There are some people out there who have a ‘no dessert’ policy. You probably know one—every time you go out for dinner, they refuse to go halvesies in the crème brulee with you. When you go for coffee, they don’t get a slice of cake as well. And when you walk past Chi Cho gelato, they don’t get any—not even one scoop. We don’t know how they do it, how they muster up that kind of willpower and self-restraint when faced with some delicious sugary goodness.
But there are some desserts you just have to try once. Because after all, life is too short to not have dessert.
Here are the best Perth bucket list desserts you must try at least once.
Toasted S’Moreo | Sugar & Nice
The name of this dessert says it all really, doesn’t it? A s’more is an old-school dessert where you melt marshmallows and sandwich them between two cookies. The folks at Sugar & Nice have gone that one step further, and made decadent s’more with everybody’s favourite cookie—the Oreo. Run, don’t walk.
Dessert Board | The Flour Factory
Why just get try one dessert when you can try three? If you’re after an ultimate bucket list dessert, then you need to get around The Flour Factory’s dessert board. As the name suggests, it’s a board of their signature desserts, which includes a choc coconut ‘sable’ (kind of like shortbread) with choc-coconut genache; passionfruit brulee with hazelnut and coffee meringue; and the strawberry fields, which is strawberries topped with milk crumb, elderflower cream, hibiscus and lime.
Cookie Cup | Mrs S
Maylands and Highgate
Don’t you hate it when crockery gets in the way of your dessert? Well the good people at Mrs S hate it too, which is why they have invented their cookie cup. Yes, you guessed it—it’s a cup-shaped chocolate chip cookie, filled with ice-cream, and then drizzled with melted milk chocolate and sprinkled with 100’s and 1000’s. If that doesn’t make you happy, nothing will.
Dessert Pizza | Magna Pizza
Magna Pizza stay true to Italian tradition with their attitude to food, claiming that the meal isn’t over in Italy until something sweet (or dolce) hits the tongue. We are all about that, and think Magna’s dessert pizza is just the thing to finish your meal. A deliciously sweet home-made woodfired pizza base, covered in Nutella, and topped with strawberries and cream.
Caramel Sandwich | Whisk Creamery
Subiaco and Northbridge
This will be the best sandwich you ever eat. One of Whisk Creamery's homemade cronuts is sliced in half to make a sandwich. The filling is salted caramel gelato, and your ‘sandwich’ is then topped with fresh whipped cream and salted caramel sauce. Omg.
Bomboloni | Lena Lu
Dessert master Lena Lu has introduced the people of Perth to bomboloni—traditional hand-made Italian donuts—and for that we are forever grateful. These aren’t just your average donuts, by the way. There has been a lot of traditional Italian love and care go in to these. There are a few flavours to choose from, but the salted caramel and Italian custard bomboloni really takes the cake (dessert pun intended.)
Waffle Tower | Jersey Jack Gelato
If you are a fan of waffles (so, if you have a soul) you have to head down to Jersey Jack Gelato for their waffle tower. Perhaps take a fellow waffle-lover with you, because this is a mighty big dessert. Weighing in at one kilogram, it's three layers of freshly baked waffles, topped with Jersey Jack’s signature gelato, and then covered with drizzles of melted milk chocolate.
Chu Puff | Chu Bakery
The guys at super hip Chu Bakery come up with some very innovative dessert concoctions, and the Chu puff is no exception. The flavours rotate, but basically all you need to know is that it is a choux pastry puff with the top cut off; filled up until it's overflowing with some sort of deliciousness such as Valrhona chocolate, Chantilly cream or hazelnut praline; then the ‘lid’ is popped back on the top, and adorned with something fun like a stick of nougat.
Tiramisu Affogato | HangOut On 20 Preston
Can’t decide between gelato, coffee or tiramisu? Luckily for you, you can get all three at HangOut On 20 Preston. All of your three favourite ingredients in one delectable concoction. Yes.
Salted Peanut Caramel Tart | Mary Street Bakery
Highgate and West Leederville
Everyone’s heard of salted caramel, but PEANUT salted caramel? Now that’s a flavour combo you don’t hear about very often. The crew at Mary Street Bakery have developed this innovative creation, with their salted peanut caramel tart. A crumbly chocolate tart shell, filled with deliciously gooey peanut salted caramel, and covered with a chocolate ‘lid’.
Ice-Cream Sandwich | Piggy Food Co
As their name would indicate, don’t go to Piggy Food Co. if you’re trying to cut back on the ol’ calories. If you’re having a treat yo’self day however, then go there immediately, if not sooner. Their ice-cream sandwich is hands-down a bucket list dessert to try—choc chip cookies, filled with whatever flavour ice-cream the team have chosen as their flavour of the day.
Dessert Degustation | The Trustee Bar & Bistro
Do your sweet tooth a favour and head to The Trustee for their dessert degustation. It’s a five-course sugar extravaganza of seasonal dessert dishes. And you don’t have to feel guilty about succumbing to your sugar cravings, because going to a degustation is really quite fancy and cultured.
Honeycake | The Honeycake
This traditional Czech layered delicacy is all handmade from scratch in small batches in The Honeycake’s bakery in Fremantle. The dedicated team hand roll every single layer by rolling pin, bake them in small batches and assemble layer by layer with fresh made caramel. The top layer is then decorated with ground walnuts and honey crumbs. It's basically a work of art.
Baklava | Boucla Kafenion
This is the best baklava you’ll get without having to catch a flight to Greece. Boucla’s baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made with layers of filo and filled chopped nuts and all held together with delicious gooey honey.
Dessert Spread | Old Faithful Bar & BBQ
The team at Old Faithful know it can be hard to make a dessert decision, which is why they offer their Dessert Spread. It’s a selection of all three of their delectable desserts, which includes a banana stout cream pie; a chocolate honeycomb mudcake and the famous Old Faithful s’more.
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Image credit: Piggy Food Co.