Help me find... late night dessert

Last updated 12 May, 2022

Calling all sweet tooths enthusiasts of Adelaide. Does anyone else get to 3pm and crave something sweet? You’re not alone. So, we’ve put together a guide to Adelaide’s best dessert venues in the CBD and North Adelaide areas, to satisfy all those mid-arvo and late night cravings. From decadent sweets, novelty cakes, pancakes and even matcha based desserts, your sweetest dreams will come true in the city of Adelaide. And just remember, there is always room for dessert!

Shibui Dessert Bar

2/160 Grote Street, Adelaide

Looking for somewhere that just offers classic, decadent sweet treats? Look no further than Shibui Dessert Bar. All your favourites like Sticky Date Pudding, Apple Pie and Pavlova can be found here, plus a few more creative spin-offs like the Chocolate Lava Tart, Mango Pudding and Raspberry Candy (aka. Redskin) Opera Cake. 

San Churro

5/300 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Home of the beloved Spanish desserts, San Churro is an iconic city date night spot! Go for the Churros but stay for the rich Spanish hot chocolates, using real couverture chocolate. Tempted? Visit the Rundle Street San Churro location!

Pancake Kitchen

13 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

The original Pancake Kitchen has been an Adelaide icon for over 60 years now. Dishing up crepes, waffles, all-day breakfast, burgers and of course, their famous pancakes. Open 24 hours, drop by on your morning walk, midday lunch break or late night dessert hunt.

S Candy Bar Dessert Cafe

127a Gouger Street, Adelaide

Stroll down Gouger Street and you’ll find the impressive S Candy Bar, Adelaide's most instagrammable cakes & sweet treats! Here you’ll find the cutest hand-made macarons, decadent cakes & even soft serve. Looking for a whole dessert experience? Ask about their high-tea

Matcha House

4/80 Grote Street, Adelaide

If you love all things matcha, Matcha House Adelaide is your go-to. Celebrating a Japanese tradition, Matcha House is Adelaide's first Premier specialist Japanese Matcha Green Tea Cafe.

From organic Japanese green tea, waffles to soft serve, you are bound to get your Matcha fix, not to mention your antioxidants for the week.

Krispy Kreme

76 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Fluffy, sweet and slightly crunchy - nothing beats the taste of the famous Original Glazed, Krispy Kreme doughnut. Since coming to South Australia in 2014, Adelaidians can now get their doughnut fix at many stores around the state, including their shop on Gouger Street.

Astonish Patisserie

393 King William Street, Adelaide

Prepare to be amazed by Astonish Patisserie! Specialising in novelty desserts and custom cakes, you are bound to be amazed and indulged. Find them down King William Street, and snap a selfie in front of their iconic yellow and white building.

Love, Stephy

3/62-68 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Do you love desserts? Then you'll fall in love with all the sweets found at Love Stephy! This gorgeous dessert cafe will wow you the moment you walk in, from the pink interior, red rose flower installation, to the enchanting treats of the highest quality and style. Spend the afternoon enjoying high-tea with the girls.


25 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide

Found along the gorgeous streetscape of O'connell St, is Chocolatree. home to a wide range of warm and cold desserts, macarons as well as handmade chocolates. Pop by for a late night sugar hit - A must-try is their Belgian hot chocolate, available in milk, dark and white chocolate.