*Disclaimer: DO NOT read this post if you’re on a diet. It will ruin it and you will hate me.
Dessert is every gal and guy’s best friend, right? Well kind of. It’s more like a frenemy (friend/enemy).
And whilst dessert may be every dieter’s worst frenemy, they don’t say ‘there’s always room for dessert’ for no reason!
So sit back, undo your jeans button, and let me guide you through some of this Sydney’s best dessert spots.
Arras’ dessert menu certainly gives a nod to creativity and ingenuity in the kitchen. They’ve got your selection of cheeses, but also Rhubarb, cranberry, raspberry and “chai,” Mascarpone, coffee ice cream and grappa jelly as well as a choice of Coffee, Tea and their famous Arras Petits Fours which are based on British childhood sweets.
Head down Victoria St, Darlinghurst on any night of the week and you’re bound to be greeted with a mile long cue out the door of Gelato Messina. If you’re a Messina-virgin, it may not seem worth the wait – but it certainly is. With classic gelato flavours galore like salted caramel and white chocolate, what die-hard Messina lovers adore the most are the specials.
Messina have been known to dish out peanut butter gelato smashed with white choc coated pretzels, milk chocolate and coconut gelato with house made lamingtons, green tea and yuzu and rosewater gelato smashed with house made baklava.
Just take one look at Hartsyard’s Instagram and you’ll be heading there faster than you can say “waiter, more cake, please!” Think Banoffee pie with cheesecake and caramelised popcorn ice-cream, Strawberries and cream, whipped goats curd, milo & rye crumb, lemon meringue, rhubarb, hibiscus, strawberry granita and thyme roasted milk chocolate and also Coconut biscuit base, orange and poppyseed cake, blood orange curd, poppyseed meringue served with yogurt and dulce de leche ice-cream.
So tell me: where is your fave dessert spot? Can be anywhere in the world!