Gelato Messina has become something of a Sydney phenomenon. It's blend of traditional Sicilian techniques with cutting edge food science is spawning a cult of loyal ice cream lovers who will queue down the block for a taste of their voluptuous scoops. Regular flavors include the velvety hazelnut as made with age-old family recipes, the perennially best-selling salted caramel and white chocolate, and the exotic pandan and coconut sorbet, but every week sees a specials board that explores fun and funky combos; even savory concoctions that have included satay with pork floss. There is also a wonderful range of gelato cakes for special occasions. Stores are cash only.
Shop 1/241 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010; 389 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010; Cafe Court, Level G, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009; G6/61 Hall Street, Bondi NSW 2026