Thursday, August 13, 2009

My First Look: Yogurt Tap

When Decatur Metro posted that The Yogurt Tap opened its doors today, I knew I had to make it over there. Like, today.

So at about 3:45, my eyes were on the prize. 

Or prizes (plural), I should say. Six scrumptious flavors and a more toppings than I could count. After reading the "directions" for self-serving myself, I washed my hands, sampled the dark chocolate and began filling my cup. 

While I didn't know how to "eyeball" an ounce of fro-yo, I wasn't too concerned since the price seemed more than agreeable: $0.39 per ounce. I opted to fill my cup with four of the available flavors (pineapple, mango, strawberry and dark chocolate) and saved the original and green apple for next time. By the way, the Yogurt Tap Web site tells us that the flavors change monthly.

Mmmm... fro-yo.

Just when I was about to pay for my topping-less-but-delicious yogurt then dive in, I found out something shocking. Would you believe the toppings are part of the $0.39/ounce deal? Well, it's true. I'm usually too cheap for toppings, but with this good news, I loaded up on Heath bar pieces and Cocoa Pebbles.

(just one side of the self-serve toppings bar)

My 9.1-ounce container (including toppings!!!) of yogurt was $3.47 with tax. Not bad, not bad at all. All the flavors were delicious, too, though I'd highly recommend you dedicate a significant portion of your cup to the pineapple flavor. The frozen yogurt, as a whole, was refreshing and tasty. And more like yogurt than that TCBY business. Mmmm.

The place was seriously abuzz with activity. As I was finishing up my yogurt at about 4 o'clock, I counted about 35 people in the building. Young (I saw a middle schooler stopping by after school) and old (they needed a little explanation for what exactly they were supposed to do...) seem to be embracing the concept. I even ran into Dave Kell from InDECATUR, who mentioned he was there to "report" on the store's opening, too. (Dave, thanks for posting my photo in your collage!)

Lindsey Phillips, who co-owns the dessert shop with her husband, said that they'd been busy all day long. The pushed-back opening seemed to work fine, as this allowed the Phillips to work out some kinks before customers engulfed the place. 

Go check it out for yourself. You may run into me there, as I know I'll be a regular.

Excited owner Lindsey Phillips, with her daughter

Pros: family-friendly, good pricing, lots of seating, fun "create your own"-type experience

Cons: Parking nearby at night will be a challenge, no cone or beverage offerings (at least not yet) (UPDATE: Lindsey told me Saturday that they validate parking in the deck on the corner of Church and Ponce.)

The Yogurt Tap
419 Church Street
Decatur, GA
(404) 373-6090


Laura Gosnell said...

How does their plain compare to Yoforia?

I am partial to Yoforia's plain flavor.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

I didn't taste the plain flavor this time but I can tell you what I DID have was good. I like Yoforia a lot... but I think this place will give them a run for the money!

AsianCajuns said...

Great coverage! I must stop by asap.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Ladies, you must stop by ASAP. So good!

Dave Kell said...

Katy, I've posted a video collage at inDECATURga.US

Kb_Mal said...

BTW, some updates:

- The original is delicious. Especially with the pineapple

- How do I know? Well, I went back both Friday and Saturday.

Mego said...

nom nom nom....this place is yummy. thanks for twisting my arm friday kbm. must find excuse to make my way back to decatur.

Mb said...

i cannot get over the price! you must take me here.

Kb_Mal said...

So yummy. Megan, thanks for being my date Friday. Mb, we will HAVE to go there on your next visit.