22/03/2014: Berrissimo have just announced that this is their last weekend of trading! We'll miss them.
September 21, 2013
Frozen yoghurt businesses have taken over Melbourne in the past year or so. Berrissimo is one of two on Brunswick St, and there are a couple further ice-creameries close by. This one rates a mention because of their impressive vegan options: they offer several dairy-free soft-serves at a time and lots of goodies in the display case.
Everything vegan gets a clear (V) so there's no need to clog up the queue firing ingredient-based questions at the staff. You're more likely to bring ordering to a stand-still staring slack-jawed at all the possibilities. (Gluten-free options are noted too.)
The most recent flavour rotation includes lemonade, Nutella and chocolate mousse. Michael and I both greedily bypassed the light and fruity alternatives and hit the chocolate - a medium cup of Nutella with truffles and peanut butter fudge sauce for him ($7.30) and a small cup of chocolate mousse with coconut rough and more peanut butter fudge for me ($5.80).
These desserts were big on flavour and fun, without any weird dairy-sub aftertaste. Nothing about them reminded me of yoghurt, they were just great soft-serves. Serving sizes are generous and I think the prices are reasonable (you could order a small cup with free chocolate sauce for $4) - we'll be back to report on their flavour changes as summer rolls on.
Berrissimo comes recommended by plenty of vegan bloggers - check out various flavour combinations on In The Mood For Noodles, vegawesome and across one, two, three posts on Vegan Bullsh*t.
2/360 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
dessert cups $4.00-8.80
Accessibility: We think the entry is flat, and the interior is spacious. We ordered and paid at a low-ish counter. The display case of toppings is low-ish but might be difficult to view from a wheelchair (see top photo). We didn't notice the toilets.