Best Dessert Places in Sydney

No matter how full we are, there’s always a place for dessert somewhere in our stomach. However, given the plethora of dessert spots in Sydney, how can we know which ones are worth a try? Worry not, for I have crafted a list of the top Sydney desserts you must try:

1. Koi Dessert Bar
If you’re a fan of Masterchef contestant Reynold Poernomo, you will be able to taste his desserts in person here. The place serves ready-made desserts as well as fancy degustation menu.

Source: Koi Dessert Bar, Kensington Street Chippendale Facebook page.
Source: Koi Dessert Bar, Kensington Street Chippendale Facebook page.

2. Bourke Street Bakery

With stores in many different locations across Sydney, the place serves a variety of cakes and pastries. If you’re after something savory, Bourke Street Bakery also offers a wide range of pies, quiche, and sandwiches.

Source: Bourke Street Bakery's Facebook page.
Source: Bourke Street Bakery’s Facebook page.

3. Cow and the Moon

Titled world’s best gelato in 2014, Cow and the Moon is not a place to be missed. The long queue in the Enmore store might dissuade you – but believe me, the Mandorla Affogato ice cream makes all the wait worthwhile.

Source: My Mini Auction.
Source: My Mini Auction.


4. Kürtosh

In this place, visitors can sit down and enjoy a coffee while watching the chef create the famous Hungarian ‘chimney cake’ from scratch. Don’t forget to try out the slab cakes and freshly baked pastries as well!

Kurtosh's famous chimney cakes.
Kurtosh’s famous chimney cakes.

5. Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier

If you’ve been watering your mouth over the chef’s desserts on TV, now is a good chance to try them out in person! The place is a galore of sweet desserts, serving cakes, tarts, pastries, chocolate and the infamous Zumbarons macarons.

Photo by Delicioux
Source: Delicioux

6. Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry is famous for its sweet yet healthy cakes. Check out their Strawberry Watermelon Cake and Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake, and ask for their vegan and gluten free range too.

Source: The Love Assembly
Source: The Love Assembly

7. Ms. G’s

Famous for its Asian Fusion cuisine, Ms. G’s also offers some great desserts. If you’re after something more healthy, order the fruit-infused range such as the ‘Tropical Passion’ (passionfruit custard, tropical fruits, chocolate coconut oil, pandan meringue, coconut sorbet) and ‘Omar’s Mess’ (green tea meringue, whipped yuzu curd, brown butter, jackfruit sorbet). But if you really just want a comfort food, don’t miss out the ‘Stoner’s Delight part 3’, which is a mix of doughnut ice cream, peanut dulce de leche, peanut & pretzel brittle, crispy bacon, mars bar brownie, raspberry curd, potato chips and deep fried Nutella!

8. Bay Vista

The place offers almost all kinds of desserts you could imagine: crepes, pancakes, waffles, cakes, chocolate fondue set, ice cream, milkshakes… you’re in for a treat.

Source: Bay Vista's website.
Source: Bay Vista’s website.

These are my top eight Sydney dessert spots. Have you decided where to go for your post-dinner fix?

Author: Joseph Campbell

Hi there! I'm Joseph Campbell, a Sydney-based writer and food blogger. Follow me each week as I take you around on my food adventures.