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Best Ice Cream (East Bay) 

Sketch Ice Cream

1809 Fourth St. (at Hearst), Berkeley, (510) 665-5650,

There are more than a dozen flavors of dense, creamy gelato and deeply flavored sorbet and granita available daily at this tiny, immaculate shop in the highly walkable Fourth Street shopping neighborhood. The server will scoop your roasted strawberry or peach gelato atop crepes, freshly baked waffles, or tiny loaves of barely sweet brioche. Sketch also bakes macaroons and spice cookies, which can be purchased as is or combined with your choice of fillings to create small but luxe ice cream sandwiches. Weather permitting, there's an old-fashioned wheeled scooping stand on the patio outside.


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