Sweet Treats: 10 Best Desserts In Sydney

Craving cake, marvellous macarons or picture-perfect pancake stacks? We know the feeling all too well. From stunning spots that whip up Insta-worthy bites adorned with gold flakes and edible flowers to chic vegan eateries flaunting trendy treats, there's certainly no shortage of venues across our city. If you need a hand deciding, we've made a list of the very best desserts in Sydney.


KOI Dessert Bar

Boasting venues in Chippendale and Ryde, KOI Dessert Bar is one of the city's most prestigious joints. Run by brothers Ronald, Arnold and Reynold Poernomo, these big-name foodie experts really know how to elevate sweet treats. This spot doesn't do things by halves either, as it offers up beautiful creations that actually taste as good as they look. Our favourite? The melt-in-the-mouth patisserie cheesecakes.

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Now, you dessert the best.

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café

It only takes four words to get us excited... Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe. Touting venues that span across the city in The Rocks, Circular Quay and George Street, there are quite a few reliable spots to get a sweet fix. Start off your visit with a banana and caramel or peppermint hot chocolate, all before chowing down on desserts. From a praline gourmandise covered in a hazelnut glaze to a signature Opera made up of coffee-coaked biscuit and ganache, the options are endless.

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Anita Gelato

Thanks to venues across the globe, from Barcelona to New York, Anita Gelato has gained quite a reputation for its Italian serves. The Sydney location is also bound to impress, as it's home to some of the most creative and simple flavours. Whether you're after a cone filled with watermelon and mint scoops or a salted cashew masterpiece, there are plenty to choose between. If gelato's not your thing? There's also frozen yoghurt. You don't need to ask us twice.

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Oh My Days

Just like the name of the venue, Oh My Days is bound to get you in the mood for something decadent. The best part? Everything is vegan. Venture to Glebe Point Road for perfectly balanced pistachio and white chocolate scrolls or a flaky, fruit-packed Danish. If you're in the mood for a little savoury food, this dessert bar in Sydney also has a range of croissants - with fillings from spinach and feta to ham.

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Stuff. Of. Dreams.

Bay Vista

If you're after dessert places in Western Sydney, Parramatta's Bay Vista is certainly one of the best. After its success in Brighton-Le-Sands, this sweet spot has branched out to a two-storey pancake paradise. Grab an outdoor table or head inside, where you'll be able to try out mouthwatering eats. Whether you fancy building your own ice cream bucket (and not sharing, of course) or treating yourself to nutty French toast, you'll certainly be impressed.

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This spot is sure to get you salivating.

Dulcet Cakes & Sweets

Known for stunning creations, it's no wonder why Dulcet Cakes & Sweets is a top contender for the best dessert restaurant in Sydney. You'll certainly have lots of options here, as this hub specialises in everything from milkshakes to fluffy masterpieces and ice cream coated with gold leaf (we've all got to be a boujee sometimes). Love the taste of it all? You can also order some spectacular occasion pieces like illusion cakes and floral-adorned tiers.

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Piece of cake.

Don't Doughnuts

Don't Doughnuts come with a warning label that says 'dangerously addicting' - does that put us off? Not a chance. Although these pretty bites are enough to update the 'Gram feed by looks alone, it's the flavour which is the real stand out. Made from a sourdough-brioche hybrid that's the first of its kind in Australia, these goodies have a fabulous chewy texture. Get your hands on some quirky combinations, from the likes of Vegemite butterscotch to garam masala sugar spice.

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Enjoy the weather with a doughnut picnic.

Gelato Messina 

Wondering where to get late-night dessert in Sydney? Gelato Messina in Darlinghurst is open 'til 11pm on Friday and Saturdays, making it an ideal after-hours treat. This hub is known for its signature creamy blends of Jersey milk from its farm in Numurkah, Country Victoria. Opt for a rich dulce de leche cone, all while sitting in the laidback space that's decked out in neon signage. There's also an adventurous range of sorbet up for grabs, including a pear flavour with poached rhubarb.

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Churr' up with a Mexican-inspired cup.

Love Crepe

Waffle balls? Goods filled with fresh fruit? If that sounds like a bit of you, venture to Lyon Road's Love Crepe. Touting quite a reputation for sugary luxuries, it makes sure foodies won't be short on choice. Scoff down one of the sweet options that are loaded with Nutella, strawberry creme and crushed Oreos (for good measure). Or pop by when the sun's shining to cool down and enjoy over 20 Italian-inspired gelatos, ranging from quirky charcoal flavours to classics.

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You can't go wrong when Nutella is involved.

Pasticceria Papa

Boasting the slogan 'papa knows best', Pasticceria Papa is pretty confident when it comes to its signature dishes, which are all inspired by Salvatore's favourites. Thanks to being dotted about the city, with locations in Haberfield, Five Dock and Bondi Beach, it's even easier to get hold of the infamous ricotta cheesecake. Have the oh-so-savoury arancini to start, followed by a selection of bites, such as the Ferrero Rocher mousse cake or mascarpone-laced tiramisu.

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On the hunt for the best dessert in Sydney? You'll certainly get Italian classics here.

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