Crave a good dessert fix every now and then? What better time to indulge than when on holidays! Although do you even need a reason to treat yourself and your loved ones? With no objections here, read on to discover the Gold Coast’s sweetest dessert hotspots.
BUBBO DESSERT – SWEET LITTLE CAFÉ
Bubble Waffles or egg waffles founded in Hong Kong has made it to the streets of Surfers Paradise. Served warm, the signature Bubbo Dessert waffle cone’s crispy outside and chewy inside, topped with your favourite ice cream and choc top combos is truly a match made in foodie heaven.
Not only are these beautifully presented waffles worthy of your tastebuds and your Instagram feed, but so too is the store’s pastel pink and green interior, making its extended name, Little Sweet Café quite fitting.
Opt for the Super Oreo Waffle (loaded with crushed Oreo in the waffle pockets, chocolate sauce, ice cream and topped Oreo crumbed pieces), or the Devilish Delish (all choc everything, including classic Australian Tim Tams) and thank us later.
If you haven’t yet stepped in the doors of a Max Brenner, the store’s façade and chocolate-inspired, Willy Wonka-like interior will be sure to get your blood sugar levels racing. It’s even fit with oversized (and mesmerising) chocolate mixing vats and a mini gift shop to really get all the senses going.
OH MY, WAFFLE
Following on the waffle train, we can’t go past newcomer, Oh My, Waffle in Burleigh Heads. With a passion for dessert making, two Gold Coast locals and friends have created a delightful sweet escape just metres from the iconic Burleigh Heads Beach and James Street, in celebration of our sugar affair.
Dishing up a range of golden waffle variations like Alice in Waffleland, Blame it on the Berry! and Banana Bounty Hunter, along with a range of Crazy Shakes and sweet and savoury breakfast options (you guessed it, maple and crispy bacon), we guarantee you’ll have found your happy place.
PANCAKE DINER & PANCAKES IN PARADISE
Are pancakes your holy grail of desserts? Check out Pancakes In Paradise at Surfers Paradise or Pancake Dinner in The Strand at Coolangatta in the City’s South. Emanating vibes from Cooly Rocks On and old school diners from the 1920s, this pancake powerhouse offers an all-round fun and affordable family dining experience.
Chocolate lovers of the young and young at heart can indulge in (our top pick) the Chocolate Juliette Pancakes – a stack of 2 chocolate pancakes, chocolate ice cream and chocolate fudge with whipped cream, sprinkled with tiny chocolate chunks. Traditional all you can eat pancakes are also just $10 per person, 7 days a week! #challengeaccepted
COWCH DESSERT & COCKTAIL BAR
The name inspired from their menu offering of dairy delights and their signature pink ottomans that create their boutique store vibe, Cowch Dessert & Cocktail Bar is another must-visit for your next sweet soirée.
Not only can you choose your own indulgent toppings on your ‘Naked Pop’ Magnum-like ice cream, Guilty Pleasure (alcoholic) Shakes also grace the heavenly menu for adults. Located on the ground level of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, stop off after a day of shopping and try the Nutella Espresso Martini, Unicorn Gin Cocktail or classic Irish Coffee, while the kids tuck into a Crepe-Tella or Party Pizza – say no more. Gluten-free and vegan menu options are also available, so no one needs to miss out!
The emergence of the famed Caramilk Cadbury Chocolate has also born a new dessert creation at the Bar. We can confirm the Caramilk Pancake Stack – Cadbury Caramilk squares and shortbread crumble staked between three pancakes, topped with Caramelised condensed milk ice cream, caramel sauce, and Caramilk squares – is nothing short of a-ma-zing! But get in quick – it’s available for a limited time only.
Located on Lavarack Road, in front of the patrolled beachfront at Nobby Beach, lies locals favourite BSKT Café. With great coffee and wholesome breakfast and lunch options, this chic-industrial style café is also home to the popular Cocowhip – a vegan & dairy-free ice cream made from all-natural coconut water, coconut oil and loads of other nutritious ingredients. It’s just like good ol’ soft-serve ice cream but minus the lactose and calories… it’s a yes from us.
The Vegan Protein Brownie with Cocowhip will surprise and delight, as will the Chocolate Fondant, Peach Cobbler with Cocowhip and Cocowhip and Acai, topped with seasonal fruits and salted caramel sauce.
Enjoy a long breakfast on-site or grab a bowl to-go and head down to Nobby Beach for some fun in the sun.
Whether you’re here for a short time or a long time, don’t go past these options for a (sugary) good time right here on the Gold Coast.
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