We travelled to Five Dock to try the infamous gelato burger and sample some of the colourful flavours at Cremeria De Luca!
The gelato burger can be had with 1-2 scoops of ice cream, and sides of pana and nutella sauce. We opted for 1 scoop of caramel gelato and no sauce in our gelato burger, which came out in a sizeable bun with paper to protect your hands from drippage. The overall taste was very similar to an ice-cream sandwich, and quite divisive! But i really enjoyed it, and thought the sweet bread and salty gelato went together perfectly, and it was so sweet and yummy! We also tried the lemon-lime bitters granita, which was less of a hit, as there was plain lemonade granita mixed in with it which reduced the taste of the bitters, but an interesting texture and nice and refreshing nonetheless.
We went on a weekday so the cafe wasn’t too crowded, which was nice! Service was a bit slow, but that accounted for the time to prepare the burger, which was very nicely presented with a dusting of icing sugar on the top. Tables were quite limited so at busier times it may be advisable to order take-away instead. The location is quite awkward as well, being on the corner of a 3 way intersection, but there is ample parking in the surrounding streets if you’re willing to walk!
The gelato burger is certainly a must-try experience! While it sounds strange, any lovers of the ice-cream sandwich would enjoy this unique treat, which is quite reasonably priced too.