Top 10 Desserts to Try in Brisbane

We all fall victim to those sweet cravings, so sit back and relax, we've got you covered with these top 10 desserts in Brisbane.

It’s that moment when the only way to satisfy the craving is the ultimate sweet fix.

Don’t fret, here’s a list that will have you sorted pronto with a dessert that will fill every inch of your need and more.

Looking for a warm, happy place where you can share dessert with your friends? You’ll discover it at Passion Tree in Brisbane’s CBD where a stack of salted caramel pancakes or a peanut butter cuppa awaits.

Heart-shaped brownies, I Heart Brownies, Australia
Heart-shaped brownies from I Heart Brownies (©Roshan Sukhla)

Slip into Fortitude Valley’s Bakery Lane to find I Heart Brownies and brownie love like no other. Try these heart-shaped treats on their own or as an ice cream sandwich. Flavours include cherry coconut, Turkish delight and Nutella with a soft centre.

Ice cream that tastes like lemon meringue pie? Yes, this does exist, and you’ll find it at Nitrogenie located at South Bank and Indooroopilly. Using liquid nitrogen, these folk come up with some amazing flavours including red velvet cream, granny’s apple pie and golden syrup.

The strawberry panna cotta combination from Bacchus
The strawberry panna cotta combination from Bacchus (Courtesy Bacchus)

For dessert with style head to Bacchus for a strawberry panna cotta combination with fresh strawberries, lemon meringue puffs, candied strawberry and rosewater cannelloni. Find it upstairs at Rydges, South Bank.

Beloved by locals, Dello Mano is known for luxury Belgian chocolate brownies that melt in your mouth. With flavours such as coconut and lime, peanut butter luxury and honey caramelised macadamia, it’s not hard to work out the secret behind their success. You’ll find it almost impossible to resist their range of cakes, tarts and truffles as well. Find them at a new store in Tattersalls Arcade off the Queen Street Mall and also in Doggett Street, Teneriffe.


Pot plant tiramisu at Popolo, Australia
Pot plant tiramisu at Popolo (Courtesy Popolo)

Is it a pot plant or dessert? The most popular treat at River Quay’s Popolo will have you thinking until you dig your spoon into their creamy tiramisu cleverly disguised as a pot plant.

You’ll want to go naked at Cowch in South Brisbane, but only for their naked popsicles that you can dip into salted caramel, milk, dark or white chocolate and then there are the toppings. Still hungry? How about a dessert pizza or a churros platter?

Delectable dessert at Pony, Australia
Delectable dessert at Pony (Courtesy Pony)

Would a slice of chocolate crunch cake with Belgian dark chocolate mousse, chocolate biscuit base, praline and cornflake crunch do it for you? Get on your horse and head to Pony on the top level of Eagle Street Pier to satisfy that craving.

An ice cream parlour like no other, Mister Fitz’s original recipe ice cream sandwiches are the sort of dessert you’ll dream about. First, you choose your cookies, then your ice cream, maybe banana, brown sugar and bacon, and then top it with crushed crisps and salted caramel drizzle. Are you getting the Fitz feeling? If you can’t fit a sandwich in, there’s always a cone or cup. Find Mister Fitz in Fortitude Valley and at South Bank.

The iconic Soufflé from ARIA Restaurant, Australia
The iconic Soufflé from ARIA Restaurant (Courtesy ARIA Restaurant)

You’ll have to allow 20 minutes, but ARIA's iconic soufflé that has been on their menu since the restaurant opened at Eagle Street Pier is well worth the wait. This winter it is sticky date soufflé with caramel custard, but the flavour changes with the seasons. It comes out in a copper pot and the waiter pours custard into the centre creating that moment.