posted on 03 Jul 20 | by Explore Bendigo

Introducing Bendigo's Best Sweet Treats...

Indulge your sweet tooth because we're about to introduce you to some of Bendigo's best desserts, plus a few sweet treats, and they're wickedly good!

Yep, we're talking indulgent treats that you can enjoy in an award-winning restaurant, a boutique cafe, on the run or you can take away and enjoy at home later.  So grab your bestie, grab your other half and start checking off these incredible desserts as you make your way around Bendigo's best...

 

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Croissants @ Harvest Food & Wine

While there’s handful of pastries to choose from and all are as delicious as the other, their almond croissants take out top spot.  Trust us, when we say you’ll be going back for more at Harvest Food & Wine. These two-day process pure butter beauties are created by Michelin-star-trained pastry chef and owner, Marsha Busse.  While their pastries are available every day, these sought-after almond croissants are only available on Saturdays and they’re in hot demand – so be quick to avoid disappointment! 

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Rooftop Sweets @ Nimbus

Is there anything sweeter than a rooftop dessert with a view and a matching cocktail? It'll be hard to beat, so check out Nimbus Rooftop Bar for this incredible dessert.  Simply ask for the Triple Chocolate Brownie with an Espresso Martini! Is your mouth watering yet? And it's complete with a scoop of cold extract coffee ice cream, candy walnuts and pistachio fairy floss - yum!

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Dessert Tasting Plate @ Malayan Orchid

Malayan Orchid is renowned for their beautiful take on culinary influences from Asian and Australian cuisine to bring you an amazing menu of dishes.  And you guessed it, their Dessert Tasting Plate is at the top of our list for highlighting this amazing fusion, plus you get four incredible little desserts that you don't have to share with anyone.  Enjoy their mango sorbet, sago with palm sugar, and coconut cream, coconut vanilla panna cotta with palm sugar, and a custard bun - oh yeah!  

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Textures of Chocolate @ The Woodhouse

The Woodhouse might be known as one of Victoria’s best when it comes to an award-winning steak, but don’t be fooled, their desserts are just good.  And nothing says sweet dessert like the Textures of Chocolate! Yep, they’ve pulled out all the stops with this incredible dessert plate of fondant, mousse, chocolate soil, chocolate nib tuille, gold chocolate delice and white chocolate ice cream. 

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Lemon Myrtle Crème Caramel @ Masons of Bendigo

This award-winning restaurant has drawn inspiration from not only local produce (so local it’s from their own garden), but Indigenous flavours to produce a beautiful piece of art in a well thought out dessert.  Introducing you to Masons delicious lemon myrtle crème caramel with poached pear, quandong, linseed and honeycomb. Yes please!

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Apple Vanilla Sphere @ Alium Dining

Alium Dining are the new kids on the block only opening at the end of June and they are coming out firing with the most incredible looking desserts.  Head Pastry Chef and former finalist of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, Daniel Treacy is bringing the most creative and delicious desserts to Bendigo.  Our fav, the Apple Vanilla Sphere complete with an apple compote, hazelnut cake, vanilla mousse and chocolate stem…

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Handmade Gelato @ Favourite Flavours

It doesn’t matter whether it’s hot or cold out, we’re up for ice cream at any time of the year.  Better still, Favourite Flavours offers handmade gelato in an extensive range of flavours all year round.  You’ll even find it in some of Bendigo’s best restaurants and cafes as a part of their dessert offering and you’ll even find local produce in there too.  Buy it by the cone or the tub to take home – yum!

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Chocolates @ Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates

It might be an obvious one for sweet treats but it's for a good reason because the chocolate at Indulge is simply beautiful and the options are endless.  So whether you choose to eat or take away, you won't be disappointed.  Indulge yourself and your loved ones in handmade Belgian chocolate, from hot chocolate, ice chocolate, chocolate shots, handcrafted bars, chocolate ganache, boxes of chocolate...enough said, yum!   

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Creme Brulee @ Ms Batterhams

Silky smooth body, a crunchy caramel top, sitting at the Paris-end of Bendigo...introducing Ms Batterham's vanilla creme brulee. Just picture it...relaxing in a velvet booth, enjoying a bespoke cocktail or a glass of local wine and all while Head Chef Travis Rodwell delivers you a dessert you will not forget! The best part? When you hit the top of this brulee and hear that suggary goodness of a top coat crack - enjoy!

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Chocolate Brownies @ HooGah

As a dessert or a sweet treat with your coffee, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate brownie, especially when it’s triple choc and gluten free.  Plus, we love the fact that you can eat in or takeaway to have later. Yay! Be sure to check out this beautiful café based around the 'Hoogah' philosophy of celebrating warmth, connection and wellbeing – perfect for this time of year. 

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Sweet Treats @ Cafe Essence

If you're looking for a more relaxed cafe vibe and somewhere that you can sit in or order take away, Cafe Essence has got you covered.  Their ever changing display of of sweet treats range from cakes, slices, desserts, macarons, muffins, biscuits and more!  There is something for everyone, full of flavour and they all look magical. You can thank us later.

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Churros @ Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar

Deep fried batter covered in sugary-cinnamon goodness, you can’t go wrong! At Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar they’re known for their mouth-watering churros and boy do they deliver.  Not only can you choose from chocolate or salted caramel sauce, you can also choose to compliment these sweet treats with a Spanish espresso martini.

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Brittle @ Bendigo Brittle

If you love a little crunch and a sweet treat to much on...all day long, then Bendigo Brittle have the thing for you.  Grab a bag or two of their handmade peanut or macadamia brittle, yum!  You can grab this tasty treat from a number of locations throughout Bendigo, but head to the Bendigo Visitor Centre, open 7 days a week, to grab your supply.  Plus they're great for gift giving if you can part with them.