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. Delicate chocolate cake is served with glossy raspberry sorbet and crunchy honeycomb. The real star is the raspberry kanten – a traditional Japanese 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

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+.

Flamingo waffle at White Mojo

Who says you can't have dessert for breakfast? Hardware Street cafe White Mojo has long been on the Instagram trail, and their sweet dishes are real show stoppers. Like the flamingo waffle, a stack of all things OTT and pastel pink, topped off with an upturned ice cream cone.

An ice cream turned upside down on a plate
White Mojo waffles

Honey toast at Sweetie and Moustache

Sweetie and Moustache has a stacked menu of desserts to order on their plant-lined rooftop bar. We can’t go past the honey toast – a stack of thick bread loaded with ganache, fruit and condensed milk. Or try the melon bomb, a refreshing frozen cantaloupe topped with vanilla ice cream.

Magnum espresso martini at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

Roll up to Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq for the ultimate arcade experience. Once you’ve finished with bowling, bumper cars or virtual reality, be sure to try their Magnum espresso martini. A twist on the classic cocktail, it comes with a side of delicious chocolate ice cream.

A magnum ice cream in an espresso martini
Archie Bros Magnum espresso martini

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.

Unicorn lattes at Min

An ethical design store meets chic sleek café. What can’t Min do? When you’re thirsty, the superfood lattes provide pastel hydration. Go for a full sugar rush with a cereal topped treat or pretty rose latte. Or opt for almond croissants and brown sugar bubble tea soft serve.

A blue milk drink topped with fruit loops
Min the Cafe cereal latte

More venues offering deluxe dessert

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.


Cafe serving soufflé-style pancakes.

Last updated on Wed 28 Apr 2021

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