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Here’s what I tried at Heavy Spoon

Heavy Spoon is the ice cream and cereal shop that just opened in Downtown Champaign, in the space formerly occupied by Aroma. Monday through Wednesday the shop opens at 8 a.m., so I thought I would try it out for breakfast last week — I was not disappointed.

Sure, I could have ordered a bowl of cereal (there are dozens of flavors, and several choices for milk). I did not. Instead, I opted for a waffle with vanilla ice cream, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rolls, bananas, whipped cream, and hot fudge drizzle ($9.75). I felt obligated to commit to the experience, and it was a great, sugary delight.

A waffle with ice cream, cereal, bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle in a take-out container. Photo by Jessica Hammie. Photo by Jessica Hammie. 

My spouse ordered a s’mores waffle, and added on Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs (pictured at top; $11.25). His waffle had ice cream, a s’mores Pop-Tart, white chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs.

(Items are charged a la carte: $4.25 for the waffle, ice cream is $2.50, cereal and toppings are $1.50 each.)

Digital menu board at Heavy Spoon. It includes prices and toppings. Photo by Jessica Hammie. Photo by Jessica Hammie. 

There are options for red velvet and chocolate waffles, as well as yogurt parfaits and milkshakes. Sure, you could get a bowl of ice cream or cereal with whatever toppings you want, but I think putting all those toppings on a waffle is more fun.

We both left very full and sugared and satisfied. Treat yourself by checking it out soon. On the weekends, Heavy Spoon is open until 2 a.m., just in case you need something to soften your hangover.

Heavy Spoon 
118 N Neil St
M-W 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Th-Sa 10 a.m to 2 a.m.

Top photo by Jessica Hammie.


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