Who we are

Hello, we're Little Lato, a little gelato company. We’re pleased to meet you.

Being little is a surprisingly big deal when it comes to making gelato.
It means we can hand select the finest seasonal ingredients, hand make our gelato with love, and be hands-on in inventing all kinds of delicious flavours. 

At the heart of our flavour philosophy is curiosity and surprise, and the imaginative fusion of ingredients.
A season, event or occasion of any kind is a wonderful excuse to acquaint unexpected ingredients with each other. Think spiced gelato loaded up with chunks of Christmas pudding, pink champagne paired with pink macarons.
Our extraordinary gelato flavours for those on gluten free, nut free, or vegan diets are also out-of-this-world delicious, made with as much imagination as our other creations.

No matter what you decide, each and every small batch of Little Lato is handcrafted and churned to velvety, silky perfection.
For a curious twist or a familiar flavour, no matter your dietary requirements, indulge in a Little Lato.


See winning flavours


We love partnering with other cool businesses out there, especially ones that are like us and NZ local!
A whole bunch of collabs have been completed to date – partnering with more than 10 other producers to create products showcasing both brands. Here is a snapshot of a handful:


Urban List - Auckland's best ice cream

Urban List - Auckland's best ice cream

These guys are bringing some seriously incredible flavours to the table, including a few life-changing seasonal offerings (we're looking at you, Christmas Pudding) and even vegan alternatives.

This working life - hannah wood

Field Days

We were asked to share our story for 2021 Fieldays TV. Here is the video talking about how we started and what we do - have a watch!

2021 champion free-from product!

Best Free-From Product - 2021 Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers!

Our Mango Lassi took the top spot - Champion Free-From Product in the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards! In the judges comments: "So bloody nice! Totally, utterly, delicious!” We'll certainly take it - feeling mighty chuffed!

Wynyard quarter's little ‘lato voted new zealand's favourite place to buy ice cream!!

Wynyard Quarter's Little ‘Lato voted New Zealand's favourite place to buy ice cream!!

"Banana & Peanut Butter, Pina Colada, Hot Cross Bun, Banana & Bacon French Toast as well as Massaman Curry gelato are just a few of the unexpected, sublime flavours that earned this little Auckland shop the nation's number one scoop shop spot."

Little 'Lato on the AM show

New Zealand's Top Gelato

Best gelato in the country - we'll take it!

Woman's Weekly

Hannah’s Gelato Dream

We were lucky enough to be approached by Woman’s weekly to feature in the March edition of the magazine.Click here for a snapshot of the article, written by Ciara Pratt.

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Where you can find us!

Pre-packed pints - now available!

We have just launched a range of pre-packaged pints of gelato into Farro Fresh!

- Farro Fresh Grey Lynn (34 Westmoreland St)

- Farro Fresh North Shore (Constellation Drive)

- Farro Fresh Orakei (223 Orakei Rd)

- Farro Fresh Mt Wellington (80 Lunn Ave)

- Farro Fresh Mt Eden (422 Dominion Rd)

- Farro Fresh Epsom (446 Manukau Rd)

Titirangi Rise

490 South Titirangi Road

Little 'Lato has hit the west!

This time we are teaming up with the legends at Wen & Yen Dessert Bar - two gals with a love of good food, good coffee, and a good yarn.

Waffles, vegan donuts and all sorts of sweet delicacies are on the menu, alongside a bunch of the Little ‘Lato favourites!

Rotorua Polynesian Spa

1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

Premium gelato alongside a dreamy Rotorua experience!

We have just launched a gelato bar within the Polynesian Spas in Rotorua - a geothermal bathing retreat, recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world. Amidst a range of mineral hot pools and spa treatments, you can also treat your taste buds to a bit of Little 'Lato pampering!

Find out more here.

07 348 1328

Little 'Lato Kohimarama

Kohi Beach Corner, 237 Tamaki Drive

Kohi Beach Corner has just re-launched after some fresh renovations... trust us when we say this corner is looking absolutely epic!
It is now stocked up with a full Little 'Lato freezer (with the favourites you know and love), plus has a range of freshly baked breads and goods to die for.

Situated right opposite Kohi Beach, you can devour your gelato goodness with some of the best views of Rangitoto Island you can find.

You can find more about Kohi Beach Corner here.

09 528 8335

Little 'Lato Orewa

6 Moana Avenue, Orewa Beach

Our new gelato hub in the heart of Orewa is now officially open. Just a hop, skip and jump away from Orewa Beach, you can grab yourself a scoop of your favourite Little 'Lato gelato and mosey on down to the beach to devour!

We have partnered with Bakeaboo Boutique Cakery to bring this hub to life - a small business run by Elina and stocked with some insanely delicious cakes.

You can find out more here.

021 473 492

Little 'Lato Hahei

46 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei

Scooping up all summer long, Hahei is your new holiday destination for your favourite holiday treat!

You can find us on the main road, a hop skip and jump away from the beautiful Hahei Beach. This gelato hub is in partnership with Shane and Danae, the awesome duo behind the Hahei General Store. Find out more here.

07 866 3885

Little 'Lato Wynyard Quarter

Good Karma Coffee, Auckland Fish Markets, 22 Jellicoe St, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Our central city hub is in Wynyard Quarter, partnering with our friends Good Karma Coffee. Like Good Karma Coffee, we believe that life is all about connection and we believe that great food (and coffee) create the space and time for that to happen!

You can find out more about Good Karma Coffee here!

027 270 6617