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Freggo – Cooling down in the city

When you mention gelato, Italians come to mind, not Argentinians. But then again, the Italian heritage is quite big in Argentina where Italians fled “to escape World War I and the rise of fascism”. That history lesson alone makes me want to cool down so off I go to this gelato haven tucked away in the hustle and bustle of Regent Street.

The ice cream on offer isn’t much in terms of flavours but they are scrumptious. The flavours are categorised as creams, chocolates, dulces de leche and fruits. The combination of chocolate and dulce de leche is my favourite. An interesting concept is the Freggospresso which is basically espresso with gelato dunked into it. It’s a glorified cafe au lait, if you ask me, but everyone’s entitled to innovate. At least this way, you also get to try the yummy ice cream. They also have tarts and other savoury snacks if you wanted something more substantial than ice cream to go with your beverage.

Freggo provides a delicious break for shoppers. Shame that it’s a bit hidden from one of the busiest streets in London so it is probably not getting enough footfall. On the other hand, I’m quietly pleased that it is not on the main thoroughfare which means I could sit down and chill with company or focus on getting a bit of work done.

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Details about this spot



27-29 Swallow Street, London

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00, Fri 08:00 - 02:00, Sat 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 10:00 - 23:00


2 scoops: £ 3.95


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)