Dessert bars are one of the best ways to spend a night with friends. Instead of a loud room with a few drinks, head to a cosy corner over a molten chocolate cake, or a rich pecan pie. While dessert bars have not blossomed in Sydney like they have in some other places, there are still some great ones to be found. So if you've discovered a late night dessert heaven, make sure you tell us all about it, and hopefully the dessert revolution will soon call Sydney home.
A place that is paving the way, is Passionflower. With a unique mix of ice creams, chocolate delights, crepes, waffles and pancakes. You can find traditional desserts, Asian desserts, and desserts with a twist. Sit is a private booth, or grab a long table if you have a large group. Sunday to Thursday and on public holidays they are open till midnight, and on Friday and Saturday you can enjoy dessert till 1am. They're one of the few places embracing dessert culture, but are paving the way for others.
One of the most well known places would have to be Max Brenner, with more than 10 stores all over Sydney. They aren't open as late throughout the week, only till about 10:30pm, but on Friday and Saturday you can generally eat here till midnight. It is all about chocolate, from hot chocolates, 'choctails', and shakes to delicious cakes, brownies, sundaes, cheesecakes, and so much more. If you're a bit of a chocoholic, this could be the place to go.
Dolcetto Dessert Bar sits in the Entertainment Quarter, and is the second half of Dolcetto Bar and Grill. They are a European style cafe, with a range of crepes, cakes, and ice creams. Their spaghetti ice cream is one of their most well known desserts, and it isn't as scary as it sounds, but vanilla gelato with strawberry sauce. You don't need to have dinner at the Bar and Grill to enjoy a tasty dessert here.
So do you think that any of these could be Sydney's best dessert bar? Or is there one that has slipped under the radar? Dessert bars are about more than just desserts, because we know that plenty of Sydney restaurants serve delicious desserts. Dessert bars are about taking back the night, and socialising without clubbing or hitting the bars. As their popularity grows, we want to find Sydney's best.
San Churros in Parramatta has delicious churros and lots of choices for dipping sauces (which I loved!). And although I haven't been there yet (but I will get there!) I have read really good things about Meet Fresh in Haymarket and now Eastwood if Asian sweets are your style. Cafe Bom in Eastwood also does delicious waffles which are very tasty with a serving of Green Tea Icecream, and the decor is just the right might of quaint, homey and ever so slightly tacky which I love.
Cheeky Chocolate, George street North Strathfield. A lovely new addition to the eating opportunities in George street. They make all their desserts and cakes on the premises. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the cakes are sensational. I haven't tried their cocktails however I am sure they are up to the high standard of everything else.
The best desert bar in the eastern suburbs is The Sweet Spot Patisserie at the spot in Randwick . You've got to try their vanilla cannolis, they are just gorgeous and everything baked on the premises.
Great macaroons too !