While the marriage between cheese and dessert has its roots in Ancient Greece, the humble cheesecake has evolved over the centuries and rightly found its place on menus and in bellies around the world. From supermarket freezers to gourmet patisseries, we've scoured Sydney to find Sydney's best cheesecakey desserts.
PASTICCERIA PAPA | HABERFIELD
No list of cheesecakes in Sydney would be complete without the famed ricotta cheesecake from Papa's. For a variation on the original, try the blueberry, passionfruit, and strawberry versions. And save us a slice while you're at it!
LORRAINE'S PATISSERIE | CBD
Gain popularity points with your friends and co-workers at the next "bring a plate" event with a cheesecake from Lorraine's Patisserie. We can't get enough of Lorraine's signature date tart which is light in texture but big in flavour. New York cheesecake fans, be sure to try the lemon version – it's delish!
SWEET INFINITY | CBD
The cheesecakes at Sweet Infinity are a little atypical. With not-so-traditional flavours like Bacio chocolate hazelnut, crème caramel and Mars bar, Sweet Infinity's cheesecakes are deliciously different.
BRIDGE ST GARAGE | CBD
For a rich, indulgent take on the New York cheesecake, you can't beat a slice at Bridge St Garage. It's naughty and nice at the same time!
ST. HONORE BAKERY | MOSMAN
This little French influenced bakery serves mouthwatering breads and pastries. But it's St. Honore's marble cheesecake that keeps us coming back for more!
KÜRT?SH | RANDWICK
Cheesecake flavours get a bit of a makeover at Kürt?sh, - with variations like lemon crumble and white chocolate and passionfruit with a macadamia coconut base to get you salivating. And don't forget the cookies and cream, it's a crowd favourite!
CHRISTOPHER'S CAKE SHOP | SURRY HILLS
The light cinnamon cheesecake on a shortbread base is a testament to Christopher's longstanding legacy as a fixture in the Australian baking scene. We're obsessed!
FLOUR AND STONE | WOOLLOOMOOLOO
Flour and Stone's ethos of wholesome simplicity is present in their creamy ricotta cheesecake. Light, delicious with the right amount of sweetness, Flour and Stone do the humble cheesecake proud.
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