By Lucinda Garbutt-Young
With a booming Italian population around the Inner West, Sydney’s best cannoli is a hotly contested topic. We’re calling it: we’ve found it. Having moved from Messina, Sicily to Sydney in 1949, Angelo Mezzapica built up one of Leichhardt’s most authentic joints. The business has passed through two generations since. The mastery of the vanilla cannoli; its subtle filling, the snap of a fresh shell, lightly dusted in icing sugar, now rests in the hands of Angelo’s nephews.
Along with the best Italian treats in the business, Mezzapica Cakes is characterised by an unassuming charm. The Norton Street store presents as little more than a local bakery. Mezzapica treats are perfect to take home on a Sunday afternoon, or to treat yourself on the way to work.
Shop 14, 1 Gregory Hills Drive, Gledswood Hills & 130 Norton Street, Leichhardt. 02 9569 8378. www.mezzapica.com.au