If you are looking for somewhere to have a coffee, a quick bite to eat or simply a delicious scoop of gelato on a warm summer’s day, then Gelatiamo at 362 Pacific Highway Lindfield is definitely a place to consider.
Outside there is a bench chair if you feel like sitting outdoors. Inside there are a small number of tables and chairs. One side of the café is all yellow and the other side a dark, deep red. Very simple décor with a wall dedicated to photos of people who have come to eat at the café. The staff were very friendly and very quick with our order. There is no menu. It is written on the wall. Very simple, very casual.
The gelato is made fresh on the premises in small batches, and at Gelatiamo they like to experiment with new flavours. With a range of the usual flavours they also had Turkish Delight, Coconut and Red Bean, as well as Balsamic Strawberry and Mascarpone Gelato. Blood Orange Sorbet, Hazelnut, Rum and Raisin, Passionfruit Sorbet as well as Chocolate gelato.
Deciding to go for something other than my usual chocolate, I decided to try the Turkish Delight. Being a fan of the Turkish Delight chocolate I already prepared myself for it tasting the same as that. However, it didn’t. At first I was taken aback by the taste thinking that it didn’t taste anything like the Turkish Delight chocolate. I soon realised that it wasn’t meant to. This in fact was the exact taste of genuine Turkish Delight that you purchase from any Middle Eastern grocer. My mother used to make fresh genuine Turkish Delight when we were children, the one with rose water, cut up into squares and covered with icing sugar. That was the taste, the taste I remembered from when I was a child. It was beautiful. Very smooth and packed with flavour.
We also tried the lemon and mango gelato. If I didn’t know better I would say the owner himself took a lemon and squeezed the juice right onto the gelato. It certainly packed a punch when you tasted it. We could also see grains of rind blended into the gelato, giving it that extra kick. As for the mango, it was delicious and refreshing.
If you are not after gelato, there are a number of other options available such as sandwiches, soups, cakes and jaffles.
The thing to remember before going here is that you can only pay by cash. They do not accept any cards. There is ample parking on the street. If you are in the area or driving through Lindfield, I would definitely stop in for gelato.
Where: 362 Pacific Highway Lindfield NSW
Why: Delicious gelato and friendly service.
Cost: Two lemonades, one Turkish Delight and one lemon and mango gelato came to $16.50.
When: Monday 10am - 6pm. Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 9pm. Friday 10am - 10.30pm. Saturday 9am - 10.30pm. Sunday 9am - 6pm.