Eat & Drink

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!

A must-stop as a child, I can't remember passing an ice-cream shop or stand without begging mum and dad for a sweet icy scoop.  I had pretty poor timing and nearly always asked before dinner and while reasonable enough as the no I got was, now as an adult I’m free to eat as much ice-cream as I please. 

Lucky for us, Newcastle has a range of gelato and ice-cream shops with lots of flavours as well as vegan, gluten and dairy free options to suit everyone all year round. 

Here’s a list of my must stop shops for all things ice-cream.


All natural and made from scratch on-site, Monella’s array of flavours are sure to hit the spot. From classics like chocolate fondant and dulce de leche to flavours for all the wannabe gelato connoisseurs out there like lemon meringue and apple pie. Experimenting with new flavours, Monella is the place to be if you are looking to try something new.
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Estabars has for as long as we can remember supplied some of the best gelato in town, but with Bec wanting to serve only really seasonal and local gelato the challenge was put to the team. Sourcing their flavor inspiration from the seasonal fruits Bec explains, “The chocolate and vanilla are made using cream and milk from the Little Big Dairy Co., and they're the basics and will always be on the menu. The other two flavours are what we have fun with.”
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G & G Gelato

Tucked away at the end of the street, G & G Gelato remains a crowd favourite that brings locals back time and time again.  The ever so popular authentic Italian gelato has operated for over 12 years. If you’re looking for a spot for lunch as well, the shop also houses various Italian eats such as lasagne, arancini, and spaghetti Bolognese all handmade on-premises by owner Gaetano.
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East End Ice Creamery

Warm sunny days + ice-cream = perfect day. And that’s exactly what you’ll get when you pop into East End Ice Creamery for your daily dose of ice-cream. Supplied by Serendipity, the premium ingredients and delicious 36 flavours will be sure to make you take a few trips to get a taste of everything.

Their Signature ice-cream bubble-gum is packed with beetroot for the colouring but don’t worry folks you can’t taste it. Unlock your tastebuds with unique flavours next time you’re in the east end.
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Popolo Gelato

With a large range of flavours available, the gelato is sure to catch your eye with vibrant colours and a vast array of flavours. Owner Alfonso Muras not only offers gelato but gelato sticks and cakes to tickle your tastebuds. The mind-blowing traditional pandoro cakes are choc-a-block filled with hazelnut and pistachio gelato drizzled with chocolate.

Made from scratch each day Popolo offers a range of gelato flavours from lemon and chocolate and if you’re a lover of tea, get yourself down here and be amazed at the earl grey tea option.
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The Hood Milk Bar

One of life’s simple pleasures, the Hood Milk Bar is the perfect place for an after-school hangout or a sweet treat after the beach. Think an abundance of flavours, triple scoop crunchy waffle cones, and thick peanut butter shakes. The retro-industrial establishment features a mouth-watering dessert menu, with all you can ask for from dessert tacos to unicorn spiders.
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Greg and Audreys

A gorgeous 50's style diner that sits opposite the foreshore of Toronto and serves homemade gelato style ice cream. Offering up a big menu of sundaes, shakes and floats you can also expect to find gourmet hot dogs, fries with toppers, nachos, burgers, ribs and wings.
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Cold Rock

Spanning across four locations for all your crazy combinations, Cold Rock is where it’s at to shake things up. Proudly 100% Australian owned and made, the classic ice cream flavours change things up with your favourite mix-ins spanning from M & Ms to sour lollies to Nutella. Needing an ice cream fix but can’t be bothered to drive? Well, you’re in luck with delivery options available for your convenience.
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Jim's Dairy Delite Bar

Always a safe bet, this old-school dairy bar has been operating since 1957 and has got you covered with classic Peter’s ice-cream and a cool milkshake if you’re on the go. Rocking the iconic sign on the corner of Tudor and Webster street, it’s hard to miss and easy to pop in for all your classic ice-cream needs.
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Dullboy's Social Co House Made Gelato

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Here for good times, nights out and memory-making, the in-house gelato is the perfect cool off after a swing on the green or some intense bowling. Home-made gelato includes salted caramel & peanut butter, strawberries & cream, fresh mint & chocolate, and Piña Colada (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan).
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