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Sweet Retreat & Espresso

264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
+1 360-378-1957
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great ice cream. One of the best licorice ice creams that I have had, and while I know that it is not for everyone, I can assure you that anyone who does it this well does everything else well, too (has ALWAYS proven true over...More

Thank Divenfly4fun
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The best raspberry milkshake I've ever tried! Their tuna sandwich is also highly recommended :) The owner is super friendly.

Thank MariaShamfarova
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Small takeout shack on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream among drinks and coffee items you might find in a small snack bar. Couple of tables and chairs out front for convenience. Menu usual comfort food fare for fast service....More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Best Soups in Fall-Winter time. All year round Sandwiches, Specials, Espresso, Ice Cream, you name it they have it.

Thank janam852
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is nice to have a lighter option when the others want real ice cream. The day I was there, they only had two flavors but it was the off-season and cooler.

Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a banana sundae with salted caramel, blackberry and moose tracks ice cream! It was delicious. As a bonus the owner was really nice.

Thank CateyLeigh
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This shop gets very busy when the ferries come in and out. They have 70 something favors, very good.

Thank flossy1160
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't try the coffee but did get ice cream cones late in the day on a warm afternoon. Perfect relief and very friendly owner. Definitely stop for ice cream if you need some relief from the heat!

Thank ryanc1174
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Dave and his staff make everything to order, love the breakfast sandwiches and rubens. Ice cream too.

Thank raddy54
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went here two days in a row for breakfast! The guy that owns it is great - 18 years of being there! Quick and delicious breakfast! Definitely ask for the chipotle sauce!

Thank kjerstismedley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-378-1957
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated since 1998. Proudly making your hot and cold coffee drinks, yummy breakfast and lunch sandwiches and burritos, scrumptious ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, old fashion malts, smoothies, frappuccions and Hawaiian Shave Ice ...all made to order. Stop by and give us a try. You'll be happy you did!
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