Here is my Asian friend's affogato from Toby's Estate.
Dinner was downtown near Union Square, and Toby's Estate was nearby in Greenwich Village. I got to the store right before closing. The barista disappointingly told me that they don't sell ice cream based drinks at that location. Low and behold she let's me know Van Leeuwen is right around the corner. Van Leeuwen is the company Toby's Estate gets their ice cream from AND Van Leeuwen sells affogatos with Toby's Estate beans. Too good to be true! I walk over to 10th St and into Van Leeuwen where it turns out there are flavors I can choose from for my affogato. I wrongly assumed they were only served with vanilla. After a discussion about flavors with the baristas I went with espresso ice cream for my affogato, and got it to stay. Seriously so glad the barista suggested the ice cream flavor. It was amazing. I want to have an affogato everyday. Forget having it as dessert! In this case it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up before dinner.
I was surprised when the drink came and the ice cream and espresso weren't served together. It took me a minute, but I finally decided I should just pour the espresso over the ice cream. Good idea, hard to eat/drink. LOL
Here's my soup, that I found difficult to eat/drink.