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Sweet or Savoury? Check out the top dessert places Newcastle has to offer

From artisan gelato to freshly baked treats, Newcastle is a haven for those who are inclined to dabble in a little late-night indulgence … Discover the seaside town's little known local bakeries, artisan gelato and boutique cake shops revered by visitors and locals alike.

Take a journey through the sometimes weird, but mostly wonderful treats Newcastle has to offer.

Sapori at Tailors

Sapori at Tailors may be one of Newcastle's most famous pizza places, but they are also known for their legendary desserts, made fresh daily. The thriving restaurant, located on Beaumont Street, is owned by husband and wife Francesca and Fabrizio, both originally from Rome.

Whether you are looking for a take-home tiramisu or a post-pizza sweet treat, Sapori at Tailors is just the place. Take your pick of Italian-inspired delights, from fresh cannoli dipped in pistachios and crunchy caramel panna cotta to Italian bignès with rum custard and mouth-watering slices of chocolate and hazelnut cake.

row of cakes at Sapori at Tailors
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Cakeboi, located in the suburb of Hamilton, is the brainchild of two-time Masterchef contestant Reece Hignell. The popular Newcastle cake shop, inspired by Reece’s nan, features treats from old-fashioned vanilla butter cake with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream to red velvet, carrot and devil’s food cake. 

Cakeboi also hosts regular 2-hour high teas inspired by classic bakes, with a selection of scones, cakes, tarts, delicious savoury treats and a choice of locally roasted Floozy espresso coffee or Tea Drop loose leaf tea.

passionfruit and meringue cake from Cakeboi
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Newcastle’s Doughheads take doughnuts to a whole new level with dough made fresh each morning in the shop’s central location. The beautiful flagship store first opened in August 2016, combining a retail/cafe space and kitchen, so doughnut-lovers can catch a glimpse of Doughheads chefs at work.

A favourite amongst locals and visitors, Doughhead’s gourmet doughnuts range from classic glazed or cinnamon sugar doughnuts to the more adventurous raspberry cheesecake and iconic Gaytime, filled with honeycomb custard, dipped in milk chocolate ganache and topped with honey biscuit crumble. 

A Couple Of Pastries at Doughheads
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Baked Uprising 

Locals can’t help being lured to Baked Uprising and the smell of freshly baked bread in the sleepy suburb of Maryville. Located in a converted warehouse, this much-loved bakery is a must for all bread lovers, with its classic sourdough city loaves, fresh sea salt and caraway breadsticks, and spiced raisin and walnut loaves. 

But that’s not all; Baked Uprising bakes an array of delights to hit that savoury or sweet spot. Think fresh-out-the-oven croissants, tiramisu danishes, traditional beef pies, lamb and preserved lemon sausage rolls, beautiful bundt cakes and a selection of tarts from sour cherry and pistachio to sesame and chocolate. With their online booking system, you can pre-order to avoid missing out on Newcastle’s freshest baked goods. 

Baked Uprising
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Popolo Artisan Gelateria 

What’s a seaside town on a hot summer’s day without an authentic gelateria? Popolo Artisan Gelateria, located in Newcastle’s inner city on King Street, takes the art of gelato to another level with training from master ice cream makers in Italy. 

The popular gelateria uses classic recipes and specialist Italian machines to make the city’s finest artisan gelato. Think traditional Italian flavours like stracciatella and creamy vanilla or chocolate and scoops with a twist like sour cherry, Turkish delight and pink grapefruit. This ice cream shop does not discriminate, with creamy classics as well as vegan and lactose-free options.

Popolo Gelateria
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Ms Mary High Tea 

What better place to host a sophisticated high tea than at Ms Mary’s, located in Newcastle’s first 5-star hotel, Crystalbrook Kingsley? Each Friday and Saturday, Ms Mary’s serves up an elegant high tea with a selection of beautifully presented sweet and savoury goodies. 

Whether celebrating a special occasion or looking to turn tea time up a notch, Ms Mary’s high tea is at your service. This high tea experience includes unlimited T2 tea, Sprocket Single Origin Coffee and a glass of Peterson House Sparkling on arrival, with the option to upgrade to G.H Mumm Cordon. 

Ms Mary's hight tea food