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

That’s Amore, Thomastown

We adore the wonderful Italian cheeses from That’s Amore. Luxuriant burrata. Plump bocconcini. Its creamy ricotta and mascarpone are my go-to cheeses for cakes and desserts, making a tangy ciambellone (lemon and ricotta ring cake) or Nigella’s mascarpone-rich Anglo-Italian trifle (a regular request for our family Christmases). Continue Reading

Miinot Gelato, Pascoe Vale South

There are some lucky Melbournians who live close to Miinot Gelato. Not us. We need to travel a long distance across town to visit this tiny all-white shop which is, hands down, one of the top gelaterie in Melbourne.  

And so, in the face of a looming lockdown due to COVID-19, we took what could be our last chance – until the pandemic is behind us – to enjoy some of Miinot’s magnificent gelati. Continue Reading