My family decided to show around the city in Melbourne on our second day there. It was late December, really hot, and unusually humid (the rain days later was a welcome relief after the humidity).
The city, unlike Cape Town’s CBD, is huge. It can’t all be seen in one day and we weren’t even going to attempt something that crazy. While we managed to see Flinders Street Station and Yarra River (and I’ll tell you more about the city in a later post) on our first outing to the city, I want to tell you about a cool place we visited in the city. And really what’s cooler than ice-cream in summer?
On this particularly hot and sticky day, we were treated to some delicious nitrogen gelatos at Dex2rose by my cousin Faatimah.
Dex2rose is situated in Little Bourke Street and you’d almost miss it.It’s literally down an alleyway. Something this South African wouldn’t dare venture down here at home. But hey, I was in Australia – a pretty safe place.
So down the lane we walked and into a really cool and hip-looking ice-cream/dessert hang out.
The place was filled with young people who fit right in with their hipster surroundings. There are traditional seating options – you know tables and chairs(#tbt ya’ll), but we embraced the hipster trend and sat on the crates that had been fashioned into a table and chairs. Well the younger ones of our group did anyway. Our parents opted for tables and chairs.
There are Kitchen Aids everywhere – as can be expected in a place that whips up nitrogen ice-cream. The interior design is welcoming and the menu sounded exciting – I mean apple crumble gelato? Yes, please. The real proof is always in the pudding – or in this case the gelato. And let me tell you the gelato was AMAZING!!!
Take a look for yourself.
Trust me, it looks as awesome as it tastes. So if you find yourself in the Melbourne CBD on a hot day (heck I’d eat ice-cream in a cold, rainy day too) head over to Dex2Rose. You won’t be disasppointed.