Artisan ice-creameries to get you through the Perth summer

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2023
Emma Ruben

As the weather heats up and the sunscreen and sunglasses come out, what better way to spend your summer than indulging in tasty, artisan, mouth-watering ice-cream? Forgo that summer body, and give in to these ice-cream treats across Perth!

Whisk Creamery

A Perth favourite, summer just wouldn’t be the same without Whisk Creamery. With two stores in Subiaco and Northbridge, the ice creamery specialises in highly embellished concoctions including topped up milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches. One of their specialities and local favourite the Taiyaki — a fish-shaped waffle cone with your ice-cream inside ­— is hefty enough to fill you up until dinner time.

Opening hours: Mon – Thurs, 12pm – 9:30pm; Fri, 12pm – 10pm; Sat, 11am – 10pm; Sun, 11am – 9:30pm

Pietro Gelateria

With a seasonal gelato menu and plant-based options, Pietro Gelateria is the perfect gelato spot to cool down this summer. From coffee & salted caramel to ricotta, orange & dark chocolate, Pietro has an option for anyone and everyone with a sweet tooth. Grab your Sicilian-inspired flavour in a scoop, tub, cannoli or cake!

Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Sun, 10am – 10pm; Closed; Fri, Sat, 10am – 10:30pm

Chicho Gelato

If you’re in the mood to try something a bit different, then Chicho Gelato’s flavour collaborations are what you need. Situated in the heart of Northbridge with a funky interior, Chicho boasts tantalising flavour combos such as ‘green tea roasted rice’ and ‘avocado candied bacon’. Plus, the folks at Chicho make an extra effort to source their ingredients from WA locals!

Opening hours: Sun, Wed & Thurs, 12pm – 10pm; Fri & Sat, 12pm – 11pm


Operating since 1987, Geláre is known for its delicious, creamy gelato and has since become a common household name. Grab a fresh dollop of gelato on a steaming hot house-made toasted waffle. Add berries and some whipped cream and you’re guaranteed satisfaction.

Multiple locations with various opening hours.

Gusto Gelato

Trained in Bologna, Italy, the guys at Gusto Gelato make some of the most mouth-watering, authentic gelato in town. A two-shop operation in Leederville and Elizabeth Quay, they use traditional artisan production techniques – making going back to the basics taste so sweet! A generous caterer, they also provide vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options. You can also sign up to a gelato-making class – the perfect summer activity!

Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm

Image credits: Whisk Creamery, Pietro Gelateria, Chico Gelato, Gelare , Gusto Gelato

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