List of Adelaide dessert places

Hi all!

The warmer weather is finally here, day light savings in action resulting in longer summer days, more sunlight and a perfect excuse to go out with a group of friends and grab something sweet, cold and decadent!

The following is a list that I’ve compiled on most of the dessert places that are operating in Adelaide (this post has been in draft mode for months! Procrastinator >.< ). Have a squiz and see what tickles your fancy. Ice cream parlour? Dessert bar? Waffles? Strictly chocolate? It’s all here!

desserts
Steven ter Horst, Chocoatree, Cocolat, Chocolate No. 5 and Chocolate Bean

Chocoholics:

bracegirdles

Bracegirdles
My visits: 01

Bracegirdle’s Toorak Gardens
389-391 Greenhill Rd,
Toorak Gardens SA 5065

P 08 8431 0799
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thu: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Fri: 9.00am – 10.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 10.30pm

Bracegirdle’s Glenelg
31 Jetty Road,
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8294 8482
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 8.00am – 9.00pm
Fri: 8.00am – 10.00pm
Sat: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 8.30am – 9.00pm

Bracegirdle’s McLaren Vale
Inside Oxenberry Farm Cellar Door Complex
26 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale
T: 08 8323 0188
Opening hours:
Open 7 days: 10.00am – 5.00pm

FB www.facebook.com/bracegirdles


Çikolatte Restoran
My visit: 01

Çikolatte Restoran
81 Prospect Road
Prospect 5082

P 08 8342 2875
Opening Hours:
Mon – Tues: 7:30am – 5:00pm
wed – Fri: 7:30am – Late
Sat: 8:00am – Late
Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Çikolatte
133 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5001

P 08 8267 6048
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sun: 8:30am – 5:00pm

FB www.facebook.com/people/Çikolatte-Tea-Chocolates-Coffee/1079457621


Chocolate Bean
My visit: 01
18 Union Street
East End Adelaide

P 08 8359 3399


chocolate @ no.5

Chocolate @ No.5
My visit: 01
5 Main Street
Hahndorf, 5245

P 08 8388 1835
FB www.facebook.com/fb.chocolate.at.no.5
Opening Hours:
Thu – Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm


chocolatree fondue

Chocolatree
My visit: 01
25 O’Connell St
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8367 0443
FB http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolatree/154451807936555
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00am – Midnight
Sun: 10:00am – 11:00pm


Cocolat
My visits: 01 02 03

Cocolat Adelaide
283 Rundle St
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8232 6133
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thu: 10:00am – approx 10:30pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00am – approx midnight

Cocolat Adelaide Airport
Level 2, Adelaide Airport
Andy Thomas Circuit
Adelaide Airport SA 5950

P 08 8234 3661
Opening Hours:
Open 7 days: 5.00am – 10.00pm

Cocolat Balhannah
83 Main Street
Balhannah SA 5242

P 08 8388 4666
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm

FB www.facebook.com/CocolatSA


Steven ter Horst
My visits: 01 02
221D Unley Road
Unley SA 5061

P 08 8373 1330
FB www.facebook.com/chocolatiersteven
Opening Hours
Tue – Thu: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

desserts
Brace Girdles, Devour, Aviary, Spats and Waffles

Desserts

Andersen’s of Denmark
46 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8376 0055


Au Matin Calme
210 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 7225 2707


The Aviary Dessert Kitchen
Clean, contemporary and fun decor. A variety of desserts, ice creams and drinks.
My visit: 01
227 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067

P 08 8332 4646
FB www.facebook.com/aviarydessertkitchen
Opening Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues – Sat: 8:00pm – Late
Sun: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sun: 8:00pm – Late


Baskin-Robins

Baskin-Robbins Glenelg
33 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8295 3419

Baskin-Robbins Harbour Town
Shop K9, Harbour Town Shopping Centre
727 Tapleys Hill Road
West Beach SA 5024

P 08 8353 3238


BTS Cafe
My visit: 01
33a Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 7220 4747
Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:30pm


Cold Rock
Ice cream where you have the option to pick ‘toppings’ and watch them smash and mix it into your ice cream of choice

Cold Rock Glenelg
Shop 12 Holdfast Walk
9 Moseley Square
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8376 2808
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Fri: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Sat: 11:00am – 11:30pm
Sun: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Cold Rock Marion
Shop 2025a Level 2 Westfield
Diagonal Road
Oaklands Park SA 5046

P 08 8358 4566
Opening Hours:
Mon: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Tue: 9:00am – 10:30pm
Wed: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Thu: 9:00am – 10:30pm
Fri: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Cold Rock North Adelaide
175 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8267 3399
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Cold Rock Norwood
228 The Parade
Norwood 5067 SA

P 08 8332 1070
Opening Hours:
Sun – Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Cold Rock Tea Tree Plaza
Shop R1A, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza
976 North East Road
Modbury SA 5092

P 08 7220 6225
Opening Hours:
Mon: 9:00am – 9:30pm
Tue – Thu: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 10:30pm
Sat: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm


the crepe's story, rundle mall

The Crepe’s Story
My visit: 01
City Centre
T3 21-23 Rundle Mall

Adelaide SA 5000


devour dessert bar

Devour Dessert Bar
A modern twist on classic desserts. Modern and contemporary presentation; limited savoury menu but try those pork buns (if available)!!
My visits: 01 02 03
96 Prospect Road
Prospect 5082

P 0411 536 343
FB www.facebook.com/DevourDessertBar
Opening Hours
Tue – Thu: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Fri – Sun: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

desserts
Eggless, BTS Cafe, Muratti, Sugar Bowl and Patisserie Jin

eggless

Eggless
Monthly changing menu of Asian desserts without any use of eggs!
My visits: 01 02 03 04
162 Goodwood Road
Goodwood SA 5034

P 08 8272 0777
FB www.facebook.com/pages/Eggless-Dessert-Cafe/166015399862
Opening Hours
Mon – Tues: Closed
Wed – Sun: 8.00pm – Late


Elephant Walk
76 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8267 2006 ‎


Gelatissimo
Lots of ice cream and gelati flavours, also has a limited cake display fridge.

Gelatissimo Gouger Street
101 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8211 7774

Gelatissimo Rundle Street
280 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8232 4882


The Mac Factory
Specialises in macarons with an expanding menu
190b Hutt Street (Above the post office)
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8223 3887
FB www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mac-Factory/147897728587207
Opening Hours:
Mon – Tues: Closed
Wed – Sun: 10.00am – 7.00pm


Muratti Cakes & Gateaux
My visit: 01
HUGE variety of cakes
114B Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082

P 08 8344 9977
Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5.00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1.30pm
Sun: Closed


Patisserie Jin
Lovely cake displays, interesting concoctions.
My visits: 01 02
241 Unley Road
Malvern SA 5061

P 08 8299 9456
FB www.facebook.com/pages/Patisserie-Jin/131525973536155
Opening Hours:
Mon – Wed: 11:00am – 09:30pm
Thurs – Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm


spats

Spats
Knick knack decor, register/till reminds me of something out of harry potter. Get your classic favourite desserts here.
My visit: 01
108 King William Rd
Goodwood SA 5034

P 08 8272 6170


Sugar Bowl
Wacky asian desserts
My visit: 01
158 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8231 6666


waffle's

Waffle’s
My visit: 01
Waffle experts
Shop 2, Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8231 7677


PHEW!! If i’m missing any places, do let me know so I can add it onto the list and check it out for myself!

-d

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Passionflower, Haymarket

Mandatory visit to passionflower to get our asian ice cream fix:

passionflower, lychee and taro ice cream
Cookies and cream, green tea and taro ice cream in a waffle cup and lychee and green tea ice cream with fruit pieces.

The ice cream here is always super yummy and creamy, the price tag however is on the very expensive side at $5.00 for a scoop for premium flavours take away and up to $7.00 for a scoop dining in! Some say it’s worth it.. but honestly, I’ll be happy with my one dollar green tea soft serve thank you very much or buy the ice cream from the suppliers here!

Random fact: I used to spoil myself with a scoop or two at Pure Gelato on my lunch breaks whilst working in the same vicinity during my time in Sydney… and cause I was so close to the factory, the freezer ended up looking like this at one stage!:

pure gelato, fridge, ice cream, green tea, taro
Litres and litres of ice cream!! 😀

Over our stay in Sydney, CT and I ventured here on 3 occasions and more often than not, we were greeted with not so friendly staff that weren’t accommodating or helpful. We asked if we could swap a flavour of ice cream on a particular dessert but was quickly told that “You can’t change it“. Well BOO to that!!! We were willing to pay an extra ‘fee’ if we had to but our request was completely shut down. Now begs the question. “Why not? Why can’t we swap a flavour and pay extra for the change. We’re eating it… not you. If we get a stomachache because of the clash of flavours then so be it! So why can’t we swap the flavours huh? WHY?” 😦

Haha, actually. Forget it. I’ll be taking my money elsewhere next time. Lesson learnt! 😀

Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
Value: 2/5
Ambience: 2.5/5

-d

Passionflower
Shop G12, Capitol Square
730-742 George Street
Haymarket NSW 2000
P 02 9281 8322

Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00am – mignight
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00am
Public holidays: 10:00am – midnight

Passionflower on Urbanspoon

Mizuya, Sydney

What’s a Sydney trip without eating at a Japanese restaurant?! My favourite Japanese place has got to be Wagaya, quality food, fast service and open til the wee hours of the morning. But on this recent trip, it was time to venture out and try something different: Mizuya – a worthy opponent to Wagaya with it’s nifty interactive touche screen menus and individual booths. But what Mizuya has that Wagaya doesn’t is that they have private karaoke rooms! Huzzah!! On this occasion however, there was no karaoke from our team as we ventured down the basement for a quick lunch. So how does the food weigh up?

mizuya, crocodile karaage
Exterior, interior and touch screen menu,
Crocodile karaage: Japanese style deep fried crocodile fillet with chilli shallot served with spicy sauce; $8.80

mizuya, gyoza, udon noodles, sushi
Udon noodles with gyoza and salad, salmon sushi

We browsed the menu via our booths individual touch screen and placed our orders whilst we sat, chatted and waited. It didn’t take long before our hot (and cold) meals were served!

CT opted for something homey and filling with udon, gyoza and salad. The salad dressing was zingy, zappy and zesty! I commented on how it tasted like big mac sauce, but better and lighter. Ha! I ordered a serve of torched salmon sushi hoping it would resemble my favourite aburi salmon from our very own Wasai. The salmon, although torched was not torched long enough to leave a slight charred flavour and colour. The other fillings accompanying the sushi was avocado and cucumber with fish roe and mayo providing some crunch factor (thumbs up) but no sweet soy sauce glaze. 😦 Maybe I’ve been getting too spoilt at Wasai and expected the same everywhere else. Heh!

After browsing through the menu some more, the crocodile karaage caught our eye so we ordered one serving to share. We both found the meat slightly over done and chewy and the seasoning too salty. We leave the rest untouched. Too bad our stomachs couldn’t fit much else in cause they have ONE DOLLAR green tea soft serves here for take away!!! (If you know me, you know I have a slight obsession with things that are green tea and black sesame. Oh so good.)

However, on a separate occasion as we were passing by Mizuya, we quickly dropped in and got a cone each for the road!

mizuya, green tea ice cream, soft serve, one dollar
Green tea soft serve; $1.00

Mizuya, a worthy opponent to my favourite Wagaya, but personally, Wagaya’s still my favourite. Having said that, Mizuya is definitely still worth a visit and I bet that getting a private karaoke room with a bunch of friends would be a hoot!

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 4/5

-d

Mizuya
614 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 9266 0866

Opening hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – midnight
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00am

Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke on Urbanspoon

Chefs Gallery, Sydney

One of the things that I had to have during my stay in Sydney came from this place: Chefs Gallery. They are these cute adorable piggy buns with a black sesame filling that is almost too cute to eat!

chefs gallery

But until we get to that, we’ll start off with the noodles!

chefs gallery, handmade noodles
Prawn and pork wontons with handmade noodles in a chicken soup; $14.90
Chef’s own golden snowflake chicken – lightly crumbed chicken fillet with noodles in a pumpkin soup; $14.90

Having had spent the entire day shopping and walking around sight seeing, CT and I were pretty exhausted by the time dinner rolled around. We arrived earlier than our booking time but was seated immediately against a wall booth. I opted for the booth seat whilst CT sat across me on a wooden chair. I mention this only cause the booth seat was super low whilst the wooden chair seat situated quite high against our dining table. I felt like a little kid who could barely get their arms up over the table from where I was sitting and had to perk up on the edge of the booth to have my meal making it a quite uncomfortable dining experience. CT on the other hand had to slightly cower over the table to have her meal as the chair was slightly higher than usual. Like I said – uncomfortable. 😦

Moving along to the food, I ordered a bowl of soup based noodles (with wontons) as I felt slightly dehydrated from a long day and wanted something light, warm and comforting. The handmade noodles are made fresh and instant at the restaurant where diners are able to see the chefs hard at work through the glass that separates the kitchen from the diners. (I’m kinda bummed that we didn’t get a spot at the bench sitting in front of the kitchen cause that would’ve been quite a sight!) The chicken soup is sweet, light and fragrant – just what I needed whilst the noodles are fresh and al dente. The wontons are somewhat small but delicious and texturally chewy and the greens add some colour and flavour. I personally found that there was too much noodles and struggle to even make a dent in my dish before resigning to my common echo, “I. Am. So. Full” *munch munch slurp slurp* “So. Full”. [GAME OVER]

CT’s noodles with pumpkin soup is an interesting combination for me. The soup is sweet and thick and the chicken is coated heavily in ginger and crumbs. Although it is super flaky, crunchy and the meat moist, the chicken is oily. Good thing we had my chicken soup to cleanse our palate and cut through the oil!

Even though my stomach felt as if it was going to burst at any moment, I had room to spare for these babies! After all, this was the reason why we came here!

Meet my pink friends:

chefs gallery, black sesame, piggy buns
Steamed sesame ‘piggy face’ bun; $7.90

You’re dying from cuteness right?! TOO CUTE. These piggy buns arrive piping hot but quickly cool down as we both snap away and document it’s cuteness before hell breaks loose and it’s all devoured up in no time. 😦

chefs gallery, black sesame, piggy buns

First the ears come off, then eventually the nose. It doesn’t take long before we’re left with an empty basket with no evidence that piggy buns every existed!

Piggy buns, I came and conquered. As for the noodles? I’ll pass and opt for dumplings next time. 🙂

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5

-d

Chefs Gallery
12/501 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P 02 9267 8877

Chefs Gallery on Urbanspoon

MillioRe, Haymarket

Why hello there Milliore! Looks like I am finally backkkkk!! 😀

MillioRe is located in Capitol Square – right in the heart of Sydney’s Haymarket Chinatown, which also houses many other shops and restaurants (Japanese, Thai) and an upper level dedicated to sticker photo booth machines and plush toy games. Coincidentally, one of my favourite Korean restaurants in Sydney was conveniently across the road from where we were staying so how could we not drop by (more than once!) to feed ourselves?

The really sad part of that particular day was that I hardly had an appetite to shovel all the delicious food down but I did make an attempt to eat what I could.

milliore, capitol square
Pear punch, kimchi jigae: kimchi stew

milliore, capitol square
Hot and spicy deep fried chicken and japchae: potato noodles

Oh so so good. Would’ve liked the hot and spicy chicken to be spicier but loved it nevertheless. Crispy crunchy batter coating a bite sized juicy piece of chicken that is adoringly soaked in a hot and spicy sauce with crunches of onion and carrot. 😛 Loved the subtle flavours in the slippery potato noodles with the added crunch from the vegetables which is then followed by a spoonful of hot kimchi stew with pieces of fermented cabbage, pork and tofu pieces. *droolsss~* Take me back!

Food: 4.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value: 4/5
Ambience: 3.5/5

-d

Milliore
742 George Street (Cnr George Street & Campbell Street)
Shop G10 Capitol Square
Haymarket NSW 2000
P 02 9212 2828

MillioRe on Urbanspoon

Bills, Surry Hills

Once CT and I touched down in Sydney, we promptly checked in to our apartment and ventured out into Surry Hills for a quick bite to eat. My mission was to order their famous corn fritters and/or ricotta hot cakes. To tell you the truth, I had a mini itinerary on where to go over my time in Sydney, not those itineraries where one goes to do things, see things, but the one where one goes to feed themselves with delicious food!

bills

We both legged it from the CBD to Surry Hills, I never knew how flat Adelaide was compared to the eastern cities where their roads are steep and hilly. We made our way slowly up the hills through to Surry Hills before we reach our destination: Bills! (At least the walk back was a lot more cruisier!)

bills

The place was packed with customers with a few empty tables available. Luckily for us, we managed to snag a table as soon as we arrived! 🙂 The place is bright and inviting with lots of natural light seeping in through the large windows and the friendly wait staff are dressed casually in jeans and a white tee making the environment and dining experience light, casual and laid back.

bills
Semolina-crusted calamari with lemon, parsley, green beans and fennel; $19.50

bills, corn fritters
Sweet corn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon; $18.50

bills

If you’re ever in town or nearby, I suggest you give their corn fritters or ricotta hot cakes a go and let me know what you think!

Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Value: 3.5/5
Ambience: 5/5

-d

Bills
359 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
P 02 9360 4762

Opening Hours
Mon – Sun: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Lunch until 3:00pm
Dinner from 5:00pm

Bills on Urbanspoon

BTS Cafe, Adelaide

Grabbed a quick coffee at BTS cafe and had to physically remove myself from the cafe before I caved and got myself one of their deliciously looking cupcakes!

bts cafe

-d

BTS Cafe
33a Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 7220 4747

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 4:30pm

BTS Cafe on Urbanspoon