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Best for Desserts in Auckland

Sweet treats can really brighten up your day and they’re even better when you share them. Here’s our pick of the best places in Auckland to go for dessert.


Café Cezanne


Café Cezanne has been a fixture on the Auckland scene for many years; they serve up a fantastic range of desserts, especially cakes. The hot chocolate, served in a large bowl with a chocolate fish also make Cezanne well worth the visit.




Located on the corner of Stokes Road, at the heart of Mt Eden village, Frasers is a neighbourhood institution, but people also come from miles around to sample its delicious array of cakes and baked goods. It is open until late and is a nice spot to adjourn to for dessert or a nightcap after a romantic meal at one of the many great restaurants in the area.


The Grove


For fancy delights of the best kind, why not save for a few weeks and treat yourself to the dessert menu at Wyndham Street’s The Grove, delicacies include crème brulée and soufflé, as well as an utterly divine four course dessert degustation menu.


Circus Circus


Another favourite in Mt Eden, Circus Circus does some fantastic desserts. People wax lyrical about the Banoffee Pie and blackberry crème brulee, but Circus Circus’s menu is choc-a-bloc with good things – a good excuse to keep returning!


Movenpick of Switzerland Mission Bay


Lovers of stylish European ice cream shouldn’t go past this place. Enjoy their delicious flavours in a hand-rolled waffle cone before a trip to the movies, after a restaurant dinner or as you stroll along the beach.


The Zoo Keeper’s Son

How does a $6 apple crumble sound? Or what about warm chocolate pudding, served with Kapiti cookies and cream ice-cream for $6? We know, it sounds amazing! If you head to The Zoo Keeper’s Son on Saturdays between 5-10pm you can grab a dessert for just $6 with any main meal.


Giapo Genuine Italian Gelato


Another one for the ice cream addicts, Giapo in Queen Street produces a great range of delectable gelato, made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, in exciting experimental flavours. In the past the team there has whipped up some unusual taste sensations such as star anise and capsicum and “nachos with cheese” (the nachos and cheese being mango sorbet and avocado jam and brittle of chocolate the minced meat). Grab a Giapo gelato on your way to the cinema next door or pop in at the weekend for a cheeky sweet treat.




Editorial by Nicholas Chidley



25 January 2012

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Comments (3 comments)

  • jpringle

    Revel in K Rd have amazing cakes and treats and VERY yummy Banofee Bites!! Do try :)

    10:16AM, 10th Feb 2012

  • rmcracingnz

    A must have for desert or just a great treat, is a Miss Melicious cupcake in Te Atatu North. Amazing soft, moist cakes. Many flavours. Totally a must have more, after you try your first one.

    10:28AM, 10th Feb 2012

  • missGG

    Petal Cupcakes in New Market's got really nice Cupcakes! L'Assiette in Britomart got some nice Macarons and eclairs you can grab from the cabinet - perfect for a cup of strong flat white! Valentino's Gelato in Ferry Building is also a classic. :-)

    1:08PM, 10th Feb 2012

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