16 of the Yummiest Desserts in Sydney

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Whether you're after a simple slice of cake or a bells-and-whistles dessert, there are some seriously drool-worthy desserts in Sydney that are as delicious as they are Instagrammable.

From ice cream and pancakes to waffles and pastries, this list is brimming with sugar-laden treats and sumptuous delights. 

16 of the Yummiest Desserts in Sydney

1. Madame and Yves

Madame and Yves
Do yourself a favour and sample something delicious from Clovelly's beloved Madame and Yves. 

Madame and Yves know all about temptation (get it? Adam and Eve..?) and they really bring their A-game in creating drool-worthy desserts in Sydney.

This French patisserie and bakery specialise in creating universal flavours with a modern edge—as the chef dreams up new OTT sweet and savoury filled delights each week. Their headline creations include an “Eclairzilla” (a “beast” of an eclair serving 4-6), the “Crioche” (a flake-free, caramelised, croissant-brioche hybrid), and all-new salted caramel and banana dessert spreads. Race you there! 

Location: 343-345 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly

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2. Gram Cafe & Pancakes

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If you've got a sweet tooth, look no further than Gram Cafe & Pancakes for your next fix! 

The Gram Cafe phenomenon is nothing new, having opened in Osaka, Japan back in 2014, however, their pancake stacks are certainly a new phenomenon and quickly becoming one of the best desserts in Sydney!

Since launching in 2020, the lines have been crazy—and the reason? Sweet toothers of Sydney are so keen to get their hands on one of the drool-worthy pancake flavours on the menu, in particular their legendary soufflé pancakes.

- Shop 67, Level 3/436 Victoria Ave
Sydney - The Galeries, 500 George Street

3. Flour Drum

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Flour Drum's famous giant cookies.

Giant cookies. We repeat giant cookies! 

These cult-favourite bad boys from Flour Drum are mixed in with M&Ms and choc chips. We would say share them with the kids, but who are we kidding? The lovable Newtown cafe also makes delicious homemade cakes, tarts, croissants, buttermilk pancakes and more.

Location: 531 King St, Newtown

4. Roca Cafe Pink

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Lotus Biscoff Pancakes from Roca Cafe Pink.

Sydney's pretty-in-pink cafe serves up some seriously pretty desserts too!

Roca Cafe Pink, Sydney's part dessert destination and part retro-themed cafe in Ramsgate, is the place to head for incredibly delicious desserts in Sydney. Along with wall-to-wall pink embellishments and retro decor, Roca Pink Cafe wows patrons with heavenly desserts. Our picks? The Lotus Biscoff Pancakes or the French Toast Churros - drool!

Location: Shop B/362 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate

5. XS Espresso

XS Espresso
Let's just say, XS Espresso has been voted Australian Cafe of the Year before. Need we go on? 

With plenty of locations sprinkled throughout Sydney, XS Espresso is an absolute stalwart when it comes to the best desserts in Sydney.

It's the place to get your morning coffee fix, satisfy your late-night dessert cravings and everything in between! Last year they even brought in Australia’s first choc-kebab experience — shavings of milk and white chocolate overloaded and stuffed into a fluffy pancake with various additions such as Nutella, strawberries, banana and whipped cream.

You can also get a towering dessert platter which includes a Nutella brownie, Belgium chocolate souffle, a Gaytime doughnut, mini bambino gelatos, waffles, fondue and two shakes — Nutella and Oreo — and that's just the tip of the chocolate iceberg! 

Locations: Multiple throughout Sydney—check out XS Espresso Locations for more details. 

6. Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry

Known for their sought-after slices of delectable cake, Black Star Pastry is a mainstay when it comes to the best desserts in Sydney.

Their strawberry watermelon cake is the world’s most Instagrammed cake—and for a good reason! There are vegan options available and a selection box if you can’t decide.

Locations: Multiple throughout Sydney—check out Black Star Pastry Locations for more details. 

7. Milky Lane

Milky Lane
Turns out Milky Lane is great for more than just burgers!

It's not just the burgers that are renowned at Milky Lane—they really knock their desserts out of the park.

For instance, the Belgian waffle sandwich: the waffles have caramelised banana in them, with Ferrero Rocher gelato between, and a deep-fried Ferrero Rocher on top. It's then topped with maple syrup and liquid Nutella before being garnished with crushed Ferrero.

They also do a Nutella cheesecake on a stick covered with milk chocolate, Frosties, roasted hazelnuts and honey and the famous Churros ice-cream cones. Suffice it to say, you might need a lie down after dining here!

Locations: Multiple throughout Sydney—check out Milky Lane Locations for more details. 

8. KOI Dessert Bar

KOI Dessert Bar
KOI Dessert Bar

MasterChef's dessert wizard Reynold Poernomo has taken Sydney by storm with his slick new KOI Dessert Bar.

Alongside his brothers Ronald and Arnold, Reynold has rolled out the ultimate sweet spot to grab some of Sydney's best desserts. Their new flagship is a temple to all things decadent, featuring KOI's iconic treats, from oozy Basque cheesecakes to drool-worthy limited-edition delights—all boldly showcased in a chic setting. And it doesn’t stop at desserts; sip on some top-notch St Dreux coffee or unwind with a selection of fancy teas. Get ready, sweet tooths—this is where dessert dreams come true!

- 6 Central Park Ave
Ryde - Shop 3, 62 - 66 Blaxland Rd

9. Flour & Stone

Flour and Stone
Offering a wide range of sweet delicacies, Flour and Stone bakery is the perfect place for a pick-me-up. 

This premium bakery in Woolloomooloo is a go-to for impeccable desserts Sydney-wide.

While they might not be as over the top as some of the others on our list, the quality at Flour and Stone are second to none. Alongside savoury picks like sandwiches, pies and sausage rolls, the menu is graced with delights like pistachio, raspberry and rose cake, the infamous pannacotta lamingtons and chocolate, raspberry and buttermilk cakes. Drool!

Location: 43 Riley St, Woolloomooloo

10. La Dorée Patisserie

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Are you ready to tackle La Dorée's 1.2 kilogram croissant?!

Did you know there's a patisserie in Sydney serving a 1.2 kilogram croissant and a six-litre coffee to wash it down with!

Sydney's most epic pastry creation yet can be found at La Dorée Patisserie in Greenacre, the much-loved halal French patisserie. Crafted by the genius baker-owners Naaila and Khaled, this gigantic golden delight has taken social media by storm, not just for its jaw-dropping size but also because it's served with a six-litre coffee—yes, you read that right!

This isn't your average bake though. The creation of this mammoth croissant spans three meticulous days, starting with mixing, followed by a day each for fragmentation and elimination, using nothing but flour, salt, sugar, and a generous helping of butter. La Dorée's fans say the wait is a small price to pay for such a heavenly, buttery masterpiece. So, if you're up for the challenge or just want to marvel at this colossal creation, head down to La Dorée. This isn’t just breakfast; it’s an event!

Location: 5/173 Waterloo Rd, Greenacre

11. Miss Sina

Miss Sina's vegemite-caramel bun
Miss Sina's famous vegemite-caramel bun.

Fans of vegemite smeared on hot buttered toast and hot glazed cinnamon buns can now enjoy the best of both worlds with Sydney's latest dessert craze: the vegemite-caramel bun.

Crafted by the culinary rebel Sina Klug (from that Miss Sina's bakery) on Channel 9's Food Stars, this concoction is not your average pastry. Imagine Sina's already-legendary cinnamon buns taken up a notch with Vegemite-candied pecans, a dollop of chantilly cream, and a drizzle of luscious Vegemite caramel. It's the bun that not only wowed Gordon Ramsay but has all of Sydney talking.

You can snag this sweet-salty masterpiece at Miss Sina's vegan bakery in Marrickville. Whether you swear by Vegemite or you're just curious, you may as well check out the bun that's making Sydney swoon—and yes, they're totally vegan!

Location: 132 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

12. Aqua S

Aqua S soft serve
Aqua S soft serve ice creams

For soft-serve done really, really, REALLY well—look no further than Aqua S!

All their ice creams are picture-perfect, but the most OTT would have to be the Aqua Blue—sea salt soft serve in a charcoal cone with a cloud of fairy floss. But don't stop there; add some popping candy, flame-toasted marshmallows and caramel popcorn to make it soft serve really pop! 

Locations: Multiple throughout Sydney—check out Aqua S Locations for more details. 

13. Kürtősh

Kurtosh Hungarian Chimney Cakes
Hungarian Chimney Cakes

An institution Sydney-wide, Kürtősh are most famous for their Hungarian Chimney Cakes (aka Kürtőskalács) but also sell a wide range of other drool-worthy and insta-worth desserts.

From rich, fudgy chocolate slices to featherlight cheesecakes and fruity gluten-free sponges, Kürtősh has something for everyone.

Locations: Multiple throughout Sydney—check out Kürtősh's Locations for more details. 

14. Old School Kafey

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The incredible Shibuya brick toast from Old School Kafey.

You know you're in for a sweet treat when you're visiting a cafe that only serves sweet treats. 

Old School Kafey in Haymarket serves some of the best Korean desserts in Sydney, including their famous bing soo (shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings) and Shibuya toast, aka brick toast.

Their sweet concoctions are the real deal when it comes to Korean desserts and have to be seen (and eaten!) to be believed. Our favourite is their Matcha Brick Toast - yum! 

Location: 459 Pitt St, Haymarket

15. Social Hideout

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Rose Panna Cotta from Social Hideout.

With two locations to choose from, every day is a good day for a delicious dessert in Sydney at Social Hideout.

Along with dishing up incredible desserts (that you've no doubt spotted on Instagram and thought, where can I get one of those!), Social Hideout wow their patrons with incredibly beautiful interiors. With dishes like hotcakes, waffles, Ferrero Rocher French Toast, colourful chia bowls and, of course, their famous Rose Panna Cotta on the menu, it's easy to see how sweet tooths across Sydney are being satisfied at Social Hideout.

Parramatta - Shop 2A/20 Victoria Road
Waterloo - 25-33 Allen Street

16. Shadow Baking

Shadow baking
The Pavlova Tart


Head into the heart of Darlinghurst to discover Shadow Baking, the latest sensation from three of Gelato Messina's culinary wizards (so you know they know their stuff). 

This bakery is quickly becoming a legend for its mouthwatering creations that blend innovation with indulgence.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a buttery brioche bursting with pandan custard or a pretzel croissant Rueben sandwich that redefines flavour boundaries - not to mention their twice-baked chocolate, roasted hazelnut croissant, and a daring Vegemite, avocado, and fermented chilli scroll that will have you coming back for more.

Location: 243 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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