Best Desserts in Sydney

If dessert is your favourite meal of the day, then Sydney has got you well and truly covered.

From exquisite chocolate creations, and the most decadent pastries, to exotic flavours of gelato and irresistible pancakes, anything you want to satisfy your sweet tooth can be found within the city.

There are so many options available to you, it can be difficult to know where to start.

So if you need some pointers as to where is good to go, this selection of some of the best desserts in Sydney are well worth adding to your 'to-do' list.

Pasticceria Papa

Offering a fantastic slice of Italian culture, Pasticceria Papa has been delighting Sydneysiders for more than 30 years with the most delicious baked ricotta cakes you could ever hope to taste.

Boasting three locations across the city ' in Bondi, Five Dock and Haberfield ' these baked ricotta cakes provide a delightful taste of Southern Italy.

Fluffy, light and full of delicate flavour, they take the form of a short cut pastry and smooth ricotta centre. Topped with icing, as well as sugar and cinnamon, these exquisite creations are works of art.

But it you would like to try something different there is also a wide range of pastries available.

  • 145 Ramsay St, Haberfield NSW 2045
  • 95 Queens Rd, Five Dock NSW 2046
  • 75 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina has a very simple mission. To make people happy.

And this is something they achieve very easily with their wonderful selection of gelato flavours.

Located in Darlinghurst, they make 40 fabulous gelato flavours from the very best ingredients. These include the likes of bounty, boysenberry, coconut & lychee and the delightful panna cotta with fig jam.

All their gelatos are made from their very own jersey milk, which is sourced from their farm in Numurkah, Victoria and churned daily in their store.

For something a little more extravagant be sure to try one of their gelato cakes!

KOI Dessert Bar

If you are the kind of person who likes to have their dessert before dinner, then the KOI Dessert Bar is definitely for you!

Found in Chippendale, in the laneways along Spice Alley, they pride themselves on offering the most innovative and inventive dessert experience in the city.

Run by Reynold Poernomo of Masterchef fame, and his two brothers, the desserts here come served with a touch of theatre and a healthy dash of 'wow!'.

Personifying the concept that you eat with your eyes first; they take creativity to levels not seen before.

The result is undoubtedly one of the best culinary experiences you can have in Sydney.

Blackstar Pastry

You know you are doing something right when you are able to open multiple stores in a city and they are all doing well.

But then, when you offer something as exceptional as a Strawberry Watermelon Cake why wouldn't it take off'

Established Sydney 2008, the signature dish of Blackstar Pastry is a phenomenal success. With over a million pieces of it being sold from their stores every year.

This dessert is so good infact, that the New York Times called it 'The world's most instagrammed cake'.

If you are not into strawberry, then try the Mango Yuzu Cake. It features seven outstanding layers of exotic tropical flavour.

  • 1/325 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
  • The Galleries, Ground Floor Shop 26/500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • C1/85-113 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018
  • 210 Bent St, Moore Park NSW 2021

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

Portuguese tarts. Nope, that is not an insult. But rather an enthusiastic shout out to the delicious offerings available from the Sweet Belem Cake Boutique in Petersham.

Specialising in these sensational treats, one bite of the flaky warm custard filled pastries will have you rolling your eyes to the skies in ecstasy.

Aside from the tarts they also make a fantastic range of delights like Rabanadas, Tronco De Chocolate and an authentic Portuguese Sponge Cake which also features egg jam.

They are a real treat to your taste buds and the perfect thing to order for an on the go snack.

Other Great Dessert Options in Sydney

There are a number of other fabulous places to get your sweet fix in Sydney. Why not check out the following'

Cremeria de Luca


Bar M

Sixpenny Restaurant