Somewhere along the line, Brisbane got the memo that salted caramel was an exceptional addition to just about everything.
From obvious choices (like cronuts and brownies), to the more unusual (milkshakes and cocktails), to the downright creative (chicken and dumplings), there are enough new salted caramel delights around town to take you from a salty-sweet breakfast right through to dinner.
Here are our pick of Brisbane's best salted caramel delights.
The Salted Caramel Cronut
Flour & Chocolate | Morningside
As if salted caramel donuts weren’t impressive enough, Flour & Chocolate have taken salted caramel to a new level with salted caramel cronuts.
Pancakes With Banana And Salted Caramel
Rogue Bar + Bistro | Newstead
Breakfast-lovers will be happy to hear that most important meal of the day hasn’t escaped the salted caramel phenomenon! The Rogue Bar + Bistro have managed to combine traditional breakfast ingredients with the controversial flavours that will have even the biggest breakfast skippers looking forward to it.
Salted Caramel Brownies
I Heart Brownies | Fortitude Valley
No one can say no to brownies, especially if they’re from Bakery Lane’s brownie experts, I Heart Brownies! Now on their premium brownie list, salted caramel can also be enjoyed in true I Heart Brownies style
The Salted Caramel Pina Colada
Alfred and Constance | Fortitude Valley
Named the lovechild of 1954’s Pina Colada and 1956’s Zombie, the Salted Caramel Colada is one of Alfred and Constance’s craziest concoctions, and an exciting addition to their extensive range of cocktails at their tiki bar.
Salted Caramel And Peanut Butter Milkshake
Shady Palms | Stones Corner
With milkshakes taking over the city, it was inevitable that at least one of them would incorporate the salted caramel flavours in to these dairy extravaganzas, and Shady Palms has done it exceptionally well!
Salted Caramel Gyoza
Harajuku Gyoza | Fortitude Valley
The Japanese know how to combine their sweet and savouries better than anyone else! After enjoying pork and chicken Gyozas, treat yourself to some salted caramel, Harajuku Gyoza’s specialty dessert.
Salted Caramel Popcorn Chicken
Tomahawk Bar and Kitchen | Southbank
Nothing confuses the taste buds more than chicken with caramel… Except chicken with salted caramel at Tomahawk Bar and Kitchen! The morsels of sweet and savoury goodness are one of those “don’t knock it ‘til you try it” dishes that will leave you wondering why you agreed to only order one serving…
Salted Caramel Scroll
Red Hill Markets | Red Hill
America takes pride in their cinnamon scrolls, so of course Red Hill Markets have found a way to one up the traditional scroll by salted-caramelising it. The salted caramel scroll can only be found at the Red Hill Markets on a Sunday, so the added exclusivity makes the experience extra special.
Image credit: Louise Coghill