List of Adelaide dessert places

Last updated: 21st January 2014

Ctrl+F “**new**” to find the new additions to the list. ;)

The warmer weather is finally here, day light savings in action resulting in longer summer days, more sunlight and a perfect excuse to go out with a group of friends and grab something sweet, cold and decadent!

The following is a list that I’ve compiled on most of the dessert places that are operating in Adelaide (this post has been in draft mode for months! Procrastinator >.< ). Have a squiz and see what tickles your fancy. Ice cream parlour? Dessert bar? Waffles? Strictly chocolate? It’s all here!

Steven ter Horst, Chocoatree, Cocolat, Chocolate No. 5 and Chocolate Bean

American Candy Stand Cupcake Cafe
224 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067

P 08 8431 0444

Andersen’s of Denmark
46 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8376 0055

My visit: 01
393 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8123 4646

au matin calme

Au Matin Calme
My visit: 01 02
210 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 7225 2707

The Aviary Dessert Kitchen
Clean, contemporary and fun decor. A variety of desserts, ice creams and drinks.
My visit: 01
227 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067

P 08 8332 4646
Opening hours:
Mon Closed
Tue–Sat 8pm–Late
Sun 1pm–4pm
Sun 8pm–Late


Baskin-Robbins Glenelg
33 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8295 3419

Baskin-Robbins Harbour Town
Shop K9, Harbour Town Shopping Centre
727 Tapleys Hill Road
West Beach SA 5024

P 08 8353 3238

bracegirdle's, chocolate, mclaren vale, coffee mocha latte

My visits: 01 02

Bracegirdle’s Toorak Gardens
389-391 Greenhill Rd,
Toorak Gardens SA 5065

P 08 8431 0799
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-10pm
Sat 9am-10.30pm

Bracegirdle’s Glenelg
31 Jetty Road,
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8294 8482
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 8am-9pm
Fri 8am-10pm
Sat 8.30am-10.30pm
Sun 8.30am-9pm

Bracegirdle’s McLaren Vale
Inside Oxenberry Farm Cellar Door Complex
26 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale
T: 08 8323 0188
Opening hours:
Open 7 days 10am-5pm


bts cafe, cupcakes

BTS Cafe
My visit: 01
33a Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 7220 4747
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 7:30am–4:30pm

By Blackbird
My visit: 01
100 King William Road
Goodwood SA 5034

P 08 8357 1009
Opening hours
Sun-Fri 9am-3:30pm
Thu-Sat 7:30pm-11:30pm
Sat 7pm-3:30pm

Charmer’s Cupcakery and Tea House
67 Semaphore Road
Semaphore SA 5019

P 08 8249 9818
Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu, Sun 10am-6pm
Fri-Sat 10am-late

Çikolatte Restoran
My visit: 01
81 Prospect Road
Prospect 5082

P 08 8342 2875
Opening hours:
Mon–Tue 7:30am–5pm
Wed–Fri 7:30am–Late
Sat 8am–Late
Sun 9am–5pm

133 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5001

P 08 8267 6048
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm
Sat 8am-5pm
Sun 8:30am-5pm


Chocolate Bean
My visit: 01
18 Union Street
East End Adelaide

P 08 8359 3399

chocolate @ no.5, fondue, hahndorf

Chocolate @ No.5
My visit: 01
5 Main Street
Hahndorf, 5245

P 08 8388 1835
Opening hours:
Thu-Mon 9am-5pm

chocolate taperia, churros, chilli chocolate, spanish donuts, melbourne street

Chocolate Taperia
My visit: 01
5/168 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 0403 322 881
Opening hours
7 days 7pm-12am

chocolatree fondue

My visit: 01
25 O’Connell St
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8367 0443
Opening hours
Mon–Thu 10am–11pm
Fri–Sat 10am–12am
Sun 10am–11pm

My visits: 01 02 03

Cocolat Adelaide
283 Rundle St
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8232 6133
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 10am-approx 10:30pm
Fri-Sat 10am-approx midnight

Cocolat Adelaide Airport
Level 2, Adelaide Airport
Andy Thomas Circuit
Adelaide Airport SA 5950

P 08 8234 3661
Opening hours
7 days 5am-10pm

Cocolat Balhannah
83 Main Street
Balhannah SA 5242

P 08 8388 4666
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm


Cold Rock
Ice cream where you have the option to pick ‘toppings’ and watch them smash and mix it into your ice cream of choice

Cold Rock Glenelg
Shop 12 Holdfast Walk
9 Moseley Square
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8376 2808
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm
Fri 11:30am-10:30pm
Sat 11am-11:30pm
Sun 11am-9:30pm

Cold Rock Norwood
228 The Parade
Norwood 5067 SA

P 08 8332 1070
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Creperie Bruxelles
70 Henley Beach Road
Mile End SA 5031

P 08 8354 3617
Opening hours:
Wed-Fri 7pm-11pm
Sat 12pm-12am
Sun 12pm-5pm

Dairy Bell
36 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8267 5499

dessert story

Dessert Story
My visit: 01
118 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Devour Dessert Bar
A modern twist on classic desserts. Modern and contemporary presentation; limited savoury menu but try those pork buns (if available)!!
My visits: 01 02 03 04 05
96 Prospect Road
Prospect 5082

P 0411 536 343
Opening hours
Tue–Thu 6pm–10:30pm
Fri–Sun 6pm–11pm

Dolce & Co
My visit: 01

Dolce & Co Adelaide CBD
45 Gilbert Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8410 3633
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Sat-Sun Closed

Dolce & Co Burnside
Suite 202, Level 1/447 Portrush Road
Glenside SA 5065

Dolci Galleria
125 Magill Road
Stepney SA 5069

P 08 7225 9998
Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 11am-3.30pm, 7.30pm-10pm

The Editor Dessert and Wine Bar
2-24 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8212 4160


Monthly changing menu of Asian desserts without any use of eggs!
My visits: 01 02 03 04 05
162 Goodwood Road
Goodwood SA 5034

P 08 8272 0777
Opening hours:
Mon–Tues Closed
Wed–Sun 8pm–Late

Elephant Walk
76 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8267 2006 ‎

Evercream Ye Olde Icecreamery Hahndorf
27 Main Street
Hahndorf SA 5245

P 0401 645 140
Opening hours:
7 days 11am-5pm

Evercream Ye Olde Icecreamery Campbelltown
45 Clairville Road
Campbelltown SA 5074

P 0401 645 140
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 11am-5pm
Sun Closed

42 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8294 0949
Opening hours:
7 days 10am-late

gelatissimo, belgian chocolate

Lots of ice cream and gelati flavours, also has a limited cake display fridge.

Gelatissimo Gouger Street
101 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8211 7774

Gelatissimo Rundle Street
280 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8232 4882

gelato BELLO
87 Glynburn Road
Glynde SA 5070

P 08 8336 9799
Summer opening hours:
Mon-Thu 1pm-10pm
Fri 1pm-11pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-Late
Winter opening hours:
Mon-Fri 1pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm

le carpe diem

Le Carpe Diem Cafe Creperie
Authentic French crepes
My visit: 01
230-232 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8123 7488
Opening hours:
Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 8am-5pm
Sun 9am-5pm

The Mac Factory
Specialises in macarons with an expanding menu
190b Hutt Street (Above the post office)
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8223 3887
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed-Sun 10am-7pm

Menchies Elizabeth Shopping Centre
50 Elizabeth Way
Elizabeth SA 5112

P 61 438 839 121
Opening hours
Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm
Thu 9am-9pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Menchies Myer Centre
My visit: 01
22 Rundle Mall
Lower Ground Level – Food Court
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8212 1200
Opening hours
Mon-Thu 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-9pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Menchies Westfield Marion Centre
297 Diagonal Rd
Oaklands Park SA 5046

Opening hours
Mon, Weds 9am-5.30pm
Tue, Thu-Sat 9am-9pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Milkaholic Dessert and Breakfast Bar
My visit: 01 02
61a Edward Street
Norwood SA 5067

P 08 8431 9922
Opening hours
Wed-Fri 7:30pm-11:30pm
Sat-Sun 8am-2pm, 7:30pm-11:30pm

Mongkok Sweety
83 Gouger Street (upstairs)
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8231 9456

Mother’s Crepe
My visits: 01 02
69 Grote Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Muratti Cakes & Gateaux
My visit: 01
HUGE variety of cakes
114B Prospect Road
Prospect SA 5082

P 08 8344 9977
Opening hours
Mon–Fri 8am–5pm
Sat 8am–1.30pm
Sun Closed

Naughty Spot
206 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Nic & Rocco Patisserie & Dessert Bars – Westfield TTP
R1A – Westfield Tea Tree Plaza
976 North East Road
Modbury SA 5092

Opening hours
Mon–Sat 9am-late
Sun 11am-late

Nic & Rocco Patisserie & Dessert Bars – Norwood
2/145 The Parade
Norwood SA 5067

Opening hours
Mon–Sun 11am-late

Nic & Rocco Takeaway Patisserie
Chinatown, Corner Moonta Street and 93 Grote Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Opening hours
Mon–Sun 11am-9pm

Onyx Dessert Lounge
163 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide SA 5006

P 08 8361 7711
Opening hours
Wed-Thu 6pm-12am
Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
Sun 4pm-10pm

Passion Fruit Dessert Bar
InterContinental Adelaide
Lower Forecourt Plaza, North Terrace Adelaide

P 08 8410 2220

Patisserie Jin
Lovely cake displays, interesting concoctions.
My visits: 01 02
241 Unley Road
Malvern SA 5061

P 08 8299 9456
Opening hours:
Mon–Wed 11am–09:30pm
Thu–Sat 11am–11pm

Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen Glenelg
15- 17 Jetty Road
Glenelg SA 5045

P 08 8376 0467
Opening hours:
Sunny Days 9am-late
Chilly Days 11am-late

Royal Copenhagen Henley Beach
253 Seaview Road
Henley Beach SA 5022

P 08 8355 0995
Opening hours:
Sunny Days 9am-late
Chilly Days 11am-late

Royal Copenhagen Brighton
75-77 Jetty Road
Brighton SA 5048

Coming soon

Royal Copenhagen Semaphore
Shop 5, 13 Semaphore Road
Semaphore SA 5019

Coming soon

san churro adelaide

Chocolateria San Churro
My visit: 01

San Churro Adelaide CBD Rundle Street
Shop 5, 300 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8359 3203
Opening hours
Mon-Thu 10am-11pm
Fri-Sat 10am-1am
Sun 10am-11pm

San Churro Adelaide CBD Gouger Street
43 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Second Floor Lounge
My visit: 01
116 Flinders Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Sir Cafe
Level 1, 238A Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 7pm-11pm
Fri-Sat 7pm-12am
Sun 4pm-10pm


Knick knack decor, register/till reminds me of something out of harry potter. Get your classic favourite desserts here.
My visit: 01
108 King William Rd
Goodwood SA 5034

P 08 8272 6170

St Louis House Of Fine Ice Cream and Dessert

St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert
My visit: 01
19 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8212 2621
Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 7.30am-11pm

steven ter horst, chocolatier

Steven ter Horst
My visits: 01 02 03 04 05 06
256 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 7226 6216
Opening hours:
Mon Closed
Tue-Sun 9am-11pm

Brace Girdles, Devour, Aviary, Spats and Waffles

Sweet Heart Coffee House
94 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
Thu-Fri 7:30pm-11pm
Sat 7:30pm-11:30pm

Sweet Kitty Dessert Café
619A Magill Road
Adelaide SA 5072

Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 11am-late

Take Two Ice Creamery
14 Semaphore Rd
Semaphore SA 5019

P 08 8341 5033


My visit: 01
Waffle experts
Shop 2, Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000

P 08 8231 7677

Waffle King
85b Sturt Road
Dover Gardens SA 5048

P 0413 279 731
Opening hours:
Fri 6pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 11am-10pm

Yankee Cake Donuts
11 Henley Beach Road
Mile End SA 5031

P 0405 274 110
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue Closed
Wed 10am-5pm
Thu-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 9am-3pm, 5pm-8pm
Sun 9am-5pm

PHEW!! If i’m missing any places, do let me know so I can add it onto the list and check it out for myself!


19 comments for “List of Adelaide dessert places

  1. amy
    March 25, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    hi dbites, other than the places youve mentioned, you’re missing 1. mongkok sweety on gouger st, near banksa (chinese/taiwan dessert) 2. american sweet dessert bar on norwood parade, 3. mothers crepe with chatime, grote st, 4. passionfruit in intercontinental north terrace (haven’t tried), 5. second floor lounge on flinders st (chinese/malaysian dessert), 6. take two ice creamery in semaphore (ice cream/ waffles), 7. brunelli on rundle st and fellinis on o’connell do some wicked dessert pizza but theyre more restaurants at the same time i guess, 8. dairy bell on melbourne st (ice cream), 9. delicious desserts on o’connell inside cold rock.

    i halfheartedly started a blog of the places i went to and got bored when i saw yours, it’s soo good!! i reverted back to just taking photos and uploading them as food albums on facebook with names and places :P

    adelaide is soo small, maybe one day ill find out who you are! in the meantime keep up the good work!! :)


    • dee
      March 26, 2012 at 6:31 AM

      Thanks for the input! Looks like I need to update the list. :)

      Would love to see your pics and where you’ve eaten! Thanks again.

  2. Redladybird23
    July 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Hi! Just wanted to tell you what a wonderful comprehensive list you have! I am truly impressed :) I’ve tried most but thanks to you I’ve got a few more new ones to try!

    I also thought you may like to know (to update your list) that a couple of places are no longer… the Cold Rock at Marion (I know this for sure, not sure about the Glenelg one), and Delicious Desserts on O’Connell (I saw from a facebook update).

  3. Redladybird23
    July 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    oh, and there’s also Charmer’s Cupcakery and Teahouse – 67 Semaphore Rd, Semaphore.

    • dee
      July 6, 2012 at 2:01 AM

      Thanks so much for dropping by! I’ve updated the list. :)

  4. January 20, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I always come back to this when I’m in need of dessert suggestions, thanks so much for putting it together! Makes it so convenient :D

    Though there is new one on O’Connell Street, you may have heard of it already but it’s called Onyx Dessert Lounge. Love the customer service there and the presentation of the desserts are amazing! Check it out sometime when you’re free hehe.

    • dee
      January 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      No problem! Glad it’s come in handy for readers.

      Yup, Onyx is on the list. I did drop in for a visit at the end of last year but didn’t take any photos so no blog post. A very snazzy spot indeed. :)

  5. February 14, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    I like this list… didn’t realise there were so many! But could you expand and tell us what you liked/didn’t like about each one? That would be a great help! ;)

    • dee
      February 14, 2013 at 4:37 AM

      I haven’t been to all the dessert places listed but for the ones that I have been to, I have linked my experience below the title of the dessert place.
      Eg. Steven ter Horst
      My visits: 01 02 03 04 05 06 … Not hard to know which place is my favourite, hehe! Hope that helps. :)

  6. Eden
    June 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    This is absolutely great, I’m trying to visit all dessert places near me and this has been amazing help (I have it saved as a link on my phone aha) thankyou!

    • dee
      June 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Haha thanks! Glad to know that it’s been of some help to someone! :P

      I, too, have to resort back to this list every now and then!

  7. June 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Looks like some lovely places to grab something sweet. I am hoping to go to Adelaide in a couple of months so will be sure to check these out if I get there.

    • dee
      July 17, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Hopefully this list will be of some help! Enjoy your visit :)

  8. July 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    What a great list of dessert places! I’ve always wanted to do up a list – and I might when I have time.
    I am a devoted desserts fan and can list out dessert places on the top of my head but it’s so useful to have a list to send to people =P

    I’d like to add Dolci Galleria (on Magill Road) to your list and Sir Cafe is also another one on Rundle St. that is new and interesting ;). (I did up some posts on it:

    A nagging boyfriend got me started on this new blog, so it’s still a work in progress – but it’s been fun. Your blog is very inspiring!

    • dee
      July 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Awesome, thanks! It’s so hard to keep up with all the new dessert places popping up and around Adelaide, I sometimes even have to rely on this list when I want to try something new and different! :P

  9. 5ilver
    September 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Hi there,

    Cool list! Quick update for you though; Sugarbowl is no longer, it is now a Taiwanese Noodle place (worth checking out i might add).

    I find restaurants like Red Ochre, The Sebel Playford, Windy Point makes pretty damn good desserts. Also, the Regency Tafe on Days Road is worth a looksee too.

    • dee
      October 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      Oh cool!

      Thank you so much for the update! :)

      I’ve always wanted to check out the restaurant at Regency TAFE, I might have to bump it up on my ‘to try’ list. Thanks again! :)

  10. Sssweet
    March 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Thanks for this list. I’m the social secretary for my choir and trying to organise a dessert crawl is hard without knowing all the places, but this list is really great. I haven’t even heard of most of them. Thanks so much!

    • dee
      March 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      You’re welcome! I’m glad it can be of use to someone. Enjoy! :)

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