Do you ever just really, really, really need some cheesecake? We get that feeling around three or four times a day, so we’re very familiar with Sydney’s cheesecake scene. Feast your eyes on this lot!
Global baking icon Uncle Tetsu has finally reached Australia, bringing soft and creamy joy to all who enter his bustling shop. These cakes are unbelievably tasty, and the scent alone should make you realise just why the place is so popular. We’d strongly suggest starting with the Honey Japanese Cheesecake and working your way through them all from there. Just remember, the store is cash only, so make sure your wallet is full before you go!
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Deriving its name from a traditional Hungarian dessert, Kürtősh mixes old-school artisan baking with a wicked dash of modern flair. This is proper top-of-the-line stuff, and the Cookies & Cream Cheesecake is one of the best we’ve ever tried. The cakes here are sold by weight instead of by the slice – which is perfect for those times you need about a kilo of cake to make it through the day! – and their offering changes regularly. So it’s worth checking back to see what’s fresh on any given day.
“Oooo this place is the best! Whilst the content might be weird (you pay for a slice of cake by its weight) they treats they sell here are filled with love, passion and sugar – duh. I love the interior which is very much Swedish minimalistic with wood and glass, plus you can see them baking while you’re eating.. That’s my kind of café. For a total Instagram-worthy bakery run, get on it!” – Nnyy
Tucked away at the end of Chippendale’s bustling Spice Alley, KOI is every dessert lover’s dream. Run by former MasterChef contestant Reynold Poernomo, every single item on the menu is divine – and often a twist on the ordinary. The Burnt Orange Cheesecake is no exception. Deconstructed for extra fanciness, it may not look how you expect a cheesecake to look. But with its sweet, creamy goodness, it’s exactly how you want a cheesecake to taste. And from there, all that will matter is how quickly you can go and order seconds!
“Exquisite desserts. Presentation is so beautiful on the plate that I didn’t want to dig in. A bit pricey but it is what we are paying for. I shared a plated between myself and my friend just to try it out as usually I am not a big fan of sweets but i must admit this is worth a try as its very different and unique experience. Service lives up to the name, just feels exclusive.” – pepperpots
Pasticceria Papa has been going strong for nearly 30 years now, and once you sample their sweet treats, we guarantee you’ll understand why! A true Sydney legend, you won’t find more authentic Italian baking anywhere in town, and the Baked Ricotta Cheesecake is rightly up there with its most famous offerings. Then, of course, there’s also the lemon, blueberry, passionfruit and strawberry cheesecakes to sample. Looks like you’ll be busy!
“The best ricotta cake in the world is here. Pasties and cakes are great too.” – Nives
Lorraine’s Patisserie is one of the finest baking houses around, serving up an amazing selection of both sweet and savoury treats. They certainly make it hard to choose – but when you’ve got a craving for cheesecake, you can’t look past the New York-style lemon variety. Somehow managing to be light and fluffy and filling and hearty, it’s a marvel of culinary engineering. Plus, the ‘open kitchen’ means you can watch it being made before your very eyes!