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Black Vanilla


Black Vanilla is an award winning gelato shop, selling delicious home-made ice cream plus teas, coffees and a selection of baked goods. A great stop-off point after exploring Greenwich Park close by.

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Black Vanilla

32 Tranquil Vale
+44 (0)20 8852 0020
Public transport:
Blackheath, Null
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Black Vanilla

4.0 out of 5 21 December 2014
by Michelle C.

Just tried this quaint little dessert place and it's lovely. The decor is very chic and the staff are polite and friendly. The passion fruit sorbet was delicious - not overly sweet or sour with the right amount of tangy that was just delightfully refreshing. My only qualms is with the very low tables which made eating a little bit uncomfortable having to slouch forward. Still, would definitely...more

5.0 out of 5 7 January 2013
by Blackheath C.

No one ponders icecream at 4pm on a December afternoon (although a surprising number of customers were), and I thought- why not try the coffee?

First sip... Wow... Deep and rich and yet again that slight coconut undercurrent that I encountered in Chapters

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3.0 out of 5 29 June 2012
by C. R.

I like the fact that this is an independent shop, and I like their style. Some of the ice cream is delicious, some less so. The flavours are patchy. Coffee, tiramisu, pistachio, and lemon sorbet are great. Fruits of the forest and whatever they call the one with bits of crunchy bar in it, less so, with rather 'fake' flavourings. The cupcakes look a bit sad and lonely - six or so in a...more

3.0 out of 5 14 June 2012
by Rashed I.

I like Gelato, I'm a big fan of 'Scoop', but as I was in Greenwich (having spent the afternoon in the National Maritime Museum with the missus), we decide to treat ourselves to something sweet. Lo and Behold 'Black Vanilla', specialists in both Gelato and Sorbetto.

Everything is freshly made, and there's a large choice of flavours which apparently change on a daily basis.

Unfortunately my...more

4.0 out of 5 27 October 2011
by MK B.

This is a lovely small cupcake and ice cream place in Blackheath. There is a little seating, but more than about three groups already inside and you'd be a bit out of luck. They do drinks but I must admit I haven't tried them so I can't speak for the quality - but I'm reliably informed that they do decaf.

I dropped in here on the way home with my mother while visiting my parents (on her...more

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