Two crazy kids who really love their gelato. Mr Goaty was inspired by Dan and Julia’s childhood. Dan grew up in rural England and Greece, and Julia in Bondi Beach. After meeting in France where Dan was a private chef and Julia a hungry traveller, they moved across Europe and the UK before settling in sunny Sydney.
The first batches of Mr Goaty Gelato were churned in Dan and Julia’s tiny home kitchen in Bronte Beach. In between working long nights as a chef at the Three Blue Ducks and running around after baby Dylan, Dan perfected Mr Goaty’s signature flavours, testing them out on family and friends (they didn’t mind).
A few months on, in the midst of a Sydney “winter”, the first scoops of Mr Goaty Gelato were sold at Bondi Markets.
In 2016 seeking greener pastures and less crowded surf breaks the Goatys moved to the Central Coast and never looked back. Mr Goaty Gelato is now a proud Coastie product, churned at Bar Botanica in Erina and made with locally-sourced ingredients. With an amazing "fragrant garden" at our disposal, many of the flowers, botanicals and fruits that go into the gelato are plucked straight from the garden.
In 2018 Dan and Julia opened the doors to Bar Botanica - a gelato bar and cafe set in lush grounds of Distillery Botanica in Erina. Here you will find a custom built Italian Pozetti filled with Mr Goaty gelato and sorbet. So the story continues….