Cowgirl Creamery Fromage Blanc. No Redwood Hill Farm Chevre and Medjool Dates. No Olive Oil with Strawberry Jam and Black Pepper.
Anyway, they are generous with the size of their samples and don't mind if you go through a bunch before ordering. I sampled several flavors and went with the Madagascar vanilla and Mexican chocolate. The gelato is OK: there is nothing about the texture or flavors that really blew me away.
One downside: Yoogle has no espresso machine, so they can't make a proper affogato. Maybe next time I'll get a take-out shot of espresso from Red Rock down the street and bring it in.
In terms of ambiance, the place is a day-care center.