- $6 for $10 towards coffee and ice cream
Captain Vic’s Coffee and Ice Cream
There are three components that make Captain Vic’s Coffee and Ice Cream great, and each are equally important. Read on to learn more about each:
The beans come from True Beans Coffee Roasters, a small, organic roaster located in Long Beach. The hand-selected beans come in varieties that range from the mild Pacific Sunrise to the extra-bold classic espresso, and each can be consumer straight or turned into creations such as a Latin latte with sweetened condensed milk. Another popular drink is the affogato, which combines a shot of espresso with a scoop of ice cream, allowing the guest to sample the shop's two specialties at once.
The Ice Cream
Captain Vic's crew scoops old-fashioned Dreyer's ice cream into bowls, cones, A&W root-beer floats, ice-cream sandwiches made with chocolate-chip cookies, and the Captain's sundae: three scoops of ice cream covered in flavored syrup atop a made-to-order belgian waffle. Flavors include all the classics, like strawberry and chocolate, as well as cotton candy and black-cherry vanilla.
Yes, Captain Vic is both a real man and a real captain. After serving in the Navy, he captained ships around the Pacific before throwing his anchor down and opening his namesake shop along with his wife, Gloria. In honor of Vic's two passions, the sea and sweets, the cafe sells coffee- and nautical-themed tchotchkes such as gigantic coffee mugs and decorative seashells.