My Instagram account has been abuzz with pictures of Moro Gelato. So what the hell is all the fuss about?
Address: 165 Long St, CBD
Hours: 11am-10pm Mon-Sun (!)
Moro Gelato is definitely the “new kid on the block” but has undoubtedly shaken the vegan scene to it’s very core with it’s “sorbet”. I use the inverted commas, because there is simply nothing “sorbet”-ish about this creamy product.
Truth: the first time I walked past and saw the word “sorbet” I walked on by. Vegans are tired of sorbets. We want something that is creamy, but (obviously) plant-based!
However, blogger, fashionista and social media guru, Talya Goldberg (who has a far prettier blog than this one!) dragged me kicking and screaming to try some of their life-changing “sorbet”. After a mere SAMPLE of this “sorbet”, I was sold. Here is the magic word: “HAZELNUT”. They have a hazelnut “sorbet” that is beyond perfect. I coupled it with some of their chocolate “sorbet” which is also damn good, but regretted it because I just wanted more of the hazelnut flavour!
I’ve been back twice, because, you know… market research and shit. It’s at that awkward stage where the guys behind the counter (who are the best salesmen of any enterprise I’ve seen in Cape Town) now know me by name, or rather by my alias, Cape Town Vegan.
This isn’t the best part. The BEST part is their milkshakes. I had a vegan hazelnut milkshake. One sip and my brain was lulled into a sugar-induced utopia-like comatose state. I don’t know what that means. But I still said it. At R55 you may assume it’s a bit steep in price… until you try it. Sold!
The best (actually worst) part is that they are open 7 days a week, from 11am to 10pm. Smart!
Cape Town – you have competition in the ice cream/gelato/”sorbet” department #justsaying
Moro Gelato also trade at the Oranjezicht City Farm on a Saturday from 9am-2pm.