Sydney's 12 Most Outrageous Desserts To Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Waffles | Courtesy of The Choc Pot
Waffles | Courtesy of The Choc Pot
Photo of Ellie Griffiths
28 September 2016

Although we all want to look our best lying on the shores of Bondi Beach, it’s hard to think about keeping that summer body all year-round when there is an array of outrageous, yet delicious, desserts across Sydney, all calling your name.

Brewnut French Toast – Brewtown Newtown

Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert, Continental, $$$
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Brewtown bakes fragrant bread and pastries in its in-house bakery
Brewtown bakes fragrant bread and pastries in its in-house bakery | Courtesy of Brewtown
French toast can totally be regarded as a dessert, especially when it looks this good… right? Sydney’s local favourite Brewtown Newtown has introduced the mouthwatering Brewnut French Toast served with white chocolate cream cheese. After all, there’s no better way to start your day than with something that makes your taste buds scream with joy. But if this isn’t enough to satisfy your needs, then why not order one of their cruffins – for those who aren’t familiar, that’s a croissant and muffin hybrid.

Monday to Sunday 8AM-4PM

Deep-fried Golden Gaytime Frappe – What the Fudge

Cafe, Coffee, Dessert, Australian, $$$
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There’s no Australian who doesn’t like to enjoy a good old Golden Gaytime – for the non-Aussies, this is a popular ice cream combining a toffee and vanilla-flavoured centre that is dipped in chocolate and covered in biscuits, YUM – and What The Fudge are the experts of this dessert within desserts. They bring you the popular Deep Fried Golden Gaytime, consisting of a caramel frappe with a deep fried Golden Gaytime (duh!), honeycomb, whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate bits, crispy caramel pearls and caramel sauce – need we say more?

Monday to Friday 8AM-11PM, Saturday & Sunday 8AM-12AM

Epic Milkshake – XS Espresso

Why would anyone want to pick a healthy fruit smoothie when you can indulge in an epic milkshake at XS Espresso? Whether you choose to have an ultimate chocolate affair consisting of an overflowing glass of, well, chocolatey goodness, or if you’d rather embrace everything delicious from your childhood, then the Kinder Surprise shake covered in sprinkles galore is for you. Don’t worry – they’re not excessive at all.

Monday to Friday 6AM-10PM, Saturday & Sunday 7AM-10PM

XS Expresso, 9a/1183-1187 The Horsley Dr, Wetherill Park NSW, Australia, +61 2 9757 4265

‘It’s Always A Gay Time’ Doughnut – Doughnut Time

Yes, okay, Aussies love Golden Gaytimes, so here’s the newest addition to the long-lived craze. Doughnut Time has recently released the handmade doughnuts featuring a decadent milk chocolate glaze, crushed biscuits, golden caramelised crepes and filled with honeycomb custard for all to enjoy. Although this isn’t over the top like most on this list, dough-nut worry because it’ll be worth it.

Various locations

‘It’s Always A Gay Time’ Doughnut | Courtesy of Doughnut Time

‘It’s Always A Gay Time’ Doughnut | Courtesy of Doughnut Time

Honeycrumb Waffnut – The Choc Pot

What is the Honeycrumb Waffnut, you ask? This hybrid waffle-doughnut delight will bring you to a deliciously combined world of waffnuts at The Choc Pot. Featuring honey-cinnamon waffnuts with rock salt caramel ice cream sandwiched in between and crunchy biscuit crumbs, it is further topped with Belgian chocolate, salted caramel AND a waffle cone. Of course, you can’t have ice cream without a cone.

Various locations

Waffles | Courtesy of The Choc Pot

Waffles | Courtesy of The Choc Pot

Wonderland – Passionflower

The recent fantasy dessert sundae answers all your foodie dreams. Currently the only colourful sundae of its kind, Passionflower has put the passion into this dessert, featuring bubble egg waffles, happy sugar sticks, white popcorn, Fruit Loops and a messy rainbow ice cream. Let your inner child cry of happiness as you enjoy every sugary aspect of this dream-turned-reality!

Monday to Wednesday 10AM-11PM, Thursday 10AM-12PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-1AM, Sunday 10AM-12PM

Passionflower, Inside Capitol Theatre, Shop G.12 730-742 George Street, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 2 9281 8322

Wonderland Dessert | Courtesy of Passionflower

Wonderland Dessert | Courtesy of Passionflower

Pufferfish Cones – Zero Degrees

No dessert list is ever complete without soft serve ice cream in a cone. However, Zero Degrees has brought the trend of enjoying your ice cream out of a fish-shaped cone to the shores of Australia. But don’t worry – you won’t be eating Nemo. This dough-like pufferfish cone is filled with the soft serve flavour of your choice, and Zero Degrees has recently added the new and exciting flavours of Lemonade Yoghurt and Strawberry Cheesecake to their menu.

Monday to Sunday 12PM-10PM

Zero Degrees, 501 George St, Sydney NSW, Australia, +61 450 330 369

Pufferfish Cones | Courtesy of Zero Degrees

Pufferfish Cones | Courtesy of Zero Degrees

Fried Maltella – Piccolo Me

Cafe, Australian, $$$
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There’s no better way to enjoy Nutella than eating it from the jar, until now. Piccolo Me has introduced Sydney to the Fried Maltella. Not intrigued? This dessert is Nutella fried ice cream that is topped with crushed Maltesers and hot salted caramel sauce. And if this isn’t enough, Piccolo Me is also home to the world’s largest Nutella Fried Ice Cream Ball, just to fulfill those dreams of wanting more than just one of these little guys.

Nutella-Injected Cronut – The Grumpy Barista

Yes, many people are still obsessing over the cronut, and when you’ve indulged in one of these bad boys, you will understand why. The Grumpy Barista doesn’t just create cronuts, but they make them in a way that even those lacking a sweet tooth will want to buy another two. Not only is this classic cronut injected with Nutella, but it also features crushed Oreos on top with a vanilla custard filling to soothe all your worries. However, if Nutella isn’t your style, there are many other flavours including strawberry meringue bomb – just wait for the surprise.

Currently re-locating to a new location in Summer 16/17; however, they do deliver to your Sydney Metropolitan doorstep in the afternoons and evenings.

Nutella-Injected Cronut with Crushed Oreos and Vanilla Custard Filling | Courtesy of The Grumpy Barista

Smashed Waffle Jars – My Sweet Boutique

Food Truck, Dessert, $$$
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Waffle Jars are so 2015, but when they’re this good, they’ll never go out of fashion (or flavour). My Sweet Boutique‘s Food Truck is Sydney’s hidden gem serving up, well you already know, waffle jars. Not only do they let you enjoy waffles with salty caramel popcorn, brownies, hot Belgium chocolate or rocky road ice cream, but you can also take your jar home and bring it back for refills next time you pass by – of course, you’d have to pay for this.

Thursday to Sunday 6PM-11PM

Waffle Burger – Tella Balls Dessert Bar

Bar, Dessert Shop, Dessert, Australian, Coffee, $$$
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Waffle burger
Waffle burger | Courtesy of Tella Balls Dessert Bar
After reading this, you might need to head down immediately and buy one of these. Tella Balls’ Waffle Burger is part of every sweet tooth’s burger dreams, and realistically, is there anything better? You could take the fun out of this and split the burger into two waffles with the filling, or you could dive straight in and enjoy the waffles and ice cream (and whatever other toppings you choose) like a good old burger.

Monday to Sunday 11AM-11PM

Whatever Your Heart Desires – Kayter Co Food Truck

To be honest, everything at Kayter Co Food Truck seems like something out of a foodie fairy tale. From pimping coconuts with ice cream, cakes, popcorn, pretzels, Nutella (and whatever else they have on the day) to cronut and donut towers and boxes full of flavours, is there anything they cannot make?

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