Via del Corso Pasticceria e Caffé, Sydney

During my uni­ver­sity days just after Westfield Sydney opened and long before Anita Gelateria opened in Central Park, I’d have my catch­ups with vari­ous high school and uni­ver­sit­ies friends at Via del Corsica Pasticceria e Caffè. It was the next best thing after the then ped­es­tri­an fla­vours a avail­able at Gelatissimo.

For old times sake, before they closed down George Street to bus traffic, N and I indulged once more.


I have my old time favour­ite, green apple. It’s a very more­ish and refresh­ing fla­vour that’s not too much like arti­fi­cial green apple candy, and with the added tex­tur­al fun of can­died bits of green apple skin.


For my second fla­vour, I try the new water­mel­on. Unlike the green apple, this will water­mel­on is immensely arti­fi­cial and tastes just like water­mel­on fla­voured candy. The fla­vour isn’t very strong and dis­ap­pears after a couple of spoon­fuls as tour tongue becomes some­what numb to the taste. It’s also an intense red col­our which should’ve giv­en me the first sign of arti­fi­ci­al­ity. This does not exist en begin to com­pare to the water­mel­on and mint at Anita Gelateria, which is the pale pink col­our you expect from water­mel­on juice and tastes like fresh water­mel­on.

I might be back, but it’ll be a while with the buses being less con­veni­ent.

Via del Corso Pasticceria e Caffé is loc­ated at Shop 5, Level 5, Westfield Pitt Street Mall, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000