Con Platis is used to creating his products from scratch, and he’s not afraid of the hard work behind it. He had his first fashion shop in Newtown in 1976, and decades in the industry producing his own label, Le Secret.
In 2008 he stepped into a new domain, taking the reins of Gelato Blue with his family. Here he uses his practiced precision to balance recipes.
Every element is made in-house, from the base, right through to the nut mixes he mills, and the jams and sauces he makes using fresh fruit from the markets. Everything is prepared daily in small batches. You can taste the passion through the intensity of flavour.
When customers started requesting vegan sweets, the Platis family took on the challenge. Using a base of coconut milk and cream, there are now 20 vegan gelato flavours available, including pavlova; Greek sesame halva and double-roasted pistachio; and peanut-butter fudge.
Quirky, vegan desserts also feature on the menu, complete with cute illustrations. A cruelty-free fridge is stocked with vegan baked goods. There’s plenty of room to sit and chat in the cheerful, communal upstairs area.