Across the road from the wonderful Nithik’s Kitchen (which I also review this week), Rozelle’s renaissance continues under a gleaming chromed Art Deco style sign.
Bellingen Gelato is co-owned by Robert Sebes and his son Danny. Robert established the infamous Badde Manors Cafe in Glebe back in 1982 and began making gelato there in the late 1980s. In 2004 he sold the business, before opening up a gelato store in Bellingen, northern NSW.
The catalyst for opening their first Sydney store was picking up the Grand Champion prize for their sorbet of stewed plum, cinnamon and cloves at the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show.
Danny tells me that all “gelato is made on the premises using recipes developed by Robert over the past 25 years with the focus on strong flavours, high quality natural ingredients and keeping sugar to a minimum.”
After trying Watermelon & Mint - “85% watermelon and a bunch of mint”; Burnt Caramel (which would also make a fabulous milkshake); and Macadamia & Honey that impressed with a really natural feel, I’m thinking that Gelato Messina’s finally got some real competition...
688 Darling Street, Rozelle.
Ph: (0410) 458 773