Alright, let’s be honest here, that new year’s resolution to get fit and cut out dessert from your diet, that’s long gone. So if you’re going to do it, do it right. The Geelong region has a ridiculous amount of amazing desserts that are right under your nose, and definitely worth seeking out.
So whether you’re upfront about your dessert consumption, or you keep it as your little secret, here are a couple of our favourites.
Whether you spell it donut or doughnut, these little round works of art have fast been becoming a favourite of discerning foodies and donut lovers everywhere. If you’re craving the best in deep-fried, icing covered treats, Daniel’s is the place to go. A one-stop-shop for doughy treats with familiar combinations and surprising twists, this is one of the main reasons to go down to Portarlington! With over 50 specialty donut flavours, it is definitely worth a drive down! They also offer Vegan donuts if that’s what you’re into.
Find them at 64 Newcombe St, Portarlington
Twisted Dessert Bar
How good is heading to a dessert bar and indulging in the sweetest of treats with some of your best humans? How long is a piece of string? Located on the corner Little Malop street, Twisted Dessert Bar is a go-to place for anyone who has a sweet tooth with their range of cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, slices and truffles. Alongside the sweets, they’re also known to be slinging deluxe hot chocolates, iced frappes, and cappuccinos daily. As of this month, they’ve just dropped a brand new menu for autumn and we’re eyeing off the new chocolate crepe with berries and ice cream topped with chocolate and fairy floss paired with the Roxie Rose cocktail… Just try to say no.
Twisted Dessert Bar is located at 122 Moorabool Street, Geelong.
While the weather is certainly cooling down, there’s always time to get a cone of something soft, cold and delicious, with the sticky remains on your fingers for hours. Opening in Geelong last year, Augustus Gelatery has you covered with 36 different kinds of the Italian treat, including all your favourites and some unique ones that you’ve just gotta try. Cotton Candy, fig and almond, espresso, bacio, tiramisu, strawberry cheesecake, and choc hazelnut fudge just to name a few. We can promise you’ll transport yourself to Italy with just one lick no matter what you decide. You’ll also find a number of sorbet options (mango, strawberry, lemon, dark chocolate), as well as some delectable vegan options which include peanut butter and jelly, coconut and mango, pistachio, and salted caramel. Clearly, they’re catering for all sweet tooths across the board – and we’re not mad about it.
Augustus Gelatery is located on 41 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
The Cheesecake Shop
Okay so this one’s more of a takeaway destination, but a destination nonetheless… and we simply cannot go past the particularly indulgent, cheesy masterpieces from The Cheesecake Shop. With two stores in Geelong, one in Leopold and one in Belmont, you’ll find a number of enticing creations like blueberry cheesecake, wild strawberry cheesecake, a French glaze vanilla continental cheesecake, wildberry baked cheesecake, Mississippi baked cheesecake and the holy grail of dessert with an American baked cheesecake. Your grandmother will have to forgive us, but it truly is the best cheesecake. From the traditional classics to the outrageously wicked, there’s a cheesecake (and even some non-cheesy desserts) for every tastebud, for every occasion, and unapologetically, even every day.
You can find The Cheesecake Shop at 112A Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont, and at the Gateway Plaza Leopold (621-659 Bellarine Hwy).