Italian restaurant franchise, Ci Gusta (not to be confused with me gusta which is what immediately came to mind when I heard the name) has landed in Durban! It’s the first store in Africa and the first self service version outside of the US, and you can find it on Florida Road in the old Deluxe/Thunder Road building on the corner. Their products include sweet and savoury, but their main products seem to be their Italian gelato and frozen yoghurt. The flavours are fantastic and suuper delicious! You can also add toppings. The website says they have free wifi and a kids play area, although I didn’t see the play area when I visited.
The staff behind the counter are super friendly and helpful and will give you a taste of all the flavours you want to try if it’s your first time. The tough part is trying to make a flavour choice after that! I went with the Black Chocolate, which is a decadent intense cocoa flavour that’s nice and creamy but not too rich, and the Pink Grapefruit that tasted like sherbet! It was soooo delish! Next time I think I’ll stick to one flavour though – they’re each so good that I think it’s better to enjoy them individually.
According to their site they also do ice cream sandwiches, smoothies, soups and coffee, but I didn’t see any of that at the store yet.