Rollickin' Gelato Arts Centre

Monday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

35 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

03-365 4811

How do you make one of Christchurch’s coolest buildings even cooler? By adding one of the city’s most delicious ice cream parlours, it seems. Rollickin Gelato has quickly developed cult status in the city, evolving from a post-quake roving cart to its flagship creamery on New Regent Street.

Its second store has made the idyllic Christchurch Arts Centre home. Through the grand entrance way, hang a left and you’ll be met with a space mixing the new with the old. The monochrome interiors are brightened with pops of orange and cartoon-styled wall art, with vintage lights, glasses and a lava lamp paying homage to years past. Filled mainly by the counter cabinet hosting a spectrum of inventive and traditional crowd pleasing flavours, like Granny Apple Sorbet, the space is small but vibrant.

Also serving C4 Coffee Co coffee, Rollickin is a great destination for those on the west side of the city who may want a caffeine fix or gelato hit to-go. Perfectly located near other city attractions, patrons can wander the botanic gardens, mosy through the rest of the Arts Centre or wait for the next tram.

Words by Morgan Tait & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

35 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

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