Looking to satiate that sweet tooth?
Your taste buds are in for a treat with these delish Perth desserts! As you'd expect from our fave foodie city, Perth doesn't disappoint when it comes to sweet delights: from posh bakeries to luxe ice creameries, handmade choccies, and elevated fine dining fare, you’ll find plenty of desserts that are totally worth the calories!
Perth has some incredible bakeries, taking your childhood favourite desserts to the next level! Think sweet pies, filled pastries, macarons and more.
Let's start with the legendary Bindoon Bakehaus & Cafe in Chittering, who are beloved for their award-winning pies but have some serious baked dessert game going on as well. Apparently Prince Harry was a fan of the banoffee eclair, so you can eat like royalty here!
Next up, Maison St Honore in the Swan Valley, a fave spot on the Swan Valley Sweet Temptations Trail. This French-owned and operated patisserie serves up macarons, ice-cream, crepes, croissants, cakes, painstakingly handmade with love in the kitchen to French savoir-faire and recipes. For more decadent French pastries, Aurore, located at the base of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth at Elizabeth Quay is an artisanal bakery, patisserie and coffee bar that combines high quality ingredients and classic flavours in all its products.
Chu Bakery in Highgate dishes up some gorgeous baked treats like donuts and lamingtons, - perfect to enjoy as part of a picnic at Hyde Park, which is conveniently located just across the road! While Mary Street Bakery doesn't have the sheer variety of sweet treats as some other bakeries, what they do serve up is a-mah-zing: some of the best donuts, croissants and escargots you’ll find anywhere in Perth. Ruby's Patisserie is a hidden gem in the NOR suburbs (Tuart Hill, to be exact), and a firm favourite for locals. They've been serving up exquisite cakes and desserts for over two decades: opera cake, chocolate mousse cake, country lemon tarts and much more.
Pinjarra Bakery, another countryside bakery legend whose pies have filled the bellies and hearts of many locals and tourists alike - but again, they're not just serving up great pies, they're rocking the dessert menu too. You'll find their bakeries in Pinjarra, Waroona, Maddington and Port Kennedy, serving up sweet treats like continental custard horns, pecan tarts, apple strudels and more. Another popular bakery in the Peel region is Miami Bakehouse. While well-known for their amazing award-winning pies, they also serve a wide range of delicious cakes.
Heading back to the picturesque Swan Valley (a.k.a Perth's food bowl) you'll find two amazing chocolatiers: Whistler's Chocolate Co Swan Valley and the Margaret River Chocolate Company.
Whistler's Chocolate Co is WA's oldest chocolatier, an iconic brand full of tradition that's been a favourite for generations. Seriously delish! The Margaret River Chocolate Company also has a wide range of gourmet choccie treats, and both chocolatiers have Swan Valley showrooms with plenty to choose from, with cafes on-site. They're less than 10 mins away from each other, and the flavours of the respective chocolatiers are quite different, so visit both to stock up for your picnic basket (and more for your friends and fam!)
Further up north, you'll find the chocolate shop and tearooms Chocolate Drops within the scenic Yanchep National Park, which is also home to some stunning walking trails, native animals galore, and the iconic Crystal Cave. If you;re visiting the National Park, make sure you drop in to Chocolate Drops - it's the perfect way to make sweet memories of your trip.
You’ll find plenty more chocolatiers in Perth City - Margaret River Chocolate Company has a (smaller) showroom here too, and there's also Koko Black, Sue Lewis Chocolatier, Coal River Farm Chocolate & Cheese and plenty more to excite your choccy-loving taste buds.
Feeling a bit inspired by the delish desserts you've been sampling, and wanting to have a go at it yourself?
Head to Joondalup for an education sensation: the Sweet Artist Academy, lovingly brought to you by one of Perth's leading French Pastry Chefs - Patrick Vuaillat. If you visited Sugar & Spice Patisserie in Joondalup before 2014, you may have tasted his delightful sweet treats for yourself; since then, he's been sharing his expertise for all things dessert at the Academy and inspiring the next generation of Perth home and professional bakers alike.
Or take a trip down memory lane in Rockingham with the EJ Soft Serve van serving up traditional soft serve, the type that'll have the Greensleeves jingle stuck in your head for days! Chocolate and nuts, sherbert or sprinkles? The choice is all yours.
Restaurants with amazing desserts
There's nothing like an incredible dessert to end your meal on a sweet note, and these signature desserts from some of Perth's top restaurants are well worth leaving room for!
If you're passionate about pav, check out Rockpool Bar & Grill Restaurant in Crown Perth for their Passionfruit Pavlova, or Island Market in Trigg for their Island Pavlova. While you're at Crown Perth, check out the amazing chocolate fountain at Epicurian! For something cooling, try the apricot and saffron gelato at The Shorehouse overlooking Swanbourne Beach; the tiramisu at Garum at The Westin, the White Chocolate and Orange Parfait with amaretti at Cecchi's in Inglewood, and the seriously more-ish Le Motha Effin chocolate mousse with salted caramel and clotted cream at Le Rebelle.
The fried banana roti at the Thai-inspired Long Chim cocktail bar in the State Buildings is truly nommable, as are the Sumac Strawberries at Pogo Restaurant, a modern Australian restaurant with a touch of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean in the mix. Mayfair Lane Pub & Dining Room is renowned for its traditional, hearty pub-style fare, but they’re also a winner in the desserts department: try out the moscato, raspberry, panettone & mascarpone cream trifle for serious decadence!
For delish desserts and a stunning cityscape view, head to Fraser's Restaurant in Kings Park where you'll find a seriously mouthwatering dessert menu with options like pandan tapioca pudding, creme brulee with caramel popcorn, and more. And enjoy more of the beautiful cityscapes and flavours of Perth City at C Restaurant in the Sky, Perth's one-and-only revolving restaurant. For dinner, choose between degustation and a 2-course dinner, while lunch is a la carte; then enjoy delectable fine dining desserts like coconut mousse, raspberry pavlova and chocolate & banana delice.
Getting fancy: High Tea desserts
There's nothing so elegant as dressing up in your fineries and going for high tea with your bae or your besties and we've compiled a great list of places you can enjoy a great high tea in and around Perth.
TWR at Crown Perth offers a unique sweet twist on the traditional high tea with their High Coffee that includes six decadent desserts inspired by flavours from around the world and your choice of coffee cocktail, including Caramel Espresso Martini, Me Time or ABC. Some of the dessert pairings include Strawberry Frangipani tart filled with custard cream, Tim Tam, red velvet sponge, raspberry Popsicle and Chocolate cigar filled with mandarin ganache with milk chocolate.
Duxton Hotel's Firewater Grille serve up a decadent high tea complete with classic favourites, delicate sandwiches and an assortment of handcrafted sweet and savoury treats to enjoy to the sound of a violin played live. Or indulge in an immersive high tea experience at Bar Uma at Pan Pacific Perth. Choose from a selection of options that include free-flowing Dilmah tea and percolated coffee, Australian Sparkling Wine or for the more continental approach, it has to be Moët & Chandon Champagne.
For something a little different, join Mandurah Cruises on their High Tea Cruise! Enjoy a 1 hour cruise through Mandurah's picturesque waterways while enjoying the 1st course of high tea. Arrive at the eclectic Catch 22 for the second course of high tea, overlooking the Mandurah Ocean Marina.
Global desserts: a trip for the tastebuds
Just because international borders are closed doesn't mean we can't enjoy fabulous flavours from around the world!
Some of our favourite international desserts include the saffron pana cotta served at the progressive Indian restaurant Chakra in Inglewood; the traditional Alfajor Peruano (corn flour shortbread) with peruvian caramel from Uma at Pan Pacific Perth; home-made apple strudel at Elmar's in the Valley; spanish style churros at Heno & Rey; tiramisu from Nonna's Family Table menu at La Fattoria; and delicious loukomades from greek restaurant Yefsi at Attika.
Freddie Strudels is a strudel cafe in Perth City using a variety of fruits, including the OMG Durian Strudel; Dolcetto Patisserie in North Perth serves up mind-blowing Italian cannoli; Hanabing Korean Dessert Cafe offers hot and cold Korean desserts and bubble tea - their "bingsu" desserts take shaved ice to a whole new level; Kumo Desserts serve up Japanese-style souffle pancakes that are as light and fluffy as a kumo (which means cloud in Japanese) - the signature Baconana is a must-try: souffle pancake served with caramelised banana, bacon, caramel and toasted walnuts. Too tasty!
If you prefer desserts of the liquid variety, then look no further than the delicious dessert cocktails served at Hadiqa, Caballitos and The Flour Factory! In the warmer months, try Caballitos' Rainbowita - a yummy frozen margarita topped with cotton candy floss cloud and rainbow candy - so delicious you'll be over the rainbow and Hadiqa's Turkish Delight Martini Trees are truely a sight to be behold! Over at The Flour Factory there is a dessert cocktail that is a juicy celebration of all things WA - Skip to Her features Six Seasons Gin, fresh lemon juice, house made Geraldton wax syrup, fresh pineapple juice, pineapple vinegar and whites.
We're sure you've worked up an appetite just hearing about Perth's sweetest stuff - we sure have! And remember, if you've got time for a Perth staycation, we've got the goods, with great offers to help you Stay and Play in Perth and make the most of the sweet summer days.