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The Bent Spoon

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
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35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
609.924.2368
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hip is the word!

Ok so not my favorite ice cream place - but then you don't go here for ice creams. You are here for the creative world of sorbets, with a very pleasant and high energy staff. Hip culture is here- breaks the stereotype people come with to Princeton. Small place expect a line and try the Mango!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
nik k
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Princeton, New Jersey
via mobile
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  • Late Night
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok so not my favorite ice cream place - but then you don't go here for ice creams. You are here for the creative world of sorbets, with a very pleasant and high energy staff. Hip culture is here- breaks the stereotype people come with to Princeton. Small place expect a line and try the Mango!

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Bent Spoon is not your average ice cream joint. The owner works with local farmers and the ingredients are very fresh. The flavors pop and you don't need a huge portion to be satisfied. Love it. Need to go there now.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

NJ Honey, Blood Orange, Passionfruit and Triumph Stout were our choices today. Size small ice cream with 2 flavors is plenty. The Bent Spoon is right in the middle of where you want to be for a relaxing walk in Princeton after your snack.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great ice creme, quality ingredients, hot chocolate in winter is a great experience. Try it. Always consistently great!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have had artisan ice cream and gelato all over the world, and I can easily say this is the best in NJ. Super local ingredients, great service and probably the best hot chocolate we've ever had in the US. Worth a trip to Princeton from NYC or Philly just to get some gelato and sit in Palmer Square on... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The ever-changing flavors of ice-creams and sorbets are exploding with taste and freshness --smooth hazelnut, Jersey fresh nectarine, even purple shiso in summer! The banana whip (100% banana, no other ingredient) is divine. Save room for the decadent sea salt caramel brownies which, fortunately, come in very tiny portions.

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Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been to The Bent Spoon many times and have never left disappointed. They always have interesting choices and use local ingredients when they can. If family or friends come to visit we know to take them here!

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angelampowell
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Such a wonderful spirit in this little tiny ice cream shop. We have the pleasure of waiting in a line in which we don't mind to get thee best tasting ice cream on this side of the East Coast. WE are able to taste all flavors going and coming. Ummmmmmm Good!

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Burlington, Vermont
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153 reviews 153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Small, quirky shop with the best gelato and ice cream. You are guaranteed to encounter the most quirky, unusual flavors in the world, and I promise all of them will be delicious. Don't forget, it's cash only. (This always annoys me anywhere I encounter it. I always assume that its because the owners are too greedy to pay CC processing... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

A favorite place of mine in Princeton. Small, quirky shop with the best gelato...word of warning, cash only.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609.924.2368

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?