When out and about with friends this weekend, we stumbled across a little piece of Italy right in the middle of our beloved Austin. The beautifully designed Gelateria Gemelli sits just east of downtown along 6th St--a culinary gem that is easy to miss among the famous night life of 6th St.
The only real indication of what lies inside this shop is a lone ice cream cone sign that shines above the door.
This modern Gelateria creates their own unique flavors of Gelato but the owners, Andrew Sabola and Meghan Erwin, offer customers much more than a tasty dessert. The Gelato is organic, fitting in well with Austin culture. The waffles cones are fashioned in house. The menu is simple yet upscale, complete with cocktails, espresso, Sorbeto, Affogato and a la carte amaros.
Gelateria Gemella is magically delightful. The shop--quaint, friendly and delicious. We sampled four Gelato flavors--Toasted Hazelnut (my personal favorite), Valhrona Chocolate, Olive Oil and Salted Caramel.
The owners have studied with the best Gelato makers in Italy. Read more on their story here. The quality of their product is evident in every aspect of the shop--atmosphere, taste, execution, professionalism and friendliness.
After two years of Austin living, we continue to discover lovely, unique shops and restaurants to add to our list of favorites. Gelateria Gemelli easily makes the list and might take the title of favorite dessert in Austin thus far. If you are new to Austin or well-acquainted with this bustling city, check out this Gelateria as soon as possible. trust me, you won't regret it.