26 Feb 2017
From Andy Bowy introducing the soft-serve 2.0 through to the macaron craze started by Adriano Zumbo, one thing is for certain: Sydneysiders love their sweets! If you’re fresh out of ideas for new cake desserts or you simply just don’t want to spend an extra minute in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Check out these sumptuous desserts that are taking Sydney by storm.
Let Them Have Cake
Nothing quite satisfies like a delicious, moist, fluffy cake that is bursting with flavour. If cake is your dessert of choice, you need to mark these must-visit venues on your map!
Watermelon, Rose and Strawberry Cake – Black Star Pastry – Sydney CBD
The perfect summer treat, the watermelon, rose and strawberry cake from Black Star Pastry is as refreshing as it is addictive. Indulge in two layers of almond dacquoise, rose-scented fresh cream, watermelon, strawberries, and pistachios, topped off with dried rose petals.
Top Tip: Since all cakes are made to order, this is a craving you’ll have to plan for in advance—as all orders take 2 days to complete. Definitely worth the wait!
Check out their website to view the opening hours for your closest Black Star Pastry.
Baked Ricotta Cheesecake – Pasticceria Papa – Haberfield
Transport your tastebuds straight to Sicily by biting into the baked ricotta cheesecake from Pasticceria Papa. Their baked ricotta cheesecake has become pretty famous throughout the city, as it isn’t overly sweet but manages to maintain a light and rich flavour. Other amazing cakes include the baked ricotta with Nutella, a tiramisu cake, chocolate mud cake and so much more.
Monday, 7:30am to 6:00pm
Tuesday to Thursday, 7:30am to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 7:30am to 11:00pm
Sunday, 7:30am to 10:00pm
Ice Cream and Happiness
So cake isn’t really your thing? No problem. Sydney serves up plenty of other desserts that are sure to have you salivating in anticipation. Read on to see what else you can sample in the city.
Cherry Jam Lamington – Benne-long – Sydney CBD
The most popular dessert on the menu by far, Benne-long’s cherry jam lamington has become one of Sydney’s favourite treats. As you bite into the soft vanilla sponge, you’ll taste coconut cream, cherry jam and chocolate ganache, served with cherry ice-cream coated with a chocolate glaze. The ‘cherry’ on top of this amazing dessert is the coconut parfait, which has been frozen and shaved over liquid nitrogen.
Top Tip: As this restaurant is located at the Opera House, it’s easy to guess these meals will be a little pricey. But if you’re willing to invest in an amazing meal, you won’t regret it!
Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday, 12:00 Noon to 2:00pm, then 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Any Ice Cream – Gelato Messina – Newtown
Found in various suburbs throughout Sydney, Gelato Messina has become a favourite local hotspot to cool the senses and enjoy frozen treats. Step inside and give any of their 40 flavours a try, including apple pie, milk chocolate with choco peanut fudge, pear and rhubarb, salted caramel and white chocolate, strawberries and cream, and so much more! If you’re feeling like something lighter and more refreshing, they also have a range of fruit sorbets to choose from.
Sunday to Thursday, 12:00 Noon to 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 12:00 Noon to 11:30pm
With so many delicious dessert options in Sydney, where will your sweet-tooth take you first?