Tiny shop set amidst the restaurants of Lygon St. Offers many different gelati flavors, including ones suitable for vegans. All the fruit range is vegan, and there are also soy-based chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Staff are helpful when you ask about dairy-free options. more-less
163 Lygon Street (Argyle Square)
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Closed Time

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-12:00am



First Review by eveliene99
  • vegan

Recommended even when it's cold outside

Posted on 05 / 23 / 2015

The fruit gelatis I've tasted have been pretty amazing. Mango is incredible, watermelon is great, the boysenberry was delicious except I would have preferred the texture if the seeds had been strained out. The jasmine is really interesting, though personally, just a taste was enough for me, it's pretty strong. Amarena (sour cherry) was disappointing, it tasted a bit like cough medicine. The passionfruit was excellent.

The soy flavours are really nice, and it's great to be able to actually have creamy ice-cream flavours, but yet at the same time, they're not quite brilliant. The bacio tastes almost like nutella, and the pistachio was pretty nice too. The soy chocolate is rich and delicious, and I surprised myself by preferring it to the bacio. However, the soy flavours do seem to have a bit of an aftertaste or an edge to them. Looking on the website, their soy flavours are also sucrose free, so I suspect it might be the artificial (or natural but not sugar) sweetener.

Overall though, I highly recommend it, whether just for ice-cream, or if you want dessert after having dinner with omnis on Lygon St somewhere that doesn't do vegan sweets. IMO though, you're better off with the fruit flavours than the soy ones.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 09, 2015

Pros: Huge range of vegan flavours
Cons: Not every flavour is vegan, The soy flavours use non-sugar sweetener
  • vegan

a classic!

Posted on 12 / 30 / 2014

These legends have been offering dairy free gelato on Lygon St for at least a decade, I'm sure.

Proximity to Melbourne Uni is dangerous during breaks between lectures. Also perfect nightcap after a cheap movie at the Nova on a hot Monday night, sitting in the small park opposite.

I usually can't go passed the rich soy chocolate, or creamy pistachio, but like to mix it up with a bit of fruit. I've never been disappointed with any of their flavours. Soy "bacio" (hazelnut and chocolate) is a perennial fave. Like smooth, cool, vegan Nutella!

Pros: old school small business, variety
Cons: looong line-ups in summer , limited opening hours in winter
  • vegan


Posted on 09 / 24 / 2012

Really yummie vegan icecream. Be careful though, not open all year round!!

Pros: Vegan icecream, Good value
Cons: Not open all year round


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Last updated: 2012/03/31


Added: 2012/03/31


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