Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Kato's @ 3000

Home > Perth > Art and Craft Centres | Food and Wine | Ice Cream | Kids | Places of Interest
by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published December 14th 2017
Kato’s is a lovely venue with truly great ice cream
In Europe many smaller shops have a double function, so a perfectly ordinary hat shop for seven months of the year might be an ice cream shop during the hotter summer months.

We have something similar here in the Swan Valley - a perfectly ordinary table grape-packing shed tuns into an artisan fresh fruit ice cream parlour of considerable charm from November to May.

Kato's @ 3000, Ice Cream, Grapes, Shady Vines, Table Grapes
Kato's @ 3000 (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


It's called Kato's @ 3000 and is the brainchild of Marlene and Matt 'Kato' Katich. Both born and bred in the Valley, as Marlene says: "I am very proud of the thread of continuity that exists in the Valley and hold great respect for the endeavours of the past which has lead us to understand the value of our work and its place in our local history."

kato's @ 3000, Ice Cream, Grapes, Shady Vines, Table Grapes
Marlene Katich at Kato's (Photograph courtesy Kato's @ 3000)


Kato's @ 3000 opened in 2010, offering an amazing range of home-made ice creams using local and innovative fresh products which alter as new products become available or Marlene gets a new idea - so there's always something fresh and new.

kato's @ 3000, Ice Cream, Grapes, Shady Vines, Table Grapes
Kato's @ 3000 (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


For example, on the warm Sunday afternoon we dropped in, the whole family, we had a choice of Mango Dragon (home-made mango syrup and dragon fruit); Blood Orange and Passionfruit; Choc Berry (Strawberry and Blueberry with White and Dark Chocolate) and so on.

We all chose something different, two scoops, both different, in a cone ($7) and the ice cream was absolutely delicious - the mix smooth and creamy, the flavours crisp and rich, subtle but flavourful.

Its all down to Marlene being "passionate about that first taste being real and I try to surprise with my flavour combinations."

kato's @ 3000, Ice Cream, Grapes, Shady Vines, Table Grapes
Kato's @ 3000 (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


The ice-creamery is in the rustic shed off West Swan Road more often used for grapes in season. The entrance is shaded by a huge pergola of logs, covered with grape vines providing leafy shade for the tables and seating where one can enjoy licking the icy goodness.

As well as the range of ice cream (and I urge you to try them yourself), Marlene and Matt have quite a good deal of local produce and craft such as olives, jams, jellies, pickles and chutneys.

Kato's @ 3000, Ice Cream, Grapes, Shady Vines, Table Grapes
Kato's @ 3000 (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


But mainly it's the ice cream that's the real star - available in tubs or cones - either traditional or gluten-free, lactose-free fruit sorbets at $3 a scoop.

Kato's is a lovely venue with charming, friendly, service and really, truly great ice cream.

Very Highly Recommended Indeed.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  34
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Ice Cream with local craft and produce
When: 10:30am to 5:00pm Fri, Sat & Sun
Phone: 0431 596 489
Where: 3000 West Swan Rd, Caversham
Cost: $3 - $9
Your Comment
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions