Braddon’s iconic ice cream store, the Frugii Dessert Lab, will say its final farewell as it opens its doors for the last time on Wednesday.

Long lines are expected down Lonsdale Street as keen Canberrans jump at the chance to grab their last taste of the unique creations and say thanks to the family run business that has been at the centre of many fond memories for locals.

The store is also credited as being a guiding force in the revitalisation of the now much hyped foodie main street of Braddon.

Following the passing of founder, John ‘Mr Frugii’ Marshall, the store reopened its doors in March but earlier this month Marshall’s wife and son made the ‘difficult’ decision to shut up shop.

‘Without our beloved John (Mr Frugii) we are unable to continue.’

Since announcing the closure on 16 June the store has been inundated with an outpouring of love and support and many melted hearts at the news it was coming to an end.

The store temporarily closed its doors for the day on Monday as it worked to create more ice cream for its final trade after running out due to the demand.


From 12pm on Wednesday, the doors of the dessert laboratory will open for the final time, remaining that way until the last of their stock is gone.

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