Real deal gelato
Enormously popular Gusto Gelato and Caffe serves up some of Bali's very best gelato in a variety of tempting flavours, including plenty of locally inspired ones.
Choose a size and pay, present your ticket to the staff and select your flavours from a range of house-made sorbets and ice creams, such as chocolate chilli, cinnamon, thyme, kemangi, grilled sesame, dragonfruit, soursop and more everyday flavours like vanilla, chocolate and pistachio. Not all flavours are available at all times but you're sure to be seduced by something.
We adore tamarillo and ginger; salted caramel with yoghurt is a divine choice as well. A small baked-daily waffle cone or cup of two flavours is 24,000/22,000 rupiah, and if you're keen, you can grab an extra-large carton with up to five flavours for 125,000 rupiah (tip: this is good for Gojek delivery!).
Relax at a table in air-con, or head to the garden outside with tables and umbrellas for shade. They also offer good Molinari coffee plus brioches and tartes au sucre; we haven't tried the ice-cream sandwich yet but it looks like a real treat. Fruitshakes and milkshakes are other options.
Gusto's is in a slightly out-of-the-way location on Jalan Mertanadi (the "jail road"), but it doesn't stop the crowds from coming. There is a large parking area opposite the ice creamery if you're coming by taxi or car; it gets super busy, so the parking guys will direct you if you keep an eye out for them.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 25th August, 2016.