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The Best Ice Cream in Bondi

Apr 22, 2016  ·  2 min read

By Niall Roeder.

There are restaurants a plenty in Bondi. There are cafes galore. And drinking holes… well, there are more places to sink a brew in this town than there are grains of sand on the beach. But what about somewhere for the sweet of tooth? Somewhere for those of us who finish dinner and aren’t quite finished eating. Where do you go in Bondi to get a frozen dessert? Where does one go to get gelato yo?

It’s been scientifically and mathematically proven that everyone loves ice cream and gelato and sorbet, so ‘where to go’ is very important question. The answer is that there are multiple options, but of course, there are sweet heavenly good options and there are jeez-Louise! bad options. At one end of the spectrum you’ve got your Beyonce and Leo gelatos, and at the other end you’ve got your Paris Hilton and Rob Schneider gelatos. Like everything in life, not all gelatos are made equally.

Today we’re going to concentrate on the sexiest, most talented and delicious super stars of Bondi’s frozen dessert world.

Messina

These guys have gone mad with power. Sweet, icy power. Messina pump out five new flavours each week on top of their 35 resident flavours. They’ll throw absolutely anything into the mix, from cake to bacon, chips and Jack Daniels… they are loco, but just like Pharrell’s and big brown hat, they somehow pull it off. Expect a line and a nightclub vibe, this is the Studio 54 of the gelato world. If you’re after a classic, we recommend getting the Bounty (coconut milk gelato with desiccated coconut and choc chip). If feeling adventurous, hit up one of the new weekly specials.

Pompei’s

This joint is Italian old-school. Pompei’s has a flavour magician by the name of Giorgio making their artisan gelato and sorbet daily, the traditional Italian way. If you’re looking for an after dinner treat, then we recommend getting fruity with a shot of limoncello (lemon liqueur and digestif) followed by Sicilian Blood Orange sorbet. Molto bene.


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