After a disappointing dinner, we were after something to lift our mood; Cutler & Co did just that. At 9pm on a Friday their front bar had plenty of space and they were happy to have us visit for coffee and dessert. Jo recommended we share two icecream sandwiches between the four of us and I was happy to comply. I'd never tried it before, though I read of many other bloggers swooning over it.
The Cutler & Co icecream sandwich ($18) is a generous vanilla parfait brick between thin chocolate biscuits, a pool of salted caramel underneath and a rich quenelle of chocolate icecream on top. It's very nice indeed, though I don't think it has the complexity of some of their other desserts. We were also generously supplied with petits fours following the theme: chocolate-coated caramel fudge sprinkled lightly with salt. Haute fantails!
Eighteen dollars is no small sum for dessert but to have this dessert in these surroundings, with no hurry to leave, felt worth it. I can see myself stopping by again with this purpose on an idle evening.
This icecream sandwich is popular! It's been loved and blogged on Kran and Nina, Melbourne Dining Experiences, The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar, OUTRIGHT GLUTTONY, Almost Always Ravenous (twice), Absolutely Famished, Gastronomous Anonymous, Food, booze and shoes, Petit-Miamx, Gourmet to Glam, Foodmiles's Blog, Saucy Thyme, eat tori, jeroxie, Melbourne's bargain foodie and Tomato. Less gushy words appear at IronEaters, let's get fat together, Munching (in) Melbourne, 1001 Dinners 1001 Nights, Eat (almost) Anything at Least Once, and Melbourne gastronome (twice).
Cutler & Co
55-57 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Accessibility: Cutler & Co has a flat entry and generous space between tables. The front bar largely contains high benches and chairs, but there are some standard-height booth seats to the side. There's full table service.