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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
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Ice-cream

If you love to try new flavors, this is the place for you. The first time I visited, I had Raspberry and blood orange sorbet which was delicious. The second time I had Lemon Mascarpone Sorbet which I didn't really like. It did not have the lemony tangy punch of lemon that I was expecting. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
saumya198
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you love to try new flavors, this is the place for you. The first time I visited, I had Raspberry and blood orange sorbet which was delicious. The second time I had Lemon Mascarpone Sorbet which I didn't really like. It did not have the lemony tangy punch of lemon that I was expecting. However most of the flavors... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is very small, there are a few places to sit, a bech outside and a beautiful little park across from the store in the Palmer square area. There is parking in the street with meters and a parking garage down the street. They have gelato, ice cream, cupcakes and milkshakes and other drinks. Cash Only business and two... More 

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Jersey City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We are a family of four and everyone was happy with their choices. I was very happy with dark chocolate, apricot, mango. There was a huge line but it melted fast and we could enjoy the delicious icecream. The young staff serving inside were awesome and efficient. However they do not stay open till 10pm as they mention on their... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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MA
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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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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?