Anytime is ice cream time and when the girlies suggested we check out Black Waffle. What we didn’t know was that it serves up vegan ice cream. Now, usually we run from the hills when something is vegan because I adore my dairy despite being lactose intolerant. BUT when the girlies said it’s pretty darn good, I had to check it out myself.
Il Dolce Freddo, Carlton
Il Dolce Freddo is located on the busy street of Lygon street and has been around FOREVER! I’ve been here a few times back in the day when I was at uni (feels like forever ago) and it has recently changed management. So that means new flavours and a new look.
Zero Gradi, Brunswick
Zero Gradi, an ice cream parlour that’s well known for their chocolate (or was it nutella?) on tap located right next to 400 Gradi. So of course after having dinner in Brunswick, we marched our way to Zero Gradi for our ice cream hit. Located on Lygon street, there’s plenty of foot traffic and parking is quite hard but you can find some in the back streets for 2 hours. Walking in, there are a few seats but it’s first in first serve and it does get busy. Anywho, towards the end of the store lies all the ice cream and sorbets and my oh my they looked delish!
NSW: Estabar, Newcastle
When you hear that there’s a gelati bar which is also a cafe, you just have to stop by. Located right by the beach with amazing view, I stopped by for some ice cream! The staff were oh so friendly and I felt so welcomed and I just wanted to stay there forever! Unfortunately, I had work so I got the vanilla bean ice cream and my gosh it was perfect!
Pidapipo Gelateria, Carlton
I was with Mrs Creative and we were craving desserts. We were already in the city so I suggested Pidapipo since there’s always a line out front and it’s an ice-creamery which I have yet to tried. I turned the car towards Carlton, walked a block and finally reached the glowing neon sign which indicated that heaven was around the corner.
Milkcow Pop-up, Melbourne
If you haven’t heard, there’s a new South Korean ice-creamery in town and it’s here to stay until 31st May 2016 and it’s conveniently located right opposite H&M and it’s called Milkcow. I went on a double date with the creative couple and snagged a table at Milkcow (although, be warned, since it’s a pop up store, it’s quite cosy inside).
Carnegie Korean BBQ, Carnegie
One of my work mate has never tried korean BBQ and we decided to all take him (road trip…not really!). Miss Mousey chose the place and it was all the way in Carnegie – Korean BBQ. She made a booking and in we went.
Scroll Ice Cream Pop Up, Windsor
Summer has finally hit Melbourne and what other way to cool down then to a pop up store in Windsor, Scroll Ice Cream and have, well, SCROLLS!
Pizza Farro, Thornbury
I decided to take Mr D out for some pizza at Pizza Farro and thanks to zomato I got a voucher to check them out. P.S they also offer a gluten free menu too.
ITALY: Il Nido Del Pettirosso, Roma
It was our last night in Rome which meant our last night of our amazing European holiday and I was getting a little sad with the quality of food I was encountering. Mr D and I both agreed that we’re going to go away from the main roads and straight into the alley ways (recommend going into alleyway with another person…not alone haha). After what seemed like HOURS of walking, we stumbled across this quaint and adorable place where the signage was of a robin in a tux (HOW ADORABLE IS THAT?) and they only had an italian menu. This place gave me a good feeling so in we went.