Calling all sweet tooths. If you have an affection for the sweeter things in life, whether it be for that afternoon pick-me-up or for a late-night dessert run, we’re not short of spots that will have you hitting that sugar high. We have noted down all the must-dos when it comes trying the delightfully sweet treats and decadent desserts that Newmarket has to offer.
When it comes to the classics, Burger Burger does it best. With a line-up of flavours that can’t be beaten, BB serves up some of the best shakes in town. Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry, the traditional flavours are all there but keep an eye out for their special in-house creations as well. They have been known to bring out some epic creations like Key Lime Pie, Hokey Pokey and Chocolate and Peanut Butter shakes. For many Newmarket locals, the Duck Island ice cream bar at Burger Burger is well frequented and if you haven’t been yet, we recommend you put it on the list. You can create your very own fresh ice-cream sandwiches, Duck Island ice cream squashed between freshly baked cookies! And don’t forget to add sprinkles – they are the best part. Also, rumour has it that Duck Island are opening up their very own space in Newmarket very soon!
Few things excite us more than ice cream, and this Newmarket establishment is frequented all day every day by patrons searching for that deliciously creamy sweet treat. Movenpick are not only known for their ice cream, they have an extensive menu of treats to suit all sugary cravings. Whether it’s their famous ice cream, or waffles and crepes, Movenpick have it all. Did you know they are open in Newmarket until midnight? It is one of our go-to spots on the way home from a late-night movie at Rialto Cinemas just across the street.
If you’re fading into the afternoon slump and need a sugar hit to get you out onto the other side alive, we have to let you in on a little secret, Altezano on the corner of Osborne and Kent Street is home to the single greatest caramel slice of all time. Thick, rich and the perfect chocolate ratio are the three key things to look for when finding the perfect slice and we have done extensive research to say this is it. Best served with a 2pm coffee in the sunshine. They also serve up a range of sweet treats that will be sure to tempt those tingling tastebuds.
If you have the little ones in tow and want to stop in for an afternoon treat, we highly recommend a visit to Whoopi on Nuffield Street. These light and fluffy, frosted delights will be a sure winner with the kiddies. If you want to get straight to the sweet point, Krispy Kreme’s deliciously sticky glazed doughnuts that have gained a cult following are sure to get you through the car ride home – they’re available exclusively at BP Newmarket. Yes that’s right! We recommend getting in quickly before these doughy delights sell out.
If you frequent Broadway, you will have noticed the hordes of school kids lining up for their afternoon treat at the plush pink ice-cream store, Nobibi. A relatively new addition to the Newmarket food offering, Nobibi’s interior is totally gram-worthy and their ice cream even more so. We suggest trying their signature dish, the Fluffy Cloud – ice cream surrounded by a pillowy bed of fairy floss. Take. Our. Money.
Some would say that one of the best things about being an adult is being able to eat cake whenever you want, and we tend to agree. So, if it’s cake you’re craving then Newmarket has you covered. The Gateau House on Broadway is a true Newmarket establishment. Offering a range of range of cakes which they sell them the slice or a full cake for any occasions, or perhaps just dessert. Their mousse cakes are unparalleled. For a slightly lighter, but equally as delicious option for dessert, Fukurou Patisserie in Station Square creates layered crepe cakes in a range of flavours and fillings. Their signature Mille Crepe Cake features no less than 18 paper-thin crepes alternating layers with their secret recipe cream.
If you’re going to commit to that sweet temptation, make sure you do it right. We definitely think it’s worth seeking out these amazing desserts that are right under your nose in Newmarket.