Cool Off at These Local Ice Cream Spots 

It’s hard to beat the heat this time of the year, but you can do just that with everyone’s favorite after-dinner treat: ice cream! The area around your The Isle apartment offers lots of options for sugary goodness, from frozen custard to handmade ice creams and to more innovative approaches to dessert. No matter what your sweet tooth is craving, you can satisfy it right here in our neighborhood:

Give your summer a sweet ending by indulging at one of these local shops:


Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory: Just one block from your The Isle apartment, Tubby Robot brings together two of your favorite childhood pastimes: video games and ice cream! The shop owners, friends since childhood, used their love of the two hobbies to form the basis for their successful shop. Tubby Robot uses local ingredients, with flavors changing daily and ice cream handcrafted on site. Forget the traditional chocolate and vanilla and indulge in creative concoctions like the Cinnamon Boast Bunch, featuring the popular cereal, or Chocolate-Covered Strawberry. While you snack, you can pull up a bar stool and try your hand at classic video games, such as Donkey Kong.


Chloe’s Corner: This seasonal café, two blocks from your The Isle apartment, is a great spot to cool off on a warm summer night. Grab a cone or a cup of “wooder” ice from the counter and stroll down Main Street to take in the riverside summer breeze.


Rose’s Water Ice: A half-mile from your The Isle apartment in nearby Roxborough, Rose’s is a longtime favorite for Philly’s traditional frozen treat. A walk to Roxborough Avenue to pick up your treat is a great way to finish off date night while enjoying all the sights and sounds of Manayunk and Roxborough in the summertime.


Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory

4369 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Chloe’s Corner

4162 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Rose’s Water Ice

4240 Roxborough Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128