Go on a sweet hunt at the top dessert places Brisbane has to offer
Brisbane is a true foodie haven with 5-star restaurants, chic rooftop bars and quaint cafes seemingly around every corner. But for those who love to leave room for something sweet, the city certainly isn’t short of dessert bars, gelaterias and patisseries either.
Safe to say that your sweet tooth will be satisfied with our round-up of the best Brisbane dessert places.
Noosa Chocolate Factory Brisbane
For chocolate lovers, Noosa Chocolate Factory is the natural first stop on your sweet treat tour of Brisbane. Chocolate is made fresh from scratch in their Noosaville factory, using high percentage cocoa dark chocolate and delicious Queensland ingredients. The factory’s cafe and retail space are located on Adelaide Street in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
On the menu, you’ll find their legendary iced chocolate, specialty iced coffees, and an assortment of chocolate-covered nuts, cherries and strawberries, milk chocolate honeycomb, coconut marshmallow, salted caramel brittle and more. The factory’s signature rocky road, made using handcrafted marshmallow and strawberry jelly and encased with fresh chocolate, is an absolute must.
Where: 156 Adelaide Street, Brisbane (cafe), 144 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000 (retail)
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Located on Grey Street in South Brisbane, Cowch is a dessert bar that cures those late-night cravings with a choice of cocktails on the side. Cowch is known for its sweet creations that cover all bases with a menu of Nutella-filled crepes, Tim Tam and Oreo layered pancake stacks, gelato-topped waffles, gourmet cakes and fresh-baked churros covered in chocolate.
But that's not all. This Brisbane dessert spot also serves pizza as dessert with a range of sweet toppings, from toasted mini marshmallows and raspberry fairy floss to crunchy hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Combine dessert, and your after-dinner tipple with Cowch's classic or dessert-inspired cocktails and mocktails, like their Coco-March Margarita made with tequila, marshmallow liqueur, coconut and lime served with coconut rim and toasted marshmallows.
Where: 2/179 Grey St, South Brisbane Queensland, 4101
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Satiate that sweet tooth at Nodo, another top pick of dessert spots in Brisbane. Nodo (pronounced no-dough) is famous for its gluten-free, baked-not-fried donuts. The not-that-naughty treats come in a variety of out-the-box flavours, from pumpkin maple and strawberry hazelnut to beetroot blackout and blueberry lemon cheesecake. The insta-worthy Novo donut, made with raspberry coconut cake donut, pink marshmallow, raspberry jam and desiccated coconut, is a firm favourite.
Grab a donut on the go from one of Nodo’s locations in Brisbane CBD, West End and Southbank, or sit back and enjoy a more savoury snack with a choice of supernatural shakes and specialty coffees, and a range of seasonal, gluten-free breakfast bites, bowls and burgers.
Where: 300 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000
Shop 65/114 Grey St, South Brisbane, Queensland, 4101
97 Boundary St, West End, Queensland, 4101
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Le Bon Choix
Bringing a little taste of Paris to Brisbane is Le Bon Choix, a boulangerie patisserie so good it now has 8 locations across Southeast Queensland. The owners, Savico & Karen Basset-Rouge, trained under legendary pastry chef Laurent Boillon so know a thing or two about carefully crafted cakes, delicate macarons and baked-to-perfection pastries.
Le Bon Choix's cakes are visual masterpieces guaranteed to add a little joy to your day. Translated, Le Bon Choix means 'the good choice', so trust us when we say you'll be spoilt for choice with delicious options like the Miroula made with chocolate macadamia mousse and a creme brulee centre or the dazzling Moulin Rouge filled with choc coconut mousse, raspberry jelly and coconut-lychee mousse on top of a white-choc brownie.
Where: 379 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
104 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
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13 Bees Gelato and Dessert Bar
13 Bees Gelato and Dessert Bar offers the perfect pitstop while wandering the boutique design studios and shops of Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley. The dessert bar is known for its creative crepes with showstoppers like the 13 Bees Special topped with backyard honey, crushed biscuit, honeycomb, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.
Sugar cravings are quickly satisfied with a selection of quirky baked goods, from caramel cake bars and custard puffs to key lime tarts and the bar’s famous cookie pie. The hole-in-the-wall bar on Bakery Lane also offers the perfect treat for a warm Brisbane day, with a range of gelato flavours like green tea matcha, mango and cookies and cream.
Where: 694 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4000
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