The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats
Before the month is out, we’ll all be inundated with chocolate goodies of varying shapes and sizes. Yes, Easter time is here, and that means it’s time to start deciding what kinds of treats you’ll be buying as gifts, and which ones will be kept for your own consumption. We don’t want to knock the mass-produced eggs and bunnies – they’re great – but seeing as we’re committed to indulging properly, we’d prefer to splash out on the artisan sweets. If you agree, then you’ll get a kick out of the varied Easter treats available around Brisbane this year.
Jocelyn’s Provisions, various locations: Our go-to spot for anything sweet is Jocelyn’s Provisions, and Easter treats are no exception. This year the famed bakery is whipping up a huge selection of treats to make you salivate, including shortbread bunnies, dark-chocolate Easter eggs, Easter-themed sugar cookies, Bundt cakes, Simnel cakes and much more.
Saké, Brisbane City: Now, we know Japanese fare isn’t typically associated with Easter, but hear us out on this one. Eagle Street’s Saké dragon egg (almond, passionfruit, milk chocolate and white chocolate and is decorated with colours of silver and rouge and served with a hot, salty-sweet miso caramel sauce)
New Farm Confectionery, Newstead: We go barking mad for chocolate bark from New Farm Confectionery, so it stands to reason we’d froth on its Easter range. This year, pop in and pick up a selection of salted caramel-filled mini eggs, chocolate bunnies, honeycomb and dark-chocolate eggs, and milk-chocolate eggs filled with marshmallow.
New Shanghai, Brisbane City: Possibly the most adorable entry on this list is the Easter Bunny Bao from Queens Plaza’s preeminent dumpling destination New Shanghai. These fluffy treats come with milk-chocolate dipping sauce, and are almost too cute to eat. We’ll still take half a dozen, though.
Cowch, South Bank: One of our favourite dessert bars is shaking things up for Easter. No joke, Cowch’s bunny shake comes served inside a chocolate Easter bunny! If that’s not enough to get you hopping with excitement, Cowch’s creme egg pancakes come layered with caramel, milk chocolate and creme-egg ice-cream, and is topped with a giant Easter egg filled with mini marshmallows, mini Cadbury creme eggs and speckled eggs.
Mayfield Chocolates, Brisbane City and Spring Hill: Trust one of Brisbane’s finest chocolatiers to debut some truly phenomenal Easter treats. Mayfield Chocolates is hawking gourmet eggs and a selection of chocolate Easter bunnies with personality. Look for the friendly faces of Mr. Cuddles, Mr. Suave and Harry Hare!
Chapter IV, Paddington: Sure, dessert is easily where Easter has its biggest influence, but don’t knock Easter brunch, especially when Chapter IV gets involved. The Paddington cafe has invented Australia’s first hot cross bun eggs benedict, featuring sticky barbecue pork, poached eggs, fresh spinach and caramelised apple with an apple-cider hollandaise on top of a warm sage and caramelised-onion hot cross bun. That’s not all – Chapter IV is also selling hot cross cakes, a decadent combo of warm cinnamon, ginger, ricotta and currant hotcakes drizzled with a creme-egg filling, layered with milk-chocolate ganache plus a giant creme egg placed on a bed of chocolate soil. It sounds insanely incredible, and we can’t wait to try.
31 Degrees Custom Chocolates, Woolloongabba: Down at the Hubert Street end of Eden Lane sits 31 Degree Custom Chocolates, a renowned go-to location for anything sweet. This year the chocolatier will be selling a range of limited edition Easter goodies, including Gianduja eggs, hot cross bun eggs, coconut bunnies and classic hollow chocolate eggs.
Dello Mano, Brisbane City and New Farm: If you’re more of a brownie fan, Dello Mano has got you covered for gooey and chewy Easter eats. The famed hot cross brownies are back, bringing with it Easter-inspired brownie eggs and decadent rocky road stacks.
El Camino Cantina, Bowen Hills: King Street’s lively Mexican cantina is getting in on the action with a curious cocktail of its own. Its chocolate-infused margarita might be a bold mix, but the combination of chocolate liqueur, white-chocolate syrup, tequila, triple sec and a topping of Cadbury mini Easter eggs makes for a delightful sip.
Noosa Chocolate Factory, Brisbane City: If you’re looking for a reliable chocolate supplier in The City to get your Easter-treat fix, look no further than Noosa Chocolate Factory. This year the gang is selling its chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies, which come in white, milk and dark varieties. These bad boys will sell like hot cakes, so get in quick.
Gelatissimo, various locations: We love gelato for its versatility, and the brains at Gelatissimo have never been afraid to experiment with interesting flavours. For Easter, gelato fans will be able to sample scoops of Creamy Egg gelato, boasting smooth milk chocolate imbued with swirls of rich, creamy Easter eggs.
Only. Specialty Coffee, Brisbane City: If you’re a fan of coveted cookie brand Butterbing, then you need to make tracks for The City immediately. Only. has received a shipment of some hot cross Butterbings, but much like any gourmet bundle of buns, they’re likely to be snatched up quickly. Act fast!
Eat Street Northshore, Hamilton: The biggest assemblage of street food in Brisbane is sure to harbour some delightful Easter finds. The Doughnut Bar will be hawking some Easter fries in the lead-up to the holiday, with Cadbury Creme Egg-inspired soft serve sitting delicately on top of The Doughnut Bar’s original doughnut fries.
If you’re seeking more Easter-themed goodies, don’t forget to check out our hot cross bun round-up here.
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