Ice cream is the perfect summer dessert: cool, creamy, and delicious, with a range of flavours. But where should you go to indulge in its sweet goodness? Take a peek at the pioneering gelato and ice cream spots in each city – they’ll make you scream in delight:


Cow & The Moon


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This Enmore-based family gelato shop took out the lofty title of Gelato World Tour in 2014, which made it a hot topic amongst ice-cream lovers. With a range of vivid flavours like Turkish Delight, Popcorn, Elderflower and Chocolate Sorbet, there’s no end to the number of delicious choices on offer.

Address: 181 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042
Trading hours:
Sun to Thurs 8:30am – 10:30pm, Fri to Sat 8:30am – 11:30pm
(02) 9557 4255

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An Asian take on ice cream, Passionflower has delectable desserts by the dozen. With each offering consisting of a variety of desserts and flavours, this is a dessert you’ll need to sit down for. From the brazen As Good As It Gets (durian, taro, pandan and azuki red bean, served with coconut cubes, jelly, milky rice balls and a shot of chocolate sauce) to the classic Chocolate Waffle, you’ll definitely find something to tickle your fancy.

Address: 438-448 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032
Trading hours:
Sun to Fri 10am – 12am, Sat 10am – 1am
(02) 9697 3338

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N2 Extreme Gelato


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For a full-fledged ice cream extravaganza, N2 Extreme Gelato is the place to go. With a focus on the science behind the gelato, their products are made with liquid nitrogen – perfectly safe for anyone to eat, and made to scientifically suit your tastebuds. You can even get a chocolate syringe, to inject ultimate deliciousness into your frozen treat.

Address: 43/1 Dixon St, Sydney NSW 2000
Trading hours:
Mon to Sun 1pm – 11pm

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Jock’s Ice Cream and Sorbet


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Make an afternoon extraordinary by heading to Jock’s Ice Cream & Sorbet – with seasonal flavours, their treats are perfect for any time of the year. But given that it’s summer, good ice cream is even more important, and Jock’s is willing to fill the ice cream shaped void in your summer by providing a rotating range of rich flavours.

Address: 83 Victoria Ave, Albert Park VIC 3206
Trading hours:
Mon to Thurs 12pm – 8pm, Fri to Sat 12pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm
(03) 9686 3838

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Have you ever chosen ice cream based solely on how it looked? At Pidapipo, there’s none of that – all the ice cream is kept in stainless steel pozzetti (tins with lids) to ensure it’s at the perfect temperature for the creamiest, smoothest gelato outside of Italy. In fact, Pidapipo makes sure to stay true to its Italian roots by importing pistachios from Sicily, and setting up a coffee bar that makes your coffee the Italian way.

Address: 299 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Trading hours:
Mon to Sun 12pm – 11pm
(03) 9347 4596

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Billy Van Creamy


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Billy Van Creamy lives up to the whimsical tone suggested by its name not only through their Fitzroy-based shop, but through their original ice cream selling truck – which you can see rolling around Melbourne. They also have carts that appear at major festivals, so you can enjoy your summer afternoon listening to music and delighting in five-ingredient based, almost purely organic ice cream.

Address: 27/29 Best St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Trading hours:
Mon to Thurs 3pm – 10pm, Fri 3pm – 10:30pm, Sat 12pm – 10:30pm, Sun 12pm – 10pm

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Astor Gelato


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The brightest little shop in Mount Lawley, Astor Gelato couples its pastel exterior with equally comforting and creamy ice cream flavours. Making the most of its cosiness, it’s the perfect accompaniment to Astor Theatre’s olden day vibes.

Address: Astor Theatre Perth Mount Lawley, WA
Trading hours:
(08) 9370 1777

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Berryme Northbridge


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Although Berryme offers frozen yoghurt, not ice cream, you’ll hardly care about the difference once you taste their fantastic flavours, which include everything from Tropical Pina Colada to New York Cheesecake. There’s also a dizzying array of toppings to choose from, so you even if you’re a plain vanilla kind of person, you can add on Oreos, passionfruit, mochi, Tim Tams, or – for those deciding ice cream is a suitable breakfast – Weetabix.

Address: 21/230 Manning Road, Karawara WA 6152
Trading hours:
Mon to Sun 10:30am – 10pm
(08) 9450 2969

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Cloud Gelato


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Cloud Gelato ice cream is as light and airy as the name suggests, with artisan style gelato made from fresh Western Australia produce. Much loved by the community that surrounds it, the gelato comes with a heap of extras including marshmallows, Oreos, and bubble waffles.

Address: 647-653 Hay Street Shop 48, London Court, Perth WA 6000
Trading hours:
Mon to Sun 9am – 6pm
(08) 9332 2999

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Their slogan is ‘ice cream from magic’, so it stands to reason that they’d craft their tantalising creations using the magic of liquid nitrogen, which is both safe and instrumental to making the most of ice cream’s potential. Their variety of wild flavours are equally as marvellous, stretching to include Turkish Fairy Floss, White Balsamic Strawberries, and Black Forest Frosty.

Address: Shop 30BC, Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Trading hours:
Mon to Fri 12pm – 9:30pm, Sat to Sun 10am – 10pm
(07) 3844 7527

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Charlie’s Raw Squeeze


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Charlie’s is focused on making the impossible possible- making the healthiest vegan ice cream around. And they’re succeeding, with the quirky ‘Nice Creams’ and gelato on offer. Charlie’s is also a bonafide restaurant, so you can make a day out of it and enjoy everything the vegan superfood bar has to offer.

As Charlie’s has a range of restaurants around Brisbane, check out the store you’d like to head to on their website.


La Macelleria


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Bringing Bologna’s beauty to Brisbane, owners Matteo Z. and Matteo C. are committed to combining Italian culture with the Australian environment, offering handmade ice cream and gelato with the best of classic flavours. You can also get toppings and coffee to accompany your taste experience, making it the perfect European getaway without having to leave the comfort of your city.

Address: 10-29 Florence St, Teneriffe QLD 4005
Trading hours:
Sun to Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri to Sat 11am – 11pm
0423 286 542

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