Satisfy those sweet craving this summer with Greek doughnuts, ice cream and other Greek treats.
Take your sweet tooth on an absolute trip through the Mediterranean with a visit to Highton’s brand-new dessert bar, VID Bar.
Located in Belle Vue Ave, Highton, this brilliant dessert bar is an homage to the traditional sweet treats of Greece, courtesy of local brothers Spiro and Nicholas Alesios.
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From its bright, contemporary pink intimate home right in the heart of Highton Village (just look for the neon pink sign), the just-launched dessert destination, which stands for Village Ice Cream Dessert Bar, is all about delivering the sweet, sweet overseas culinary classics, headlined by a range of authentic tasty bite-sized Greek doughnuts (aka loukoumades aka pieces of heaven).
Here, you’ll find the bite-sized fried orbs loaded with seriously mouthwatering topping combinations. Made fresh to order, a 10-pack will cost you just $14 and toppings range from sugar and cinnamon, honey and cinnamon, hot jam donut to the more indulgent like white chocolate, milk chocolate, Nutella and Oreo. You can even amp things up with add-on extras like crushed nuts, half and half, or a scoop of flavoursome and vibrant ice cream.
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Speaking of ice cream, VID Bar are already making big, creamy waves to the regional city’s ice cream scene with 31 delicious flavours on offer everyday. You can expect the likes of spearmint choc chip, chocolate, coffee, salted caramel, strawberry, just to name a few, plus some unique ones that you’ve just have to try. Ice cream is served by the cup or cone, or there’s take home containers too.
Sharing the spotlight is the selection of desserts as Greek as Zorba on offer, with the brothers bringing their phenomenal unique family-passed down recipes to the masses. Overseas treats include delicious Galaktoboureko (semolina custard middle with phyllo pastry topped with sugar syrup), Kataifi (traditional pastry made with a nut filling), Kourabiedes (traditional almond butter biscuits), Karidopita (Greek walnut cake) and Melomakarona (Greek Christmas honey cookies). Is your mouth watering yet?!
There’s also smartie cookies, gingerbread men, and of course, Baklava fans will also find themselves in heaven here, with the layered pastry featured as a hero on the menu,
There is also a drinks list runs from indulgent thickshakes, milkshakes and Greek frappes.
Order one of everything and make it your personal mission to try every flavour they’ve got – we dare you.
Find VID Bar Highton at Shop 4, 1-3 Bellevue Ave, Geelong — open from 11am–10pm Monday to Sunday. Keep up with the latest updates from VID Bar here.