For a long time, the only vegan treats available on the market were bland fruit and nut bars. It’s amazing how much the vegan sweet scene has advanced in recent years, and now pretty much any type of dessert can be veganized. Brisbane is home to loads of bakeries, cafés and pop-ups selling the most delicious vegan cakes, doughnuts, pastries, brownies and more. Keep reading for the ultimate Brisbane Vegan Sweet Treat Guide.
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Veganyumm is a 100% vegan bakery specializing in cupcakes, brownies and vegan cheesecake. They also do full size cakes for sharing too.
Raw Lovely Too
Raw Lovely Too makes vegan raw treats at their bake-house in Thornlands. Favorites include vegan mars & twix bars, as well as stuffed cookie sandwiches.
Classic French patisserie is going vegan at French Tarts. Firstly, you have to try their seriously authentic vegan croissants and pain-au-chocolat. Additionally, they do amazing filled doughnuts and chocolate brioche.
100% vegan coffee shop Shadowplay Teahouse makes all of their cruelty-free bakes in-house and they serve amazing coffee. Customers love their crazy green shortbread creations, black magic carrot cupcakes and blue swirl meringue.
Vegan dessert is often hard to come by in normal restaurants. Thankfully, Australia-wide chain San Churro has all of your sweet cravings covered on its extensive vegan menu. Their specialty churros are conveniently already vegan, and you can pair them with vegan milk chocolate dipping sauce or cookie butter. If you’re feeling hungry try out the churro bowl filled with salted caramel ice cream, dark choc gelato, strawberries, Oreos & melted milk chocolate. Alternatively, choose the velvety vegan hot chocolate if you want a quick creamy chocolate hit.
Family run bakery Farine does the best vegan croissants in the whole of Brisbane. Besides that, you can get vegan danishes and custard donuts too. Over 50% of the display cabinet is vegan so you’ll definitely find something you love.
It’s pretty obvious what this dessert company specializes in & their four vegan options are truly spectacular. Obviously, my favorite is the ‘Liam Hemsworthy’ red velvet donut with cookies & cream frosting, crushed biscuits and chocolate drizzle. The classic raspberry jam filled donut is also vegan as well as the ‘Get Ready to Crumble’ with caramel glaze, apple & cinnamon filling and pecan crumb.
Loaded Food Co.
Loaded Food Co. freshly bake a range of vegan pastries and cakes everyday including croissants, biscuits and slices.
Grassfed is place to go for cookie dough sundaes and vegan thick shakes. Their specials change weekly but they’re always insane.
This is an ice-cream chain celebrated across Australia with a bigger-than-average vegan range. Firstly, you have to try the new strawberries & cream tart ice cream which is 100% vegan and absolutely delicious. Also, I love the cookies and cream scoop or the creamy chocolate gelato. The traditional cones are vegan too!
Brooklyn Donut & Coffee Co
This super popular donut joint has three incredible vegan donuts on offer. Naturally, my favorite is the dark chocolate and peanut butter donut. On the other hand, punters love the original glaze donut coated in toasted coconut.
I Heart Brownies
I Heart Brownies freshly bakes chewy, moist, chocolatey vegan brownies every day and they’re pretty special. There are two vegan options available: original & mint choc. I’d recommend getting one of each.
The Real Thing
The Real Thing’s vegan sweet treats are definitely on the healthy side of the spectrum, but they’re still delicious. First up, I love their chewy granola bars with a cup of coffee. Alternatively, go for the walnut and date bliss balls for a quick energy hit.
Charlie’s Raw Squeeze
100% vegan juice bar Charlie’s does an amazing selection of vegan cakes and sweet treats. They change daily so you’ll have to head there yourself and see what delicious suprise awaits you.
You’ll find freshly baked vegan cakes on offer every day at More Wholefoods. They don’t have a menu and the choice available will depend on which day you go, but that’s all part of the fun, right?
Sol Bakery & Cafe
Sol does an amazing vegan chocolate pumpkin cake, as well as plenty of other treats that rotate daily.
Cowch Cocktail Dessert Bar
Southbank & Chermside
Specializing in my two favorite things, vegan diners at Cowch can sip on a cocktail and eat dessert at the same time. Don’t miss the vegan chocolate sundae made with cocoa sorbet on a bed of Oreos and topped with strawberry coulis, fresh strawbs, more Oreos and dark choc drizzle.
Boundary St Markets
Suburban has a brilliant vegan menu that includes plenty of sweet treats. The casual café serves up delicious vegan doughnut dippers with dark chocolate ganache and cherry compote. Also, they do great fully loaded dairy-free thick shakes with vegan whipped cream.
Hey Joe Coffee + Co
Hey Joe does great vegan coffee and cake at its East Brisbane eatery. Go for an oat flat white with their homemade banana bread covered in berry compote.
There’s a fine line between breakfast & dessert, but I think the famous French toast at Grown just about covers both. It’s topped with seasonal fruit, maple syrup and ice cream for a real sweet treat.
Whisky Business makes loaded doffles (doughnut waffles) and pancake stacks that can be made vegan on request. They’re topped with dairy-free ice cream and fresh fruits.
Obviously, you’re going to get good tiramisu at a 100% vegan Italian restaurant. Soaked in Frangelico hazelnut liquor, it’s the perfect dessert to satisfy those sweet cravings.
Arrivederci do an excellent Hershey’s sundae. It features hazelnut & chocolate gelato, Whittakers peanut slab, Oreos and Hershey’s chocolate sauce.
You Came Again
Make sure you leave room for dessert at this epic vegan tapas bar. The vegan lemon meringue is out of this world.
Desserts at Italian-Asian restaurant Loving Hut (which is also fully vegan) include chocolate chip ice cream sundae with Oreos. Also, they do a classic Affogato which is espresso over vanilla ice cream topped with whipped coconut cream.
Custom-Made Vegan Cakes
Want a vegan cake with that extra special touch? The below vegan businesses make 100% plant-based cakes to order.
Pippa’s Pantry has been making decadent vegan occasion cakes for years and pretty much everything can be made gluten-free on request. As well as servicing Greater Brisbane, you’ll find Pippa at Brisbane Vegan Markets serving yummy vegan treats every second Sunday.
The Little Vegan & Co.
Delivers Across Brisbane
The Little Vegan & Co. is a home-based bakery specializing in multi-tier occasion cakes. Alternatively, you can order custom-made macarons, cupcakes & cookies to be delivered to your door.
Another custom bake shop, plant-based Earthy Cakes is the perfect choice for your special occasion bakes. Also, they have an online shop where you can order baked vegan cheesecake, cupcakes and macarons to your door.