There’s no new sheriff in town, but there is a new gelato place just outside of town. Papalani Gelato is on Jog Road just north of the Boca-Delray line, in the plaza across from the Morikami Museum and Gardens and near the D’Angelo’s Italian restaurant.
The Hawaiian theme means surfboards on the walls, Hawaiian coffees, and some Pacific flavors. On top of that they’ve got an array of chocolates, breezes (aka smoothies) and Belgian waffles too. The place looks very clean and has nice seating with cushy booths.
Getting good pictures of gelato in a cooler ain’t easy but we did the best we could. First here’s a tall shot with sorbetto in the foreground and the gelato in the background:
As we understand it, sorbetto is fruity, dairy-free and very low fat. Gelato has dairy but is lower fat than ice cream. All of them have lots of sugar.
Here’s the best shot we got of the gelato:
We tried a few different varieties, all gelato, including white chocolate macadamia nut, Belgian chocolate (one of their most popular), Maui mint chip, cheesecake, and peanut butter explosion. All were delicious.
This is the chocolate display case:
Pricing is in the ballpark of what we’ve seen elsewhere. $4 for one scoop. Breezes start at $6.50 but mostly 7.50 and up. Hours are 7 am – 10 pm, open a bit later to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our server, Gino, was very helpful.