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Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores
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Holey smokes! Doughnut Time is back with four new stores

Doughnut Time’s shocking collapse left many stunned in its aftermath. Out of nowhere we were stricken by the sudden absence of the brand’s delightfully sweet treats, which had become a nation-wide phenomenon seemingly overnight. Enterprising gent Pete Andros couldn’t sit idly by and let a good thing fade away so quickly – not when hordes of doughnut lovers were left wanting. Pete has picked up the Doughnut Time baton, rejuvenating the brand and relaunching it with four new stores across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, complete with a collection of classic Doughnut Time flavours and some inventive additions. more

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Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane
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Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane

We’ve paced past the mint-green and pink entryway to California Lane so many times now it’s becoming weird, but we can’t help it. Ever since we heard The Stand was bringing deconstructed desserts and cocktails to Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway, we figured we’d need to stop in and sample straight away. The colourful and charming corner nook has finally opened at the perfect time – just before summer sends us seeking shade, sweet treats and cool drinks. more

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New Farm Confectionery's Newstead flagship is choc-full of experimental treats
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New Farm Confectionery’s Newstead flagship is choc-full of experimental treats

You don’t need to work very hard to find out if we love sweets – just place some chocolate in our vicinity and watch it rapidly disappear before your eyes. When we’re in the mood to spoil ourselves rotten (nearly always), New Farm Confectionery is one of our first stops. Chocolatier Jodie Neilson has been dishing out gorgeous looking (and tasting) treats since 2013, and has recently unveiled the new home of her thriving confectionery empire. New Farm Confectionery in Newstead not only offers a charming shopfront for those fixin’ for a sweet snack, but with a larger kitchen space the brand is committed to pushing the boundaries of its craft even further. more

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Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship
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Madders Brothers Patisserie sweetens up Brisbane City with its luxe flagship

Desserts are clearly the most decadent avenue for those with a sweet tooth, but you can’t say you’ve lived unless you’ve savoured some of this city’s best. Patisserie pioneers Madders Brothers are giving sweet treats the ultra-luxe treatment they deserve, opening a lush flagship location in the heart of Brisbane City. With a plush design to match the high-quality treats, this spot is making five-star treats more accessible than they’ve ever been. more

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Fall in love with I Heart Brownies' retro bakery in Bowen Hills
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Fall in love with I Heart Brownies’ retro bakery in Bowen Hills

The quickest way to our heart is with a box of sweet treats, and if we’re being picky, the best treats to charm us come from I Heart Brownies. We know were not alone in this – I Heart Brownies has grown by leaps and bounds since wooing Brisbane over with its signature artisan, gooey, gluten free and heart-shaped treats, and now the booming operation has just opened a new cafe and bakery in Bowen Hills. I Heart Brownies is now pumping out moreish brownies by the thousand, maintaining its unparalleled quality and pairing them with creamy milkshakes and decadent sundaes. more


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Gelato Messina
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The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats

In a few short sleeps the Easter Bunny will be doing its rounds, delivering chocolaty goodness all across the world. It’s a mammoth job and we don’t want to tell the Easter Bunny how to doit, but we have a few treat suggestions that will be a lot more memorable than simple milk-chocolate eggs. There is a veritable smorgasbord of unique sweets being made by Brisbane vendors that make for great Easter gifts, so if the Easter Bunny is listening (hint, hint) then have a look at some of these assorted goodies and see if you can find space in your busy routine to pick up a few. more

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Flour & Chocolate
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

No offense intended to the Easter Bunny, but our favourite Easter treat isn’t a chocolate egg – we’re all about hot cross buns. The sweet, soft, buttery beauties really get us into the holiday spirit and hot cross bun season is here again. This Easter, we’re side-stepping the middleman and going straight to the source. The chocolate bounty can wait – we’re heading on a hot cross bun hunt to track down the best baked goods in Brisbane. more

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Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit
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Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit

Fortitude Valley's Bakery Lane has just scored itself a new sweet spot – but this isn't your average coffee and cake situation. The brains behind Coolangatta’s Black Lab Coffee have opened up a new flagship cafe in the heart of the entertainment district, offering a distinctive selection of eats and a comprehensive specialty coffee selection. That’s not all – treat seekers can also satiate their sugary cravings at sassy new cake store and bar Cakes and Shit, where the only thing sweet is the dessert. more

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Taste the sweetness from Brisbane’s new mobile dessert dispensary Gelato à go-go
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Taste the sweetness from Brisbane’s new mobile dessert dispensary Gelato à go-go

Although the summer days are waning, gelato season is a year-round occurrence for us perpetually hot Queenslanders. A hot-to-trot food truck is set to hit the streets of Brisbane this week, slinging scoops of gourmet gelato almost directly into our mouths and we can’t wait. Gelato à go-go is putting wheels to asphalt and dispensing Italian-inspired desserts from a smartly appointed and beautifully restored vehicle. more

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Hot scoop! Ungermann Brothers opens its swingin' new ice-cream parlour
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Hot scoop! Ungermann Brothers opens its swingin’ new ice-cream parlour

The last time we saw Ben Ungermann, he was winning our hearts (and subsequently breaking them) as the eventual runner-up on 2017’s series of MasterChef. After his hugely successful run on television, Ben immediately set out capitalising on his star turn by opening up one of the most anticipated dessert destinations with his brother Danny. The boys have recently opened up Ungermann Brothers Ice-Cream parlour in Ipswich, immediately winning us over again with a killer range of icy treats. more

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Fortitude Valley's DoughLord eyes Brisbane's dessert crown
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Fortitude Valley’s DoughLord eyes Brisbane’s dessert crown

Brisbane’s dessert scene is booming, which is great, except for the fact that it’s hard to decide which treat you should blow your dough on when the cravings strike. DoughLord is the newest entrant in the fight for your patronage, and it is making a great argument in its own favour with a flavoursome range of edible cookie dough. That’s right – you no longer have to run the risk of an upset stomach eating the pre-packaged stuff. DoughLord’s dough is safe to eat and comes packed with a range of toppings and soft-serve ice-cream to boot. more

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Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving
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Ditch the roses – Sweety’s Treat Boxes are a gift worth giving

At this time of year, we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves to find the perfect gift. It’s not just the festive period we do this in, either. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries – the opportunities for gift giving are nearly endless. One thing almost everyone can enjoy is a big ol’ box of doughnuts and assorted confectionary, which is why Sweety’s Treat Boxes is a big deal. This new doughnut delivery service has just launched in Brisbane, and is distributing a huge amount of tasty treats – even the covetable doughnut bouquets – just in time for Christmas. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12

From whispers of new modern Chinese restaurants coming to The Valley to plant-based dinners, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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Cheese to please – Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts arrive at the Myer Centre
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Cheese to please – Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts arrive at the Myer Centre

Calling all dairy daydreamers, cheese chasers, savoury samplers and those that take tarts to heart – one of Asia’s biggest food crazes has arrived in Brisbane. Cheese tarts are set to be the next big thing in snacks and now the Myer Centre boasts its own Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart kiosk for you to seek out immediately. Sweet, savoury, hot or cold – these versatile tarts will undoubtedly be your newest obsession. Why delay the inevitable? Seek these seductive treats immediately. more

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Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream's Morningside arrival
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Fire up your tastebuds for Lick! Ice Cream’s Morningside arrival

Ice-cream brings people together. It’s a fact. Take Lick! Ice Cream for example – fans of the iconic Graceville creamery travel from as far as the Gold Coast to fill up their eskies with delicious ice-cream. The past few years has seen demand skyrocket for Lick! Ice Cream’s flavours, and now supply is set to double with the opening of a new location in Morningside today, Wednesday November 22. If you’ve got a hankering for something sweet, Lick! will surely do the trick. more

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Indulge in guilt-free desserts after dark with Kiss the Berry's new Up Late menu
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Indulge in guilt-free desserts after dark with Kiss the Berry’s new Up Late menu

Choosing between indulging in dessert and maintaining a summer bod is a constant mind battle. Like, sure we all try and keep active, but it's easy to undo all of that hard work with a one gluttonous dessert that more often than not involves a doughnut and/or lashings of ice-cream (and possibly vanilla cream). Well, friends, gluttony doesn't have to be the devil. Ever-popular acai joint Kiss the Berry now transforms into a dessert hang by night, launching its new Up Late menu full of sweet treats that are completely guilt free. Yep, you'll never (ever) have to question dessert again. more

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Chester Street Cake Shop
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Brisbane’s ten best dessert spots as voted by you!

Let’s be honest with ourselves – it doesn’t matter what you’ve had for dinner, there’s always room for dessert. Brisbane is absolutely flush with spots to get your sugar fix, whether it be in a decadent cake, a few weighty scoops of gelati or a dozen doughnuts. The EAT/drink Awards saw dozens of dessert destinations vie for your vote, but alas there could only be one winner. That doesn’t mean the other spots aren’t deserving of praise – far from it! We’ve put together a list of the top ten dessert spots in Brisbane – as voted by you – to give you a definitive list when a craving for something sweet hits. more