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If you need a reason to visit South Australia, we’re going to raise you four. These top-spots for dessert represent the best of Adelaide's thriving dessert scene.

St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert

Fondue, churros, ice cream... oh my! St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert can satisfy every sweets craving. Decadence comes in every form, from frozen treats to melt-in-your-mouth confections. Don't miss: Ferrero-rocker waffles.

19 Gouger St, Adelaide SA.

Le Carpe Diem

Seize the day and indulge in the desserts that Le Carpe Diem has to offer. It starts with breakfast, when coffee comes in a bowl, paired with a croissant. Later in the day, venture for a combination of sweet and savoury with the Agathe pancake topped with locally-sourced figs, ice cream, salted caramel, and cream. And for those who don't identity as having a big sweet-tooth, get something to sip on from the impressive French wine list.

Agathe pancake at Le Carpe Diem

Credit: Le Carpe Diem

230-232 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA.

48 Flavours

The name of this shop says everything you need to know: there are 48 flavours of gelato and frozen yoghurt to tempt you. There is the standard choice of cup or cone, but you can also spring for gelator or froyo as a smoothie or milkshake. And some of the flavours get outrageous - their roasted walnut honey crunch actually won second place in the Asia Pacific finals of the Gelato World Tour!

Gelato at 48 flavours

Credit: 48 Flavours

78 Gouger St, Adelaide SA.


Chocolatree has the essence of a winter wonderland. Their cold-weather desserts, such as one of their many flavoured hot chocolates or sweet crepes, can warm your body and soul. Must try: the legendary sticky date pudding.

25 O’Connell St, North Adelaide SA