Augustus Gelatery, 175 Somerville Road, Yarraville. Phone: 9315 314
The first things Consider The Sauce looks for when trying a new gelati/ice-cream joint are unusual or intriguing flavours.
We find one at the Yarraville shop of the rapidly expanding Augustus chain – dark chocolate gelati.
So dark it is, it looks like tar!
We both find it to be very, very good – and very chocolate-y.
The pistachio that makes up the rest of my twin-scoop cup is just average.
Bennie finds the same with his strawberry cheesecake.
Other than the dark choc gelati, we find most of the other Augustus flavours to be of no particular interest to us and …
… there appears to be an accent on pastel adventures!
Price per scoop?
Here it is $5 for a single; we reckon our double scoop deals for $6.80 are well priced.
Not that we can see – and the staff members are dealing with an ongoing kiddy/holiday rush when we’re in the house.
Sometimes we find ice-cream/gelati places don’t advertise the fact they serve smaller serves.
And sometimes that’s all we feel like!
Yarraville Augustus is apparently a hit and is sure to remain so through the forthcoming summer.
But it’ll probably be a some-time location for us as we stick to firm and long-time favourites in the village and in Kensington, the latter at which we can get great coffee, too.
Hmm thanks for the heads-up. Am still searching for two of the elusive favourite flavours of the particularly memorable Gelateria del Teatro in Rome…Fico (fresh fig) and Nectarine spiked with Rosemary…
Not going to find them here by the sounds of it.
Hello Gelo in the village has been spruiking a “very creamy ricotta ice cream with cinnamon and pistachio praline”!