Photos by Caitlin Abrams
Ice cream season is nearly upon us, so thank goodness we didn’t lose one of our favorite spots when Lynden’s Soda Fountain closed last year. The counter has been reopened by Steve Willis and Laurie Drake as Cold Front, a coffee/ice cream/soda shop. Serving Dogwood Coffee and Madison’s Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, the refreshed space is less about throwback and more about modern whimsy. Check it out: They’re running flights. Order a few tastings of the house-made natural sodas or a fetching Snowball flight of four ice creams on mini-cones as one strategy to make your way through the menu. Another strategy? Go all in for the Salted Turtle sundae (and have them throw on the candied bacon for kicks).
490 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-330-7632, coldfrontmsp.com