MELBOURNE | Beku Gelato is one of my favourite spots for Gelato in Melbourne. I was saddened when I learned that the original Brunswick spot was closing down, but that feeling didn’t last for long when I discovered that it was reopening up the road in Carlton. I recently visited the new location for What’s On Melbourne.
Beku is owned by Agusta Triwahyu, a qualified engineer who gave up her career to move to Rome and learn how to make gelato. Agusta’s gelato draws upon her Indonesian heritage to create gelato with a twist. There’s classic flavours on the menu (try the chocolate, and Turkish delight), 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. The teh tarik flavour is a favourite of mine, and a must try. Other great choices include things like cendol, calamansi gelato, and coconut sorbet with generous chunks of jackfruit.
Durian is one of the signature flavours that you must try. It’s a divisive fruit, beloved by many and reviled by others. If you’re on the fence, I encourage you to try it here. Durian is infused into the gelato in a way that draws out its sweet and fragrant aspects, in a quite mild yet definitely noticeable way. You might just be converted.
Along with gelato, there’s drinks like teh tarik, the tamarind turmeric kunyit asam, and kopsugren (cold drip coffee with fresh milk and coconut sugar).
150 Lygon Street
Mon – Thu: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:30pm to 11:00pm
Sun: 12:30pm to 10:00pm