This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 19/02/2018.
Creams dessert parlour is opening its first café in Croydon town centre
You’ll soon be able to dig into a sundae or a freakshake at Creams after an afternoon of shopping.
Those with a sweet tooth will be happy to hear that Creams has been given planning permission to open its first dessert parlour in Croydon town centre.
The growing chain is going to open a two-storey paradise for pudding lovers at 12-14 George Street, after being granted permission by Croydon Council to take over the unit currently occupied by Oakam payday loans.
Creams already has 32 cafés across London and the South East – but the closest ones to central Croydon are on London Road, in Norbury, and in The Glades shopping centre in Bromley.
The new George Street eatery is set to serve the full menu of waffles, crepes, sundaes, gelato and sorbets.
To drink, diners will be able to choose from a range of coffees, teas, fizzy drinks and smoothies – or opt for a coke float, which is cola topped off with a scoop of ice cream.
Customers will also be able to choose from a tempting selection of thick milkshakes which are blended with much-loved sweets and chocolate bars – such as Skittles, Smarties and Crunchie bars.
And those looking for an even more indulgent treat will be able to order a freakshake – a giant milkshake heaped high with toppings and topped with a wafer.
Flavour combinations include cookie dough, berries and cream, and mocha gateaux.
Although an opening date for the new branch has not yet been revealed, it is set to be open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm.
The opening will create 15 jobs, according to a planning statement submitted to the council.
The statement states that Creams is “keen to invest and create jobs in the community” and believes the new dessert parlour will “create economic, social and environmental benefits” for the town centre.
It adds that the unit has become available as the Oakam payday loan store has decided not to renew its lease for the premises.
Creams is famed for offering a huge selection of gelato and sorbet flavours, with a choice of 24 flavours at each of its eateries.
Tempting treats include bubblegum flavoured ice cream in either pink or blue, toffee butterscotch gelato and raspberry sorbet.
Diners looking for something a little warmer can tuck into a freshly-made crepe or waffle, or opt for a hot chocolate fudge cake sundae.
And the chain has recently started serving bubble pop waffles, which are made with waffle batter but are round with a bobbled texture. The bubble pop waffles come stuffed with two scoops of gelato as well as sauce and toppings of your choosing.
At the moment, the only other place which serves bubble pop waffles in the town centre is Chillbox, in Boxpark.
We have approached Creams for more information about the new café.