Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
Another stop on our ice cream explorations around the Bay Area!
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous has everything going for it. Whimsical name, clean bright airy space, located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco where you can still find some parking and most importantly, delicious and innovative flavors without "trying too hard to impress".
In fact, it's this yin yang factor that I find so appealing about Mr. and Mrs. The store space is both modern and old-fashioned with its white walls and floor to ceiling windows that let in tons of bright light juxtaposed with antique tables, mason jars and chalkboards. At Mr. and Mrs., they offer both traditional and novel flavors so your 5 year old can have their Vanilla, while you "imbibe" on Ballpark (Anchor Steam beer, roasted peanuts and chocolate-covered pretzels).
The day we went (a weekday afternoon), the line of customers were served efficiently and there were plenty of places to sit. The menu was concise, but comprehensive.
We tried the Chocolate Malted Crunch (with small "pearls" of chocolate), Celebration Cake (dotted with bits of confetti cake), Caramel with Sea Salt (so smooth and creamy!), Pink Guava (softest to-die-for pink color), Vanilla Bean, Strawberry Sorbet and Mango Sorbet. Every one of them transported us to ice cream heaven.
We picked up a jar of the crunchy, crackly, pearls of chocolate found in their Chocolate Malted Crunch (it sounds better in French, Les Perles Craquantes).
I love this place! To date, it's my favorite SF ice creamery. Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous has quietly and simply gone about its business of creating some of the best ice cream. They've let their product do the talking. No crazy personalities behind the business with bizarre tales to tell (maybe there are, but at least they're keeping it to themselves), no social media presence (go ahead, google them), no snooty ice cream slingers. These guys are so understated, they're hip!
699 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Call ahead to make sure they are open. They sometimes close shop if they're sold out of ice cream.