Aviary Dessert Kitchen is one of the newest names added to the growing list of Adelaide's dessert bars. We thought they were one of the best new Adelaide eateries of 2011, and a quick look at the desserts on offer makes it pretty clear why. With interesting and inspired dishes that will tempt any sweet tooth, and may even bring those without a love for sugar over to the dark side.
You can visit them 6 days a week, unfortunately they're shut on Mondays, and like most dessert bars, they open late. Located just outside of the city, you'll find Aviary on Norwood Parade. You can grab dessert after enjoying dinner at one of Norwood's other fine eateries, or head here after a movie date with friends or that someone special.
Opening hours are all well and good, but what everyone really wants to know about, is obviously the food. The desserts do not disappoint, and you can find something to suit most tastes. Take dessert classics like the apple and blueberry crumble or the flour less chocolate cake, which will give even the most conservative tastes something to smile about.
One of their more creative dishes is 'At the Movies', a plate inspired by some of your favourite childhood treats. There is a chocolate eclair, topped with sticky caramel popcorn, a mini creaming soda spider that can't be described as anything less than adorable, and finally a mini choc top filed with nuts for that gourmet touch. It may not be the best example of their culinary talents, but its definitely a conversation starter.
Nothing is bland, stale, or boring. There are Asian inspired desserts like the 'Lychee Pearl' or the popular Malaysian dish 'Cendol', but also flavours from any part of the world that enjoys a sweet treat. Their menu is one of the most varied you'll find. If you simply cannot choose, then the pecking plates will let you try a range of desserts.
Of course there are also plenty of drinks to compliment dessert, from teas and coffees, to hot chocolates, juices, and more.
Aviary has quickly become popular with Adelaide's dessert junkies, so booking is recommended. The upstairs dining is cute, comfortable, and a little bit quirky. While walking downstairs to order, and then back up to eat, may be a bit too much effort for some, you won't be complaining once the desserts arrive.
You can take a look at the full dessert menu online, and Facebook will be able to keep you up to date on all the comings and goings. To make a booking just give them a call on 08 83324646.