Geloso Gelateria, Queen Victoria Market

We love catching up with the news from our gelato friends. And the big news from the lovely Jaz at Geloso Gelateria is her latest flavour: salted pistachio gelato.

The Queen Victoria Market is a superb location for this family-run gelateria, backed by four generations of Sicilian gelato-makers. Early each morning Jaz checks out the market stalls for the best seasonal produce. Anything at the peak of ripeness – mangos, strawberries, watermelon, whatever looks good on the day – is turned into gelati, all made daily on-site in small batches. Continue Reading

Fresko Gelato & Waffle House, Highett

Gentrification of Highett is afoot, as new cafés and restaurants add to the village atmosphere along Highett Road. And now Highett is also the home of one of our favourite gelaterie – Fresko Gelato & Waffle House. Continue Reading

Buonissimo, Forest Hill

The charming Maurizio from Buonissimo is a man on a mission. His goal: to teach Melburnians how to recognise and appreciate true artisan gelati. Gelati made in small batches using traditional Italian recipes. Just like you would find at the very best gelaterie in Italy. Continue Reading

Happy Eats Gelato, Ascot Vale

2020 has been a year for developing our social consciences and getting back to basics. Growing vegetables, baking banana bread, swapping produce with our neighbours and supporting our local communities and businesses. Attitudes and activities that complement the Happy Eats Gelato philosophy. Continue Reading

Lipari Gelato Bar, Thornbury

Our first week post lockdown – and the happy discovery of a new (for us) gelateria where the gelatieri are just as passionate about making gelati as we are in eating it! The months of lockdown have been rough for everyone, but Thornbury’s Lipari Gelato Bar is back scooping again. Continue Reading

La Dolce Vita, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

The Seychelles is a beautiful place. Lush tropical islands in a turquoise sea. White sandy beaches. Friendly locals.

But post-COVID travel will be some way away for us Melburnians. So our thoughts have been straying to past exploits. Like my trip to the Seychelles last year. Continue Reading