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FOOD & DRINK

Black Waffle Is Northcote's Ambitious New Gelato Joint

High Street's buzzing over those signature activated charcoal-infused waffle cones.
By Libby Curran
January 31, 2017
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By Libby Curran
January 31, 2017
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It's barely a week old, but already Northcote's sweetest new addition is a resounding hit, proving a sell-out success on its opening weekend.

Café and dessert bar Black Waffle launched on January 21 to epic queues, with scores of punters keen to snap up one of the 5000 free scoops of artisan gelato on offer. The High Street hotspot closed out the day having mowed through about 250 kilograms of house-made gelato, sold out of its signature activated charcoal-infused waffle cones, and donated all profits from its other products to charity.

Back in action and fully restocked a few days later, Black Waffle is en route to becoming a firm neighbourhood favourite, pulling Northside sweet tooths in droves. Here, the hot-ticket order is one of those striking waffle cones, crowned with a scoop of creamy gelato, in flavours like lychee, fig and honey, or Ferrero Rocher.

That said, the onsite kitchen is churning out plenty of other goodies too — swing by for a Proud Mary coffee, a fresh pastry, or perhaps something even more decadent, in the form of a loaded waffle, or gelato-filled croissant.

Get your Black Waffle gelato fix on the daily, at 262 High Street, Northcote. Open Monday to Thursday 9am–10pm, Friday to Sunday 9am–11.30pm.

Published on January 31, 2017 by Libby Curran

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