Happy days indeed.
To best tackle a Churro Ice Cream Sandwich you will need the following:
- A big appetite – it looks small, but it’s really filling.
- A spoon – you’re not actually going to be able to eat it like a sandwich.
- Wipes – your fingers are going to get sticky. Don’t even try to fight it.
- Several napkins — see #3.
- If possible, a shirt you don’t care about. It drips.
It is a decadent, delicious, super sweet treat!
Of course, there is plenty else to love at the charming Happy Days Cafe in Sherman Oaks. It is a light, airy space with some outdoor seating, perfect for people watching on Ventura Blvd. The staff is super friendly — they know they’re selling you a unique item and love to talk about it. And there is also a menu of coffees, teas and other beverages.
Solid tip: Get a hot chocolate and dunk your churros in it.
I loved everything but I think if I had to choose a least favorite I’d throw the churro waffles under the bus, if only because they were the least churro-y item. And yes, I really just used “churro-y” as an adjective….
But is a waffle covered in a chocolate syrup ever bad? No. No it’s not.
It was a fun, indulgent treat and a good time with a group of friends. You won’t do it every weekend but you should do it at least once. They opened at noon yesterday and it was not crowded but I hope they’re all the rage soon so that they stay around a long time. In any case, grab some friends you haven’t seen in a while, drop $10 on some churros for the table, order a tea, and enjoy a great space for Sunday chit chat. It also happens to be a great part of the boulevard — there are some cute shops nearby you could walk down to after.
A note about parking — you’ll want to try to score a spot on the street first. There are also a couple spots right behind the cafe, off the alley. Otherwise, there are a couple public lots that charge.
Happy Days Cafe knew what they were doing with that name.