Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gelobar obsession

I have been living in East Brunswick for almost 3 years now, and I have been vaguely aware that there was a Gelati Bar on Lygon Street called Gelobar. Nicole Jones of Bad Crumbs blog fame has raved about the place, but until recently I had never been. I have to be honest here, I love gelati. I could eat it twice a day, every day of the year. Gelati is not ice-cream. Its a far superior product, that is ALWAYS homemade, and should come from a small specialty store.

Five days ago, I went to Gelobar. In 5 days I have been there 3 times.

Back in the day, I would have gelati every Sunday from Il Dolce Freddo after working at Toto's on Lygon Street, Carlton.

My top five flavours are;
  1. Ferrero Rochet
  2. Panna Cotta
  3. Tiramisu
  4. Vanillabean
  5. Baileys Irish Cream
In recent times I have managed to curb my gelati obsession, limiting my intake to special occasions and really hot weather, or when I really really want some. NOT 3 times in one week.

The outlook is grim. I either have to move OR exercise some self control and step away from the gelait bar. Considering how prevalent gelati stores are in Melbourne, particularly in East Brunswick/Fitzroy/North Fitzroy/Carlton, I think the latter is more sensible and practical.

However, I thank my friends who have joined me on this indulgent ride, with a special shout out to my sister and Jones. Its always nicer to fall off the band wagon with a friend by your side, stuffing their face on the other side of the table.

I could really go a white chocolate and rapsberry waffle cone right now.


  1. oh yeah, they make delish gelati. Go on a warm night and there's always a massive queue!

  2. Great discovery Nicole.. the Gelobar is a magical place full of divine treats. Treat yourself as much as you like i say.

    Thanks for reminding me to enjoy the luxuries of my local gelati heaven.


  3. Every time I walk in there I feel like Hansel and Grethel must have when they saw the candy house. Thanks for the nice comments :)