Happiness has arrived in Nobby’s Beach and it comes in the form of a brand new gelato shop with lots of tasty treats to tickle your tastebuds.
Lik Lik Lik Gelato quietly opened their doors just a few weeks back and already the colourful, good vibe-filled space has racked up a huge number of fans.
Those who frequent Nobby’s on the regular won’t have missed it. The space, marked with bright, old school gelato store-esque flags is just a small one but it’s filled with enough personality to stretch from one end of the Gold Coast to the other.
On the back wall glossy, brightly coloured tiles set the good time scene and two bays, filled with 42 flavours of gelato and sorbet are, of course, the stars of the show. Behind those bays you’ll find Steve and Tim, Lik Lik Lik’s owners and two of the most jovial, life-loving gentlemen there are in the world. They’ll be wearing checked shirts to match the tiles with big old smiles and little wooden spoons outstretched, inviting you to sample all the flavours.
Which you should because it seemed to us that each one was better than the last and it was quite the dilemma to settle on just two (#firstworldproblems).
But what flavours they were. We went with the Salted Caramel plus White Chocolate and Raspberry in a white chocolate dipped cone with sprinkles and it disappeared in record time.
Other tempting options were Italian Marshmallow, Cinnamon and Ginger, Pistachio, Hazelnut Roche and Kinder Surprise. See, we like all the ones.
Not only gelato though, the sorbets are way too good and creamier than any we’ve ever sampled. The Watermelon and Mint is actual summer in a sorbet and there’s a lemon flavour that is a citrus sensation.
Besides white chocolate dipped cones you can get regular chocolate dipped ones with candy stars attached or of course, a good old cup. There are also milkshakes which you should sample as well as (not instead of) a gelato cone or two.
If the actual sweet treats aren’t reason enough to get down there, 80s beats are pumping nonstop and we hear there’s somewhat of a dance party vibe happening in the space after dark because bulk Margarita’s at Mexicali.
Oh AND the gelatos and sorbets are made by Maleny Food Co. and if you’ve ever been up that way you’ll know the lines to get a scoop can take quite the time. The air doesn’t get much fresher and it’s all green and relaxed and pretty much the perfect place to grow cows who make delicious milk for delicious gelato.
Love you cows.
LOCATION: Shop 2/2221 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby’s Beach
HOURS: 11.30am to 9pm daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith