Cooking is great. Even though we're the delivery kings around these parts, we still appreciate a home-cooked dish. However, no good meal is complete without a sweet treat at the end and, try as we might, making the perfect dessert is never easy. In fact, when you compare your recent efforts to the most decadent desserts on offer across our network, it's easy to see why more people are now letting the experts take charge.
When you fuel up on sugar and rush round to some of the Gold Coast's top dessert destinations, doughnut digs and ice cream centres, the range of options is like no other. With a simple search and click, you could enjoy the perfect end to the perfect meal. With this in mind, we've picked out four fabulous sweet eats for to sample. Starting with the best pastry in the Gold Coast and taking you through to some next level doughnuts, this list is one you don't want to miss.
1. Croissant and Conserves @ Ground Floor 64 – Surfers Paradise
Let's face it, as much as we loved to say that treats are an evening thing, we're just kidding ourselves. When that tooth cries out for something sweet, it doesn't matter what time of day it is, you've got to act. If that time happens to be in the morning, Ground Floor 64 is the obvious option. Aside from offering all manner of breakfast classics, this place does some of the best pastry on the Gold Coast. For those that want something light and flaky, the croissant and conserves are a great way to start the day.
2. Tellabab @ Tella Balls – Surfers Paradise
If the top pastry on the Gold Coast doesn't tickle your fancy, how about a sweet kebab? Tella Balls takes the concept of desserts to the next level with a concoction of creations that rival anything Willy Wonka could dream up. Standing out from the crowd is the famous Tellabab. Put simply this is a kebab filled with sweets. When you order this $10 treat features, you'll get white Belgian chocolate, strawberries, Nutella and more tightly stuffed into a doughnut pita!
3. Batter Up @ Doughnut Time - Surfers Paradise
Forget Dunkin' Donuts and kick Krispy Kreme to the curb because the only doughboy you need when you're on the Gold Coast is Doughnut Time. Specialising in doughnuts (surprise, surprise), this joint takes creativity to the next level. Whether it's Slimy Shady with its coloured M&M's or Life on Mars stuffed with Mars Bars, this place knows how to make a doughnut. However, if you really want to stuff yourself, Batter Up is the only option. This chocolate glazed doughnut, with a cream drizzle topped with cookie dough, Oreo piece, chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles, is a true doughnut delight.
4. Moo Burgers @ Cowch - Broadwaters
If our three picks haven't satisfied your sweet tooth, then how about a burger ice cream? Thanks to the culinary geniuses at Cowch, you can fill two brioche buns with your choice of ice cream from its cool range of flavours. If that wasn't enough, you can top your two scoops with chocolate and any additional toppings you fancy. Basically, if you want a burger that's sweeter than the rest, you need the Moo Burger.
As you can see, the Gold Coast has a dessert menu. What's even better is that you can have all of the tasty treats we've listed and more delivered direct to your door thanks to Deliveroo.