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From artisan doughnuts, to monster shakes, to ice cream sandwiches, Sydney’s selection of delectable treats is mouth-watering. At Benny’s Boardroom, we stand for quality products, and so we believe, if you’re ready to indulge, let it be delicious.

 

Sydney's 7 Best Monster Shakes and Gelato Extravaganzas  

Sydney's Best Monster Shakes and Gelato Extravaganzas - Bennys Boardroom

 

At the moment, it seems we’re spoilt for choice. There are so many scrumptious eats on offer in Sydney, we’re sure there’ll be something to tantalise the tastebuds of even the fussiest foodie.

To help you out, we’ve split our TREATS article up into two parts. For the first instalment, we’re taking you through the cool world of SYDNEY's MONSTER SHAKES AND GELATO EXTRAVAGANZAS.

Taking advantage of this refreshing trend, we’ve collated our favourite chilled treat outlets to help you cool off this summer.

 

1. Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery – Erskineville

Photo: @foodcraftespresso

Foodcraft certainly shook up the shake scene when they topped a chocolate milkshake with a Nutella filled doughnut, and sent the Internet into frenzy. Now, the original Tella Ball Shake has two delightful siblings… A strawberry milkshake topped with a jam doughnut, and a salted caramel milkshake topped with a Golden Gaytime inspired gooey doughnut. Genius.

Address
33 Bridge Street
Erskineville, NSW 2043 

Hours
Monday: 7am - 3pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 4pm

www.foodcraftespressoandbakery.com.au/

 

2. Wild Pear Café – Dural

Photo: @unicornsnrabbits

Here, the scenery is as spectacular as the sight of your pretty shake touching the table. Wild Pear Café’s Rosewater milkshake, topped with pink fairy floss and strawberries is always a crowd pleaser. 

Address
658 Old Northern Road
Dural, NSW 2158

Hours
Seven Days: 4am - 4pm

More Info.

 

3. Daisy’s Milkbar – Petersham

Photo: @daisysmilkbar

Set in Sydney’s Inner West, Daisy’s Milkbar, with its baby blue exterior, is a fun throwback to your classic 60’s diner, paying homage to retro sweets. The shakes and sundaes are modern takes on nostalgic treats. Spiders (available in different soda flavours), the Jaffa, the Toffee Apple, the Cupcake and the Fairy Bread shake all cast you back to your childhood. For a more mature palate, the Passion Pav, and the Pistachio and Persian Fairy Floss shakes are perfect for a balmy summer afternoon.

Address
340 Stanmore Road, Petersham
NSW 2049 Australia

Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-3pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm

http://www.daisysmilkbar.com/

 

4. Cloud 9 Chocolate Café – Newtown

Photo: @purrrsana

Cloud 9’s famous Gelato Sliders will literally have you walking out on Cloud 9. Here, you have your choice of gelato, sandwiched in between cookies, brownies or banana bread, with a drizzle of milk or dark chocolate on top. There are also sundaes in Brownie, Smashed Pav or Cookie Crunch varieties. Like we said… Cloud 9.

Address
340 Stanmore Road, Petersham
NSW 2049 Australia

Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - Midnight
Sunday: 10am - 11pm

 http://www.cloud9chocolatecafe.com.au/

 

5. N2 Extreme Gelato – Chinatown & Newtown

Photo: @n2australia

Who’d have thought sticking sauce filled syringes in ice cream would have become a wild sensation? But hey, it has, and we’re ever thankful for it. N2 is pushing ice cream to the extreme, and with flavours rotating fortnightly; you’ll find anything from Butterscotch Pecan Pie, to Smoreos, to Pash Me Pavlova. And to top off these delicious, experimental flavours, you’ll inject a syringe full of chocolate ganache or warm sauce (either chocolate, salted caramel or matcha.) Plus, you’ll be pleased to know, N2 is now on Uber Eats!

Address
Multiple Locations

Hours
Seven Days: 11am - 11pm

http://www.n2extremegelato.com.au/

 

6. Vogue Café

Photo: @thevoguecafemq

In Sydney’s north, at the Macquarie Centre, Vogue Café is stacking just about anything sweet on their shakes. They adorn their delicious milkshakes with any of the following: lollies, upside down ice cream cones, Nutella, Oreos, freckles, sprinkles, choc tops, chocolate bars, waffles, pretzels, marshmallows, honeycomb, or fairy floss. It’s almost too much… almost.

Address
109 Waterloo Rd Shop 60
Sydney, Australia

Hours
Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 9pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 5pm

More Info.

 

7. Messina

Photo: @gelatomessina

Famous for their ice cream cakes, which, might I add, are so sweet for a summer shindig, Messina’s gelato is likely the most sought out ice cream in Sydney. They have 35 flavours set in stone, including Vanilla (made with fresh jersey milk), a Salted Caramel with white chocolate chips, a Milk Chocolate with chunks of choc peanut butter fudge, and the Bananas Faster with banana & cinnamon gelato and rum caramel. Messina then has 5 specials each week, with past hits including a Lamington flavour and the Montgomery’s Goldmine. For dairy free customers, there is an exciting and utterly delicious range of flavours including a Thai inspired pandan & coconut, a chocolate gelato and a coconut & roasted almond sorbet with chocolate coated almonds. YUM!

Address
Multiple Locations

Hours
Varies.

 http://www.gelatomessina.com/au/

 

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed reading Sydney's 7 Best Monster Shakes and Gelato Extravaganzas!

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Sophie Hardcastle is a twenty-two-year-old author and artist based in Sydney. Sophie has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts. Her memoir Running like China was released in September 2015, and her debut novel, Breathing Under Water was released in July 2016. Hachette publishes both of Sophie’s books. In addition to her books, Sophie has written for various magazine publications, including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Surfing World and has also written for theatre.

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