That is if you're in need of an excuse to jump on a plane & eat delicious desserts
With Easter almost here, and the sweet stuff on our mind, perhaps it’s time you considered indulging in a weekend that’s all about the desserts.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Image credit: Koi Dessert Bar
Whether you’re staying local this Easter or heading to any one of Newcastle Airport's 8 direct destinations, here are some delicious venues that should be added to your list of dessert must do’s.
Sick of driving the M1? Beat the traffic with the daily FlyPelican departures out of Newcastle Airport.
Located within the harbour front foodie playground that is Sydney’s Barangaroo, 12 Micron is where all dessert lovers need to be. Combining its 270-degree
harbour views with devourable desserts like peanut butter, rosella, toast ice-cream or the coconut rough with Azelia mousse, coconut and rainforest
lime. Decisions can be tough which is why the 3 or 5-course Tasting Menu with matching Cocktails and Mocktails is the smart way to go.
Where: Tower 1, Level 2/100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Created by those MasterChef Brothers, Reynold and Arnold Poernomo, their two-storey glass building in Sydney’s Chippendale is where you’ll find their fully immersive dessert experience. Take either the ground floor patisserie option or head upstairs for a more refined yet casual dining experience.
Where: 46 Kensington St, Chippendale
It's a no-brainer with Jetstar and Virgin Australia having direct daily flights out of Newcastle, click to book your seat.
Described as ‘Heaven for those with a sweet tooth’ Om Nom takes desserts to the extreme. Choosing one would be considered a sin which is why the Dessert Degustation is the way to go. Located within the Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane it’s a Melbourne must do.
Where: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Girls & Boys
In typical Melbourne style, here's a cafe that's beyond trendy, it's setting the trend, that being a 100% plant-based and vegan dessert bar that has you munching down on super tasty ice creams, desserts and smoothies, 100% guilt free.
Where: 382a Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The Gelato Sandwich, at Girls & Boys, with your choice of gelato filling inside a housemade doughnut or croissant.
Take a chocolate journey into the world that is Koko Black. Located in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide’s Rundle Mall it’s best to set aside a few hours to fully immerse yourself in the delicious world of chocolate, Koko style.
The sharing plates are the way to go, filled with Koko favourites like the Black Forest Gateau, Caramel Delice, Chocolate and Hazelnut Gateau, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart and Raspberry French Almond Cakes, how can you say no.
Where: Rundle Street Mall, Adelaide
It's too easy to explore the Nation's Captial and discover for yourself why it's one of Lonely Planet's best cities in the world to visit in 2018.
Owner and Patissier Ricardo De’marco and his famous little café have become a favourite amongst Canberreans. Specialising in all kinds of yummies the menu covers everything from Nutella Croissants, Blueberry Waffles, Macrons, Injectable Doughnuts and cakes inspired by all our favourites childhood flavours including Milo, Jaffa, Golden Gaytimes and Magnums
Where: Jamison Plaza, Bowman St, Macquarie
Just some of the delights at Ricardo's Cafe
With flights as low as $69 one way* you'd be a fool to not book yourself a weekend in Brisvegas.
This venue has it all, an award-winning modern Australian menu, an extensive wine list that would impress even the most experienced of wine lovers, exquisite High Tea, there’s even an Egg Degustation which is inspired by the traditional Easter Egg. However what we’re interested in is that Dessert Degustation. Check it out here
Where: Cnr Grey & Glenelg St, South Bank
* Prices were correct at time, subject to change, for the most up-to-date flight schedules click here.
Newcastle Airport is 25 minutes from both Port Stephens and Newcastle, on the east coast of NSW in Australia. We’re ideally located to access, within an hour’s drive, amazing beaches in Newcastle and Port Stephens; world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley; a world-heritage listed rainforest, Barrington Tops; Australia’s largest salt water lake, Lake Macquarie; and some of the world’s most famous horse studs in the Upper Hunter. And, award-winning conference and function venues.