The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Friday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Sydney
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Now Open: Gelato Messina's Long-Awaited Marrickville HQ Boasts 40 Flavours, Gelato Cakes and a Fully Stocked Merch Wall

Messina is having its 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' moment with its massive new Inner West store.
By Ben Hansen
April 13, 2023
By Ben Hansen
April 13, 2023

If Gelato Messina's cult following in Sydney wasn't already at boiling point, the dessert lords just took things to a whole new level with the launch of an expansive headquarters in the heart of Marrickville. The flagship Inner West store works as a kind of Wonka-esque one-stop shop for all things Messina.

Two years in the making, the Marrickville HQ is now officially open on the corner of Victoria Road and Rich Street, directly next to the Factory Theatre. And with this impressive addition to the Messina family, the team has gone all-out.

There are 40 gelato flavours on offer — 35 signature flavours and a rotating selection of limited-edition varieties. Alongside the classic scoops, you'll find eight styles of gelato cakes, thickshakes, farm-fresh Jersey milk and an entire wall stocked with merch.

A new range of take-home desserts is also on the menu at Messina HQ. Why not forgo the Woolies mud cake for your next birthday and opt for a Bavarian cream pie — with Iced Vovo,  malt chocolate, lemon meringue and tiramisu flavours all available. There's take-home cookie dough here, and nostalgic cookie pies that can be ordered in the flavours fairy bread, peanut butter and dulce, OG choc chip or Messinatella.

If all of this wasn't enough, the headquarters also functions as a chocolate shop with a range of Messina-made bars and blocks created using single-original cocoa and cocoa butter from Ecuador and Peru.

Before you head off with your arms piled high with next-level desserts, you can also take a look at the production facility which is encased in floor-to-ceiling glass. This peak behind the curtain gives you a glance at the process behind all of the one-of-a-kind flavours and sugary creations that the Messina team ships off to its stores around Sydney and Australia.

To celebrate the opening, Ricos Tacos is popping up in the carpark this weekend from 5pm on Friday, April 14 and midday on Saturday, April 15 to sling its beloved Mexican street eats, and the first 50 customers into the store on each of these days will be given a Messina goody bag.

Gelato Messina's Marrickville HQ is now open at 1–9 Rich Street, Marrickville. It's open 12pm–late Monday–Sunday.

Published on April 13, 2023 by Ben Hansen
  •   shares
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel