A stone’s throw from the Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, Icebox serves up some of the best cake in the state. That isn’t just “Jive Talkin’” (R.I.P Maurice), Oprah Winfrey’s gone on record as saying that it’s the best cake in the whole of America — and her word is more powerful than gospel in the land of the free, her knowledge of sponges, tortes and pies, prodigious.
Cut the crap and order their calling card, the ‘Chocolate Delight’. Sure, the name is cliché, but you’ll be gushing with praise once you’ve tasted it. Other highlights on the cake tray are a classic Key Lime pie and a banana, peanut-butter and chocolate combo that tastes as good as it sounds. Elsewhere on the menu, the breakfasts are generous (giant pancakes, fresh grits and Mexican-style eggs), their lunches fresh (big salads and playful sandwiches), and dinners inventive (pan-Asian offerings and one too many fruit-based sauces).
The decor is a little flat and boutique-y — we thought white, leather sofas went out of style way back by the way, even in Miami — and there’s every chance you’ll be jogging elbows with the zealous worshippers of daytime TV’s queen. Any annoyance caused thereby is easily remedied though. Buy another cake, eat it, feel better. Easy.