Karina and Clinton Serex, the minds behind Caulfield North's beloved Tuck Shop Take Away, are serving up another big dollop of nostalgia with their latest venture, Sundae School. A quick stroll down Hawthorn Road from its retro-tastic, burger-slinging sister venue (and perfectly located for a post-TSTA dessert fix), the shtick here is ice cream — specifically, the crafty, small-batch dairy delights Karina learnt to master during a recent stint at New York's famed OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Mirroring the vintage charms of Tuck Shop Take Away, Sundae School has a fit-out that'll send you tripping back to your days in the schoolyard, decked out with fun knick-knacks, peg board menus and lots of school classroom memorabilia. Fitting, given you're about to be schooled in the art of American-style ice cream.
The freezer here will play host to ten rotating flavours, alongside treats like ice cream sandwiches, old-school malted shakes crafted on house-made soft serve, and pimped-out sundaes, loaded with various textural additions and house-crafted sauces (think, salted choc fudge and raspberry ripple). The flavour lineup is anything but boring, running everything from a bacon, brown butter and banana number, to a strawberry black pepper sherbet.
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