If you’ve a sweet-tooth, a trip to Cardiff’s award-winning Italian dessert parlour is most certainly in order. You’ll certainly find something to please at this sweet emporium – there’s an impressive 70 gelato and sorbet flavours to choose from. Inspired by the bustling gelato bars Italy is famous for, the team behind Coco Gelato dreamed of bringing a taste of southern sunshine to Cardiff. Since opening its doors in 2016, guests have flocked to this cheery venue to sample all it has to offer. It’s even been named in the 14 Best Dessert Parlours in the UK by TripAdvisor Holiday Lettings, and has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Coco Gelato also won the award for Best Dessert Outlet at The Food Awards Wales 2017.
‘...Best Dessert Outlet at The Food Awards Wales 2017...’
Expect to find familiar flavours such as Oreo, salted caramel, and Ferrero Rocher and more unusual options like apple pie, carrot cake, Scottish shortbread and Parma violet gelato. There’s also a selection of waffles, crêpes, pancakes, and wittily named signature sundaes, such as Chuck Berry, comprising berry-flavoured gelato and mixed seasonal berries with fruit and whipped cream, and Tropic Thunder: fruit sorbets served with fresh fruit and topped with tropical sauce and whipped cream. A fresh cup of coffee is the ideal accompaniment to your treat, and is roasted by Italy’s creator of the espresso, Segafredo Coffee, which is known best in the market for its authentic coffee. If you’re sticking to the sweet stuff, look no further than the American-style soda float. A big draw are the impressive Freakshakes and thick, creamy milkshakes.
‘... the world’s most calorific dessert...’
For those feeling brave and ready for a challenge, take on the impressive Roman Empire – 18 scoops of gelato, four waffles, fruit, whipped cream, and a medley of toppings. It’s a whopping 3,845 calories and the world’s most calorific dessert, as published by the Daily Mail and Mirror. In true Italian style, Coco Gelato stays open late, making it a great choice for catch-ups with friends after work or a night out. Whatever the occasion, this friendly, modern venue is ideal for all ages.