13 Best Ice-Cream and Gelato Shops in Sydney

Nothing screams summer in Sydney more than a cold, refreshing scoop of ice cream or gelato. Fortunately, there are plenty of shops around every corner of Sydney offering delicious flavors for you to enjoy. So no matter where you are or if you’re craving classic ice cream, ice cream burgers, whole tubs, or some weird and wacky flavours, here are the 13 best ice cream parlors and parlors in Sydney.

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1. Ice Cream Gondola Chatswood

Head to Sydney’s most underrated ice cream parlor, Gelateria Gondola in Chatswood, for a simple and deliciously executed gelato. Like something out of Italy, a team of Venetian chefs are responsible for creating this little ice cream parlor and turning it into one of the most popular places for ice cream lovers. A seemingly average ice cream parlor, this is only part of its appeal.

ADDRESS: 2/77 Archer St, Chatswood
Hours: Monday – Sunday 2 pm – 9 pm
Phone: (02) 8084 1714

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2. Rivareno Ice Cream

With locations in Darlinghurst, Barangaroo and Parramatta, Rivareno Gelato is a Sydney ice cream institution. The shop is known for making only small batches of each flavor daily, so nothing goes to waste and everything is fresh. Its range of flavors is inspired by Italian notes, including mascarpone made with a splash of Sicilian dessert wine. They also have grantia if you’re looking for something a little more refreshing.

ADDRESS: 280 Crown St, Darlinghurst
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Phone: (02) 9356 2669

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3. Map New City

With so many ice cream parlors dotted along King Street, it can be hard to know where to go. But you can’t go wrong with a visit to Mapo, one of Sydney’s best ice cream parlors and parlors and one that also cares about sustainability. Their cups are compostable, they use wooden sticks, and half of their flavors are vegan! Another Italian owned and operated venue, there are plenty of traditional Italian flavors on the menu as well.

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ADDRESS: 123 King Street, Newtown
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 12pm – 10pm, Thursday 12pm – 10:30pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm
Phone: (02) 8937 4919

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4. Messina

From a single shop on a bustling Darlinghurst street to an ice cream and sundae powerhouse in Sydney, they now have stores spread all over Sydney. Messina effortlessly makes ice cream look great, and best of all is the wide range and ever-evolving flavors, with 35 much-loved favorites and five weekly specials to wow your taste buds each week. The flavors are as innovative as they are delicious. We recommend the Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie for something decadent and a little different.

Address: Store 1/241 Victoria St, Darlinghurst
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12:00 – 22:00, Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 22:30
Phone: (02) 9331 1588

tasty gelato rhodes inland cities

5. Tasty Towns Gelato Rhodes

Rhodes’ first ice cream parlor and one of Sydney’s best ice cream parlors and parlors, Tasty Towns knows what to do when it comes to satisfying those taste buds. The flavors match the atmosphere: bold, fun and full of energy. And good news, the flavors rotate bi-weekly, so you’ll never get bored.

ADDRESS: Shop G18/6 Walker St, Rhodes
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 pm – 10 pm
Phone: (02) 9189 8525

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6. Pier Cremeria Giuseppina Five

Haven’t you had the opportunity to try a hamburger with ice cream? Now is your chance, and our advice is not to dismiss it until you have tried it! At Cremeria Giuseppina, choose the ice cream flavor you want and devour the deliciousness of the brioche bun you deserve! We recommend going for chocolate and caramel flavors to really go out with a bang.

ADDRESS: 84 Ramsay Rd, pier five
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 am 10.30 pm, Sunday 9 am – 6 pm
Phone: (02) 9712 4606

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7. Ciccone and sons

Ciccone & Sons in Sydney’s Redfern is serious business when it comes to serving up top-quality, hassle-free ice cream and gelato. The decor has an old school charm that is sure to make you smile before you even eat your ice cream. When it comes to flavors, expect lots of fresh fruity inspiration and well-rounded ingredients. They’re also licensed, so if you like ice cream with a negroni on the side, you know where to go.

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Address: 195 Regent St, Redfern
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1 pm – 10 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 8 pm

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8. Scoop Artisanal Ice Cream

For one of the best ice cream parlors and ice cream parlors in Sydney if you are in the western suburbs, The Scoop Artisan Gelato in Campbeltown is the answer to all your prayers on those hot summer days. Their ice cream is made from scratch daily with only the freshest ingredients in season. Also, they sell ice cream cakes, the perfect idea for your friends’ birthday dinner next weekend.

Address: Macarthur Square, c14/200 Gilchrist Dr, Campbelltown
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11 am – 9 pm
Phone: (02) 4627 7566

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9. The cow and the moon

Easily mistaken for an old-fashioned dairy or deli, this low-key ice cream parlor and parlor is one of Enmore’s most beloved spots. The small team craft all of their delicious flavors in-house from original recipes they have developed over the years in the small shop. FYI, this place does get packed so don’t be surprised if the line is outside, but it’s so worth it!

Direction: 181 Enmore Rd, Enmore
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 8.30 am – 8 pm, Thursday – Sunday 8.30 am – 11 pm
Phone: (02) 9557 4255

chocolate ice cream c9

10. C9 Chocolate and Ice Cream

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic ice cream cone, a cup full of three flavors, a cronut, or an ice cream sandwich, C9 Chocolate & Gelato has you covered. Experts in all things dessert, the flavors here are rich, creamy, so decadent and not for the faint of heart. The ice cream sandwich with your choice of ice cream with a side of fruit is a must!

ADDRESS: 55 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10:30 pm
Phone: (02) 9516 4575

hakiki ice cream


Have you ever tried Turkish ice cream? Well, now’s your chance! Hakiki in Newtown is Sydney’s favorite Turkish ice cream parlor, and for good reason too. Turkish ice cream is known for its rich and creamy texture, which comes from the classic Turkish ingredient, orchid root grown in southern Turkey. You can also have your other favorite traditional Turkish delight here – they serve Turkish coffee, baklava and Turkish delight.

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ADDRESS: Store 1/63/71 Enmore Rd, Newtown
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Friday – Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Phone: (02) 8040 1676

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12. Tuscan Gelateria Naturale

Don’t come to Tuscany with an empty stomach: its flavors are so irresistible that you will want to try them all! The Tuscan-owned suburban ice cream parlor and parlor is full of delicious flavors, with some traditional Italian and Tuscan notes woven in there as well. Our recommendation: the ricotta and cinnamon for an out-of-this-world delight.

ADDRESS: 103 Denman Rd, Georges Hall
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Phone: (02) 9723 1349

inner frank ice cream

13. Frank Ice Cream

What better way to top off our recommendations for Sydney’s best ice cream parlors and parlors with this classic Italian confectionery. Located in Sydney’s trendy Marrickville, Gelato Franco is the old-school ice cream parlor of your childhood dreams. With quaint decor and everything served in lovely silver, you might fool yourself into thinking you’re in Italy! As for the flavors, we can’t choose, so you’ll have to try them all!

ADDRESS: 281 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 14:00 – 22:00, Friday 13:00 – 22:00, Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 22:00

General FAQ

Where is the best chocolate ice cream in Sydney?

For the best chocolate ice cream in Sydney, head to C9 Chocolate & Gelato at Crows Nest.

What is the most awarded ice cream parlor in Sydney?

Messina is Sydney’s most awarded ice cream parlor.

Where is the best place for a late night ice cream in Sydney?

The best place for late night ice cream in Sydney is Rivareno Gelato.


Aimee O’Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with experience in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Media and Communications degree at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, several leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.

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