Once Beloved Ice Cream and Dessert Hotspot Shuts Down in Mississauga


Published September 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Some restaurant closings you just don’t see coming.

One of Mississauga’s better known dessert hotspots–and one that served as the city’s only artisan gelateria–has closed its doors for good.

Port 1 Cafe & Gelateria, a cafe and gelato spot that served the Port Credit community for some time, shuttered its doors for good on Sept. 3.

The closure has dealt a bit of a blow to Mississauga’s already spartan gelato scene, as Port 1 (which was featured on our Top 5 ice cream rundown) was popular for making its own ice cream in-house and offering a high-quality selection of freshly made sandwiches.

The closure is also disappointing for the lactose intolerance crowd, as Port 1 made its dairy-free gelato and sorbettos (dairy-free) using all-natural ingredients imported from Italy.

Some of their most popular gelato and sorbetto flavours included lemon, salted peanut, chocolate and red velvet. The cafe also offered made-to-order shakes and smoothies,  coffee-based drinks, teas and tea lattes.

The cafe was also once home to a collection of beautiful artwork by a local community group called The Guilty Artists of Port Credit.

Port 1, you will be missed.