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Humphry Slocombe

2790 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA 94110
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    Stephanie Romo
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    4 Aug 19, 2014

    Really good ice cream in the mission! Unique flavors - they are known for the secret breakfast (bourbon and cornflakes) however my favorite is the peanut butter chica late chip!

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  • Humphry Slocombe
    Darren
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    5 Aug 14, 2014

    This is the place for Ice cream in SF ! I have tried some of the highest rated ice cream spots in the SF Bay Area and I always come back to Humphrey's and my taste buds thank me. Secret Breakfast is a must try and Ancho Chocolate is crazy delicious ! Experiment and choose the weirdest sounding flavor and be blown away.

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    Rachel Patterson
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    5 Aug 09, 2014

    The flavors are interesting and INTENSE! The Vietnamese coffee is great, as is the Secret Breakfast (bourbon and cornflakes). Yum!

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  • Humphry SlocombePro 2014
    Eduardo Sasso
    4 May 06, 2014

    Really good ice cream with some unexpected flavors. I had the secret breakfast flavor and it was really good. I love the clean and bright minimal style of the store as well.

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    hangry_cho
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    3 Apr 04, 2014

    So my original opinion was that I wasn't a fan of their ice cream. The flavors were just too strong for me. That's my personal opinion. But I did give it another shot, and if I mix the secret breakfast with a scoop of their vanilla...It's not half bad!

    Still it doesn't make the cut for my favorite ice cream spots, but if you like it then you like it. If not, no worries.

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  • Humphry SlocombePro 2014
    Owie
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    4 Mar 18, 2014

    Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is a place where you can be a kid again but also an adult as well with their exotic flavors. We ordered:

    1) Jesus Juice = wine + coca cola
    2) Miso Pear= good miso flavor
    3) Cucumber Ice Milk = refreshing taste
    4) Apple Wood = adding bacon to anything is good!
    5) Balsamic Caramel = unique flavor with the caramel
    6) Secret Breakfast = deliciously tasty and creamy

    I love this place for their unique flavors of ice cream, friendly staff and open until 10pm. I would love to come back for more ice cream!

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    Kevin Chen
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    4 Mar 14, 2014

    I knew Ciao Bella closed down months ago, and have been meaning to try Humphrey Slocombe ever since its opening. So here I was, on a sunny Friday afternoon, mid 70s weather, perfect time to take a stroll to the Ferry building for an afternoon delight. My only mistake…going after lunch rush where everyone and their uncles would be lining up for ice cream. Okay, it wasn’t THAT long of a wait (about 20 minutes or so), but I should have known there was bound to be a wait…

    But it was totally worth it!! Okay, so here’s the scoop (pun intended). They rotate their flavors daily (usually 10 or so flavors), which leaves you still with plenty of options. On this particular day, blue bottle and oolong tea was the perfect combination. 1 scoop/$4, 2 scoops/$5, 3 scoops/$6, OR you can get a full pint/$8.99.

    After the first bite, I knew immediately I’m in trouble. Soft, rich, and creamy! Oh my goodness…10 minute walk from work, reasonably priced (considering the Ferry building), very generous scoop portions (don’t change that!!!)….I’m sold! It’s safe to say there will be many more afternoon strolls to the Ferry building in the very near future…

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    Kat Sun
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    5 Mar 13, 2014

    Yay, Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is finally open within walking distance of my office! I haven't had a chance to go to their location on Harrison Street, so I was really excited for this opening. Their space is bright and modern, with white tile walls. The entrance has a pull open/close door. You'll find the menu up on the wall when you are about to order or along the tile wall/door as you're waiting in line.

    I was here during their 2nd day of being open and only waited about 10 minutes. I got the Virgin America flavor -- Butter by Moodlight. I've had their Secret Breakfast before, which is great as well.

    This is a great spot for them since it's a spot where local come for lunch during the work week as well as for tourists that go to the Ferry Building to eat or take the ferry to Alcatraz/Angel Island!

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  • Humphry SlocombePro 2014
    Rhia R.
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    4 Nov 01, 2013

    Our mission to discover the actual "secret" behind the Secret Breakfast ice cream was accomplished. A scoop of the bourbon and cornflake infused confection, combined with a scoop of Blue Bottle Vietnamese coffee made for the perfect "meal" in a cup or cone. They're not at all stingy with the amount of alkie in this ice cream. Another helping of it would have had me on a good buzz. Woo!!! This place by far has the most interesting flavor menu. It's a must that I stop by again and sample as many of them as I can, seeing that they rotate them often and feature between 10-20 flavors a day. Yowzah! Challenge accepted. Thank goodness I'm not lactose intolerant.

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  • Humphry SlocombePro 2014
    Wanugee
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    5 Oct 05, 2013

    When it comes to "gourmet, designer" Ice Cream shops in San Francisco, there are two that stand out. You may think they are similar, but they are completely different.

    First there is Bi-Rite. It is like the city slicker of the two, with it's ever changing, dynamic flavors, diverse ingredients like the demographics of New York City, near the large city park and public transit station, with it's androgenous sounding name. It is crowded and usually has a line around the block, fueled by Dolores Park and the Metro train stop nearby.

    Then there is the country bumpkin, Humphrey Slocombe. The name sounds a bit hick, hayseed like, or like he is wearing a straw hat, sear-sucker suit, suspenders and a bow tie.

    The flavors are less changing, with some that are always on the menu, like Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee and Secret Breakfast. Nothing like sweet cornflakes and a shot of Bourbon(Secret Breakfast), always available like a mix of fresh corn squeezin's from the backyard still.

    Humphrey is sweet, like a syrupy southern drawl that charms and compliments you with its thick sugary accent. Less people down here in the country part of the Mission, but there are stools inside to sit on, just like at the old local barber shop. Less city crowds down here, but still a line, but less than half the size of Bi-Rite's. A little more rural, but still good.

    Don't underestimate Humphrey Slocombe just because it has a name like
    Humphrey Slocombe.

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    Jenn B
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    4 Sep 11, 2013

    I consider myself an adventurous eater, but I often dislike the flavor profiles offered here. You can only have so much of cucumber milk, salt and pepper, or peanut butter curry, in my opinion. I do like the Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, though.

    For ice cream purists, this place might not be for you. Portions are small and the flavors are mostly strange. For those that love novelties, definitely make a stop here.

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    Jason Flegel
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    5 Aug 07, 2013

    Try the 'secret breakfast' flavor if you're a fan of whiskey. Yummy, yummy ice cream. A little out-of-the-way, but worth the trip from time to time for sure.

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    Alea G.
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    5 Mar 20, 2013

    Humphry Slocombe is a bit of a San Francisco institution. For fans of off-beat ice cream flavors, this place is a must. I tend to go sample crazy when I'm there and, really, it's hard to limit yourself when your faced with flavors like "Jesus Juice" (red wine and coke), olive oil, or my favorite Secret Breakfast (bourbon and cornflakes. Also delightful option is their Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee. Yum!

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    Josh Moody-Arndt
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    5 Mar 19, 2013

    This is one of those ice cream shops that likes to get a little crazy in creating the most unique flavors imaginable. I put together prosciutto ice cream and a chili lime sorbet and loved it. The contrast between sweet and salty totally worked even though it seems like it shouldn't.

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    Sandra Waring
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    4 Jan 08, 2013

    Stopped here with friends to get a hand scooped pint of ice cream - their summer flavor, Sweet Corn. Very tasty. Most of their flavors are innovative and I enjoyed what I got...only downside was parking (street parking).

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    Koji Kawano
    4 Oct 11, 2012

    I like this place better than Bi-Rite Creamery. They offer interesting flavors that come and go. Secret Breakfast is one of the permanent flavor and it is very popular.

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    cece
    5 Aug 11, 2012

    Secret Breakfast!~ They always come up with such interesting flavors. Sometimes a little too extreme for me...

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    Julia P
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    5 Jan 26, 2014

    Fancy flavours and a fancy name make Humphry Slocombe some of the hippest ice cream around. I had the peach habanero sorbet, which was admittedly delicious, as were all the other flavours I tried. It makes a nice complement to a Mexican stop in the Mission, as it's all within easy walking distance.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Innovative flavors that changes with the seasons is what is probably the most important attribute of Humphry Slocombe's ice cream. I suppose it helps that the ice cream itself is creamy and delicious as well.

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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Nom nom nom! One of the best ice cream shops in San Francisco! With flavors like the Secret Breakfast (bourbon with corn flakes), Oolong Tea and Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, this place can't be beat!

    Unlike some other places offering frozen, bourbon-flavored desserts, Humphrey Slocombe's has the most integrity. I know this because I came here after having a series of manhattans, and the Secret Breakfast still held up...

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