Mr Goaty has had a big month. Founder Dan Hughes has launched the first tub version of his goat’s-milk gelato, which is now stocked in stores across the eastern beaches. He is working on new flavours, and he has just taken a permanent spot at Randwick’s Duck Duck Goose. Hughes says that his stint at Bondi Farmers’ Market has come to an end.
“Farmers’ markets are great for showcasing your product without having a location or paying high rent,” says Hughes. “But ultimately, getting into a permanent place is what we wanted to do.”
Hughes and Duck Duck Goose’s owner (and head chef) Nicholas Porter met at a wedding. Porter tried Hughes’ gelato, which was being served from Mr Goaty’s portable cart, and was hooked. Mr Goaty’s presence at Duck Duck Goose, Porter says, matches the cafe’s local focus.
“We have a really strong focus on supporting local business,” says Porter. “As long as we’re here, [Mr Goaty is] here to stay.”
Gelato can be ordered from the street, through Duck Duck Goose’s street-front cutaway, or ordered eat-in. For now, prices are by the scoop. Hughes plans to take his market cart to Randwick Farmers’ Market once a month, and to develop more kid-friendly flavours.
“Now that we’re in Duck Duck Goose we’ve got our platform to serve gelato,” Hughes says. “It’s a real milestone. We’re looking forward to selling tons of gelato.”
Mr Goaty Gelato is available in a cup, cone or takeaway tub at Duck Duck Goose. Retail tubs are available at select grocers from Bondi to Coogee.