The Quarters is a buzzing little restaurant and espresso bar, specialising in strong coffee and sweet treats. Enjoy a mug of Merlo blend coffee to wake you up in this alfresco dining venue, or up the ante with a ‘Wake the Dead’ iced coffee (a bottle of iced coffee so strong it equates to about ten cups of regular espresso). What’s better beside your coffee than a morsel of sweet goodness? If you’re gluten intolerant, indulge in their apricot fig and buttermilk gluten-free biscuits served with toasted marshmallows on top. If this isn’t quite to your taste, try a slice of traditional Turkish baklava made from pastry, chopped nuts and drizzled with honey, or a Portuguese custard tart to replace your regular breakfast. The unique desserts at The Quarters will keep those sweet cravings at bay and you’ll be able to get your morning cuppa to wash it all down.
Where: 6/6 Stokes Street, Townsville City QLD 4810
Juliette’s is a dessert restaurant on The Strand in Townsville, specialising in gelato and incredible desserts. This waterfront location is ideal for grabbing a sweet treat and relaxing by the ocean to lift your spirits. Their cabinet is always filled with delicious baked treats including traditional tarts and biscuits for a quick takeaway option. However, if you’re venturing outside of your comfort zone and want to try something a bit different, order their spicy dark chilli chocolate sorbet; this incredible flavour infusion of cocoa and chilli is the perfect option for those bored of regular desserts. If you prefer your desserts to be healthy as well, try their incredible fruit salad served with yogurt and honey for something that tastes naughty but is incredibly good for you. Don’t forget to order a coffee when you pop into this perfectly located dessert restaurant in Townsville.
Where: Shop 7, 58 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810
Peppi Peppi is a vibrant Italian restaurant near Pioneer Park in Townsville. While they are well known for their incredible authentic Italian main meals, their dessert menu is something quite unique. If you want a restaurant where you can truly indulge, order their Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia; locally sourced pan-seared scallops, squid ink spaghetti and forest mushrooms served with lemon foam for a rich, flavoursome dish. After you’ve finished your mains, just try to choose between the items on their dessert menu. For a tangy bite, try their passionfruit parfait. For a traditional Italian dessert, order tiramisu, or for something truly unique don’t pass on the banana carmallata; carmalised banana, served with hazelnut sorbet, pistachio sponge and nougat. These decadent treats will satisfy the pickiest of diners. If you’re out to dinner with your better half and can’t choose, why not ask for the piatto di dolce; a trio of desserts so you can sample the parfait, the pannacotta and the tiramisu. If you want a quick dessert, don’t miss out on the takeaway menu for a sweet treat!
Where: High Range Drive, Condon QLD 4815
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