Dessert Brisbane favourites worth knowing about
"If you ever see someone walking away with ice cream wedged between waffles, you know what to do."
Any Brisbane local will proudly tell you that our city’s food scene has exploded over the past few years, and desserts are no exception. Here are some of our dessert Brisbane favourites to tick off you foodie bucket list.
Hazelnut Cupcakes from The Cupcake Patisserie
Born and bred in our very own Westfield Chermside, The Cupcake Patisserie came on our radar in 2013 when owners Amanda and Aimee quit their corporate careers to follow their passion. Ever since, The Cupcake Patisserie has provided the most delectable home-made and hand-decorated cupcakes to the people of Brisbane. Our personal favourites? Definitely try the hazelnut cupcake and the carrot cupcake.
Lamington Panna Cotta from Casa Cibo
A beautiful fusion of Italian and Australian cuisine – this dessert is nostalgic of childhood summers under the Queensland sun. With a ricotta base, raspberry jam, toasted coconut and chocolate sauce, this dessert strikes a perfect balance between sweet and tart, comforting and light. You can read up about how Casa Cibo’s Head Chef brought his inventive menu to life.
Gelato Donut from Gelatissimo
We all know about Gelatissimo’s creamy and flavoursome gelatos, but did you know they have a few secret items on the menu? Next time you need an ice cream fix, ask for your two scoops in a donut instead of a cone. And if you ever see someone walking away with ice cream wedged between waffles, you know what to do.
Anything and Everything from Savour
Another Brisbane original is Savour – a creative new patisserie putting a modern spin on classic French desserts. Stop by for one of their signature milkshakes topped with popping candy and macarons. Or maybe try a sundae filled with homemade soft serve and eclairs. Whatever you pick from the menu at Savour is a sweet tooth’s dream come true.
Macarons from Le Bon Choix
If you consider yourself more of a purist when it comes to French desserts, look no further than Le Bon Choix. Owner Savico Basset-Rouge was mentored by expert pastry chef and legend on the Australian patisserie scene, Laurent Boillon (of Laurent patisseries), before he founded Le Bon Choix with a vision of bringing Renaissance-style treats to Brisbane. Stop by for the most delicate of pastries and macarons in town.
Oreo Apples from Carcamo’s
Using fresh cream, real butter, couverture chocolate and A grade granny smith apples, Carcamo’s sources the best ingredients from across Queensland to make their classic caramel apples. Each of their ten flavours is a treat for the tastebuds, but we can’t get enough of the Oreo apple. Covered in chewy caramel, Belgian white chocolate and an oreo crumb, this is a dessert Brisbane favourite you can’t miss.