In what could be deemed the best timing in history, Heven-yah has come to the rescue of heat wave stricken Gold Coasters with the recent launch of their Mermaid Beach gelato bar.
Created with the intention of introducing the traditional style of gelato, the family-owned business hand-make everything in store and introduce new flavours daily.
Using fresh fruit, the highest quality Belgian chocolate, fresh honey from their Grandfather’s beehives and traditional ingredients, Heven-yah’s gelato and sorbets bring a fresh injection of culture to the Coast.
The creamy, cold deliciousness is served in traditional pozetti’s and windows at the back allow customers to watch it being prepared, giving the space a fresh, industrial feel.
Heven-yah came about when sisters Amy and Holly Prosser were travelling in Portugal and learnt the ins and outs of traditional gelato making.
Having never seen anything like it on the Coast, the girls, along with their brother Ben, opened a gelato cart to share what they’d learned with lucky locals.
After a year, the trio decided to open a stand-alone store to allow people in to see exactly how they create their signature flavours.
Think fig w/ heven-yah honey, salted caramel and chocolate almond.
All gelato and sorbet is gluten free and there’s always a dairy free flavour on offer.
Having grown up in Mermaid Beach, the family’s venture is an exciting addition to the Mermaid Beach lineup.
HOURS: Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 10pm and weekends 11am to 10pm.
WHERE: Shop 2/2387 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach (next to Alfred’s Apartment).
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.