If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Adelaide this post will surely help you out. There are plenty of great shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.
Up next we will get into local bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Adelaide like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.
Towards the end you will find a local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on cities around Australia at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in adelaide or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- 48 Flavours at 78 Gouger St
- Gelatissimo Gouger at 101 Gouger St
- Gelato Bello at 87 Glynburn Rd
- Royal Copenhagen Semaphore at 5/13 Semaphore Rd
- Yo-Chi at 171a The Parade
- Yo-Get-It at 297 Diagonal Rd
48 Flavours’ changes what they offer every day with daily production of over 100 varieties of dairy, sorbet, vegan, and low-fat options. They specialize in Asian gelato flavors such as durian, black sesame, taro, taro and coconut, lychee, and pandan. Gelato cakes and catering services are available.
Gelato Bello is a homey gelateria with checkered tiles that serves traditional Italian ice cream, cakes, and crepes in your area. They also offer DIY or staffed gelato cart packages for hire both with built-in freezers to display and serve 7x 5 litre tubs of your favorite Gelato Bello flavors.
Royal Copenhagen is a well-known chain that serves Danish-style ice cream that is churned in-store. Their ice cream is served in a freshly made waffle cone or sundae cup and customers can top their flavors with a variety of free toppings from their self-serve toppings bar.
Yo-Chi is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop that serves 98 % fat-free, all-natural gourmet yogurts, toppings, and smoothies made daily from fresh fruit and produce. Their yogurt contains live and active cultures for optimal internal health, and they cater to those who are vegan or dairy or gluten-free.
Yo-Get-It makes fresh froyo in-store every day with options that are 97% fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, high in protein, vegan-friendly, and naturally sweetened. Smoothies and acai bowls are also available.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries in Adelaide should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Cherry Darlings Bakehouse at 200 Richmond Rd #6
- Bakery on O’Connell at 128-130 O’Connell St
- Abbots & Kinney at 78 Pirie St
- Orange Spot Bakery at 752 Anzac Hwy
- Home Grain Bakery Aldinga at 13 Old Coach Rd
Cherry Darlings Bakehouse is a vegan bakery near you that serves pies, croissants, doughnuts, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cakes, milkshakes, and other treats. Catering, wholesale, and made-to-order cakes are available.
Bakery on O’Connell has over 200 products to choose from, all of which are baked on-site. Hot pastries, donuts, cream cakes, cocktails, toasted sandwiches, bread, croissants, milkshakes, coffee, slices, and other items are available. They also have vegan options in addition to fresh cut fruit salad, yoghurts, and smoothies plus they offer a wide range of catering options.
Local Donut Shops
Cakeboy Donuts at 5 Third Street is a local vegan donut shop serving 100 percent plant-based and dairy-free treats. Hot cinnamon donuts and classics are Donut King’s signature items. For something a little more savor, they have a delectable selection of hot dogs with choice of sauces, cheese, onion, bacon, or the option to have one with everything.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
Azideliciuous’ premium classic cupcakes and cakes are all natural with no preservatives or artificial colors. Gluten-free and vegan cakes are also available and they do catering for birthday parties as well as corporate events.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
Blackebys is a traditional old-fashioned candy and sweet shop near you that sells chocolates and lollipops from the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Seaside Sweets has an extensive selection of sweets, chocolates, UK sweets, USA candy, novelties, drinks, ice creams, hot sauces, and imported grocery lines. They can also help with party planning, cake decorating, and creating unique Lolly Buffets.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
- Haigh’s Chocolates at 154, B26, Parkside
- Red Cacao at Unit 3/41 Mount Barker Rd
- Melba’s Chocolates at 22 Henry St
- The Fudge Shop Hahndorf at 4/56 Mount Barker Rd
Since 1915, Haigh’s has been producing fine local chocolates in Australia. They provide a free, small group viewing tour of the factory to learn about the history of Haigh’s and how they make premium quality chocolate from cocoa beans sourced from plantations all over the world.
Red Cacao is a family-owned chocolate shop and chocolate cafe in the Adelaide Hills that provides premium hot and iced chocolates and coffees, tartlets and individual chocolates, and a small desserts menu.
The Fudge Shop Hahndorf creates their own delectable fudges and ice cream with over 40 different flavors of fudge.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
- Alby’s Gluten Free Bakery at 66 Holbrooks Rd
- Ruby’s Organic Café at Shop 3/29 Mount Barker Rd
- Food For You Especially at 93 Walkerville Terrace
- Nathan Bakes at Shop 5/99 Beach Rd
- Gourmet Gluten Free Bakery at 32 Colbert Rd
Alby’s Gluten Free Bakery opened in 2011 and has an extensive selection of allergy-friendly bakery treats catering to gluten, dairy, egg, nut, yeast, and other intolerances.
Ruby’s Organic Cafe is a licensed Adelaide Hills cafe that specializes in dairy-free, vegan organic food, and 100% gluten-free bread, buns, cookies, dessert, muffins, and pies.
Food For You Especially provides fresh delicious gluten-free food made with locally sourced ingredients including a variety of pastries, cakes, cookies, and freshly baked bread.
Nathan Bakes is a gluten-free kitchen making it completely safe for celiacs. They have a wide selection of delectable desserts like mini mocha tartlets and zesty native finger lime bite sized mini macarons. They can make cakes for private events, weddings, and other special occasions.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Coco Jumbo at Shop/14 Topham Mall
- Coco Cane Australia at Shop 31 Central Market Arcade
- Boost Juice at 100 Rundle Mall
Coco Jumbo is a vibrant juicery and salad bar that serves a healthy selection of cold press juices, superfood smoothies, hearty soups, and green lunch options.
CocoCane Australia sells fresh sugarcane juice, freshly squeezed and made-to-order juices, bubble waffles, acai bowls, and fresh drinking coconuts.
Boost Juice is a well-known chain that serves smoothies and juices, as well as banana bread, protein balls, and wraps.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Lastly, these restaurants are known for must have desserts near you:
- Shibui Dessert Bar at Shop 2/160 Grote St
- Mayflower Restaurant at Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William St
- Love, Stephy Dessert Café at Shop 3/62-68 Hindley St
Shibui Dessert Bar’s menu features vegan and gluten-free options.
Mayflower Restaurant deserves special mention for its incredible dessert trolley where you can choose from a variety of intricately crafted desserts that are all displayed on a trolley wheeled right to your table.
Love, Stephy is a delightful location for lovely treats of the highest quality and style, as well as a warm, barista-made coffee. The macaroons are a must-try.
We have also discussed:
- The Best Desserts in Melbourne
- The Best Desserts in Sydney
- The Best Desserts in Brisbane
- The Best Desserts in Perth
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Adelaide
For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Adelaide.