*Note: Beku Gelato has moved to a new location in Carlton.
MELBOURNE | Beku Gelato is a gelato spot on Lygon Street, Brunswick East, that’s taking a different approach to the rest.
It’s owned by Agusta Triwahyu, who learned how to make gelato in Rome, and draws upon here Indonesian heritage to create gelato with a twist. There’s classic flavours on the menu – the chocolate, and Turkish delight are both fantastic, but the main reason to come to Beku is for the Indonesian inspired creations.
There’s a core range of flavours and a few rotating tubs so you never know exactly what you might find. Only the best quality, real fruits and ingredients are used, and it shows in the gelato. The teh tarik flavour is a favourite of mine, and a must try. Other great choices include things like minty lychee sorbet, citrusy sweet calamansi gelato, and the coconut sorbet with generous chunks of jackfruit.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, try the durian flavour. The infamous South East Asian fruit is a love it or hate it kind of thing but even I, someone who has tried so many times over the years to love durian but just can’t, quite liked this one.
171 Lygon Street
Telephone: (03) 7016 8973
Mon – Thu: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat – Sun: 2:00pm to 10:00pm