Don't have enough time to make Christmas dessert this year? We've searched the city centre and have found the best places with all the festive treats.
Cookies, mince pies, pavlova, cakes, chocolates and macarons, they're all here in the Heart of the City, and they all look fabulous!
Amano | 66-68 Tyler Street
Amano has just opened their first online store, and it's filled with all the best Christmas desserts. From spiced fruit Christmas cake, to 3 berry tarts, a gorgeous pavlova, the cutest range of Christmas cookies and fruit mince tarts - there is definitely a Christmas dessert here to suit everyone's tastes.
The Three Words | 57 Lorne Street
You'll be sure to wow your guests with a cake, or pack of festive macarons from The Three Words. Their Christmas edition cakes are perfectly decorated and come in either Chocolate & Strawberry, or Vanilla & Earl Grey Tea. If you're looking for something a little smaller their Christmas edition macarons come in peanut butter, banana, or raspberry & white chocolate flavours.
La Petite Fourchette | G02/85 Daldy Street & 9 Britomart Place
Go with a traditional French Bûche Chocolat (chocolate and hazelnut log). For all the chocolate lovers out there, this will go down a treat! La Petite Fourchette's Christmas collection doesn't stop there, they also have mince pies, croissants, pain au chocolat, Bûche Framboise (raspberry & vanilla mousse log), and Galette des Rois - this dessert comes with an age old protocol. A charm is hidden inside the dessert, whoever finds the charm, known as a “féve”, in their slice gets to wear the crown that comes with the tart and then names their king or their queen.
Miann | 36-38 Galway Street
A best seller this year, is the Miann Chocolate Christmas tree. Made entirely of their handcrafted chocolate and decorated with Christmas Mendiants and Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts and Almonds. The chocolate trees come in milk, dark, white, and dulce de leche caramelised white chocolate! Miann also has a range of smaller desserts to choose from, including gateaux, Christmas chocolate bars, and chocolate houses.
Scratch Bakers | 5 Graham Street
Scratch Bakers know their way around a bakery, and their Christmas mince pies greatly reflect their skills. These perfect mince pies will be a favourite this Christmas, you might want to buy a few extra to hide away for later!
The Gateau House | 332 Queen Street
A decadent rich chocolate mousse cake made with premium French chocolate and decorated with hand crafted snow flake chocolates. This Christmas cake from the Gateau house looks and sounds absolutely delicious!
Milse | 31 Tyler Street
The Christmas goodies at Milse are utterly beautiful. The stand out treat here is the strawberry and lemon pavlova log - a delicious pairing of flavours with hints of vanilla, basil, pistachio and white chocolate and sitting on a chocolate rice puff base! And to make this dessert even better, it is also gluten free... no one needs to miss out on Christmas dessert this year.
OKO Dessert Kitchen | 291-297 Queen Street
This year, OKO Dessert Kitchen has created four spectacular Christmas cakes! We love the look of the 'Tree Stump' cake, and it sounds tasty too - Spiced date cake with salted caramel chocolate buttercream and dulce de leche. The other three flavours include; A chocolate hazelnut cake (decorated with candy canes hazelnut buttercream, chocolate gingerbread men, and a chocolate drip glaze), a red velvet & pistachio cheesecake (baked cheesecake with red velvet cake, pistachio cake and cream cheese frosting), and a black forest cake (made with dark chocolate mousse with sour cherry mascarpone creamux and kirsch soaked chocolate sponge cake). Yum!