A special treat is in store for you when you stop by Cold Mountain Creamery !! This new frozen desert eatery is just the spot to be on a hot afternoon or a warm summer evening or any other day for that matter.
Owner, David, started Cold Mountain Creamery recently. It's tucked away in a little shopping plaza just off the freeway exit of 2nd Avenue in El Cajon.
I counted more than 10 flavors of Yogurt on the menu board, not to mention the Italian Gelato and freshly made ice cream in so many unique flavors.
Not in the mood for the cold stuff? How about a selection from the hot dish menu. I was there for some cold sweet stuff on my most recent visit, but looking at the hot menu, I will certainly be going back for a selection from the that menu as well.
The Cold Mountain Creamery has a frequent buyers card. Buy, 8 items all at once or on numerous visits, get your card stamped, and receive a small Gelato or yogurt FREE. With as many flavors as "Cold Mountain" has, it won't be long before I will be collecting my freebie.
Favorite Dish: My most recent visit I used a 2 for 1 coupon from the Penny $aver and bought a 16 oz. size dropped into a larger container and filled to the top with Eskimo pie Vanilla (mmm so creamy!) and fudge brownie chocolate mixture (1/2-1/2), and a second (free) choice of Vanilla Malt and Peanut Butter mixture. Both were excellent!!
If Owner David is there, tell him "Hi" and that you saw his new place recommended in Virtual Tourist. He's not shy to talk to you. A really pleasant and proud owner!
The Yogurt Mill has quite an interesting story behind it. It once was an Italian Restaurant built to mimick the Leaning Tower of Pisa (It really does have a lean to the building). Though the years and change of a few owners, it has become one of East County'S most popular landmarks. I don't say that lightly, either. Even on cold and rainy days, The Yogurt Mill has a line out the door and most of the time wrapping around the front of the building.
The summer time is, of course, the busiest time, but the service is fast and, if you choose to stay and eat your creamey frozen delite, the dining area (about 10 cafe size tables) is air conditioned. Take a few minutes while spooning into your heavenly desert, and read the newspaper article about it's history on the wall to the left of the serving area.
It's not uncommon to chat with the locals waiting in line. The service is fast and friendly.
Typically, there are 3 or 4 flavors that are on the daily flavor list of 10 or more flavors ranging form tangy peach, decadent chocolate, banana, or mint irish cream. Most are low fat, no fat, or no sugar flavors. The portions are incredible! They range from a childs portion($2.75) in about a 6 ounce cup to a EXTRA LARGE (about $5.00 +/-) which is in about a 44 ounce cup. If you mention yould like your selection "DROPPED", they'll put your smaller portion into a bigger cup and fill it up to the top for the smaller price.
If you have a weekly "PennySaver Coupon$aver from the local junk mail, they have a 2 for 1 coupon in it every week. If you're not from east county go online at :
and print one up before you go. Call ahead for flavors. They don't mind answering questions.
Favorite Dish: I love trying the seasonal and fruity flavors...lemon, watermelon, mint irish cream, and all the chocolates. It's fun to mix em up too. You can get up to 3 different flavors in one cup! YUUUMMMM !