Damon Brasch, owner of Green, the funky vegan bistro in Tempe, thinks so much of the Tsoynami, his organic ice cream treat featuring Blizzard-like flavors, the name for his new vegan ice cream, coffee, and pastry shop in downtown Phoenix was inspired by it.
Located at 2014 North 7th Street, the new snack shop, called Nami, has been open since Wednesday and the house it occupies sits right next door to Brasch's yet-to-open second location of Green (formally Brasch's sandwich shop called That's a Wrap before he sold it to longtime manager Erik Hansen and Hansen moved it to the old Lola Tapas spot on Camelback.)
Featuring hot and cold coffee drinks, an array of vegan baked goods, and several Tsoynami selections served up friendly-like in a casual, cool interior, Nami will be open Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
I popped in today and had a wonderfully decadent affogato, a scoop of organic soy-based ice cream and chocolate syrup drowned in espresso, and a tasty vegan sugar cookie creation inspired by the Snickerdoodle.
Get more details and see the complete menu after the jump.
Nami 2014 North 7th Street, Phoenix 602-258-NAMI www.tsoynami.com
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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