motto during the blizzard of 2011 was, “It’s never too cold for frozen custard.” Eugene’s serves homemade frozen custard year-round, along with frozen novelty treats and gourmet coffee concoctions featuring Kaldi’s custom roasted coffee.
Eugene’s unique location at Town and Country Crossing offers customers a variety of service options from counter service for parlor dining or a retro walk-up order window, which reopens with warmer weather. Inside parlor dining is comfortable and inviting and opens to a larger dining area prefect for large groups or parties. Once spring arrives, patrons can also enjoy patio seating in addition to impromptu lawn lounging.
Daily custard flavors include vanilla, chocolate and a flavor of the day, which has run the gamut from the standard strawberry to exotic Maple Bacon. Any flavor can be scooped to create concretes, sundaes, Cool Sips (malts, shakes, floats and freezes) and fruit smoothies. Homemade waffle cones and cups with or without a chocolate dip wait to be filled with any combo of custard and toppings.
Tempting novelty treats are a specialty at Eugene’s. The venerable drumstick and ice cream sandwich is on the menu, along with the house specialty which is the frozen taco--a waffle cone folded like a taco, then dipped in chocolate and nuts, and filled with custard. Check out the custard nachos, another Eugene's original. The custard nachos are composed of cinnamon sugar sprinkled tortilla chips topped with custard, then drizzled with caramel and chocolate, and finished with whipped cream and a cherry.
Hand-packed quarts and pints, along with frozen custard pies and cakes, are available to take home. For those wishing to warm up, looking for a caffeine jolt or insurance against a brain freeze, order up a latté, cappuccino or a plain cup of joe from the coffee bar.
The cost is $1.75 for a small cone to less than $5 for large sundaes, shakes and novelties, including the signature frozen taco.
Eugene’s Custard Company is located at 1138 Town and Country Crossing Drive at Clayton and Woods Mill roads.