During the two times I've visited, things were hopping at the Yummi Bunni. I arrived as the restaurant opened at 3 p.m., and within five minutes there was a line to order already.
Yummi Bunni opened in November 2016. It was started by Makenna Click, who studied interior design in school but wanted to do something she was passionate about. She and husband Nate, a local tattoo artist with his own shop, developed the vision to bring a unique, delicious taste experience to downtown Fort Wayne. Yummi Bunni isn't a franchise; the only one is right here in Fort Wayne!
The Yummi Bun
The Yummi Bunni features quality ingredients: ice cream from a family-owned Wisconsin distributor, and doughnuts from Tom's Donuts, which have been a local tradition for over 35 years.
The "Yummi Bun" is the signature creation. It consists of your choice of ice cream served between the halves of a sliced doughnut. You also get a topping of your choice, such as various cereals or crushed Oreos. It's a mix of flavors that is definitely different than anything I'd eaten before, and in a good way!
If the Yummi Bun is too much for you, that's okay. You can also order scoops of ice cream in different sizes. A fun "extra" is that each scoop includes a topping of your choice at no extra charge.
The variety of ice cream flavors that are offered change, so you'll want to visit frequently. And many of the ice cream flavors are unique and a bit unusual -- Bourbon Espresso, Blue Moon, Green Tea. You'll find plenty of traditional favorites too.
The Yummi Bunni features a fun "selfie wall" in the back where you can capture your delicious creation for social media. You'll also want to make note of the colorful neon bunny on the back wall.
Before stopping at Yummi Bunni, head into Coney Island (it's just next door) for a coney dog. Then, finish up with a sweet Yummi Bun for dessert. This is also the perfect spot for dessert after watching a performance at the Arts United Center. Have you tried a Yummi Bun yet?
123 W. Main St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802