5 Classic Dessert Places in Sydney

Looking for your next sweet fix? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a round up of 5 classic dessert spots in Sydney. We've visited countless number of places to know which are worthy of your sweet tooth and which aren't! These cafes, bakeries and shops are old-time institutions which can satisfy your cravings any day.

Max Brenner

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Gelatissimo, 13 locations across Sydney

Gelato Sydney

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You can't beat a scoop (or two) of gelato to satisfy your sweet tooth. With over 40 flavours, there's something for everyone in the fam! They have locations Sydney wide, so visit your nearest store next time your craving an icy treat!

Must try: Dragonfruit and Lychee Gelato ($5.60), 96% Sugar Free Chocolate Gelato ($5.60)

Locations: https://gelatissimo.com.au/find-us/

Opening hours: Dependent on store. Ranges from 10am to 12am.


Pancakes on the Rocks, 5 locations across Sydney

Pancakes Sydney

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What's better than warm, fluffy pancakes on a winter's night? A popular late night spot since it first opened in 1975, Pancakes on the Rocks has since expanded beyond its namesake. Besides pancakes they also offer crepes and savoury dishes for those wanting a full meal.

Must try: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes ($19.95), Apple Crumble Pancakes ($14.95)

Locations: https://pancakesontherocks.com.au/locations/

Opening hours: Dependent on store. Ranges from 7am to 2am.


Kurtosh, 6 locations across Sydney

Kurtosh Sydney

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No one can walk past Kurtosh without stopping by to take a whiff of their chimney cakes. We can assure you it is worth the 15-25 minute wait it takes to bake each Kürtőskalács (the traditional name for the Hungarian pastry) fresh. Besides their signature chimney cake, Kurtosh also offers a variety of slab cakes known for being sold by the weight. 

Must try: Nutella Kurtosh ($9.50)

Locations: https://kurtosh.com.au/locations

Opening hours: Dependent on store. Ranges from 7am to 11pm.


Max Brenner, 9 locations across Sydney

Chocolate Dessert Sydney

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Having been on the scene since 2000, Max Brenner are masters in creating chocolate desserts. This is a great place to come with your friends and devour chunks of oozing chocolate together! Feel like a kid again with chocolate churning all around you.

Must try: Sharing Platter ($30.95), Chocolate Fondue for Two ($39.95)

Locations: https://maxbrenner.com.au/find-a-dessert-bar/

Opening hours: Dependent on store. Ranges from 8am to 12am.


San Churro, 6 locations across Sydney

Churros Sydney

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Made fresh in store, these Spanish donuts are covered in cinnamon sugar and baked to be dipped in melted Chocolate. Whether you opt for a fancy snack pack or regular churros and dips, you are bound to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Must try: Cookie Butter Filled Churro ($6.50), Churros for Two (17.95)

Locations: https://www.sanchurro.com/find-store/

Opening hours: Dependent on store. Ranges from 10am to 11pm.


So, which classic dessert place will you go to first? Let us know if we've missed any long-standing institutions which have dominated the Sydney dessert scene in the past few decades.

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