Months ago 1116 Denman street was decked out in pink and fluffy designs with dozens of decadent cupcakes on display, however once the small bakery moved out, Qoola moved in and not only gave the space a facelift, it started to change the way people approach snacks and dessert.
I admit that the only frozen yogurt I had really tried was of the mid-mall eatery variety but with Qoola’s motto of “no poweder, always fresh” you really can taste the difference.
Fresh fruit is prepared while the yogurt, which comes in green tea, chocolate, raspberry or original, cools all day.
The ordering style of Qoola is pretty simple; pick your yogurt then pick your topping. However, with smoothies, bowls, waffles and crepes on the menu there is much more to Qoola than soft serve.
Qoola also offers free WIFI to its customers, hot beverages from $2 and they’re open late. Their website isn’t fully launched but they are currently very active on Twitter (thanks to Raul for the referral too).
Another impressive feature of Qoola is its effort to be as sustainable as possible and while founder Warrick Chu admits they are not yet “100% Green”, they sure have a headstart. All of the utensils are biodegradable, along with the take out containers and smoothie (plastic-looking) drink cups, and their trash sorting station is filled with instructions on what is plant-based and what can be recycled.
On a strip of road where shops offer up cookies, fudge and cakes, it’s nice to have a healthier alternative that can be just as delicious, good for you, and good for the environment.
If you’d like to check out Qoola Yogurt and Fruit, at any time of day, please tell them “Miss604 sent me” and you’ll receive a special treat.
Promo code can be used once per visit as a blueberry topping on frozen yogurt, waffles and crepes only.