Get your napkins ready as we take you through four desserts in the Shire that can’t be missed.
Gelato is a favourite for everyone, so don’t fight the urge to follow your dinner with dessert. It’s fair to say that Bella Rosa’s is a staple dessert shrine throughout the year for locals and tourists who love all things sweet. Enjoy your dessert in excess with the tasteful combinations of Italian cookies and cream or rocher gelato. Their serious sorbet collection features the fruity flavours of raspberry, guava, mango and the list goes on. The beauty of Bella’s is that you will never get sick of the gelato because different flavours are created weekly for their loyal followers. So what are you waiting for? Order that gelato in a waffle cone for the road.
Where: 2/11 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Dining out for dessert can be turned into an event at Italian at the Pacific. Head straight to the dessert menu at this restaurant and order their outstanding Cioccolato e Caffe, a carefully constructed chocolate mousse with chocolate soil, Italian meringue, espresso jelly and candied macadamia. The Italians certainly do know how to indulge, so take the time to let the rich and thick mousse dissolve in your mouth before following it with a bite of the light and fluffy meringue. This dessert also receives a 10/10 for presentation as it is carefully plated to ensure that every spoonful is infused with all of the precise ingredients that make this dish a signature dessert at Italian at the Pacific.
Where: Bay Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Enjoying dessert doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. The philosophy behind the Naked Treaties restaurant is to enjoy a balanced lifestyle and indulge in food that is good for your body. All sweets and drinks are raw, organic, vegan and dairy free, so you can receive the benefits of treats that curb your cravings without expanding your waistline. Visit their Raw Bar, open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm, to try their raw banana crepe topped with coconut yoghurt, blueberry chia sauce and Nutella.
Where: 2/3 Marvell Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Town Cafe & Restaurant
The Town Cafe & Restaurant has grabbed the attention of foodies in the area, with its two storey dining precinct serving award-winning food. One of their simple signature desserts is the restaurant’s unique spin on a regular favourite – the Apple Tart. This dessert is nothing short of outstanding. Soft puff pastry on the bottom with a sweet almond frangipane in the middle, finished off with thinly sliced apples on the top. If you are stuck on the option of cream or no cream, Town Cafe & Restaurant’s freshly whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch to complete your dessert experience.
Where: 33 Byron Street, Bangalow NSW 2479