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San Francisco’s Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Jumps Into Venice

The Westside neighborhood is becoming an ice cream mecca

Humphry Slocombe Blue Bottle Vietnamese coffee ice cream pint
Humphry Slocombe [Official photo]
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Innovative San Francisco ice cream parlor Humphry Slocombe will soon open in Venice along Abbot Kinney Blvd, joining the ranks of Salt & Straw, N’Ice Cream, Wanderlust Creamery, and Jeni’s that already populate the Westside neighborhood. The shop should open by August if permits and construction finish on time.

Jake Godby and Sean Vahey founded the ice cream mecca in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2008 with flavors like Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, Matchadoodle (green tea with snickerdoodle cookies), and their house specialty Secret Breakfast, which mixes bourbon ice cream and corn flakes.

The 1,000 square foot scoop shop will has a sleek modern design with the company’s blue and white colors, plus their mascot cows Liza and Bianca. It’ll serve scoops, sundaes, floats, and pints to-go. Humphry Slocombe has three stores in the Bay Area, including Oakland and the Ferry Building. They recently signed a deal to distribute pre-packed pints at Gelson’s and Whole Foods.

Humphry Slocombe Venice shop rendering