Attention all gelato enthusiasts far and wide: it’s been two years in the making but Messina has finally opened the doors to its giant new HQ and it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser. On the menu are 40 gelato flavours, gelato cakes, milkshakes, bake-at-home desserts and a full-fledged chocolate shop. The flagship store is set to be your mecca for all things Messina; it’s even painted like the signature Messina box in orange and green.
Messina HQ, Marrickville
Wondering if a trip to the inner west is worth it? Their stacked list of frozen treats should convince you. On the list of take-home desserts is a Bavarian cream pie with Iced Vovo, malt chocolate, lemon meringue and tiramisu flavours. Then there’s take home cookie dough available in OG choc chip, lemon macadamia and white choc, double choc, salted caramel and caramelised choc chip. And there’s more! Grab your hands on four varieties of frozen cookie pies including fairy bread, peanut butter and dulce, OG choc chip and Messinatella. Messina HQ will also stock all eight of their famous gelato cakes, rich milkshakes and bottles of Jersey Milk from the Messina farm.
Also part of the many offerings at the swanky new HQ is a dedicated chocolate shop with a range of handmade chocolate bars and blocks created using single-original cocoa and cocoa butter from Ecuador and Peru. Resistance is pointless, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Check out the full menu here.