Having three children that love their sweets, means that we are always on the look out for great ice cream. Bali offers Baskin Robbins, Hargen Daas, and Cold stone, that can be found all over the world, but there is also a place that is unique to Bali, and, in my opinion, serves something even better!
Gusto’s gelato and cafe started off life in a tiny tucked away location in Umalas. Word soon spread of their great tasting ice cream, and people were flocking to try it for themselves. They very quickly out grew their small location, and needed to find somewhere bigger. The new shop can be found on Jalan Mertanadi, which is the street that runs along side the jail on Kerobokan. This is a much larger location, with a beautiful garden setting, ideal to sit and enjoy all the delicacies.
This gelato parlor has an amazing range of choices of both ice cream and sorbet and they are all to die for! The sorbet flavors are extremely authentic, tasting just like the fruit that they represent. I particularly enjoy the passion fruit and dragon fruit sorbets. The children head straight for the snickers, bounty and chocolate flavors. There are various more obscure choices on offer, such as chocolate chili and spirulina. The friendly staff are happy to let you try a few of the flavors before making your choice. Every single one is fantastic, so its hard to choose!
A small cup costs Rp 20,000, and you can have one or two flavors. They pile the cup high, so its great value for money. There are also 3 other sizes of cup, or the option of using a cone.
As well as ice cream and sorbets, you can also enjoy a great cup of coffee, and pastries. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 9pm, and closed on Sundays. There is a large car park on the opposite side of the road, and very helpful parking attendants ready to help you get across the busy street.
The place is always packed full of visitors, and I would not be surprised if they need to relocate to a larger site very soon. Their success lies not only in their great tasting gelato, but also in the wonderfully friendly service with a smile. Don’t just take my word for it, go try for yourselves:
Gusto Gelateria, Jalan Mertanadi 46, Kerobokan.