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The Best Desserts: Adelaide's Sweet Spots

Calling all sugar lovers, chocolate connoisseurs and pastry queens, if you're an avid lover of all things sweet and decadent, put these Adelaide dessert bars on your radar.

Shibui Dessert Bar
Shibui Dessert Bar

As hard as you may try, dessert is a delicacy that is impossible not to like. When gooey chocolatey cakes or flakey sugary pastries are served up in front of your eyes, all diets and eating plans are put to rest for just a second. If you're ready to spoil yourself and indulge in a sweet delicacy for a night, you're in the right place. This round up of the best dessert around Adelaide is for the chocoholics, those that struggle with the issue of having eyes too big for their stomach, or just the classic sweet tooth's. Adelaide's dessert scene is so sweet, it will have you melting like a fondue. 

Shibui Dessert Bar
Shibui Dessert Bar
Shibui Dessert Bar

This dessert bar nestled nicely among the hustle and bustle of Grote Street is famously known for serving up some of the most innovative and intriguing desserts that come to mind. Their ever evolving menu features sweets such as white chocolate redskin mousse, fluffy meringue bombe alaska and their famous macaron ice cream sandwiches. This really is any sweet tooth's heaven. 

2/160 Grote Street, Adelaide

Love, Stephy
Love, Stephy
Love, Stephy

Take a step through Love, Stephy's front door and enter a dessert wonderland that will have you feeling as though you are inside a ball of fairy floss. This fairytale dessert bar is fitted out head-to-toe with pink everything, from paper roses swarming the roof, to pink wallpaper and pink marble flooring fitting with the theme. Their extensive macaron flavours will have you intrigued and their petit gateaux do surely hit the spot too. 

62-68 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Eggless Dessert Cafe
Eggless Dessert Cafe
Eggless Dessert Cafe

Funnily enough, everything dished up at the Eggless Dessert Cafe is eggless. This vegan friendly, home made cafe sources local ingredients from around Adelaide to pull together some of the finest desserts brought to life. Their menu includes cakes, sundae, tarts, custards and donuts and we can assure you, you really don't need egg to create mouth watering sweets. Can't decide on what to order? Choose their tasting plate and sample your way through mini versions of all their delicious treats. 

162 Goodwood Road, Goodwood


Steven ter Horst Chocolatier
Steven ter Horst Chocolatier


Steven ter Horst Chocolatier

For the fine dining sweet tooth's, Steven ter Horst Chocolatier is certainly one to fantasise over. The smell of beautifully handcrafted artisan chocolates and petit gateau fill the room, with .... created by Mr Horst himself. Their chocolate cloud, featuring delicate chocolate mousse with vanilla cream centre and flourless sponge base or lemon cheesecake with blood orange compote centre, whipped cinnamon ganache on a coconut shortbread base is certainly what we're craving right now. 

256 Rundle Street, Adelaide

4/185 King William Road, Hyde Park

Loukoumades
Loukoumades
Loukoumades 

These bite sized, crispy, fluffy, sweet honey balls are the sensational Greek treat you didn't know you needed in your life and thankfully for Loukoumades 2 locations around Adelaide, that's made all the easier. Choose the original loukoumades that come drizzled in honey and cinnamon, or treat yourself to kinder surprise or Oreo crumble topped loukomades for the real sugar addict. 

2, 173 King William Road, Hyde Park

249 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

154 The Parade, Norwood

Red Cacao
Red Cacao
Red Cacao

This boutique chocolatier nestled away in the beautiful Stirling creates intricately crafted desserts. From chocolate blocks to Grenache and truffle all intertwined with intriguing ingredients such as mulberry, local shiraz and even chilli. If you don't have time to get your chocolate fix during the day each Friday night this quaint venue is transformed into a moody, candle lit locale, perfect for those sweet and intimate date nights.

3/41 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Chocolatree
Chocolatree
Chocolatree

A destination where fellow chocoholics come together and fantasise about the beautiful dishes chocolate is used to create. For those that struggle with the syndrome of having eyes bigger than their stomach, this is where we suggest you loosen your belt buckle and truly indulge. Would you prefer the oreo brownie with cookies ice cream and milk chocolate crushed oreos, or the sago pearls cooked in coconut cream, lychee, mango coulis & coconut sorbet?

25 O'Connell Street, Adelaide

48 Flavours
48 Flavours
48 Flavours

Because nothing truly beats a good gelato to end a big day or weekend and when there's a whole 48 Flavours of gelato to choose from you really can't go wrong. Three Adelaide locations means it's easy to get your 48 Flavours fix and for a short time 48 Flavours are hosting a limited edition Quattro formaggi gelato that features cheese inspired flavours. Are you daring?

78 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Shop 11a, Paralowie Village Shopping Centre

295 Magill Road, Magill 


Loving our round up of the best dessert in Adelaide? Surely you haven't taste tested all the best pizza around town? If you're still not satisfied and after another feast taste test the best Greek around Adelaide too.