Pandemics, lockdowns and other bad news… The past year has highlighted the importance of celebrating life’s moments. Recently, I visited il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer in Gqeberha as they celebrated their first birthday. It was certainly a memorable experience!
Being a person, who loves gelato ice cream and other tasty gelato treats, I couldn’t miss out on the chance to join in on the celebration!
il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer is located along the bustling Main Road in the leafy suburb of Walmer. It is indeed a great, convenient spot for friends or family looking to enjoy some quality gelato ice cream, milkshakes, and time together. You can also stop by and grab a quick snack before heading to the beachfront or the city’s interior.
The Parlour building is a refurbished former house, and upon entering I immediately felt its homey and comforting atmosphere. The décor includes ornamental plants and beautiful paintings – everything has been put together to offer a relaxed space where you can sit back and enjoy amazing treats from their menu.
Il Gelato produces an impressive 48 flavours of ice cream, you will be spoilt for choice at their selection.
I must say, we enjoyed their anniversary celebrations. My friend and I certainly agreed that this won’t be our last visit to il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer!
What is on the menu at il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer?
As the name of the store suggests, The Parlour is a specialised gelato outlet. They have a great selection of gelato with various flavours, many of whom brought a smile to my face.
Il Gelato is also a supplier of gelato to various stores throughout the region, further adding to their growing reputation as a quality and successful supplier.
The Parlour is more than simply a gelato store as they offer a great selection of tasty treats, because we all need to be spoilt from time to time.
Besides their gelato, they offer bubble waffles, gelato sandwiches, brownies, sundaes, milkshakes and much more!
During my visit, I had to go for a milkshake. Upon some internal deliberation, I opted for their death by chocolate flavoured milkshake. Safe to say I was delighted at my choice.
A little while later I asked our waiter what she considered to be their speciality offering, she was quick to point to their bubble waffles. I took her advice and it proved to be a good decision.
My bubble waffle had Ferro Rocher and Tin Roof ice cream, as well as Oreos, speckled eggs and fudge bits as a topping. I felt like a literal kid in a candy store.
The team reassured me that they brought the bubble waffles to Gqeberha and the surrounding areas and have added 3 secret ingredients that adds a bit of ‘magic’ to their treats, I am glad that they did!
Parties and Events at il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer
During my visit I noticed that there was a kid’s party taking place. I recall thinking that there could be no better place to host a party for children or a small get together amongst friends or family.
Their outdoor seating area makes for an ideal spot for parties or intimate events to take place.
Reviews by il Gelato – the Parlour – Walmer guests
“Best place for the kids but also adults with a sweet tooth,” wrote Warren Wilken on their Face
“Best place for the kids but also adults with a sweet tooth,” wrote Warren Wilken on their Facebook page.
Filicia Kwadi said; “Great place to relax, when having a rough day. Great variety of ice cream, it is very affordable, polite staff and very clean. It’s also children friendly.
Il Gelato-the Parlour- Walmer is located at 180b Main Road, Walmer, Gqeberha. Call them on +27 (0) 72 576 7182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook and on Instagram.