Good food tastes better with good friends! Gather your posse for an experience that will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth.
Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
Rundle Place Food Court, Rundle Mall, Adelaide
If you haven’t heard of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart Australia, they’re a dessert phenomenon that took Asia by storm. The chain landed down under last year and have caused a frenzy. A Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart has just opened in Rundle Place. These cheese tarts are inspired by Hokkaido dairy which is the pulsing beat of dairy in Japan – they produce 50% of Japan’s milk and 90% of Japan’s natural cheese.
We know what you are thinking, Cheese Tart.. not the dessert of your dreams. These gorgeous tarts are that perfect balance of sweet and savoury and a heavenly creaminess. Not to be mistaken with its sweeter, distant relative cheesecake. The fluffy filling is encased in a crunchy, shortcrust pastry. These tarts are amazing hot out of the oven, but equally yum as a chilled snack.
There are currently two varieties up for grabs. Opt for the original cheesy variety or the chocolate spin.
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St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Dessert: O'Connell St
20 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide
Step into mid-century Paris at St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Dessert: O'Connell St.. The latest jewel to be added to the St. Louis’ dessert crown has all the trimmings to make it the chicest dessert haunt around. Nestle up near the fireplace or opt for a cosy booth for a more private affair.
The menu is as decadent and luxe as you would expect. When overwhelmed by choice and surrounded by friends, the fondue is always a sure-thing, especially when you can pick from fruit, Belgian waffle pieces or churros. The fondue is one to keep the savory & the sweet tooth happy, because friends who fondue together, stay together. If you’re wanting something smaller, it goes without saying, the pastries live up to Parisian standards, sourced from local patisseries or baked in-house daily. If you are looking to up the ante, choose something special from their Creations menu which boast a gorgeous Eton Mess, Louis’ Cookie Sandwich and the Ooh la la Chocolat which combines all your fave chocolate things.
You can’t mention St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert without a special ice cream mention. All the ice cream is made in their very own ice cream factory with milk sourced from local farmers.
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Scroll Ice Cream
35 York Street, Adelaide
Scroll Ice Cream Adelaide is a couple of scrolls science, a few scrolls of art and infinite sprinkles of tasty toppings.
Scroll Ice Cream differs from your run of the mill ice cream situation by taking influence from street vendors of Thailand combined with a specially-made teppanyaki style cold plate which is well below -20 degrees. Here comes the science. Apparently, this creates smaller molecules resulting in Scroll Ice Cream’s smoother and creamier offerings which are then handcrafted into their signature scrolls.
Let’s talk toppings. There’s 9 flavours to choose from ranging from Pavlover, Oreoserious and Espresso Slam. A must-try is the Nutterbutter which features an ocean of Tim Tams, crushed nuts, brownie, wafers and chocolate. Vegan pals, the Coco Lovin’ is all your dreams in a tub – coconut cream, lychee, blackberries and blueberries.
Scroll Ice Cream is ALMOST too pretty to eat
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Steven ter Horst Chocolatier
256 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Steven ter Horst Chocolatier has been delighting palates on Rundle Street since the pointy end of 2013. Recently named by Gourmet Traveller as one of Australia’s leading chocolatiers, Steven takes a considered approach focusing on educating, surprising and delighting the tastebuds.
Steven has a secret vault where he cooks up all kinds of chocolate potions and magic. Adjoined is a pastry room. Many of the treats explore the meeting of chocolate and alcohol, using Callebaut chocolate from Belgium. Venture into the Rundle Street store and peruse them displayed in glass cabinets, as edible art.
Aside from choccies, Steven Ter Horst serve up some gorgeous tarts, a range of gateaux and pastries. Wash them down with a hot bevvy or a house-made ice tea or soda.
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198A Hutt Street, Adelaide
When one cake just isn’t enough why not opt for the works. True to their name, Coffylosophy also deliver a mean coffee. Pour over, cold drip or your daily dose of espresso coffee; take your pick!
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