Being only 4 miles from Newcastle city centre and 20 seconds from the A1, Great Park isn’t exactly cut off or remote, but as seen with Mimi’s Ice Cream any local new place is certainly met with excitement! Mimi’s is also owned & operated by local residents who have researched the area and know there is certainly a demand for a great cafe within walking distance from the estate.
When Mimi’s ice cream parlour opened next to the Co-op & McDonald’s at Gosforth park just before Christmas EVERYONE was talking about it. Mimi’s has created a buzz & were certainly filling a sweet treat shaped hole with the residents. From reports from friends Mimi’s were packing the people in and the ice cream was delicious! We headed down last Sunday in the name of research, don’t think there’s every a bad time for ice cream & that includes minus temperatures!
Where is Mimi’s Ice Cream Parlour?
Unlike Wheelbirks in the Tyne Valley or Minchella’s on South Shields sea front, behind a Co-op petrol forecourt, doesn’t seem like the greatest Instagram worthy location for an ice cream parlour. But sometimes you just fancy an ice cream, and you know what? This little cafe is pretty perfect.
I can see our girls walking over from the estate on a nice Summer night with their pals as it would only take 15 minutes or so to get here. Inside of the shop is a large counter filled with all manor of flavours to suit all dietary requirements (including dairy free) which are all made fresh on site. Inside Mimi’s there’s enough seating for around 20/30 people so pretty bijou! The cafe is modern in design with bright colours on the walls keeping up with the kitsch theme of an ice cream parlour.
What does Mimi’s sell?
After much deliberation I went for Cookies & Cream in a waffle cone (£2.75) which was super-creamy and delicious. It is worth noting that the young lad who served us was very patient as we ummed and argghed…and he even let me taste when I was toyed between this one and Oreo’s. Abigail is another cone fan and she chose tropical which was also lovely! It reminded me a little of a solero but was much creamier.
Imogen being a new-found ice cream hater (unless it’s Mr Whippy) went for a plain brownie (£1.75). To complete our order Alan had a warm brownie with a scoop of lemon meringue (£4.25)
On top of the ice creams the parlour offers italian coffees, deluxe hot chocolates, ice cream floats, milk shakes & cake. Ice creams rotate depending on season & Mimi’s have even asked on their facebook page for new suggestions, proving that they want to please their regular customers and build on their fan base.
What are the opening hours of Mimi’s Ice Cream parlour?
Mimi’s is open every day from 10am until 10pm and is available to sit in or takeaway. At the moment they have a free slice of cake with each hot drink sold which seems like the perfect winter warmer.
Mimi’s can be found next to Gosforth Park hotel, between the Travelodge, Co-op & Costa Coffee at 3 Rotary Way, Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5EH.
It’s great to see an independent popping up in this area between such big national names in leisure. We wish the team great success!