Best Dessert In Canberra?

TheBron 21 September 2008 29

I dont have a kitchen, and dinners out can get exxy, with entrees, mains and desserts (if you’re hungry) so my fiance and are are going to do a few “dessert dates” and see how they go.

Just wondering where you would vote the “best dessert” in Canberra.

IMHO Peppered Prawn has THE BEST sticky date I have found in Canberra so far.


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Darth Weston Darth Weston 1:57 pm 09 Jul 11

The original post is three years old and I’m looking for help in regard to desserts! You know the situation- the restaurant is great but their desserts are boring. Main course is over and you cannot face the “cheesecake or black forest cake” option AGAIN! Where do you go in Canberra for your sugary hit of goodness that isn’t the Chocolate sundae at Maccas? Are the posts on this page still current recommendations or is there somewhere better now?

astrojax astrojax 8:45 pm 22 Sep 08

mezzalira was always a good bet for dessert – haven’t been for a while so nice to see it gets a gig from grundy above… mamma tossolini used to – or still does? – make the cakes for her son’s eponymous joint and i had the third best tiramisu i ever ate there – several times! and bernadette’s used to make a great beetroot chocoloate flourless cake that was to die for… sad.

Xanthomyza Xanthomyza 2:33 pm 22 Sep 08

How about a black sticky rice pudding with coconut milk at Lemon Grass Thai in Civic? The sticky rice desserts at Kopi Tiam in Manuka or Ayutthaya in Belconnen are also excellent.

caf caf 10:33 am 22 Sep 08

The Banana Katsu at Wagamama is probably the best thing on their menu. The Ginger Room at OPH do some really nice and interesting desserts.

MissB MissB 10:29 am 22 Sep 08

A friend and I always go to Zbrasserie in tuggers. they have a great selection of deserts and usually one as a special as well. the tequila orange and lemon sorbet was AMAZING!

LH LH 9:54 am 22 Sep 08

The best dessert by far, and my partners and mine’s favourtie, is the caremelised banana and almond calzone at Lunico in Kingston. Great atmosphere, and great wait staff too!

grundy grundy 9:18 am 22 Sep 08

All the deserts at Mezzalira.

http://www.mezzalira.com.au/

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 9:09 am 22 Sep 08

I don’t get out much any more, but I have fond memories of a Frozen After Dinner Mint at Belluci’s

No no no! The “signature” After Dinner Mint used to be mind-bogglingly delicious. The last time I went to Bellucci’s it was a shocker. Read my comments on post for a recap:

http://the-riotact.com/?p=2484

I think Belluci’s in Dickson is closed for refurb. but I’d steer clear of them when they re-open.

As for desserts which are great – despite other people’s comments, the desserts in Koko Black are some of the nicest I;ve ever had (albeit quite expensive). The hot chocolate affogato and the chocolate mousse is amazing.

diprotodon diprotodon 7:38 am 22 Sep 08

Ethiopia Down Under in Pearce does awesome home made icecreams, and my perennial favourite, Outsider Cafe and Gallery in Captains Flat (its 50km away, but worth the drive) has the most incredible pancake stacks, iced chocolates and berry whips. Ring ahead before making the journey.

peter@home peter@home 1:59 am 22 Sep 08

goodberry’s in erindale for frozen custard – suitably rich and in a takehome pack, best cassata in town is at la scala – not a home brand, the real deal made on the premises..

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:20 am 22 Sep 08

crabb said :

I think you’ll find that both Rubee’s and Belluci’s have gone from Dickson.

And isn’t that a shame.

/sarcasm

b2 b2 10:59 pm 21 Sep 08

yeh, the place where Belluci’s was is supposedly becoming some sort of bar/fancy drinking spot

crabb crabb 10:44 pm 21 Sep 08

I think you’ll find that both Rubee’s and Belluci’s have gone from Dickson.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:19 pm 21 Sep 08

Chocolate Mousse fans will also like the Yalla version, generally available from your smaller independent type supermarkets. It is even richer than the Koko Black variety, but I actually like it more. Ten bucks for a smallish-sized tub means it isn’t exactly cheap either, but as Molly Meldrum would say “do yourself a favour”.

canberra towie canberra towie 9:46 pm 21 Sep 08

TheBron said :

Wow,
I acutally came here looking for help but instead got abused for things I dont have control of, like the facilities in the accomodation I can afford.quote]

Sorry mate i was only mucking around !

Goodberrys at the erindale shops is great but be prepared to wait there most nights it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get to the counter
Every thing from the frozen custard tonatchos and hotdogs everything is yummy there !!

TheBron TheBron 9:35 pm 21 Sep 08

Wow!! Yeah!
There is Rubee’s In Dickson but the place has really gone downhill – its like a cold rock
ANd actually I do recall the mousse being nice- just wans’t impressed with the rest

Holden, good calls – my fiances fav desserts 🙂

Aurelius Aurelius 9:32 pm 21 Sep 08

TheBron,
Regardless of your reasons for the post, this post is a fabulous idea (I came in here to browse coz I’d seen Holden use the words “Chocolate Mousse”)
Holden, I-filed & JR’s suggestions sound good. I look forward to seeing what other suggestions come out.
(In Brissy, where I lived for much of this decade, there were dessert-only cafes. They were wonderful, and their ice-cream sundaes topped with what can only be described as a ‘shard’ of chocolate were divine. I was very disappointed last month when I went back there to find my former regular one was now an office building under construction. It’d be nice if Canberra could develop a similar type of venue)

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 7:27 pm 21 Sep 08

The Chocolate Mousse at Koko Black. Divine!

The Creme Brulee at Anise is close to perfection, but doesn’t really suit the budget option. If you can make it there for a full meal, though, I highly recommend it.

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 7:19 pm 21 Sep 08

There are two obvious choices in civic, the BP and the Shell. Otherwise your in canberra, there is no place to go.

TheBron TheBron 5:33 pm 21 Sep 08

Yeah, I know a lot of places that just have the same carbon copy desserts, so was hoping for somewhere different, with a bit of atmosphere.
He loves mint 🙂 Will have to wait until they finish renovating.
I LOVE gelato, but he’s not a fan 🙁 Maybe I’ll have a date for one 😛

Thanks all! Keep them coming if you want – that way everyone can have a list of ideas!

In the end its just a cheaper way for me to eat out and be romantic – no need for drinks and its easier to share whilst remaining romantic.

I have appeared at home with a bucket of baskin and robbins when he had his wisdom teeth out 😀

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