Canberra’s newest casual eatery, Dessert Castle, opens its doors to the public today.
The owners have spent the better part of a year creating a themed venue that lives up to its regal namesake, with stone walls, chandeliers, creeping ivy and an archway leading into the seating area.
The menu is extensive; with co-founder Chuan Wong explaining that the restaurant’s aim is to be “the ultimate dessert destination”. The types of sweets on offer range from individual cheesecakes and tarts to gourmet chocolates to frozen yogurt with all the toppings you can imagine. If you’re looking for something savoury, there are also burgers and salads available, and you can wash everything down with a hot beverage from the coffee station.
Prices are very reasonable, with cakes priced at $6.50, chocolates at $2 and frozen yogurt charged by weight. “One of our main target markets is university students, so we want to keep our prices very competitive”, says Wong. The low price point paired with the ambiance of the venue should make the restaurant an attractive option for causal dates, post movie snacks and late night sweet tooth cravings.
Located on the corner of Childers Lane and Hutton Street in Civic, this is the flagship Dessert Castle, which will act as a concept store with the aim of creating a chain of restaurants.
Dessert Castle is open 8am-10pm weekdays and 10am-10pm Saturdays.