Issaquah >Cold Stone Creamery
Sweet tooths line up for ice cream concoctions made on a granite slab..
Crowds of couples, teenagers and parents with toddlers press up against the long refrigerated display case at this dessert chain, where a variety of ice creams, frozen yogurts and sorbets are made in-store daily. Customers choose flavors like sweet cream, cake batter or banana, add mix-ins--ranging from candy bar chunks and Gummi bears to hot fudge and peanut butter--then servers mash it all together on a frozen slab of granite.
Glorified Baskin-Robbins for suburbanites.
I like to eat ice cream because it's a comfort food. I realize the huge amount of calories and fat contained in each spoonful, but I don't care, I just want to be happy and indulge myself. I'm sure most people can agree. Aside from a product, there should come the service which I can justify paying a premium for.
At Cold Stone, you choose one of many mediocre ice creams and optional mix-ins for some inept person to soften up on a marble block with dough scrappers. The people who work there can at least be a little helpful and smile.
I would have had better luck if I went to the Fred Meyer next door, bought some of the ice cream that comes in a square-box, you know the kind with a name like "Sparkle" or "Presidents Choice", and chopped it at home myself on a pizza stone.
This place also makes me sick because most of the clientele are the types who live in cookie cutter homes and wears Banana Republic.
If you want a better experience I suggest you try another place with way better ice cream and staff with personality and charm, like Gelatiamo, its worth the commute, or you do what I mentioned earlier, and go do it yourself.
Same Great Ice Cream.. Lacking in Show. Of course it's good.. it's Coldstone! However, crew here needs a shot of enthusiasm. We've met some good kids there.. but from personal experience (because I used to work at a Coldstone) they need to WANT to sing. Hey! That's why we tip em right?? Give us a show people!
Very Helpful Owner. It is a good place to have great icecream in Issaquah. The owner is especially caring of his customers.
Cold Stone Creamery. I just wanted to say that I went to the Cold Stone Creamery in Issaquah and the crew and owner was very pleasant. It was very enjoyable and delicious ice cream. Wonderful atmosphere for people of all ages! It truly is a great day for ice cream!