Tag Archive: Dessert

RAKKAPOSHI: Sweet success

Leave a Comment

Bradford dessert café wins award

A popular Bradford coffee and dessert cafe is celebrating after tasting success in the Asian Voice Charity Awards.

Rakkaposhi on Ebenezer Street reopened its doors on Thursday 8th June following repairs for roof damage shortly after hearing that it had been shortlisted in the start-up of the year category.

The cafe was set up as a social enterprise 18-months ago and donates all its profits to Bradford-based QED Foundation, a national charity that aims to create a peaceful and harmonious society by tackling poverty and inequality.

“We were over the moon to hear that our efforts had been recognised,” says Nazia Ali, the brains behind the venture.

“But when we announced closure for repairs soon afterwards, we were bombarded by disappointed messages from our regular customers. We are delighted that we have been able to open again so quickly.

“We have taken the opportunity to introduce new products to our range and are looking forward to meeting new faces and welcoming our long-standing customers back.'

Rakkaposhi, which is named after a peak in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan, has built up a devoted following among customers who appreciate its home-made cookie dough, thick shakes, Liege waffles and Fujis.

Just across the A6181 from the Broadway shopping centre, it also serves premium coffee, indulgent puddings and cakes, ice cream, sundaes and smoothies.

During the month of Ramadan Rakkaposhi is open from 8pm to 1am but after 27th June it will be serving sweet treats, house coffees and  hand-picked tea blends from 3pm -11pm Sunday to Thursday and 3pm – 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Share

Top of the shops! Dessert king ‘Icestone Gelato’ wins much-coveted business award

Leave a Comment
PROUD: Kuljit Morris, store manager and Taj Ali, co-company owner outside the front of the award winning shop

PROUD: Kuljit Morris, store manager and Taj Ali, co-company owner outside the front of the award winning shop

 

An exciting win for the Icestone Gelato brand means that the Huddersfield branch, based on John William Street has more of a reason than ever before for visitors make their way down and tuck into yummy and delicious desserts.

The Bradford-born company, which has an expanding company portfolio across major cities up and down Britain, has just bagged the lucrative title of ‘Best Shop Front’ in the vibrant Huddersfield town centre.

Complimenting Icestone Gelato, the Huddersfield Civic Society award judges had high praise for the scrumptious dessert king, saying that they appreciate the investment made by the Icestone Gelato bosses.

From a standalone shop in Bradford to being a leader in the dessert market, the company has worked tirelessly to achieve great things for their ever expanding business empire and this award is further recognition of their incredible efforts.

With stores in major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Huddersfield and the imminent re-opening of their Bradford store following a total overhaul, there’s plenty of opportunity to get in on the action and taste some yummy after-dinner treats.

BUSY: The eye-catching interior of Icestone Gelato is just as impressive as the award-winning front of the store

BUSY: The eye-catching interior of Icestone Gelato is just as impressive as the award-winning front of the store

 

Now in their fourth year of trading as a business Icestone offers up to a whopping 27-flavours of gelato (decadent Italian ice cream) such as pistacio, strawberry cheesecake and sticky toffee as well as to back-to-school favourites like jam roly poly and custard. The outlets also offer Belgian waffles, crepes and a range of traditional puddings.

Speaking to Asian Express, Paul Morris, operations director for Icestone Gelato told us what makes their dessert parlour unique: “Where we are different to many similar companies is that we make all our own gelato, which is a very detailed artisan operation.”

With many dessert stores popping up all over, Icestone Gelto really are trendsetters of the industry and this award really sets above the rest.

“We have, over time, worked endlessly with our dedicated team to enhance our products, our stores and our customer experience. Our brand awareness is gathering speed and we feel this is down to our very basic values of customer service, detail in produce and a feel good vibe created in store,” Paul added.

Icestone Gelato are in the process of re-opening their Great Horton Road branch in Bradford with a full new refit, and have .  further plans to open new stores in other parts of the country..

All stores open 7 days a week normally from 11am/1pm till late.

SLEEK: The chic interiors make for surrounding just as enjoyable as the desserts

SLEEK: The chic interiors make for surrounding just as enjoyable as the desserts

Share