Let’s focus on Melbourne now. I didn’t get to try that many gelatis when I was in Melbourne because it’s usually winter when I’m there so my focus is more on the hot chocolates and cakes, but I did manage to eat a couple of good gelato when I was there. Not to mention that I think gelato prices are cheaper in Melbs than in Sydney.
You will not be surprised to find that the popular ice cream and gelati I highlighted in my earlier Sydney list is also found here – Gelato Messina recently opened in Melbourne, whereas N2 originated from Melbourne. But be sure to check out the other yummy ice cream too!
List of Gelaterias or Ice Cream Parlours in Melbroune
Jock’s Ice Cream & Sorbets
Anybody that supplies ice cream to Mamasita is a winner in my books. Huge range of flavours and super creamy.
If you’re into organic foods and have always lamented the lack of organic ice cream, well, Fritz will be your saviour! They serve organic ice creams and even have organic coffee and donuts to go along with the ice cream. They have many outlets in Victoria, and have been around for ages, since 1954!
N2 Extreme Gelato
I don’t think there’s much I can say that I have not said in my previous post.
I personally have not tried this myself, but with flavours likeLemon Lime & Bitters and Caramel Pear you can be sure this is on my to-go list.
Stepping into the store feels as if you’re in Italy eating gelato – try their traditional Italian flavours like Fior di Latte. Feel free to get some rolls and cheese while you’re there as well, at Spring Street Grocer.
It’s not very often when you hear of Argentinians making ice cream, but Helados is an Argentinian ice cream shop with pretty darn good South American ice cream! Definitely try the dulce de leche, which is a typical South American flavour! If you walk up Lygon Street, you will find yourself at Casa del Gelato which is yet another prime gelato spot.
Casa del Gelato
On my first trip to Melbourne, I met up with a bunch of primary school friends where we had pizza at +39 at Little Bourke Street, then hopped onto the bus to the “Italian Street” aka Lygon Street, and we proceeded to have gelato from Casa del Gelato. It was probably at 10pm or later in July, and we were out there in the cold having our gelato cones. It was awesome. I had the bacio and ferrero and chocolate mint and all of them hit the spot. They also have 6 flavours of soya gelati for those lactose intolerant or vegans.
A new addition to the ice cream scene in Melbourne, this gelateria is brightly coloured and sells flavours in pozettis. You can even get toppings for your gelatos. Try their experimental flavours like coconut rice pudding! And say hi to the hot Italian men serving you gelato
The reason why this name might sound familiar is because yes, it is open in Singapore as well. Although I’m not a great fan of their pastries because I think they are not intricately made enough, their gelato doesn’t go wrong. Their pizza and biscotti is pretty good as well.
Yet another homemade gelateria which I have bookmarked.
Try their gelato flavours like limoncello and snickers, and try out their cake as well!
I haven’t been here myself, but I’ve seen many good things about it, especially about their chocolate/nut gelato flavours (aka my favourite type of flavours) and this is definitely a place I’ve bookmarked for my next trip.
People in Singapore would have heard of Cold Rock – where your ice cream is mixed with lots of candy and chocolate on a “cold rock”. They have close to 30 outlets in Victoria alone, with 1 in St Kilda and another in Docklands, ie, the places I think tourists would most likely visit, so be sure to hop by if you are dying for some of their ice cream. Check out their website here for outlet addresses, opening hours and contact.
Lick Me Ice Cream
Their ice cream is nut-free and also gluten, gelatin and wheat free. They also make also make Smash’n'Shake milkshakes which are milkshakes with mix-ins like chocolate bars etc. I’ve seen a number of mixed reviews, and I personally have not tried this.
Bonus non gelateria/ice cream shop:
Burch & Purchese
This is not a pure gelateria or ice cream shop but it’s definitely worth a mention. They sell ice cream in tubs and on sticks, and like their cakes, it’s awesome. They have interesting flavours and flavour combinations like their cakes – just think of magnum on steroids.