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The Brisbane Dessert Bucket List

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It’s a Saturday night, you’ve just finished four courses of pure indulgence, and you’re contemplating being rolled out of the restaurant Violet Beauregarde-style.

In a somewhat expected turn of events, the waiter comes around with the dessert menu, and miraculously you’re not full anymore.

While there’s solid science backing up your dessert stomach, all you need to know is where you can find the best Brisbane has to offer, and we’ve got you covered.

Dessert Degustation | Bacchus | South Brisbane

Six servings of utter decadence, featuring flavours of lemon, pear, coconut, cheese, chocolate, and Bacchus’ own petit fours.

Frozen Custard | Milk Cafe & Milkbar | Ashgrove

Your childhood go-to is back thanks to Milk’s frozen custard in a cone! The cold never bothered us anyway.

Chocolate Soil and Smoked Semi-Freddo with Turkish Delight | Deer Duck Bistro | Auchenflower

Rich chocolate soil with flavoursome semi-freddo.

Naked Pops | Cowch

Think DIY kick-ass Magnum. Take an ice-cream on a stick, lash it with melted chocolate and coat it with toppings of your choice. Check out their menu.

Caramelized Pear with Rum Soaked Toffee Cake | Alchemy Restaurant and Bar | Brisbane CBD

Topped with dark chocolate, pine nut praline and fig leaf ice cream, this is one dessert you won’t forget.

Pistachio Gelato | La Macelleria | Teneriffe, New Farm

Oh, pistachio, how we do love thee. This creamy gelato is made with no colourants, keeping it fresh and fantastic.

Rolo Fries | The Doughnut Bar | Brisbane

While we can’t deny classic French fries, The Doughnut Bar’s rendition of doughnut fries have us sweating up a storm – and grab them in the Rolo Fries for a soft serve topped extravaganza!

The Bombe | Stokehouse Q | Sidon Street, South Bank

Like a bombe Alaska only better, with fresh strawberry sorbet encased in white chocolate parfait and crisp meringue.

Brownies | Dello Mano | Newstead

From classic chocolate to zesty coconut and lime, these brownies are the nation’s best.

Tiramisu | Vine Restaurant & Bar | New Farm

With homemade savoiardi, Italian liqueurs, espresso and vanilla mascarpone cream, Vine’s signature dessert is a must-try.

Sticky Date | Rogue Bistro | Newstead

We’d date this dessert, complete with mini doughnuts, salted butterscotch, wattleseed, figs and macadamia gelato.

Ice-cream sundae | Kitchen At Treasury | Brisbane

Ice-cream sundaes at 3am? Sounds like an excuse to party every weekend, especially with a different flavour every week!

Chocolate sour cream cake | Jocelyn's Provision | Fortitude Valley

Got an occasion? If not, even better – just ditch the knife and it’s a dessert for one.

Salted caramel brownie | I Heart Brownies | Fortitude Valley

We love all of the (gluten free brownies) whipped up by these magical bakers but the very best has to be the salted caramel brownie, with an oozing liquid salted caramel centre.

Hello Chocolate | Lick! Ice Cream | Graceville

Why hello chocolate, yes, it is you and your fudge brownie with dark chocolate ice cream, cocoa sorbet and melted Callebaut chocolate we’re looking for.

Fresh Sicilian Cannoli | Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers | Paddington

At $5 a pop, these fresh cannoli are too irresistible to stop at one.

Pineapple, Coconut and Lime | Pony Dining | Brisbane

You put the lime in the coconut, and then there’s a pineapple in there somewhere… But Pony’s tropical treat will transport you to an island with their fruit, sorbet and roasted white chocolate combo.

Peach Spring Rolls | Fat Dumpling Bar | Bowen Hills

Roll out of Fat Dumpling once you’ve had your fill of the dessert peach spring rolls with vanilla bean ice cream.

Spiced apple dumplings | Chop Chop Chang's | West End

Fruit is good. Deep fried fruit wrapped in pastry with caramel and ice-cream is better.


We all love pizza, and we can’t say no to dessert, so when they’re combined into one, we’re in love.

Affogato | Bucci Restaurant & Bar | Fortitude Valley

Nestled in Bucchi’s full dessert menu is their mouth-watering affogato with espresso, vanilla ice cream and your choice of Frangelico, Amaretto or Bailey’s.

Nitrogen Gelato | Nitrogenie | South Brisbane

Not just the coolest thing you’ll ever see, these liquid nitrogen concoctions taste great – our personal pick being their salty caramelly popcorn flavour.

Salted Carmel Gyoza | Harajuku Gyoza | Fortitude Valley

Just imagine crisp deep-fried dumpling wrappers oozing salted caramel and dripping with ice-cream. Drooling?

Sugar Frites | Fritzenberger | Brisbane City

Cinnamon covered churro fries? Where do we sign up…

Sizzling Matcha & White Chocolate Brownie | Southside Bistro | 342 McCullough Street, Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia

Ssssssizzling! These brownies are topped with matcha ice cream, palm sugar meringue and miso & white chocolate sauce.

Frittelle | Julius Pizzeria | South Brisbane

Fried ricotta dumplings with blackberry jam, are our jam.

Sizzling Chocolate Brownie | Soul Bistro | Milton

It sizzles, it steams, and it comes topped with butterscotch ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce!

Nice Cream | Charlie's Raw Squeeze | Everton Park

Want a good looking (and tasty) dessert without the guilt, or even dairy? Charlie’s fruity nice cream is for you!

Coffee soft serve | Queen of Pops | Clayfield

We’ve found a new way to increase our caffeine intake and it is ice cold and delicious.

Chocolate Wild Orange Donuts | Nodo Donuts | Newstead

They’re dairy free and vegan, so it doesn’t matter if we have 20 in one sitting, yeah?

Splice Bombe | Darling & Co. | Paddington

How darling, this dessert is packed with vanilla parfait, lime gelato, coconut and meringue!

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Words by Sophia Lunn