The World’s Best Desserts And Where To Find Them In Wellington

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The World’s Best Desserts And Where To Find Them In Wellington

Because calories don’t count when it comes to dessert.

When it comes to a good dessert, we can all say that no matter how full we are, we can always make room for it. That’s because desserts are a heavenly part of life and offer us a mood booster whenever we are feeling rough. From rich chocolate brownies, to traditional pavlovas, Belgian waffles and more, Wellington is popping with some of the most delightful global desserts ready to be swallowed by you. Here are eight of our favourite desserts from around the world and where to find them in Wellington.

1. Belgian Waffles

Larger than regular waffles, Belgian waffles have deeper pockets, perfect for holding mountain loads of ingredients, from Nutella, to maple syrup, ice-cream, sweets and more. Luckily, Dessert lovers can get their fix at a couple of Wellington joints. We recommend trying The Little Waffle Shop or Le Belle Waffle, which are both skilled at dishing up some authentic traditional Belgian waffle desserts. In both places, you can customise your waffles to be smothered in dark chocolate, salted caramel, biscuits, just to name a few.

📍 Various Locations

2. Spanish Churros

This Spanish dessert is a fried dough with a fluffy inside and goes down heavenly paired with hot chocolate sauce. Indeed, we know it is already a popular go-to dessert in Wellington, but have you had some of the most authentic ones? We think Santo Churros in Harbourside Market is a must-visit to level up your churros experience. Brazilians Julio and Fabio have a delicious recipe from Spain giving them the ability to make the best filled, loaded and original Churros in town.

📍 Corner Barnett and Cable Streets, Wellington, New Zealand

3. Italian Tiramisu

This beautiful Italian dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a mixture of eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa. A slice of Tiramisu is the pick-me-up you need whenever you’re feeling blue. It just so happens that the folks over at Nicolini’s Bistro cater up a rich mean portion of goodness that has rave reviews. Our mouths are watering at the the sight of the picture above.

📍 26 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

4. French Crème Brulée

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All the way from France, this traditional vanilla flavoured dessert is made of a rich custard base, topped with layers of caramel and often smothered with berries. You’ll find, arguably, the most authentic and traditional gluten-free Crème Brulée over at the elegant French restaurant, Boulcott Street Bistro. Certainly, it’s the indulgence you need after a meal to finish the evening off right.

📍 99 Boulcott St, Wellington, New Zealand

5. New York Cheesecake

A traditional American world-famous dessert. We already wrote up an epic list of the best places to find delicious cheesecake, including New York cheesecake in our article below.


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6. Banoffee Pie

Wellington is no stranger to this scrumptious English dessert made from bananas, thick caramel sauce, cream, butter and biscuits. The recipe has evolved worldwide to include plenty of OTT extras, from chocolate to coffee, and more. If you’re a Banoffee Pie lover then you must try the Banoffee Pie Cake at Lashings. These guys are known for whipping up some of the best desserts in town, so you know you’ll find a winner.

📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

7. Pavlova


Of course, we had to include this traditional meringue-based dessert from our side of the globe. It’s a crisp crust and soft inside, normally topped with whipped cream and fruits. Pavlova enthusiasts will be eager to try the unique brown sugar pavlova filled with strawberries, rhubarb and elderflower over at Floriditas. Indeed, it will send your tastebuds to wonderland.

📍 161 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

8. German Black Forest Cake

This much-loved German delicacy consists of layers of chocolate cake with cherry sauces, chopped cherries and whipped cream filling. It can be hard to come across a tasty one in Wellington, but we think you’ll enjoy the black forest brownies over at Lashings, who are known for making the most delicious brownies in Wellington. Indeed, it’s the pick-me-up you need this winter weekend.

📍 1/31 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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