It’s jumper weather outside, and you won’t have to worry about that pesky swimming costume for months. You know what that means? It’s dessert time! Here are five of Melbourne’s best winter desserts. Enjoy!
A distinct and impressive building, The Station Hotel combines enticing, French-influenced recipes with the very best in fresh Victorian produce. Naturally, that includes killer desserts! We’re particularly fond of the amazing bread and butter pudding, served with crème anglaise and cinnamon-flavoured ice cream. It’s rich and gooey and perfect for a chilly winter’s day.
“Large selection of steak cuts mostly between $35-50 with an even bigger drinks and wine menu. I’ve been here numerous times in the past from a quiet dinner with my wife to a slightly rowdier Christmas dinner function and oddly enough it’s always felt right for the occasion. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Book ahead!” – tongu86
Two words: Nutella. Doughnuts. We probably don’t need to say much more, but humour us anyway, because this particular venue is just as awesome as the desserts it serves up. Lui Bar is located on the 55th floor of the glitzy Rialto building, and it’s easily one the swankiest cocktail bars in town. Stunning views, gorgeous surrounds, and Nutella doughnuts. What more could you want?
“This somewhat hidden bar up in the 55th level of the Rialto building is a gem! We went there for drinks and was asked to wait downstairs at the lobby for someone to take us up. It was a fancy and sleek look which made the night amazing! Drinks and food was also fancy to live up to their name! Also you can’t miss out on the view outside. Will definitely be back!” – Oreo88
Just think: every day you get up in the cold, struggle through the usual cycle of rain/wind/arctic temperatures, and then only get home once it’s dark. You deserve a treat – and Damon Bradley is the answer. This venue is pure indulgence, and a true haven for anyone with a fondness for sweets and wine. In other words, a true haven for everyone! It’s incredibly hard to pick a favourite here, but we are rather partial to the sticky date, banana and pecan pudding. Delicious!
“A friendly dessert cafe with a book menu dedicated to all things sweet. Cakes, pancakes, waffles, sweet beverages, ice creams and the like. Lovely staff. Sizes are big though. It’s good if one is a sweet tooth but for us, it was too much and too sweet. Even the kids did not finish theirs which was unusual. Coffees were upsized. Make sure to ask for original size if that is what you are after.” – werxj
Posh desserts are fun, but sometimes you need to stuff your face with large quantities of tasty, affordable sweetness. Actually, we feel that way every day… Enter Spanish Doughnuts, a lovely churros franchise with four locations dotted around the city – so they’re never too far away. There’s pretty much nowhere better if you’re pining for a quick sugar fix.
“For those with a sweet tooth and simply want a quick bite to eat on the go, this is a great start to trying something different rather than the typical round doughnuts that we have always been having.” – looknow
Nestled away in the Adelphi Hotel, Om Nom Dessert Bar really is where pies go when they die. As well as cakes, tarts, ice creams, macarons… well, you get the idea. Try the “Sticks and Stones”, which is chocolate bark, passionfruit pebbles, Nutella, sesame choccy soil, hazelnut custard, and chocolate twigs – and it’s the stuff dreams are made of. There are heaps of other amazing options though, so if you simply can’t decide, go for the degustation. After all, why only have one dessert when you can have three?
“All the luxuries in one, amazing cocktails and desserts. Hidden away in the foyer of the Adelphi Hotel is this gem. I had a superb time at this venue as i sipped on marshmallow and nitrogen infused cocktails that came out steaming and the tastiest dessert ever with weird textures and tastes that just worked.”