Updated on June 08, 2018 by Stephanie
Sometimes the best part about travelling to a tropical destination is the excuse to eat delicious ice cream all day long. If you’re as sugar-craved as we are, you will be overjoyed by the presence of gelato and ice cream shops on every other block throughout Seminyak’s maze of streets. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or a dragon fruit, green tea, exotic flavor fanatic, you are guaranteed to find a locale that will have you returning again and again for the remainder of your Bali holiday.
1. Gusto Gelato & Caffe
“You scream, I scream, we all scream for Gusto!” A fan favourite and a slight obsession of ours, the gelato at Gusto is some of the best in South Bali and definitely gives you your money’s worth. The small is just 20,000 rupiah ($2) and in return, you are served two flavours and so much ice cream it will be falling off your cone. Continuous favourites are their Bounty, Strawberry, Mango, and Chocolate flavours. Daredevils can go for the Chocolate Chili for a spicy afterbite.
2. Gelato Factory
Situated in a prime location for daytime shoppers and post-meal diners, the Gelato Factory on Jalan Oberoi is a small, funky parlour that makes for a great pitstop on your walk around town. Sample a few of their unique flavours like pistachio and biscottino or go classic with a rich dark chocolate and their creamy stracciatella.
3. Gelato Secrets
A cute, vintage style cafe across from Petitenget Beach, Gelato Secrets is another Seminyak locale that does not disappoint. Their coconut sorbet is a must-try, as well as their ice cream cake pops. One scoop in a cup or cone is 25.000 rupiah ($2.50), and they serve breakfast too!
4. Made Manis Gelato
Made Manis Gelato is the latest invention of the famous Warung Made, located on Seminyak’s main street. You can’t miss it with the giant ice cream cone drawing your attention in seconds as you pass by. This charming, colourful little ice cream bar is sweet and smooth, indeed, bringing happiness on the spot. Try their Nutella or mixed berry cheesecake or do some mixing and matching – you are on holiday, after all. One scoop costs Rp. 27.500.
5. Gelato Shack
This is the latest sweetheart of Bali Bakery – amazingly tasty artisan ice cream to make your tastebuds go wild. Located right on Seminyak’s Eat Street, you can stroll down here for something cold and sweet after breakfast and back again after dinner late at night before strolling back to your private villa in Seminyak. Gelato Shack claims to ‘melt hearts with flavours’, be warned! Triple Chocolate, Mango Sorbet, Baileys-flavored ice cream – easy to get hooked!
6. Paletas Wey
Just a couple of meters further north than Gusto Gelato & Caffe in Kerobokan, you will find Paletas Wey. A healthy version of a popsicle, Paletas ice cream originates from Mexico and they came to Bali in 2015. Hooray for us ice cream lovers holidaying in Seminyak! Paletas are made from fresh frozen fruits without artificial flavors or additives of any kind. It is a refreshing, healthy snack delightful in Bali’s hot tropical climate. Kiwi, strawberry, Banana Nutella, Durian – try as many of them as you can during your stay in Seminyak! (they also sell them inside the Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak)
Location: Jl. Mertanadi No.70, Kerobokan, Bali
Opening hours: 10 am – 10.30 pm
7. Gaya Gelato
Artisan, Italian ice cream as it should be is what you’ll get at Gaya Gelato. Ice cream at this ‘gelato lab’ is homemade from scratch with nothing but natural ingredients. Gaya Gelato respects the natural, genuine flavors. All the fruits and spices are locally-sourced and some ingredients such as pistachios and hazelnuts are imported from Italy to guarantee quality. At Gaya Gelato, you can consider yourself in ice cream heaven. I got a soft spot for their homemade chocolate & orange ice cream flavour.
Location: Jl. Werkudara No.538, Legian, Seminyak, Bali
Contact: (0361) 733584
Opening hours: 9 am – 11.00 pm
This one is kind of a special mention for it is not really ice cream but frozen yogurt… Yogurt Ice Cream? Whatever you want to name it, it is a healthy version of ice cream and it tastes great! The fat-free, organic frozen yogurt is swirled up in a cup and topped up by fruits and all kinds of sweet treats such as marshmallows, chocolate cookies, brownies, sprinkles, etc, etc. You name it – you can design your own Frozen Yogi (craft it with your own hands, that it) and you pay by weight. The price is Rp. 22.000/100g
Kids love ice creams (grown ups too!). Check out all our family villas in Seminyak!