Whether you have one fave treat or will sink your sweet tooth into anything, these cult sugar hits have got you covered.

Jam doughnuts at Vic Market

It isn’t hard to spot the original 1950s American Doughnut Kitchen van at Queen Victoria Market. Follow your nose to find the winding lines of people waiting for these piping hot goodies. They're crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, coated in sugar and stuffed with sweet jam.

Tipomisu at Tipo 00

Tiramisu who? One mouthful in and you’ll be tipping your hat to Tipo 00's decadent take on the classic Italian dessert. A rich brownie base is filled with mascarpone cream and rum. Then it's served showered in a salted espresso, caramel and dark chocolate sauce.

A chocolate dessert on a plate with a jug pouring over chocolate sauce.
Tipo 00 Tipomisu

Nihon Nemesis at Sake

This Japanese institution at Hamer Hall goes the extra mile for dessert. The white chocolate 'dragon egg' is served with glossy passionfruit cream, chocolate mousse and hot miso caramel. The real star is the yuzu jelly – used to cut through all that chocolate richness.

Peanut butter parfait at Supernormal

Superchef Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal is one of Melbourne’s hottest foodie destinations. The peanut butter parfait with salted caramel and creamy chocolate is so good, we’re hoping its still on the menu in 3030.

A chocolate and peanut butter dessert on a plate
Supernormal peanut butter parfait

Chocolate soufflé at Grossi Florentino

Grossi Florentino is famous for its vintage murals and modern food. The star dessert is the French-inspired chocolate soufflé. On the menu for as long as anyone can remember, it’s made with dark Callebaut cocoa and Valrhona dark chocolate. 

Bombe Alaska at Lollo 

You'll be skipping straight to sweets at the sight of Lollo's modern take on the bombe Alaska. Geometric shards of meringue encircle a centre of sorbet and ice cream. A sprinkle of caramelised corn flakes add just the right amount of crunch.

A white chocolate dessert with shards on a plate dusted with red powder
Lollo bombe Alaska

Crepe brûlée Uncle Tetsu

Is it a crepe? Is it a crème brûlée? All we know for sure is this $9.90 treat is decadent and delicious. Uncle Tetsu is known for its soft and jiggly Japanese-style cheesecakes. Can't eat a cake in one sitting? That's where the crepe brûlée comes in. It's a custard cream–filled crepe with a caramelised sugar crust to crack through.

Chocolate pavlova at Chokolait

There are many sweet sensations made from Belgian couverture chocolate at Chokolait. Cakes, mousse, fondue, brownies – the list goes on. But the chocolate pavlova is in a class of its own. We give their extra-decadent take on the Aussie dessert an A+.

Campfire hot chocolate at Mörk

Visit Mörk for an artisan cup of ethically sourced hot chocolate. Campfire is the Insta star, recreating the nostalgic atmosphere of a childhood bonfire. It's served in a smoke-filled glass and comes complete with smoked salt and house-made marshmallows.

A smoking deconstructed hot chocolate on a tray with a toasted marshmallow.
Mörk 

Crepe cakes at Millé and B

Millé and B’s party trick is that decadent extravagance, the multi-layered crepe cake. Twenty delicate crepes are squeezed into each slice. They’re sandwiched between pastry-cream flavours like strawberry and matcha. For a special occasion, take home a whole custom crepe cake topped with fresh berries or flowers.

Deconstructed bubble tea at Blackball

The Taiwanese tea masters at BlackBall have given the boba an icy edge in the form of their ‘snow ice’. Just picture a mountain of creamy shaved ice, drowned in dessert fixings and chewy boba. Or swing by for limited edition bubble tea hot pot, a supersized novelty version of their best-selling drink.

More venues offering deluxe dessert

Palette

A cosy cafe inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle.

Mörk Chocolate Brew House

Mörk Chocolate is a specialty hot chocolate company creating chocolate blends in small batches.

Sweet Canteen

A desserts, pastries, and coffee shop hidden in the colourful Driver Lane.

ADOZEN ADOZEN

Cafe serving soufflé-style pancakes.

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