ice cream & coffee

Raleigh's City Market, c1940

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To provide fresh, locally-made, high quality treats for all those who come through our door.


To be the ice cream shop of choice in downtown Raleigh and to contribute to the greater good of our community.


  • We embrace and value the diversity of our customers, partners and employees.
  • We support our local economy by working with local vendors and partners whenever possible.
  • We seek to be an engaged and contributing member of the downtown Raleigh business and civic communities.
  • We respect the environment and seek to use sustainable, environmentally-friendly products that are made from renewable plant-based resources and are biodegradable.

“Dad, may I have a treat?” 

A simple question on a warm North Carolina summer afternoon after a visit to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences began the journey that led to the formation of treat, Raleigh’s newest downtown ice cream scoop shop.

Raleigh is a great place to live, work and play. We have a vibrant artistic and cultural landscape, world-class museums and galleries, festivals and events seemingly every weekend, and a growing number of eclectic and award-winning restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to suit every taste. And now, located in Raleigh's 100-year old City Market, a place to enjoy locally-made and delicious frozen creations as well. 

We have partnered with Hillsborough’s
Maple View Farm to bring hormone-free and antibiotic-free ice cream and sorbet to downtown Raleigh. Maple View Farm's grass-fed cows graze on pesticide-free Orange County pastures. Maple View has long been known as the premier ice cream maker in the Triangle region and has also received national recognition as one of the best in the country. We seek to work with other local, regional and statewide favorites as well, including Raleigh’s own Videri Chocolate Factory & Benelux Coffee and what is arguably the official state soft drink, Cheerwine from Salisbury.

We hope you enjoy your visit to treat, please share with us your ideas for flavors and creations you would like to experience. And thank you for supporting your local economy by supporting your local gastronomy!