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Where's the Best Place to Eat Dessert in Sydney?

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Published August 9th 2013
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The iconic lamington re-invented by Zumbo


Sydney, who doesn't want to pass up on a sweet treat every now and then. We all have a vice, and it usually is for something sweet. When it comes time to enjoy a dessert, where is the best place in Sydney to go?

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So cool. A dessert train.


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The Iles Flottanes - Floating Island treat.


Sydney, we have sushi trains, and quite recently a yum cha train, and yes, a dessert train that has taken on a new menu design only a couple of months ago. So to party out loud, the Adriano Zumbo Dessert Train at The Star is now only open for a 'long weekend' every weekend. That's right, this dessert train is closed every Monday to Thursday, and then re-opens for trade at 6pm every Friday night.

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Sweet (and pun intended too)


The changes are for the better. Some dishes used to cost less than others. To keep it all simple (regardless of the colour of your dish), each plate is $7, with the exception of four macarons that are still $10 each. Other custom made cakes and sweet treats come at $10 a pop, and some a little more. Ice cream servings used to be unlimited, however each bowl is $4 a pop, otherwise $1.80 a serve if you wish for a cone instead.

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The new apple crumble treat


Looking at the first image (the one you saw before clicking on this question article), Zumbo has re-invented and re-invigorated this popular Australian sweet treat with a twist. Wow, never thought that lamingtons (for starters) could be so filling, and with a berry flavour that is almost as sweet as some full on berry coulis. I thoroughly enjoyed this - the dessert of the day at Adriano Zumbo's Dessert Train. There was a hint of some rich custard, yet not as sweet as custard normally is. Don't worry, you receive a bottle of water and a cute pink plastic glass to pour away.

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The new strawberries and cream treat


Otherwise the Iles Flottanes - Floating Island was an interesting caramel sensation. Like a pavlova piece with that burnt, pleasant chocolate flavour. Other new items added to this dessert train (again, over the last two months) include (but are not limited to) the apple crumble, strawberries and cream, and the mango and blueberry cheese cake. Also there is a pistachio creme caramel for the taking.

Walk back to Central Train Station, and you would have burnt at least two of these dishes off in the process. It's all good - customer service has improved here, and the staff take their time in clearly explaining the new changes.

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Some green tea ice cream from Mizuya


Otherwise, Mizuya at George Street, right across the road from Event Cinemas is one Japanese food oasis that provides some cheap dessert fare. Their green tea soft serve ice cream is a treat. Best to take-away as you receive the best value before 5:30pm for only $1 a pop. Furthermore, come here for dinner, and for only about 50 cents extra, you get to enjoy this ice cream sensation while eating in, and stay for karaoke if you want to. Make a night out of it.

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Zumbo's macarons are still here to stay


Oh, and if you are interested in the new 'train timetable' for Zumbo's dessert train, here it is:

Monday - Thursday: Closed. Pity, yet never mind.
Friday - 6pm to 11:30pm
Saturday - 2pm to 11:30pm
Sunday - midday to 6:30pm


Now its over to those sweet tooths out there reading this article. Please share the best place/s to eat dessert in Sydney, and why. Cheers.
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