Emack & Bolio’s -> Pinkberry?
Seems as if Emack & Bolio’s has been closed for a week or so… Rumors “swirling” around that it may become a Pinkberry.
With that being said, I’m ashamed to release today’s “reader contribution” (an ice cream review from last September). I was going to wait for a nice hot day to publish it. See review after the jump.
See nostalgic Emac review after the jump…
(“never used review” continued…)
The Review that never happened
Hoboken411 asked me to give what was once Mola Coffee a looksie. This should be my shortest ‘restaurant’ review because it’s ONLY ice cream. What could go wrong?
I walked over to Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream 517 Washington Street – and immediately had a sense of relief – a friendly look, not over the top – with interesting flavors and many non-fat and low-fat options. Plus the prices were reasonable. I ordered a waffle cone with Latte-Espresso Chip (non-fat) and Caramel Pecan (low carb). Both flavors were delicious. The ice cream itself is excellent.
That all said – this ice cream needed to be colder. The shopkeeper had a hard time getting it to stay in a cone to begin with (which I didn’t understand) and after I insisted (I didn’t want a picture of ice cream in a cup afterall) – I realized why they didn’t want to put it in a cone. It was not frozen enough. Since I was to be eating the ice cream on my way back to work (outside in the heat) it was a particular problem. Even armed with plenty of napkins and eating at twice my usual ice cream eating pace I made something of a mess.
I’m not sure if they were having trouble with their freezers or what – but the ice cream is good enough to warrant a second try. I have eaten at other Emack & Bolio’s stores and never had a problem (not sure if ever on a very warm day though).
Wanted to refresh the old Mola Coffee posting now that I managed to snap a photo of the updated sign. In addition, two men were meddling with the “Porno Moose” sign out front.
This is a favorite spot for many Hoboken residents.
This Emack & Bolio’s sign has been up in Mola Coffee’s window for a few months now.
The Emack & Bolio’s website indicates a Hoboken location is “coming soon”.
A 2-minute inquiry with one of the girls working there resulted in a chuckle from both her and even a couple people lounging on the couches. I guess this is an ongoing thing. I don’t frequent Mola, so I didn’t have a clue. But the girl at the counter indicated that this has been going on for quite a few months, and it’s pending some permits (thanks again Hoboken). The conversion to an Emack & Bolio’s store could take place as soon as a few weeks, or as long as six months.
But it’d be interesting to see if the Zagat ratings are correct. Has anyone tried their ice cream? They have 15 locations already across 11 states, so I’d imagine they’re pretty good.
—– 4/20/2006 ——
Description – Café – Colombian.
Services – Café, coffee, pastries, Colombian specialties,Art
Address – 517 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 659-4243