ISno Cafe Gone From Downtown Santa Monica

I first noticed banners declaring the intended arrival of “shaved snow creation” shop iSno Cafe in January of 2019.  It took them a year, but they opened in January of 2020.  And now in less than a year, sadly, they have closed their doors at 1260 Third St. Promenade.  COVID to blame?

ISno Café Showering Downtown Santa Monica With Healthy Taiwanese Shaved Snow Soon

A banner is up on the old Monsieur Marcel space at 1260 3rd St. Promenade announcing a branch of Taiwanese shaved snow dessert people iSno Café.  For those who are unclear, Taiwanese shaved snow is a milk-based “snow” topped with various toppings.  What makes iSno different is that, according to their website, instead of copious quantities of condensed milk and canned fruit, theirs is made from “organic lactose-free, low-fat milk infused with organic honey and sugarcane” and using “real fruit with puree and superfood with no condensed milk”.   ISno currently has one other location in Irvine.

Update:  I heard from a company spokesperson who clarified:  ISno is NOT a Taiwanese dessert shop, but rather their own brand with a uniquely “shaved snow creation”, as well as organic teas and coffees, and made-to-order croissant pastries.  We wish them the best of luck.

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