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“Best Coffee in Town”
Review of Penguini Gelato - CLOSED

Penguini Gelato
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Best Coffee in Town”
Reviewed October 5, 2010

Don't bother with Anthony's if you are a real coffee aficionado. Do like the locals do, and get Melissa to make you a double cappuccino to go--you will be back for more. Wish they were open earlier is all.

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MathewChester
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“Best gelato I've ever had”
Reviewed April 9, 2010

Penguini, which is located on Hana Hwy in downtown Paia, next to chevron and across the street from Island Ink Tattoo, is an amazing gelato place. The owner, Melissa(I think thats how you spell it,not sure) is a very professional and talented lady when it comes to making gelato. I've met her several times and every time it was just a joy to talk to her about town an topics an then she brings gelato and many other delicious desserts, it was like "oh yea I'm here for some gelato, I almost forgot." It is just a really great local dessert place to go to, I strongly recommend visiting her store at least once if you're on a vacation and if your a local, then how the hell do you not know of this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Best Gelato in Paia!”
Reviewed January 5, 2010

I went to Penguini Gelato on the morning of New Year's Eve. This is a small store, really just a window, on the side of the Paia Inn, right by the gas station. There are about 12 flavors available, they change every day depending on what fruit was available. The price is significantly cheaper than the "other" gelato place down the street. The banana gelato is incredible, I tried to go back for more on New Year's Day, but it was closed.

As an aside, the proprietor is insanely hot.

I would go back again gladly.

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