Independent gelato popsicle and coffee bar opens in Edgbaston Village

Independent gelato popsicle and coffee bar opens in Edgbaston Village

A brand-new specialty gelato lolly and coffee bar has opened in Edgbaston Village, further establishing the area’s reputation as a must-visit location for foodies across the West Midlands.

Located on Islington Row, by Five Ways station, LA-POP is a family-run business and turns customers into gelato artists, encouraging visitors to create a bespoke ice cream for an experience like no other.

Customers to LA-POP can choose from eight ice cream based popsicle flavours, which can be personalised with one of three different dipping chocolates, and finally coated with one of 10 different toppings. Even better, the parlour will also offer freshly-ground coffee and Kanuka teas.

Committed to authenticity, LA-POP will freshly make all ice cream on site, using the finest ingredients including organic milk sourced from a local farm, while its equipment has been custom-made in Italy.

Inspired by a concept popular in the USA and Dubai, LA-POP brings a new approach to the UK, turning its customers into gelato popsicle artists. With over 700 different combinations on offer, customers designing their ice cream lolly in store will be spoilt for choice.

Abdul Kaium, chef and owner of LA-POP, said: “As a nation, we’re tired of having the same choices when it comes to ice lollies, which is how our concept was created. Here at LA-POP, our customers can try different flavour combinations each time they visit, whether eating in or taking away, meaning every ice cream experience will be different! Life’s too short for boring ice cream – it should be a delight every time.”

Located on Islington Row, LA-POP is situated alongside other independent Edgbaston favourites including Laghi’s Deli, June Peony Bridal Couture and Eye Opticians. Edgbaston Village, on the Calthorpe Estate, is fast becoming a thriving destination of niche shops, award-winning bars and restaurants and, adding to the growing portfolio, LA-POP’s new venture adds yet another reason to visit the area.

Emma Davenport, Sales & Marketing Executive at Calthorpe Estates, added: “We are delighted to welcome Abdul and the LA-POP team to Edgbaston Village. The Village is a vibrant leisure and lifestyle destination, and we’re thrilled to be home to this exciting and delicious new gelato concept. Situated close to excellent transport links including Five Ways station, LA-POP is another fantastic addition to the Village and we can’t wait to try their amazing gelato ice cream combinations.”

LA-POP is the ninth business in as many months to relocate, or open new premises, in Edgbaston Village on the Calthorpe Estate, following the likes of Haines Watts,  Ascenti, Kat & Co Aesthetics, Wright Silverwood, Fisher’s Estate Agents, Donald Insall Architects, Elate Health and Childbase Nurseries, with more occupiers expected to be announced over the next few months.