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“Visiting an old friend”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Joes

Ranked #1 of 14 Dessert in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Visiting an old friend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have known and visited Joes ice cream parlour for over 60 years. It has always been in the spot it is now and is an old tried and trusted friend. I remember Joe sitting in the shop on his high stool many many years ago and have watched the shop change over the years to what it is today. Joes ice cream is sold everywhere today, but I remember the days when to taste a Joes ice cream one had to pay a visit to the parlour. I still prefer the soft ice cream sold at the parlour than the hard ice cream sold in tubs at the Theatre or cinema.

Visited January 2013
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“Unique fab lush ice cream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We visit all of the joes ice cream establishments, St Helens, Mumbles and Parc Tawe. As with probably a lot of people from Swansea, i was taken there as a child for my ice cream and was hooked and its been a part of my life for many years and now my children love going there, we go rain or shine and when i was pregnant i craved the ice cream so had it every week lol.

My best concoction is a sundae with strawberry marshmallow and pear, they know exactly how i like it and i love it althogh you cant go wrong with plain or could just try it all. I have just heard that they are opening a shop in Cardiff which i dont think they should do because we should keep this little gem just for us and let people visit Joe's when they come.

I love you Joes

  • Visited January 2013
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“Best Ice Cream in Wales!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

A visit must if you are in and around Swansea on holiday, get a tub and sit on a bench on the sea frontand watch the world go by! Get a small tub for the dog - mine loves it!

Visited December 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Cheerful decor in this renowned ice cream parlour.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Compared to other venues selling ice cream this is a real treat in that not only do you get great ice cream,but it is served in an attractive venue right in the heart of Mumbles village.There are other food selections also and a variety of beverages.There is limited parking outside and a car park across the road.It is located on the flat so no issues with those less mobile.Joes ice cream is so nice it doesn't have to be a warm day to eat it.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Best Cones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

I purchase Joes Ice Cream on a regular basis as they are simply the best you can buy to take home and place in your own freezer

Visited November 2012
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