Finding a good dessert place in Melbourne's suburbs isn't always that easy. We all know the feeling of despair after looking at a restaurant's sad dessert menu after a lovely main course, needing that sweet sweet hit and realising there's nowhere to go. Or perhaps you've had dinner at home and realised that the only dessert you have at home is a half-eaten tub of ice cream. If you want to be able to go somewhere for dessert at night, this list will help you out if you happen to not live in, or want to fight for parking in, the CBD.
If you're in the mood for glorious fried dough at 11:30pm, Daniel's Donuts in Springvale is the place for you. Serving the glaze covered treats 24/7 (yes, you heard right!), you can pop in at any time to get yourself one, or three (who's judging) fluffy donuts to satisfy your sugar itch.
Piatella Café Bar – Glen Waverley Located in the thriving Kingsway precinct next to Village Cinema in Glen Waverley, Piatella Café Bar has been delighting both locals and visitors for some time with their mouth-watering dessert menu. Their signature crepes and waffles come with a huge variety of toppings; everything is lovingly made in-house and you can definitely tell.
Favourites for the paper-thin crepes include the Piatella Special with strawberries, banana and Nutella. Other favourites for waffles include the Cookies & Cream with a vanilla white chocolate ganache and chocolate cookies or a PB & J, peanut butter and berry compote. If crepes or waffles aren't your thing, the cake cabinet will surely satisfy your cravings. There are puddings, cheesecakes, pies, tarts and slices galore. Go with the Dark Chocolate Berry Slice as you can't go wrong with decadent chocolate, right?
Sisko Chocolate – Ringwood Chocolate: either you love it or… there's simply something wrong with you. Kidding! But if chocolate is your thing, Sisko Chocolate in Ringwood has all bases covered, from indulgent brownies with every type of toppings to cookies and iced chocolate. Don't forget to try their famous hot chocolates - they will soothe your soul.
El Churro – Hawthorn If you love churros, then El Churro in Hawthorn is for you. Order them in their standard form, typically served with white, milk and dark chocolate. If you want something a bit more, you can order them filled with flavours like jam, custard, chocolate, caramel and Nutella. Want something even more indulgent? Try the following flavours: strawberry and cream, triple chocolate and black forest churros. Get one or a six pack to share, these churros will hit the spot.