5 Mouthwatering Desserts to Try in Brisbane

Ice cream sandwiches
Ice cream sandwiches | © Mr Fitz
Kelly Hawke

If you have a sweet tooth, Brisbane’s dessert scene is the answer. From upmarket dessert bars to hole in the wall doughnut shops, get ready to taste test your way through these sweet treats.

1. Doughnut Time

Bakery, Cafe, Dessert Shop, Contemporary, Fast Food

Doughnut Time
© Doughnut Time

There is no ignoring the doughnut phenomenon that is currently taking over Australia. It all started in Brisbane thanks to the geniuses at Doughnut Time. Whether you like to keep it simple with a caramel glaze, or prefer a decadent Nutella filled doughnut, these sugary spheres of doughy goodness will not disappoint.

2. New Farm Confectionary


2. New Farm Confectionary
© Kelly Hawke

Perfectly positioned near New Farm Cinema, this boutique sweets store gives movie treats a whole new meaning. From hunks of honeycomb covered in chocolate to peanut brittle and rocky road. You’ll need a large bag to sneak it all in to the cinema!

3. Mister Fitz

Ice Cream Parlour, Fast Food, Ice Cream

Ice cream sandwiches
© Mr Fitz

Playing homage to a traditional ice cream parlour, Mister Fitz brings back every childhood fantasy. Think homemade ice creams in every flavour imaginable, cookie sandwiches and over the top thick shakes, all topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, or pretzels if you prefer.

4. Cowch

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Ice Cream Parlour, Restaurant, Dessert Shop, Contemporary, Dessert

This may be every sugar lover’s dream – delicious desserts and indulgent cocktails under the same roof. As soon as you walk in you’re drawn to the quirky interiors, candy pink lounges and of course, the sweet smell of sugar in the air.

5. Botanica

Bakery, Restaurant, Dessert Shop, Healthy, Gluten-free, Dessert

Botanica cupcakes
© Botanica

A less sugary take on dessert, Botanica provides all the treats without the guilt. Their daily baked sweets are gluten-free and made with premium ingredients, such as callebaut chocolate, almond meal, real vanilla beans and real fruit. You won’t find any chemicals, artificial flavours of pre-mixes here. They like to keep it real and delicious.

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