It’s our second week at HWKR and about time you tried our full menu of plated desserts. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve taken up temporary residence at HWKR in Melbourne’s CBD (bottom of the EQ Tower on A’Beckett Street) for a 3 month period.

Seeing as winter is nearly upon us, there’s no better time to haul up inside HWKR, get dinner from Wonderbao, Chanteen by Diana Chan, Khao by Rice Paper Scissors or Pinchy’s (new kids on the block opening this week) and then order dessert from us…you don’t even need to leave your table to do so.  HWKR have a nifty app for that. And cocktails.

We’ve got a fully stocked cabinet of single serve gelato creations which are available all day, and now a full menu of plated desserts made by our chefs in house (these are available from 5pm daily). Our collab dessert with Wonderbao features deep fried baonuts (yes that’s a thing – bao / dounut amalgimation) filled with Messina made dulce de leche (read about this recent project). It even comes with it’s own mini milkshake…



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We’re coming to the CBD Melbourne…


Along with our friends at Wonderbao, we’re setting up shop in HWKR for 3 months to bring some of our most mouth watering creations to the city. They’ll be no scoops…instead our chefs will be making plated dessert creations onsite (from 5pm daily) plus keeping your stomachs satisfied with a fully stocked cabinet of gelato single serve portions. Our famous Dr Evil’s Magic Mushroom is coming to town in miniture format.

We’re also putting the finishing touches to a bao based dessert in collab with Wonderbao…news coming soon.

Inside HWRK there’s some savoury chow to enjoy before dessert – Wonderbao are bringing the best baos in town and there’s more from the likes of Chanteen by Diana Chan and Khao by Rice Paper Scissors. 

Open every day for lunch and dinner from 5pm on Friday 4th May until the end of July. Come and find us: EQ Tower, Ground Floor, 137 A’Beckett St, Melbourne

Messina Mini Dr Evil's Magic Mushroom

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16 – 25 MARCH

Weekdays: 5pm – lateWeekends: 4pm – late

We’re coming for you Perth! and we’re bringing our four best Night Noodle Market desserts directly to your doorstep!  This year, our offering is diverse, to say the least.  Expect to see a deep fried gelato Katsu sandwich, a black sesame sundae, a green tea and pistachio hybrid with a dash of nori and our best seller; Japanese strawberry cheesecake sundae.

Don’t forget to listen out for the ring-a-ding-ding of our USELESS WHEEL of SPINNING HAPPINESS – both useless and happy making at the same time; what more could you need?

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It’s that time of the year again – where good things do come in small packages.

The Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is popping up on the 10th of March, inside the old Peters Ice Cream factory – so you can get all your fave desserts under one roof, or skip the others and just visit us 🙂

We’re doing things a little differently this year, not all is as it seems at the Messina Pop Up:

YEEEAH DAWG: Red velvet gelato ‘frankfurter’, raspberry gel ‘ketchup’, passionfruit ‘mustard’, cream cheese custard ‘mayo’, milk bun
“STEAMED HAMS”:  Dulce de leche gelato, crema catalana, almond praline, choux pastry bun
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 2-11 MARCH

WHERE: Reconciliation Place
WHEN: Weekdays: 5pm – lateWeekends: 4pm – late

Canberra – we loved visiting you so much for Spilt Milk that we’re returning for Night Noodle Markets this March with our epic JAPANESE GAMESHOW dessert stand. Complete with FOUR exclusive best sellers AND the USELESS WHEEL of SPINNING HAPPINESS – both useless and happy making at the same time; what more could you need?

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Laneway Festival – Sundae Night Fever

Sundae Night Fever - Disco Cube

Pack your disco shoes and flares, because if you’ve got tickets to laneway, you’re about to be immersed in SUNDAE NIGHT FEVER.

We’ve buddied up with Deliveroo to create the ultimate experiential disco infinity room and gelato sundae station to match – so you can continue your edible disco experience throughout the fields of Laneway.

Line up, boogie on into the holographic disco cube and shut the camouflaged door.  You’ll have 1 minute to take a bunch of selfies on our automated photo booth, on exit you’ll leave with printed polaroids and your very own digital GIF,  just in time to make all your friends jealous.

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Messina’s famous Disco Biscuits are coming to Sydney for the first time via the SYDNEY FESTIVAL Meriton Village.  Part biscuit, part gelato, part disco – these babies are the ultimate textural pairing and DF partner.

Sydney Festival is offering a huge array of ticketed performing arts and music events + there’ll be free performances and Dj’s every night whilst you feast, drink and mingle in the Meriton Village.  Or if you fancy something a little more  extreme; drop into the mini fun park filled with bizarre attractions – a virtual reality Ghost Train, Karaoke Carousel, join an express Dance Party or go for a dip in the Village Pools.

Boogie on into our pop up store from Friday 5th Jan 5pm to get the first taste – we’ll be setup for three short weeks; until Sunday 28th Jan ( and you won’t want to miss out, just have a squiz at those cross sections below).

WHERE: Hyde Park North, Sydney Festival Meriton Village

WHEN: Friday 5th – 28th Jan, 4:30pm till late

SATURDAY NUT FEVER - sydney festivalSATURDAY NUT FEVER – Choc hazelnut fudge, hazelnut and white chocolate gelato, wafers, milk chocolate dip, feuilletine and hazelnut praline crunch

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If it’s one thing an ice cream company needs, it’s an ice cream van….on Bondi Beach…

Welcome…MESSINA ON WHEELS – our newly revamped ice cream van (well gelato van) ready to enhance your summer vibes on Bondi Beach. This piece of retro magic will be rolling down to it’s permanent home on North Bondi Beach every sunny day this summer, so whether you’re taking a dip with the kids, or knocking back some sun downers on the grassy knowl (brah), you can now find our N I N E custom made gelato items on sale to quench your ice cream needs without even leaving the beach.

Our new creations hark back to some of our summer favourites, some of which are still going strong. We’ve recreated them the Messina way, and tweaked the recipe just so, to make sure they are the best of the best on the beach. See the full menu below…

Operating times do vary depending on the weather and school holidays so if you see him, go try the creams of your dreams from our new semi perm site on the beach this summer.

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DELIVEROO EDITIONS…open for business

Deliveroo Editions is open for business…and it’s giving you even more reason to be a lazy b*stard and not leave the couch.

There are no tables or waiters in this restaurant – this is a delivery concept where you literally do sit back, and let us do all the work.

Inside the mystical Deliveroo Editions kitchen (the first site is in Windsor, Melbourne) are some some mouth watering morsels from 8Bit, Baby & Kong ready for order. We’ve made five handmade custom products ready for order too – add them to your savoury food order or just order Messina for dinner. No judgement.

ORDER HERE *you must be in the delivery area

** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: FROM WEDNESDAY 29TH NOV, the good people of Deliveroo are giving away Messina items with the first 1000 savoury orders. First come, happiest diners**


EAT YOUR HEART OUT: Strawberry gelato & blackberry gel covered in red chocolate dip and freeze dried raspberries

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THE MILO HIGH CLUB: Malted milk gelato layered with malted chocolate sauce & dusted with Messina made milo

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