I can’t find any information about how many ice cream shops – or should that be shoppes – were operated under the Borden’s name. What I do know is that the last remaining one is located in Lafayette (LA) and on every visit to this city we have told ourselves: “We have to go there” but never did. Now is the time.
I did read that Dickie Breaux, owner of Café des Amis in Breaux Bridge, had investigated purchasing the shop from the Lerilli family, but don’t know if that transfer of ownership ever occurred.
Borden’s is a charming place with the requisite soda fountain, booth seating, and
We finally settled on (from left to right) Cookies ‘n Cream with pineapple topping, Rocky Road (Yes, they still make this!) with white chocolate topping, and coffee ice cream with hot fudge topping. This latter has been my favorite combination since I started drinking coffee, and since Chuck is no big fan of coffee flavor, this was mine. All mine.
This baby was huge with two scoops of each ice cream flavor. I must admit that the ice cream was probably no better than any of the more premium brands like Breyer’s or Blue Bunny but with it you get the 4.0 Addie experience of dining in a piece of history.
If It's Borden's – It's Got To Be Good