Coffee and ice cream join forces for three new Atlanta ventures

Queen of Cream and Revelator are joining forces on three new concepts.
Queen of Cream and Revelator are joining forces on three new concepts.

Revelator Coffee and Queen of Cream ice cream purveyor announce partnership, three new joint concepts

Coffee and cream are coming together in three new ways in the next few months.

Local small-batch ice cream purveyor Queen of Cream announced a partnership with Atlanta-based coffee company Revelator. The companies will open three new joint locations in early 2019.

Coffee & Ice Cream by Revelator and Queen of Cream, which will open this month at Lenox Square, will offer 12 flavors of ice cream, including four vegan options, and ice cream-based menu items such as sundaes, milkshakes, espresso shakes, ice cream sandwiches, vegan ice cream bars and homemade toppings as well as toppings from other makers from Atlanta and around the country. This location will also stock a selection of takeaway items to accompany ice cream sundaes including fruit and dessert sauces, toppings such as nuts and chocolate covered honeycomb and other items such as ceramic and bamboo ice cream bowls, enamel pins, books and stationery centered around ice cream and coffee. A selection of caramels and chocolates curated by Xocolatl, the Atlanta-based small-batch chocolate company, will also be offered.

Revelator: Sweet Tooth Cafe will open in March at Phipps Plaza and will feature a menu similar to the Lenox shop, but with "a more romantic spin," according to a press release. Sweet Tooth will feature eight seasonally-rotating ice cream flavors, including two vegan offerings, plated desserts, sundaes, milkshakes, espresso shakes and novelty items such as ice cream sandwiches and vegan bars. Xocolatl will offer caramels and chocolates and toffees, brittles, marshmallows and gummy candies from makers around the country will be available for purchase.

•A second Queen of Cream location will open at Plaza on Ponce in late March, with a focus on ice creams, offering 12 flavors including two vegan options and four seasonal flavors that alternate monthly. Look for scooped ice cream, seasonal and classic sundaes, milkshakes, espresso shakes and affogatos (which use Revelator espresso) and ice cream sandwiches. The space will also debut a soft-serve program, featuring vanilla bean soft-serve and a rotating vegan flavor with options to add toppings or try a "Sterling" made with blended mix-ins.

All three locations will serve Revelator coffees and teas.

Cora Cotrim and Davis Sandling opened the first Queen of Cream brick-and-mortar location in Old Fourth Ward in 2015.

Revelator, which was previously based in Birmingham, has since set up its corporate headquarters in Atlanta with roasting facilities in Birmingham.

The company,  which acquired Octane Coffee in April 2017,   owns 22 coffee shops across the south with locations in Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Charleston, Birmingham and Chattanooga.


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