If you’re looking for the best dessert in Sydney, this list will have you covered. When those sweet tooth cravings hit, there’s no stopping you from getting that sugar fix and these dessert spots in Sydney will undoubtedly deliver with their selection of cakes, ice cream and sweets.
1. Pasticceria Papa
A perfect recreation of Italian culture in sunny Sydney, Papa’s offers authentic southern Italian cuisine with locations in Haberfield, Five Dock and Bondi beach. You must try the baked ricotta cake, one of Sydney’s ultimate desserts. If this isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, try something from the huge range of irresistible Italian pastries.
Address: 145 Ramsay Street, Haberfield
Phone: (02) 9799 9531
Hours: Monday – Tuesday 7.30 am- 6 pm, Wednesday – Thursday 7.30 am – 9.30 pm, Friday – Saturday 7.30 am – 11 pm, Sunday 7.30 am – 9.30 pm
2. Blackstar Pastry
With various stores across Sydney, Blackstar Pastry have gained quite the reputation, with their signature watermelon cake paving the way. The dessert café specialises in cakes, offering a cake for every occasion whether it be a wedding, birthday or party. The team also caters to gluten-free and dairy-free diets.
Address: 227 Australia Street, Newton
Phone: (02) 9557 8656
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 7.30 am – 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7.30 am – 5 pm
3. Messina Creative Department
Messina Creative Department is the classy lovechild of Gelato Messina, redefining the fine dining experience. The seasonal menu is curated by head chef Remi Talbot and consists of an 8-course degustation paired with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu is mainly sweet but flirts with savoury flavours, making it all the more tasty and experimental.
Address: Shop 1/241 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 9331 1588
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 10.30 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
4. Cremeria de Luca
One of the top gelato bars delivering some of the best dessert in Sydney, Cremeria de Luca takes a fun and creative approach to our favourite summer dessert. The Sydney dessert spot keeps its flavours in insulated pots that maintain the gelato at a perfectly set -12 degrees. This long-time family-run business is full of original recipes and is showing no sign of slowing down.
Address: 84 Ramsay Road, Five Dock
Phone: (02) 9712 4606
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 10 pm, Saturday 9 am – 11 pm
5. Koi Dessert Bar
The Peornomo Brothers have created a split-level dessert oasis in Sydney’s trendy Chippendale. Located in the lanes of Spice Alley, Koi has a casual downstairs and fine dining options with booze upstairs. They are renowned for their small, delicate and delicious desserts- they almost look too good to touch!
Address: 46 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Phone: (02) 9212 1230
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 9 pm
6. NOLA Smokehouse and Bar
NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo offers a contemporary approach to Southern BBQ. A visit here is almost just as good as a trip to New Orleans or Louisiana, the menu serving up decadent southern classics. The bread pudding is one of the best desserts in Sydney, served up with black currant poached pear and liquorice ice cream.
Address: Level 1, One International Towers Sydney, 100 Barangaroo Avenue Corner, Barangaroo
Phone: (02) 9188 3039
Hours: Wednesday 4 pm – 11 pm, Thursday – Saturday 11.45 am- 11 pm, Sunday 11.45 am – 10 pm
7. Moss Bros
A brunch and dessert café in the heart of Kareela Village, Moss Bros know how to do dessert. The menu has up to 15 different dessert options so you’ll never be left feeling hungry. The ambience is also part of the experience, with Art Deco design and a striking emerald colour palette.
Address: T5/T6 Freya Street, Kareela
Phone: (02) 9589 3823
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7.30 am- 6 pm
American comfort food and amazing pastries to match, Saga is Enmore’s favourite neighbourhood café and patisserie. Andy Bowdy is the man behind it all, and his meringue-capped cake towers will have you lining up to get your sugar fix. The interior is trendy and sleek and has an open kitchen, which means you can watch the chefs cook.
Address: 178 Enmore Road, Enmore
Phone: (02) 9550 6386
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 8 am – 4 pm
The name Kurtosh derives from a traditional Hungarian pastry famously known as a chimney cake and has surely become a favourite in the Sydney dessert scene. The café has various locations in Sydney and also has trays full of freshly baked pastries and cakes. All the stores have front-window views to the dough rolling, shaping and baking – perfect to heighten your appetite!
Address: 316 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 9356 2436
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 10 pm
10. Bar M
Bar M offers a youthful expression of traditional Italian cuisine, and their dessert menu doesn’t skip a beat. The huge historic warehouse space has been reimagined to create a fun, relaxing atmosphere for you to eat up and be merry. We can’t go past how the team at Bar M perfect the classic tiramisu’ and affogato.
Address: 50 McLachlan Avenue, Darlinghurst
Phone: (02) 9357 7750
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 pm- late
11. Love Crepe
This dessert spot in Sydney’s Drummoyne specialises in bespoke, signature hand-held crepes as well as house-made gelato and waffle balls. The flavours found here are a recreation of the Greek creperies that crowds of holiday goers flock to during the long, indulgent summer days. Our favourite is the Elle crepe, filled with Nutella, strawberry crème, crushed strawberries and crushed Oreos.
Address: 216 Lyons Road, Drummoyne
Phone: (02) 8033 0814
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 3 pm – 10 pm, Friday & Saturday 3 pm – 11 pm, Sunday 3 pm – 10 pm
If fine-dining dessert is more your style, check out Stanmore’s Sixpenny. With plenty of delectable dinner options, crowds flock here, for one thing, more than anything else – their layered carrot cake. The Sydney dessert spot also has a fluffy Japanese cheesecake and banana cake that will have you lining up out the door. Serving as a general store as well, Sixpenny’s may be all you need.
Address: 83 Percival Road, Stanmore
Phone: (02) 9572 6666
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 6 pm- late, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm- late
13. Gelato Messina
For some of the very best ice cream in Sydney, Messina, as it’s more fondly known, is the one-stop-shop. Messina has an abundance of flavours, with everything from traditional to adventurous weekly specials. Our favourite is the peanut butter fudge, which is so decadent we’d be surprised if you could handle more than one scoop!
Address: Shop 1/241 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst (among various others)
Phone: (02) 9331 1588
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 10.30 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
14. Sweet Belem
Sweet Belem’s yummy selection of cakes makes it home to some of the best dessert in Sydney. Not only does the cake boutique provide a delectable range of classic cakes, but it is also renowned for its Portuguese tarts. Authentic, flaky and oozing with warm custard upon the first bite, you will have yourself convinced you’re back roaming the streets of Lisbon.
Address: 35B New Canterbury Road, Petersham
Phone: (02) 9572 6685
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
Offering a fine dining experience in one of Sydney’s most prized locations, the Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is a celebration of Australia’s finest food, wine and architecture. Combine your love for all three and let head chef Peter Gilmore blow you away with his menu and luxurious takes on classic Australian desserts like pavlova and lamington.
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9240 8000
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 5.30 pm- 8.30 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 3.30 pm
16. Anita Gelato
Anita’s will have you stroking that chin of yours while you attempt to decide between the 150 flavours of delicious gelato flavours. If that’s 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 is so creamy you could fool your non-vegan friends!
Address: 22 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction
Phone: (02) 9386 5147
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
Sandstone walls and a mix of Israeli and North American flavours to match, Tayim will transport you to a different faraway world. Offering some of the best dessert in Sydney brimming with exotic flavours, the dessert menu consists of homemade baklava and a coconut and lime malabi with macerated strawberries and lemon sorbet. Quintessential of The Rocks and brimming with culture, come here to pass the time while we are unable to travel too far.
Address: 34 Harrington Street, Nurses Walk, The Rocks
Phone: (02) 8220 9952
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 pm- 3 pm, 5 pm- 12 am
18. Devon Cafe
Devon Café has locations in Surry Hills, Barangaroo and North Sydney, effortlessly combining fine dining with casual café culture. Along with traditional brunch fare, Devon’s selection of cakes and pastries is the perfect excuse for a sweet treat after your midday fuel. Opt for the mysterious DD Special or custard-stuffed croissant.
Address: 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Phone: (02) 9211 8777
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30 am- 2.30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 3 pm
Who sells the best cakes in Sydney?
While there are a number of terrific cake stores in Sydney, the top-rated venue according to Google Reviews is Sweet Belem in Petersham. The store has a massive array of different cakes for every occasion.
Where's a good dessert bar in Sydney?
If you are looking for a great dessert bar in the Sydney CBD, Koi Dessert Bar is your best bet. Hidden down the Kensington Lane food district, this stunning venue has a host of sweet treats and fusions flavours.
What's Sydney's best ice creamery?
For some of the best ice cream in Sydney, head to Cremeria de Luca, or local favourite Gelato Messina.