Best Fro-Yo: Swirl Time

There’s nothing better than a local company that loves to give back to its community while continuously striving to satisfy its customers at the same time. Swirl Time, Sonoma State students’ favorite frozen yogurt shop, is the perfect example of a small company that does just that.

Open since 2011, Swirl Time is the go-to place for a constantly changing and delicious variety of frozen yogurt and gelato. Some of the most popular flavors that remain year-round include Country Vanilla, Milk Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookie Gelato. 

Not only does Swirl Time keep its most popular flavors available, but it also interchanges new flavors every week so there’s always something new to try. 

Sonoma State senior Kevin Kinder said after all four years of attending SSU and living in the area, Swirl Time is “without a doubt” the best frozen yogurt in town.

“I enjoy going to Swirl Time because I support local businesses, especially ones that are run by an excellent owner,” says Kinder. “Karen (the owner) does an amazing job of attracting students and keeping them up-to-date with the latest flavors and toppings.” 

Besides bringing in repeat customers for its flavors and toppings, Swirl Time is always immaculately clean and the employees are friendly and personable. 

“It’s fun to work here because mostly all of the workers go to Sonoma State. It’s nice to see my friends come in to work as well,” says Swirl Time employee and Sonoma State student Kelsey Gomez.

Above all, Swirl Time constantly hosts fundraisers for sororities, fraternities and on-campus clubs to raise money, demonstrating their support of the campus and of the community. 

“I love all of the music on the TV that they play,” says former Sonoma State student Danielle Martin. “I also love the suggestions board where you can write what kind of frozen yogurt you want them to serve.”

Swirl Time is located on 1718 E. Cotati Ave and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.