Whether it's to escape the scorching heat or to make a drizzly day feel a bit better, Sydney has plenty of artisan gelato and ice-cream spots. Start ticking them off. Just remember, pistachio is the industry benchmark for comparing two different makers.

Gelateria Gondola

Take a trip to Venice.

2 77 Archer Street
Chatswood NSW

Aqua S

Dreamy sea-salt soft serve with all the toppings.

Shop 27 Regent Place 501 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Sicilian gelato with world-class accolades.

25 Lackey Street
Summer Hill NSW 2130

RivaReno Gelato

The Italian chain's first store outside of Europe.

Cafe Shop 4 33 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo NSW 2000

Gelato Blue

Twenty vegan flavours to try.

318 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

Copetta and Bazaar Deli

By The Grumpy Baker.

6 767 Old South Head Road
Vaucluse NSW 2030