This place has been delighting patrons of all ages for 32 years thanks to the toys covering the walls, Butterscotch (the electric horse from the 1950s) and the super generous samples. Go for the banana split because, seriously, when was the last time you had one of those?
When Toy Boat announced in 2020 that it was closing after nearly 40 years of delighting children with sweet treats and walls covered with retro toys and movie posters, the owner of SF mini-chain Jane the Bakery saved the day. Two years later, Toy Boat by Jane is open with a slightly pared-down toy collection, but the same Double Cream and Mitchell’s—both SF ice cream institutions—on the menu in the form of scoops and sundaes (as well as homemade baked goods). The fact that the sauces and toppings are now all house-made pretty much makes up for the removal of some of the toys, as does the fact that kids can still take a ride on the famous mechanical horse for 50 cents.
How to order: Walk-ins only.