Small Joys Gelato

Head over to Five Dock for some inventive, Asian-inspired scoops of artisan gelato from this locally-beloved gelato joint.
Nishika Sharma
Published on May 26, 2023


Here's the scoop — this gelateria in Five Dock is slinging artisan gelato with Asian-inspired flavours at the core. Take a stroll along Great North Road and you'll find Small Joys Gelato next door to another crowd-favourite, Mr Ping's.

The innovative gelato spot strikes a balance between maintaining tradition and experimenting with new flavour combinations.  Head inside and you'll be met with an Italian pozzetti-style display, with the cold treats housed in silver tin casings to ensure the texture and temperature of the scoops remain perfect. While this set-up screams traditional, the combinations of flavours may surprise you.

The locally-beloved gelato joint has 10–12 flavours available on its ever-changing rotation, which is tweaked and announced on the Small Joys Gelato Instagram page every three weeks. The flavours take inspiration from Asia, hence the appearance of some non-traditional and unexpected flavour pairings.

When perusing the menu, you'll find some of the Small Joys staples, from Jersey milk and popcorn miso caramel to dark chocolate and milk chocolate honeycomb. Other creative combinations that have joined the queue previously include the likes of Hong Kong milk tea, pistachio sea salt, peanut butter jam toast and strawberry shizo. There's also a range of exciting sorbets on rotation, including a mango lemon myrtle flavour, umeshu (Japanese liquor) and coconut lime.

Small Joys also offers a range of ways to devour your selection. For the standard approach, opt for a cone or cup. But if you're feeling adventurous and extravagant, try the bubble waffle cones along with some toppings or the deep-fried gelato. if you're catering for a larger group or looking to stock up on your favourite flavour, just opt for the large take-home tub.


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