9 Instagram-worthy desserts you must try in Queensland
We already knew it. But now it’s official. We no longer just look for the best things to see and do when planning a holiday, but also what to feast on.
According to a survey by Hotels.com, 76% of young travellers say foodie experiences on holidays are the most memorable. So, if you love peppering your Instagram feed with equal amounts palm trees, poolside cocktails and decadent treats when on holidays, snap your way through this list of Queensland’s most Instagrammable desserts.
Twix Tacos at Ze Pickle
A deep-fried chocolate bar nestled inside a red velvet pancake? Sounds crazy, but prepare to have your mind blown. The guys at Ze Pickle have filled this unusual creation with ice-cream, brownie salsa and shaved Milky Bar. You’ll never eat a Twix straight out of its wrapper again.
DIY Puffles at Hello Mister Frankie
The best part about Hello Mister Frankie’s towering puffles – that’s soft-serve wrapped in an egg waffle cone and stacked with colourful sweets – is that you can create your own. Choose a puffle base, a soft-serve flavour (try Oreos and egg rolls with banana and coconut sprinkle, or marshmallows and TimTams with Hershey’s choc sauce) then go nuts on the toppings.
OTT Cakes at Tome
Stopping the thumbs of Insta fans around Queensland, the shelves at this Maroochydore café are full of snap-worthy treats – from caramel-filled dark chocolate brownies topped with glazed pecans to lemon meringue pies – but it’s the made-to-order tiered cakes that will make your ‘likes’ go as high as your sugar levels.
Loaded doughnut fries at The Doughnut Bar
Brisbane‘s popular Eat Street is where Insta-dessert-dreams come true. The sweetest praise, however, goes to The Doughnut Bar stand – get your filters ready for a bed of hot doughnut fries topped with caramelised white chocolate soft serve, salted caramel crispy bits, caramel and white choc fudge and Kit Kat sticks.
Super shakes at Piggy Back Café
The Insta-famous rainbow coffees at Piggy Bank Café are one thing, their super shakes are another (really awesome thing). The ‘Unicorn’ treats you to a tall glass of ice-cream, strawberry and jelly lollies, while the ‘Double chocolate brownie’ is one for the choc fans with ice-cream, chocolate syrup, brownie and cream.
Where: Jindalee, Brisbane.
Gelato at Alowishus Delicious
Sure, you could have your gelato in a cone… or, you could have it atop the ultimate brownie stack! Say hello to the double chocolate brownie stack at Alowishus Delicious topped with their brownie gelato. Mmmmm, rich! But if a cone is more your thing, you’ll have the tough choice of 34 home-made gelato flavours that are just as pretty.
Raw Cheesecakes at Blendlove
They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and this certainly rings true at Blendlove. Every single one of their raw-esome cheesecakes – like the Ferrero Rocher option – is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, making them the perfect guilt-free treats for your feed.
Funnel Cakes at World Famous Funnel Cakes
Housed in a shipping container turned vintage cabaret parlour at NightQuarter, the boys and girls behind the counter here boogie to lounge music while creating sinful funnel cakes. This North American specialty is crispy like a churro, soft like a doughnut, has the sweetness of a waffle and is served with ice-cream and all the trimmings.
Where: Helensvale, Gold Coast.
Waffles at The Nines
Hidden in the old Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, the brekkie desserts at The Nines will have you snapping away for days. Get stuck into the ‘Gimme S’more’ waffles, a deconstructed plate of deliciousness starring Oreo and pretzel crumb, toasted marshmallows, caramel popcorn, vanilla ice-cream and salted caramel and chocolate sauce.