Gelato Messina, Fitzroy
I have a clingy relationship with Gelato Messina. My friends often joke I moved to Collingwood so I can be across the road from the store. That’s only partially true. Over the years I’ve enjoyed the massive array of tantalising flavours including seasonal ones and here even the gimmicky ones are worth a go. I keep a close eye on the Insta to see what’s new and popped in most recently to sample the “Yuzu crazy” green tea with yuzu curd with mandarin cake along with my always perfect match of Salted caramel and white chocolate. Always good and worthwhile.
The queue can be insane at times (Fri/ Sat evenings I’m looking at you) but small bodies, artful eye contact and clever people weaving always get the job done. Consider trialling a few flavours of course, before you fully commit, like any good relationship.
It’s probably all down to individual taste but some of my favourites include (but are not limited to) also include, dulce de leche, pannacotta with fig jam and amaretti biscuit and the poached figs in marsala. The seating too is a plus. Get in early for the gelato appreciation classes and you’ll be happier than me. Love.