If gelato and burgers are integral parts of your food pyramid, keep reading. Honeyberry has opened a location in Irvine, and they are not only serving their house-made mocha roti buns and gelato, they are combining them for the ultimate dessert. Their Roti Gelato Burger consists of gelato and toppings in between their famous roti buns. Their buns have a subtle hint of espresso flavor – without the caffeine kick. In my opinion, their buns pair best with their coffee or chocolate gelato. Anna of Honeyberry surprised us with the addition of whipped cream, strawberries, caramel, and Nutella. This is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, and not just because it contained ice cream. The warm bun melts the gelato ever so slightly, but it doesn’t become a melted mess before you can enjoy the dessert.
In addition to their Roti Gelato Burger, you can also order their roti bun with just fruit inside, a stack of Honey Bread, just gelato, shaved ice, in addition to a variety of coffee, milk tea, flavored tea, and flavored milk options. I ordered the Green Thai Tea with boba, but we also got to try their signature corn milk. It was interesting in consistency and flavor, but something I would consider ordering in the future since it is so unique.
With locations in Northern California, I see their fan base growing quickly here in Orange County. Their Irvine location is in a busy plaza surrounded by savory lunch and dinner options that are popular among the local community, so I see this place thriving for the post-dinner dessert crowd. All I know is that it is dangerously close to my office and may very well become my Friday dessert destination. For more information, visit HoneyberryOC.
Kudos to Marie of ‘Ello Honey Bee for joining me on this mid-week excursion!