Love this place. Always delicious and a challenge o the taste buds. Def worth taste testing samples before selecting. A bit of a wait at times but if your happy to wait you will enjoy it. Instagramable deliciousness.
Was dying for some dessert and found that Giapo was a popular place in Auckland for a quick sweet fix. While making my way there, I felt that I was walking towards the jaws of an inevitable rip-off ice cream joint. I couldn’t be more wrong. Upon entering the store, I was greeted like stepping into a 5-star hotel. The assistant introduced themselves, explained the stores concept, and how to order. What amazed me was the size of the tastings! It wasn’t just a small little peanut-sized tasting on a stick; it was a small serving in a shot glass! This definitely helped in selecting the right flavour that would provide me the sugar fix I was craving. The ice cream was creamy and delicious as well as the service being top notch! Yes, the prices are high but the service and the quality of the ice cream is definitely worth it. Even though you can grab a cheap ice cream fix from some fast food joint, not all ice cream joints are made the same. This is especially true for Giapo. I am definitely coming back to try the other flavours!!
Without a doubt, I have to say this is the best ice cream parlour I’ve ever been to. I love how our host gave us a wee tour and explained how everything works. We also got to try free sample flavours as well before ordering. I had the Chch Hazelnut Chocolate and my partner had the Giapo Bueno. Huge portions, presentation and flavours are out of this world! Sooooo good! Yes, it‘s pricey but you still wouldn’t mind paying a bit more for their creativity and how they strive to make your ice cream into a work of art. It is a unique experience and absolutely worth trying. Customer service is top notch, I reckon. Friendly and helpful staff. Exceptional concept for an ice cream parlour. Highly recommend!