20 Best Dessert Places in Sydney [2022]

Dessert Sydney

Dessert Sydney
Dessert Sydney

If you’re looking for the best dessert Sydney, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best dessert spots in the city. From gelato to cake to chocolates, Sydney has something for everyone when it comes to dessert. So whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or want to celebrate a special occasion with a decadent dessert, these are the places you need to check out!

1) Saga

Saga - Dessert Sydney
Saga – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Saga)
Key ServiceServes vegan desserts
Address178 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW
Phone(02) 9550 6386
Operating HoursOpen Weds-Sun 9am-3pm (Kitchen Closes at 2.45pm)
Closed Mon/Tues

There are some amazing desserts on offer at Saga, but sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. The flourless chocolate cake with cocoa nibs and sea salt is our pick of the bunch – and at only $8.50, it’s a real bargain!

Key Differentiators:

  • Primo takeaway sandwiches
  • Trendy and sleek interior
  • Has an open kitchen

Customer’s Review:

Such a lovely and cosy cafe. There’re many varieties of desserts and pastries to choose from. I had a date with ‘Tony’ – cocoa nib cake, milk crumb and raspberry mousse 🙂 Will definitely come back to try more desserts. Highly recommended.

Anna Lyn

2) Love Crepe

Love Crepe - Dessert Sydney
Love Crepe – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Love Crepe via Facebook)
Key ServiceSpecialises in bespoke, signature hand-held crepes
Address216 Lyons Rd, Drummoyne NSW 2046, Australia
Phone+61 2 8033 0814
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday 3–10PM
Wednesday 3–10PM
Thursday 3–10PM
Friday 3–11PM
Saturday 3–11PM
Sunday 3–10PM

This Love Crepe dessert restaurant specializes in bespoke, signature hand-held crepes as well as house-made gelato and waffle balls. During the long, luxurious summer days, tourists flock to Greek creperies for recreation. The Elle crepe, topped with Nutella, strawberry crème, crushed strawberries, and crushed Oreos is our favorite.

Key Differentiators:

  • House-made gelato 
  • House-made gelato  waffle balls
  • Wide dessert options

Customer’s Review:

We went there as a family to have some crepes. Kids were happy and seemed to enjoy the crepes and their fillings. I had ice cream which was very nice (blueberry pana Cotta) I tried a bite of one of the crepes which was nice but the crepe pastry itself was a little dry. Over all good and staff were polite and efficient.


3) Pasticceria Papa

Pasticceria Papa - Dessert Sydney
Pasticceria Papa – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Pasticceria Papa)
Key ServiceServing Italian pastries, cakes & breads
Address145 Ramsay St, Haberfield NSW 2045, Australia
Phone+61 2 9799 9531
Operating HoursMonday 7:30AM–6PM
Tuesday 7:30AM–6PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–9:30PM
Thursday 7:30AM–9:30PM
Friday 7:30AM–11PM
Saturday 7:30AM–11PM
Sunday 7:30AM–9:30PM

Sydney-siders, if you’re in the market for delicious and authentic Italian desserts, look no further than Papa’s. With locations Haberfield, Five Dock and Bondi Beach, you won’t have to go far to get your sweet fix. And trust us when we say – the baked ricotta cake is worth every calorie. But don’t just take our word for it – there are plenty of other options on offer that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. So what are you waiting for? Head on down to Papa’s today!

Key Differentiators:

  • Wide range of sweet and savoury options
  • Best for ricotta cheesecake
  • Italian vibe

Customer’s Review:

Absolutely amazing ricotta cheesecake! This cake is a family favourite of ours for get togethers & celebrations. You can order a whole cheesecake or by the slice. You can also order the ricotta cheesecake with Nutella! Expect to wait in line to order their delicious products but the wait is usually short and well worth it! Very friendly staff too for dine in and take away.


4) Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique - Dessert Sydney
Sweet Belem Cake Boutique – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Sweet Belem Cake Boutique)
Key ServiceSpecialises in dessert cakes
Address35B New Canterbury Rd, Petersham NSW 2049, Australia
Phone+61 499 519 838
Operating HoursDaily 8:30AM–5PM

If you’re looking for the best boutique cakes in Sydney, Sweet Belem should be your go-to spot. Not only does this cake shop have a delicious selection of classic cakes, but it’s also known for its authentic Portuguese tarts. These tarts are flaky and filled with warm custard, and they’ll make you feel like you’re back in Lisbon. Other favorites at Sweet Belem include the Portuguese lamington with egg jam.

Key Differentiators:

  • Authentic Portuguese tarts
  • Flaky pastries
  • Quick service

Customer’s Review:

A friend recommended I try their Portuguese tart, so I stopped by for a Portuguese tart and a chocolate one while there. Both were utterly divine – the best I’ve had outside of Lisbon! I’ll definitely be back to try more of their delicious looking baked goods. Just be prepared to wait a bit – it’s a popular spot so lines can get quite long.


5) Restaurant Bar M

Restaurant Bar M - Dessert Sydney
Restaurant Bar M – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Restaurant Bar M)
Key ServiceClassic Italian desserts with a twist
Address10 Neild Ave, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Phone+61 2 9357 7750
Operating HoursTues to Sat 5–11PM

At Bar M, you’ll find classic Italian desserts with a twist. The huge historic warehouse space has been reimagined to create a fun, relaxing atmosphere – perfect for enjoying some of the best desserts in Sydney. Our favourites include the Tiramisu and Affogato, but we also love the liquid desserts such as Snow White (Vodka, White Chocolate, Irish Cream, and Roses) or the Tiramisu Martini (Patron XO Cafe, Irish Cream.

Key Differentiators:

  • Huge historic warehouse space
  • Fun, relaxing atmosphere
  • Liquid dessert options

Customer’s Review:

I had a dinner for 40. They were lovely. Food was very good. All was very good. There is a 10% surcharge for groups over 8, plus a 2% credit card fee.

T Gilmour

6) Anita Gelato

Anita Gelato - Dessert Sydney
Anita Gelato – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Anita Gelato)
Key Service150 flavours of delicious gelato
Address28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Phone+61 2 8097 8508
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–11PM

Anita’s offers 150 flavors of delicious gelato for you to choose from. If that hasn’t left you already spoilt for choice, it also supplies a mix of gelato, vegan, sugar-free and frozen yoghurt options. For all the vegans out there, try the soy-based Oreo cookies – it’s so creamy you could fool your non-vegan friends! With locations across Sydney, you’re sure to find an Anita Gelato near you.

Key Differentiators:

  • Gelato, vegan, sugar-free and frozen yoghurt options
  • Soy-based Oreo cookies for vegans
  • Locations across Sydney

Customer’s Review:

Anita has been long standing Gelato place. You’ll be lucky to walk in without standing in a queue. No matter if it’s winter or summer or in the raining cold, there’s always room for Anita Gelato ice cream – either before dinner or after dinner.

Sunni Wan

7) Devon Cafe Barangaroo

Devon Cafe Barangaroo - Dessert Sydney
Devon Cafe Barangaroo – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Devon Cafe Barangaroo)
Key ServiceFine dining with some of the best desserts in Sydney
AddressShop 19, 200 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo NSW
Phone02 9262 4660
Operating HoursMon – Fri: 07:30 – 14:30
Sat – Sun: 09:00 – 15:00
(Kitchen closes at 14:30)

Devon Café has locations in Surry Hills, Barangaroo and North Sydney, effortlessly combining fine dining with some of the best desserts in Sydney. Along with traditional brunch fare, Devon’s selection of cakes and pastries is the perfect excuse for a sweet treat after your midday fuel. Favourites of ours include the Matcha Cheesecake (that tastes as good as its sounds, as well as the classic Hokkaido milk soft serve).

Key Differentiators:

  • Hokkaido milk soft serve
  • Good coffee
  • Popular for its truffle menu

Customer’s Review:

We travelled from Melbourne to Sydney and Devon was on the top of our list to visit. Was delicious and lived up to our expectations, and service was wonderful. Will definitely come back next time we are in town. Thank you!!


8) Blackstar Pastry

Blackstar Pastry - Dessert Sydney
Blackstar Pastry – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Blackstar Pastry)
Key ServiceGluten-free and dairy-free desserts
AddressShop 26, Ground Floor, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9557 8656
Operating HoursDaily 8AM–6PM

After coming from modest origins, Black Star Pastry has grown into a Sydney institution for some of the city’s finest pastries, including several of the most Instagram-worthy. The business has exploded, and you won’t have to travel far to locate a store in Sydney CBD, Entertainment Quarter, Newtown, or Rosebury (our local). In terms of dessert, their signature watermelon cake is hard to beat, but their special occasion cakes are also some of the greatest in the city. The company also caters to gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

Key Differentiators:

  • Locations across Sydney
  • Signature watermelon cake
  • Special occasion cakes

Customer’s Review:

Very innovative and fresh cakes. Inside The Galleries shopping Center (street level) near Town Hall. The watermelon version is the best.

John B

9) Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina - Dessert Sydney
Gelato Messina – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Gelato Messina)
Key ServiceOne-stop shop for the best ice cream cakes
AddressShop G-10, Gateway Plaza, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney, 2000
Phone02 9252 4480
Operating HoursMONDAY 12pm – 10pm
TUESDAY 12pm – 10pm
WEDNESDAY12pm – 10pm
THURSDAY 12pm – 10pm
FRIDAY 12pm – 10.30pm
SATURDAY 12pm – 10.30pm
SUNDAY 12pm – 10pm

While Messina is well known for producing some of the best Gelato in Sydney the brand is also a one-stop shop for the best Ice Cream cakes. Not only are they delicious, but they’re perfect for special occasions and the Dr Evils Magic Mushroom is a personal favourite of ours with dark chocolate gelato, peanut cookies, dulce de leche, flourless chocolate sponge, popping candy, and a red chocolate glaze and white chocolate dots. With locations around Sydney, there’s bound to be one around the corner from you.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offers flourless chocolate sponge
  • Offers custom made gelato products for events
  • Best-selling Salted Coconut & Mango Sorbet 101 Ointment

Customer’s Review:

Good gelato. Highly recommend the chocolate mint flavour. Mint taste is very fresh and unlike regular store bought mint ice cream which is obviously chemically flavoured.

Grace F

10) Koi Dessert Bar

Koi Dessert Bar - Dessert Sydney
Koi Dessert Bar – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Koi Dessert Bar)
Key ServiceAll desserts are created with extreme attention to detail and flavour
Address6 Central Park Ave
Chippendale NSW 2008
Phone+61 2 9182 0976
Operating HoursCAKES & COFFEE (Walk in only)
Tues – Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm
DINING (KOI Experiential)
Wed – Sat: 1st Session – 5:30pm & 2nd Session – 8:00pm

The Peornomo Brothers have created a split-level dessert oasis in Chippendale that’s serving some of the best desserts in Sydney. KOI – which stands for ‘Kids of Ike’ – is operated by brothers Ronald, Arnold (Masterchef Indonesia judge) and Reynold Poernomo (Masterchef Australia) who’ve turned the brand into a Sydney staple on the world stage for fine dining dessert options. The trio are renowned for its small, delicate and delicious desserts that look too good to touch. Our current favourite has to be the new KOI cheesecakes.

Key Differentiators:

  • The Peornomo Brothers are world renowned for their fine dining dessert options
  • Small, delicate and delicious desserts that look too good to touch
  • New KOI cheesecakes are a must try

Customer’s Review:

Quite good desert and vibe. I used to order their cakes and birthday cakes online and liked how KOI made creative deserts and bakeries. For Dine-in, It’s quite busy during dinner time and there were not many options when we ordered. Overall the quality and taste are good.


11) Tayim Restaurant and Bar

Tayim Restaurant and Bar - Dessert Sydney
Tayim Restaurant and Bar – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Tayim Restaurant and Bar)
Key ServiceMiddle Eastern-inspired menu
Address34 Harrington Street, Nurses Walk, The Rocks, 2000
Phone(02) 8220 9999
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday 5:30PM–10PM
Closed on Sunday & Monday

Tayim will whisk you away to a distant place with sandstone walls and an Israeli-North American flavor combination. With outstanding flavors such as rosewater malabi, ricotta knafeh, and silan basbousa, they offer some of the best desserts in Sydney.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fabulous location and setting
  • With attentive table service
  • Cozy atmosphere 

Customer’s Review:

A wonderful experience was had at Tayim – fabulous location and setting, with attentive table service. The Middle Eastern share dishes were exotic, as advertised, and absolutely delicious.


12) Kurtosh

Kurtosh - Dessert Sydney
Kurtosh – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Kurtosh)
Key ServiceCosy patisserie
Address20B-20C St Pauls Street Randwick NSW 2031
Phone02 9314 5353
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 7am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 8am – 10pm

A Sydney night isn’t complete until you’ve stopped at Kürtősh to pick up a Cinnamon Chimney Cake on the way home. The name for this traditional Hungarian pastry comes from its similarity to a chimney cake, and it’s become quite popular in the Sydney dessert scene. You can find these delicious treats at various locations around town, where they’re fresh out of the oven and just begging to be devoured! If you haven’t had one yet, do yourself a favor and give it a try tonight.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offering traditional Hungarian pastries and cakes
  • Seasonal coffee blends
  • Chimney cakes are freshly baked daily

Customer’s Review:

Good coffee and interesting selection of cakes and pastries. I’m slowly making my way through them all but sour cherry crumble is my favourite so far- amazing extrude and it’s not super sweet. They also do a few savoury pastries.

Lou S

13) Sixpenny

Sixpenny - Dessert Sydney
Sixpenny – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Sixpenny)
Key ServiceClever Modern Australian tasting menus
Address83 Percival Rd, Stanmore NSW 2048, Australia
Phone(02) 95726666
Operating HoursLUNCH
Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 pm.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 6:00 pm.
Saturday from 6:30 pm.

There’s no questioning Stanmore’s Sixpenny–it’s always one of the top restaurants in the country. And trust us, you don’t want to skip dessert here. The menu changes regularly, but they’re always coming up with amazing new dishes like strawberry clafoutis or chocolate & hazelnut torte. It’ll be worth every penny.

Key Differentiators:

  • Featuring homegrown produce
  • Cosy dining room
  • Fine dining set-up

Customer’s Review:

One of the best fine dining experiences we’ve had based on the wonderful (friendly, warm, explanatory) service, exquisitely richly delicious food and excellent well thought out and knowledgeable wine pairings. We loved it! My food photography does not do the food justice though.

My Stationery Love

14) Bennelong

Bennelong - Dessert Sydney
Bennelong – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Bennelong)
Key ServiceInnovative desserts
AddressBennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 9240 8000
Email reservations@bennelong.com.au
Operating HoursWednesday to Saturday
Reservations from 5.30pm to 8.45pm
Reservations from 12pm to 2pm
Reservations from 12pm to 3.30pm

Bennelong, Gilmore’s other haute cuisine restaurant located at the Sydney Opera House, has undoubtedly become better than its predecessor when it comes to dessert. The pavlova is a masterpiece- taking classic Australiana and aligning it with the level of sophistication you would expect from such an upscale eatery. Although, I must say that the cherry jam lamington dessert is just as delectable.

Key Differentiators:

  • Renowned fine dining destination
  • Iconic setting
  • Unbeatable ambiance and views

Customer’s Review:

A great experience in a stunning location. We tried most of the dishes between the four of us and they were all as good as you would expect.


15) A Tavola

A Tavola - Dessert Sydney
A Tavola – Dessert Sydney (Credit: A Tavola)
Key ServiceSmall and concise dessert
Address348 Victoria Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone+61 2 9331 7871
Operating HoursLunch
Fri – Sun: 12pm – 3pm
Wed – Sun: 6pm – late

A Tavola in Darlinghurst serves up what is easily one of the best desserts in Sydney with the kitchen’s delicately layered cremino al cioccolato. It’s proportioned perfectly to arrive at the end of the meal, small and concise, but rich and satisfying enough to justify the $18 ask. I’ve had a few meals at A Tavola that were kind of average, but as long as you’ve got this bad boy coming at you in the closing minutes, it’s hard to walk out disappointed.

Key Differentiators:

  • Simple, honest and traditional style dishes
  • Rich and satisfying
  • Delicately layered cremino al cioccolato

Customer’s Review:

Pasta was beautiful – and we couldn’t get enough of their house baked focaccia. Dont skip the dessert, its so fluffy and tangy!


16) Gowings Bar & Grill

Gowings Bar & Grill - Dessert Sydney
Gowings Bar & Grill – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Gowings Bar & Grill)
Key ServicePitch-perfect cheesecake dessert
Address1/49 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone+61 (2) 8262 0064
Operating HoursRestaurant
Wednesday – Friday: Lunch from 12pm
Tuesday – Saturday: Dinner 6pm till late
Wednesday – Saturday: From 12pm
Tuesday: 3pm till late

When it comes to the finest dessert places in Sydney, don’t overlook Town Hall. This city-center steakhouse, which is housed in QT Sydney’s darkly theatrical building, shouldn’t be overlooked when looking for the best desserts in Sydney. It’s largely due to Chef Harry Tagg’s pitch-perfect $19 cheesecake. Of course, it is done in homage to the quintessential New York dessert, with a cake that is perfectly textured, smooth and silky to help you wind down with more than just a little sugar at the end of the night. A cheesecake finale that leaves nothing to be desired

Key Differentiators:

  • European brasserie food and wine
  • Contemporary space
  • With a wood-fired rotisserie and bar

Customer’s Review:

We arrived in Sydney and are staying at QT. With not having much breakfast because of our early flight we decided to treat ourselves to Gowing which is the fine dining restaurant inside the hotel on the 1st Floor.


17) Parlour Cucina

Parlour Cucina - Dessert Sydney
Parlour Cucina – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Parlour Cucina)
Key ServiceBustling bar & cafe
Address49 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 8262 0000
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
6.30am until 10pm
Saturday and Sunday
7am until 10pm

The choice for us here is obvious: go down to William Street and eat at Paddington’s restaurant. The tiramisu at Parlour Cucina, on Market Street, is an underdog worth rooting for. Parlour Cucina’s $14 “tiramisu 1988,” which is prepared according to Nic Wood’s family recipe and served at QT Perth’s Santini Bar & Grill, is stunning. You can’t expect it to be that wonderful; that’s precisely why it succeeds so well.

Key Differentiators:

  • With lavish, old-timey decor
  • Offering sandwiches, salads & bar snacks
  • Must-try tiramisu 1988 dessert

Customer’s Review:

I love coming here for business meetings with clients. The ambience is very unique and a nice change of pace from the “regular” coffee nights around town.



NOMAD - Dessert Sydney
NOMAD – Dessert Sydney (Credit: NOMAD)
Key ServiceContemporary cuisine with Middle Eastern accents
Address16 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW, 2010
Phone+61 2 9280 3395
Operating HoursLunch
Monday – Sunday
12pm – 2pm
Monday – Thursday
5.30pm – late
Friday – Sunday
5pm – late

Nomad’s Jacqui Challinor is impossible to dislike. The Surry Hills restaurant still holds the top spot in Sydney’s dining scene, and its legendary dessert has a lot to do with it. The $95 per person banquet menu is the best approach to visit Nomad, which starts with wood-fired flatbread and ends with the indisputable olive oil ice cream sandwich with halva, pistachio, and honey. It’s one of Sydney’s most renowned desserts and something everyone should eat at least once in their life.

Key Differentiators:

  • Offering a $95 per person banquet menu
  • With wood-fired flatbread as one of the dishes
  • Famous dessert: olive oil ice cream sandwich with halva, pistachio, and honey

Customer’s Review:

Out of all the restaurants I’ve been to in Aus this year, this is my favourite. Go for the feast menu, while it is a little bit expensive, it’s absolutely worth it ($95 per head). They’ve also got a great drinks menu too. All the food was delicious and the staff were great. Definitely recommend and thank you Nomad for the great experience.

Daniel K

19) Cremeria de Luca

Cremeria de Luca - Dessert Sydney
Cremeria de Luca – Dessert Sydney (Credit: Cremeria de Luca)
Key ServiceArtisanal gelato dessert
Address84 Ramsay Rd, Five Dock NSW 2046, Australia
Phone+61 2 9712 4606

Cremeria de Luca is one of Sydney’s best gelato shops and a go-to for the city’s finest sweets. This Five Dock kitchen, which employs insulated pots to maintain gelato at the ideal temperature (12 degrees) all day, has three generations of gelato production flowing through it. Not many individuals are aware of how crucial this ideal temperature is until they sample some of that gelato with their tongues.

Key Differentiators:

  • Cheery, family-owned shop
  • With rustic decor
  • Known for its ice cream burger

Customer’s Review:

Almond cake, I appreciate having the opportunity to sample this dessert. Great experience.

Mason T

20) L’Heritage

L’Heritage - Dessert Sydney
L’Heritage – Dessert Sydney (Credit: L’Heritage)
Key ServiceFrench-inspired desserts
Address7b Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Phone02 9968 1658
Operating HoursMON-TUES CLOSED
WED-SUN 11:30-3:3OPM
WED-SUN 5:30-10PM

Although L’Heritage is new to the Sydney restaurant scene, it has rapidly become one of the most popular date night spots. The former army drill hall has been utterly transformed into a beautifully romantic French bistro in Chowder Bay. Of course, a beautiful décor is nothing without flawless French cuisine, and the savory courses are worth your time, but what stands out here is the $16 fondant au chocolate, which is simply served with vanilla gelato.

Key Differentiators:

  • Super helpful and friendly
  • Wide range of cocktails
  • French restaurant

Customer’s Review:

It’s such a good restaurant. The food is good and staffs are helpful and welcoming. The cocktails are perfecto. Not even mention the great bay view when you dine in. It’s a good choice to celebrate anniversary or events here.

Qingning JI

Dessert Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the best dessert places in the world. Whether you’re looking for a classic dessert like tiramisu or something more contemporary, such as an olive oil ice cream sandwich, there’s sure to be a place that will satisfy your sweet tooth. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dessert Sydney crawl today!

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