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Where are the Best Dessert Bars in Adelaide?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published June 15th 2011
If you've got a sweet tooth then you've probably tried out a dessert bar or two. If you haven't, then get onto it now. Dessert bars offer us a late night option to socialise and enjoy some very yummy food, and these days Adelaide has its fair share. The question still remains, where is Adelaide's best dessert bar?

Some Dessert Options from Eggless

Down at Weekend Notes we've already reviewed a lot of them. Eggless offer an ever changing monthly menu of home style desserts while Bracegirdle's would fill any chocoholics dreams. Devour is the new kid on the scene and Elephant Walk will have you stepping into another world.

One thing is clear, we sure do like our desserts in Adelaide. My first introduction to the dessert café was Sugar Bowl. I was delighted by the array of interesting Asian desserts and the ability to turn up well after dark and still expect to be served. Dessert bars remain a fantastic late night option where friends can catch up if a bar or club isn't your scene.

So make a choice, and pick from the best. Do you frequent Adelaide's famous Pancake Kitchen, or has Jin's Patisserie sparked your desires?

Let us know, where is Adelaide's best dessert bar?

If you're in need of some research then check out these places:

Sugarbowl - 158 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA
Eggless - 162A Goodwood Road, Goodwood, SA
Bracegirldes - 31 Jetty Road, Glenelg, SA
Royal Copenhagen Dessert Bar - 253 Seaview Road, Henley Beach, SA
The Elephant Walk - 76 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA
Devour - 96 Prospect Road, Prospect, SA
Spats - 108 King William Road, Goodwood, SA
Jin's Patisserie - 241 Unley Road, Malvern
Pancake Kitchen - 13 Gilbert Place, Adelaide, SA
Cocolat - 283 Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA
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An Adelaide Icon, Spats Cafe (108 King William Road, Goodwood SA 5034) is definitely a must. Visit the old refined Edwardian style dessert house open every night with meals and desserts I recommend the Dip Platter to start with and some Strawberry Waffles to end the night.

Devour Dessert Bar (96 Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082 Adelaide Australia) Is a creative treat with new dessert creations refreshed often (keep up to date with new desserts by following them on facebook/twitter) Great candle lit atmosphere and with new ideas and new twists on old favourites there's always an excuse to go back.

The Aviary Dessert Kitchen (227 The Parade Norwood, SA 5067 Adelaide) is a delightful little late night treat, with clean white garden like deco, decorated with birds and bird cages, this fun and delicious dessert bar is a must for any sweet tooth. Aviary opens at 8pm (Tue- Sun) giving you plenty of time to pop in after dinner for some decadent sweets.

Enjoy the bliss that one only experiences eating mouth watering sweets
By Aki S - senior reviewer
Friday, 17th of June @ 12:59 pm
By Anonymous
Saturday, 25th of June @ 08:13 am
I've been meaning to go to the Aviary for quite a while Aki! It keeps getting recommended to me, but I still haven't had the chance to get there.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Friday, 17th of June @ 01:16 pm
I enjoyed Royal Copenhagen Henley Beach
By david287 - reader
Thursday, 16th of June @ 10:53 pm
The Chocolate Tree in O'connel Street North Adelaide. It's a wonderful experience, especially if you love chocolate. Try it you will not be dissapointed.
By titan - reader
Monday, 25th of July @ 10:16 am
Thank you for the terrible customer service I received last night at Patisserie Jin. Although I may have been using a jumponit voucher I don’t believe that means you can then treat customers with such a rude and inappropriate attitude. Just to warn other possible jumponit users that you don’t have a choice of desserts as I would think a crème brulee is classified a dessert yet they didn’t want to honour that. They’re arguments were that the crème brulee is too expensive (price is $13.50 which is $1.50 more than other desserts) and the total value should equate to $34 value (even though they said you could have 2 other desserts at $12 each and 2 drinks at $6.50 each it still goes over the $34 value). Also be warned that if they’re not happy with you then they will speak to each other in another language so you can’t understand but you definitely know it’s about you. Another warning which I’m sure other people would have experienced is that you can’t use the voucher unless you make a booking and the catch is, you can only make bookings for Monday to Wednesday. Maybe they could have written that on the conditions of the voucher? Just a thought. But still be prepared to hear an earful if you do call and make a booking and when you get there they accuse you of not making a booking. I guess you can understand they’re frustration as they are so busy with empty tables on a Tuesday night.

A final thank you to the lady who swore the “F” word whilst we were walking out the door. The professionalism as you can see is of a very low standard here.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 10th of August @ 01:34 am
I've never heard of the Chocolate Tree, but I'll definitely need to give it a try sometime. There are so many great places on O'Connell Street that I just haven't made it to yet. Thanks for the tip!
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Monday, 25th of July @ 06:30 pm
Milkaholic new dessert bar 61a Edward St Norwood, very funky and eclectic atmosphere, great desserts as well
By Anonymous
Sunday, 27th of May @ 03:44 pm
While I agree that Chocolatree serves good desserts, the quality of the food is just mediocre. I didn't deem it good enough for me to look pass their poor service. I had to wait for half an hour just to do a takeaway of 2 slices of cake. I understand that it is a busy place, but what ticks me off is seeing the extra staffs just standing at a corner and making jokes, totally ignoring the customers.

When my order was finally ready, I found that the cakes were placed in just thin paper bags, with the chocolate topping and mousse smeared on the paper. I am not looking for a proper presentation considering that it is a takeaway, but I do at least expect it to be placed in a cake box. I have also requested for the cakes to be placed into boxes on my next visits, only to be told that they do not have any. I find that extremely silly considering that they are a dessert place, hence they should cater to both the dine-in and takeaway customers.

I have been there several times to dine in and do takeaways, but not once have I been satisfied with their service.

Despite the convenience of its location and its good desserts, I would rather visit somewhere else for my share of chocolate the next time I'm craving for some.
By Anonymous
Saturday, 8th of October @ 11:57 am
Steven ter Horst Chocolatier! The chocolates and cakes are amazing! Unley road is the place to be! They are open until 9 most nights an then 11pm Friday and Saturday.
By Anonymous
Sunday, 15th of January @ 07:25 am
I can't believe you missed Swiss Glory?! The best locally made chocolates and patisserie... you have got to try them.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 9th of August @ 02:24 pm
Chocolate Tree probs my favourite, 25 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
By Anonymous
Friday, 12th of October @ 08:17 am
One dessert bar with a difference is DessertStory in Gouger Street. The desserts are Chinese but there are a many different items on the menu but the colour, style, texture and taste of all of them are very much worth trying. Different from European style desserts but a great experience.
By graha - reader
Tuesday, 11th of March @ 06:37 am

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