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Rollickin Dessert Cafe

35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 4811
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sorbet” (13 reviews)
“gelato” (55 reviews)
“ice cream” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rollickin Dessert Cafe
1. Fun late night dessert cafe!
"ideal for spontaneous date nights"
James R
See reviews that mention ice cream
2. House-made Gelato & Sorbets!
"enjoyed my yogi bear in a cup but could have gone for the mulled wine"
See reviews that mention mulled wine
3. We love our Chocolate Tap!
"I had a mocha and they use the chocolate fountain for the chocolate!"
See reviews that mention cakes
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

They have such a range of imaginative flavours here, no-one should go away disappointed! When we were there they had black forest gateau and lemon cheesecake flavours - they come in a cone or a cup, with all sorts of imaginative additions. Plenty of seating...More

Thank Rick M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 February 2018

If you like gelato then you HAVE to go to Rollickin Dessert Café! It really and truly is amazing! They have a great spot on New Regent Street and offer inside and outside seating. The décor inside is quite hipster and very welcoming. The selection...More

1  Thank SD2606
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chocolate, with pomegranate & berry - deliciousness. Great location at the end of New Regent Street with the trams rumbling past. Seats inside and out. Great service. Thank you.

Thank Old-un50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great opening hours and always a huge range of Gelato incorporated with all kinds of yummy syrups, nuts and other tasty additions like biscuit and fresh fruit.

Thank catchbag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for all agees,my kids love going here,heaps of flavors to choose from lots of room to sit outside and upstairs ,casual friendly environment!

Thank Stacee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh yum. I found a second Rollickin Gelato at the Arts Centre! Oh yes! This one is more takeaway but there is lovely sturdy hand hewn seating out front with umbrellas. The girls were so lovely and let me try any number of flavours to...More

Thank milliesmum2016
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Milliesmum! So pleased to hear you like our Arts Centre Rollickin with the Dark Chocolate sorbet. Biggest thanks! And have a super fun weekend!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Rollickin Dessert cafe today, so happy I did! This cafe has outside and inside seating area and great customer service! Just followed the recommendation from very friendly staff member and got the sticky date pudding with salted caramel gelato and it was the best...More

Thank MissyBrain
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Missy Brain (love the name!), Biggest thanks for the super feedback & look forward to seeing you again! Have a fun filled weekend. Cheers Jed!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super yummy gelato. Forever changing flavours. So good. Would go everyday if my diet would allow!! A must do if visiting Christchurch from overseas, or if you're a local.

Thank CharlieAndo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit. Ordered yoghurt based boysenberry, Whittakers white chocolate & dark chocolate gelato. All of them were yummy. Soooo good. So satisfying. Have reviewed them before for a lower rating earlier probably because of the flavour. But have to say, they're the...More

Thank 88parulk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love their range of delicious gelato’s. The staff are amazing and always accommodating, they even let you try as many flavours before you choose which delicious gelato you want to go all out on. Seriously my favourite place to go to in Christchurch....More

Thank ayesha l
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ayesha! Biggest thanks for the fabulous feedback. Rollickin loves you! Have a super duper fun week. Cheers Jed

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Questions & Answers
3 March 2018|
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Response from RollickinGelato | Property representative |
Yes, we have Diary Free sorbets...Mr Mango, Pomengranate & Berries, and Lemon, Lime & Bitters are our crowd favourites. We also have 'flavour specials' that change every two weeks follow us on facebook or instagram & check... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 4811
  • E-mail
Hello! Welcome to Rollickin Dessert Cafe where you can lick our house made Gelato & Sorbet creations. Our gelato is made with only the good stuff. Like the organic milk delivered daily. Organic milk makes our gelato super creamy & full of all the good nutrients. Our super charged V6 espresso is organic too for our delicious coffees! You may find the odd pip, leaf, pith in our gelato & sorbets. Thats' because we love to use real stuff. Our Mint Chocolate Gelato has real mint leaves whipped into it (look for the little leaf green bits!) Our dairy free fruit sorbets are made with a hefty kilo & a half of real fruit. Tick! Your fruit intake done for the day. For our creative concoctions like Banoffee Pie. We start with house made biscuity crumbs and salty caramel sauce and dark chocolate from our Chocolate Tap. Then we go nuts, smashing, folding, rippleing it through banana gelato (made from real bananas of course!) It's so good you'll just have to try it for yourself. FREE WEE TASTES!
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