by Lisa Anne
LIMEberry, frozen yogurt and espresso just opened down the street from me. It was a fairly quiet opening down in the Beanery's old spot, near the Sunnyslope Roths' in South Salem.
This small cafe's interior has a bit of a cute retro vibe with bright lime green IKEA chairs and white square tables. The place was spotless, though a little confusing on entrance. I walked in to see a wall of soft-serve ice cream dispensers and the seating area. I wasn't sure if it was self-serve so I went up to the counter where a very helpful woman told us we could fill up a container (they have 3 sizes) and she would charge us $0.40 an ounce for the yogurt and toppings.
I counted around 8 flavor choices (room for 10) and 24 toppings, ranging from chocolate chips to gummy worms, to nerds, to crushed butterfingers. They also serve Alan Bros coffee. It was a bit warm and I was more in the mood for yogurt.
Overall, I thought this place was pretty cool...could have more though and from the looks of the website, they will start selling more than just yogurt, coffee, and Umpqua Oats eventually. LIMEberry feels like it was started by a first time restaurant owner. I hope they do well. Ever since the Beanery left this space, I've been hoping a small coffee shop would open up here.
BTW, I'm wondering if pinkberry , from the show Gossip Girl, was any influence on LIMEberry...?
Sunnyslope Shopping Center
4555 Liberty Rd S Ste 370
Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m weekdays, ? a.m. - 9 p.m. weekends
Prices: ~$5.00 person