If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast 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 around Australia at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Gold Coast or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Lik Lik Lik Gelato at Shop 2/2221 Gold Coast Hwy
- Heven-yah Gelato at Shop 2/2387 Gold Coast Hwy
- The Gelato Shop at 97 Surf Parade
- Burleigh Gelato at 9 Connor St
- My Gelato Broadbeach at 12w/1 Oracle Blvd
- Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt at Shop 2046, Robina Town Centre Dr
Lik Lik Lik Gelato has been voted the Gold Coast’s best ice cream shop over the past few years. This retro-styled shop serves 43 flavors of gelato and dairy-free sorbets.
The Gelato Shop is a small counter-service establishment that serves waffles and smoothies as well as homemade classic and vegan gelato near you. Every day My Gelato creates authentic Italian Artisan gelato using premium ingredients that are all natural and gluten free.
Tutti Fruitti is a self-serve frozen yogurt parlor in your area known for its wide range of flavors which include soy options. They currently have over 80 different flavors on the menu that are 98% fat free.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Edbaker at 2/20 Leda Dr
- 5B2F Bakehouse at 55 Brooke Ave
- My French Pastries at Shop 5, 4226/361 Robina Pkwy
EdBaker offers hand-made pies, sausage rolls, and other sweets while having a large assortment of large cakes to suit everyone’s dietary needs and occasions. They have a large selection of gluten-free options including cakesas well as some sugar-free options.
My French Pastries is an artisan patisserie that makes authentic French pastries from scratch using French flour and quality butter. They don’t use any premixes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, croissants are hand rolled every day, and they were recently named the Gold Coast’s Best Bakery for 2019.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
- The Doughnut Boss at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd
- D Point Ten Upper Coomera at 1 Brygon Creek Dr
- G-Free Donuts at Hooker Blvd
Doughnut Boss delivers freshly made hot doughnuts as well as homemade Italian gelati, Italian coffee, and fitlato which is a low calorie, low sugar, high protein ice cream. G-Free Donuts provides gluten-free and coeliac-friendly donuts in addition to vegan alternatives.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- Frosted Kitchen at 1 Marble Arch Pl
- Karma Cupcakes at 2/39-41 Olympic Cct
- Simply Cupcakes at 146 Currumburra Rd
Cupcakes, cookies, cakes, custom cakes, cake decorators, macarons, and more are available at Frosted Kitchen. Karma Cupcakes specializes in mouthwatering, handcrafted cupcakes and you can celebrate your next big event with a handcrafted custom designed or gourmet cupcake.
Their custom range allows you to completely customize the look and flavor of your cupcake.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- Captain’s Candy at 12 Central Park Ave
- Candy Time Warehouse at Unit 8/9 Sinclair St
- Allsorts of Sweets at Shop 227 Paradise Center, Cavill Ave
The Captain has traveled the globe to bring you the best of British and American candy, Dutch licorice, Kiwi treats, chocolate delights, Australian lollies, and more. The store has nearly 5,000 lines from over a dozen countries and various departments to make selection easier.
Candy Time is a locally-owned and operated company with a fantastic site that provides a wide range of delicious wholesale confectionery lines at very reasonable prices with 10 exciting store locations throughout Queensland. Allsorts of Sweets is a supplier of original quality UK products offering a wide selection of sweets, chocolate, grocery items, drinks, and some medicinal products such as TCP.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
- Lindt Chocolate Shop at 147-189 Brisbane Rd
- Little Cocoa at 7/10 Bailey Cres
- Poppy’s Chocolate at 5/2 Spanns Rd
- The Fudge Shop Springbrook at 3 Lyrebird Ridge Rd
- Fudge Heaven at 130 Long Rd
Lindt Chocolate Shop has been selling fine Swiss chocolate, truffles, and confectionery since 1845. Little Cocoa has been named one of the top three chocolate shops near you and has received numerous 5-star reviews.
They provide a personalized product for business, wedding gift and birthday boxes plus there are wheat-free, dairy-free, and vegan options. The Fudge Shop sells freshly made fudge and coffee, as well as ice cream, soaps, jams, candles, locally produced honey, and the popular Lemon Myrtle products.
They also have a variety of ice creams for the kids to enjoy.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
- Marie Anita’s Gluten Free Health Cafe & Bakery at 2364 Gold Coast Hwy
- Gold Coast Gluten Free Bakery at Unit 1/16 Hilldon Ct
- Flour of Life Bakery at 22-32 Siganto Dr
Marie Anita’s Gluten Free Health Cafe & Bakery serves organic all-day breakfast and lunch meals in a modest, stylish setting with outdoor seating. They have a completely gluten-free and sugar-free menu that includes dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw options. They offer artisan gluten free bakery items like breads, muffins, slices, and cakes.
Gold Coast Gluten Free Bakery provides gluten free bread that is available in 8 different flavors. They also offer gluten and dairy free cakes, slices, cupcakes, and biscuits.
Flour Of Life Bakery provides vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, and meat-free baked goods. There are gluten-free options available and they offer event cakes, catering, and wholesale.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Dharma – Juice & Coffee Bar at 1934 Gold Coast Hwy
- Brewlicious Cafe and Juice Bar at 4/1 Brygon Creek Dr
- Boost Juice at 8 Cavill Ave
- The Fruit Shop Burleigh at 5 James St
Dharma serves fresh juices, smoothies, organic acai, organic Byron Bay Bun Coffee, toasts, fresh sandwiches, pitaya bowls, desserts, and more.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts near you:
- Betty’s Burgers and Concrete Co. at 12-14/3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd
- Gemelli at 2/2685 Gold Coast Hwy
- Bam Bam Bakehouse at 2519 Gold Coast Hwy
Betty’s is a burger bar that is also known for its ice cream, apple pie, sticky date pudding, banana peanut butter cup, and salted caramel waffle cone which are some of the best desserts in your area. Gemelli Italian is a modern Italian restaurant in Broadbeach that is also famous for its Nutella Bomba desserts, a deep-fried Sicilian pastry with a crispy outer layer and a soft inner filling that oozes with Nutella.
The Bam Bam is driven by a love of traditional French-style artisan baking, as well as handcrafted pastries, bloody great coffee from Byron Bay’s Marvell Street, and a menu of simple food. The humble croissant is a hero for desserts at Bam Bam.
We have also discussed:
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Brisbane
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Sydney
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Melbourne
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Perth
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Gold Coast
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 Gold Coast.