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Monella Gelato Bar

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published July 6th 2018
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Darby Street is the home of Monella, a treasure trove of delicious cool treats.

ice cream, gelato, quirky, dessert, family, takeaway, Newcastle
Angel wings (image JW)


Luminous pink lights, quirky sayings, interesting artworks and great background music complement the vibrant colours of gelato and sorbets in the showcase. The space is small and at busy times a good-natured crowd spills onto the footpath in anticipation.

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Take a seat (image JW)


The gelato and sorbets are all additive free and made from scratch. Some flavours, such as A.K.A Nutella, are plant-based, gluten-free and vegan friendly. Just ask the friendly servers for advice (you can even taste test to help you decide).

Gelato, sorbet, dessert, vegetarian, gluten free, child friendly, Newcastle
Tastes as good as it looks (image JW)


The staff love experimenting with new flavour combinations. The choices change regularly and popular flavours are brought back if enough people ask for them. You can order single, double or triple scoops in cones or cups and even add a saucy shot for $2. The flavours have fun names such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wagon Wheelin', Crazy In The Coconut and Ol' Dawg New Twix.


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Plenty of choices (image JW)


A new addition to the menu is gelato 'cakes' in flavours like Pavlova, Snickers Licker and the Heartbreaker and they have a great value weekday happy hour where you can get up to three flavours in a 1 litre takeaway box for $16 between 4 and 5 pm.


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Snickers Licker gelato cake (Facebook image)


Get your groove on when you grab some gelato at Monella.
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Why? Great tasting guilt-free Gelato
When: Monday & Tuesday 1pm - 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 11pm
Phone: 02 4926 1512
Where: 149 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW
Cost: Cones & cups from $5, 500ml take home box $14, 1 litre takeaway box $24.
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