Esposito’s Ice Cream: Established 1974

My father arrived in the UK from Calabria in Italy in the early 1970s and soon after established his Mr Angelo Ice Cream business with great success. Over the years, I have seen the impact that independent coffee shops and food business owners can have on the local communities they serve, which has been a huge source of inspiration for me throughout my life.

Needless to say, it came as absolutely no surprise to everyone who knows me that I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and founded Esposito’s Ice Cream in 1999, which is now run by myself, Daniel, and my wife, Lisa. We have grown significantly since our initial fleet of ice cream vans, and we now operate several delis across Halton and Knowsley.

What We Do

Here at Esposito’s Ice Cream, we specialise in delicious homemade cakes and bakes, artisan toasted sandwiches, authentic Italian coffee that comes to us directly from Tuscany and, of course, an impressive selection of ice creams and gelato.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that every visitor to our parlours receives our signature Esposito’s experience, which includes a welcoming atmosphere, friendly service, and options to suit all dietary requirements. We are also committed to ensuring that we give back to our local communities and do as much as we can to minimise the impact our operation has on the planet.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a freshly baked pastry, a place to catch up with friends over coffee, or somewhere to enjoy as a family, Esposito’s is the perfect place for you.

Where To Find Us

We serve four different locations across Halton & Knowsley and are proudly partnered with both Halton Borough Council and Knowsley Council.

Victoria Park in Widnes is the perfect location for days out with the kids because it has something to offer all the family, including a skateboard park, bowling greens, a scenic lake, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a wildlife-filled woodland area. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or some light bites that are perfect for a picnic, our ice cream parlour and deli has everything from artisanal toasted sandwiches to authentic Italian coffee, homemade bakes, and gelato.

You can also find us in Runcorn Hill & Nature Reserve, which is a renowned local beauty spot and is the perfect location to relax, catch up with friends, and spend time with family. As well as scenic views and woodland walks, you can also enjoy the model boating lake, tennis courts, playgrounds, and the bowling green. Our cafe is open every day between 9am and 5pm, serving refreshing gelato, delicious Italian coffee, and a selection of sandwiches and fresh bakes.

We opened our first location in Knowlsey at Mill Dam Park in Kirkby in 2021. In addition to scenic walking routes through woodland habitats, wetlands and beautiful wildflower meadows, the park also has excellent facilities for all the family, including a recently updated playground for the kids to enjoy. Our deli can be found in the park’s Environment Centre and provides the perfect place for you to grab a bite to eat and an authentic cup of Italian coffee before heading off to learn more about what the park has to offer.

In 2023, we expanded and one of our amazing deli’s is located in Court Hey Par, Huyon. Court Hey Park is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cream or cup of coffee as you take in the amazing views as you walk around the park. Court Hey Park is a safe place for you to take the kids and dog for a picnic or a nice summers day walk. Court Hey Park’s fields and play area provide space for your children to use their imagination and play in a great environment.

So, if you’ve found yourself here after searching for “coffee shops near me” you can find out more about our locations below, and we hope to welcome you into one of our ice cream parlours very soon.

Victoria Park, Widnes

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Runcorn Hill Park

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Mill Dam Park, Kirkby

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Court Hey Park, Huyton

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Halton Borough Council

We are proud of our partnership with Halton Borough Council at our locations serving both Runcorn Hill Park and Widnes Victoria Park. We are delighted to enrich the community space which have both received the prestigious Green Flag award thanks to their dedicated park teams making it a wonderful place for all.

Knowsley Council

Our partnership with Knowsley Borough Council at Mill Dam Park is our most recent addition to the Esposito’s outlets. We are delighted to be a part of the community space and create links with the local area.