Rian Howlett

10 Best Dessert Places in Brisbane | Man of Many

Our list of the best desserts in Brisbane goes like this:

Best desserts in Brisbane at a glance

Sonder, the realisation that every person you see has a life as vivid and complex as your own, a heavy concept for the lightest of condiments. Sonder Desserts provides fruity, tasty treats, light on the ennui, but a perfect cure for your taste buds lacking delicious sensations. Japanese flavours permeate every part of this excellent dessert bar. One of the best places to get Mochi in Brisbane.

1. Sonder Dessert

The perfect answer to the question ‘want another one?’ Nodo Donuts are an ideal accompaniment to a good time. Doing big ol’ boxes to take away or individuals to snack in, Nodo commits hard to their gluten-free premise. Make sure you get to #eatdonutsforbreakfast they do new batches daily, but will only have stock until sold out. Might have to beat an old lady with a stick to get them.

2. Nodo

Once an online-only dessert place in Brisbane, Sweet Tooth Gelato & Desserts is ready to serve an insane array of ridiculous dessert combos. Think of a huge sandwich cookie with Nutella or waffles with everything on top and you’ve got it. As dessert places go, this may be the most likely to put you in a food coma. A real stand out for us.

3. Sweet Tooth Gelato & Desserts

Messina is pretty much a household name at this point. The gelato goodness has spread all across Australia and clearly, it’s become beloved by many. Brisbane has more than a couple of stores at this point and you’re even able to grab boxes at your local Coles or Woolies. It’s scorching outside, keep yourself cool with an egg-free treat.

4. Gelato Messina Fortitude Valley

Lick! Ice-cream. The first name and instruction on our list of Brisbane’s coldest dessert spots. Lick is what you want to do, Ice Cream is what you’re doing it with. They’ve got a side hustle on incredible Ice Cream cakes, and obscene sundaes combining every sugar combo you can imagine. Don’t think that they’re leaving behind the basics though, you’ll find all of your standard flavours, alongside Peanut butter, Nutella (yum), Passionfruit and Lime!

5. Lick! Ice-cream

Dello Mano is an extravagant bakehouse. From humble beginnings bundling the family to their local farmers market, Dello Mano now produces phenomenal cake constructions. Beautiful heart-shaped brownies, gorgeous dripping cakes, a ‘divine’ Belgian chocolate mouse cake. The prices won’t break the bank, but the packaging may break your heart.

6. Dello Mano Cake and Brownie Boutique

French pastry royalty, La Casamia bring a pastry master to their kitchen. Some of the most opulent, beautiful sweet creations I’ve seen. Expect big flavour, creamy goodness and stunning attention to detail. Multi-layer puff pastries galore. The use of old-school recipes with modern methods ensures everything comes out on top.

7. BCC Dessert and Cake

One of Brisbane’s only vegan dessert houses, this one is admirably forthright in its name and desires. Veganyumm makes vegan treats and wants to make you say yum. A menu that wouldn’t look out of place at any vegan cakery, you’ll find gorgeous small treats all the way through to mammoth cake constructions.

8. Veganyumm

The relaunch we deserve, Doughnut Time has been bought out and brought back to give us all the doughnut goods we’re looking for. Expect the same ingredients, but now with vegan and gluten-free options to add to the doughy roster we already know and love.

9. Doughnut Time

An authentic pasticceria, Dolci Sapori (Italian for Sweet Flavours), is a family-run attempt to bring Italian breakfast to Australia. Committing wholeheartedly to showcasing its true identity by honing in on what it can do well with a few choices of sweet goods.

10. Dolci Sapori

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