Clearly the guy who walked into "G" for Gelato and purchased an iced latte to go was equally excited about this mercury surge.
As a particular pickup location for Ritual orders hadn't been all too perceivable from the east entrance, I approached the counter to inform one of the girls that I had arrived for my order. She gestured to her colleague, who had just completed pouring the latte art on my Mocha Espresso with skim milk.
With a short pause of awe and excitement, she dashed for her phone, eager to snap a shot of her work before relinquishing the caffeinated beverage. "Sorry." she apologized mid-shot. But all was understandable, as I also had my camera ready to capture the moment.
I re-approached the counter after a few small groups of customers had placed their orders. "Can I try some of the flavours?" I asked the girl at cashier whom I initially came into contact with.
She replied hastily, "Sure, give me one minute."
But I was soon forgotten.
Several minutes passed before she caught my eye again in front of the gelato freezer. "Can I help you?" came an absent-minded voice.
Indeed, you can.
Evidently, there's a significant deal of miscommunication in this establishment.
"Yes, I just placed another order on Ritual - this time for two flavours of gelato. Can I get it in a sugar cone?"
She explained that gelato was usually served in a cup, as "it'll be really messy" otherwise.
"Alright" I shrugged it off.
"I can put a cone on top if you'd like though. Did you want one?" she politely inquired after smothering a generous amount of the creamy mixtures into the plastic, flower-shaped cup.
Of course, I nodded happily.
The sugar cone placed on top also allowed for the dessert to be enjoyed both ways: licked like ice cream, or spooned like traditional gelato.