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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Choosing dessert is a piece of cake​ at these cafes

If you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other event and not sure whether you want to go all out for a cake with candles, why not pop into a café for a single slice of celebration? Perhaps the number of candles this year seems a bit daunting, or you want to share the milestone with just a few friends; we’ve found the best cafes on the Sunshine Coast serving up delicious cakes for any celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, a christening or an “it’s Friday” celebration, these cafes on the Sunshine Coast have the best cakes in the region.

The Pastry Chef Bakery Café

Orange and chocolate almond cake, The Pastry Chef Bakery Cafe - Sunshine Coast
Orange and chocolate almond cake, The Pastry Chef Bakery Cafe – Sunshine Coast

The Pastry Chef Bakery Café is a cute little venue on the Sunshine Coast perfect for your next celebratory piece of cake. Serving up incredible delicatessen cakes and other fresh bakery goods, you can grab a slice to eat in or order a cake to go if you want something to share with your family after dinner. This café serves up the best traditional bakery treats including fresh fruit flan and scrumptious vanilla slice for those who can’t go past their old favourites. If you’re after something different, bite into a slice of orange and chocolate almond cake; a layered, moist cake with a fusion of tangy orange and decadent chocolate to excite your senses. If you’re not sure what to eat, the lovely staff can help you to pick the perfect slice for you. You can even order a unique cake to go such as the Ferrero Rocher cake if you’re after something that little bit extra special for your event. Pop into The Pastry Chef Bakery Café for a slice of cake made freshly in house.
Where: 98-110 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

New Earth Café 

Salted caramel pecan chocolate mud cake, New Earth Cafe - Sunshine Coast
Salted caramel pecan chocolate mud cake, New Earth Cafe – Sunshine Coast

Cake is incredible for the tastebuds but can wreak havoc on our bodies if we’re trying to stay healthy or have allergies. Luckily, the New Earth Café in Coolum specialises in raw, organic, gluten free and dairy treats to munch on. This brightly decorated café is just a block or so away from the beach is the perfect spot to pop into for a piece of cake on your birthday or to celebrate an anniversary. Whether you’ll be trying one of their meals for lunch first, or skipping straight to the dessert, you’ll find something fresh and yummy to eat in this bright green café. Try their falafel earth wrap; a chia and tomato dehydrated wrap served with walnut herb falafels, tomato, carrot, a homemade beetroot sauce and a generous serving of greens. What they do with their savory food is amazing, but you will not believe the kind of cakes they create sticking to their motto of ‘food that loves you back’! One option is their salted caramel and pecan chocolate mud cake; completely raw and completely delicious. If you want something less moreish, order their berry, lime, vanilla bean and pistachio cheesecake to go, and share the love with your family and friends. This gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grain-free and vegan cake is the perfect option for the diet conscious birthday girl or boy.
Where: 21-37 Birtwill Street, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Baked Poetry Café

Choose from one of the many cakes in the display, Baked Poetry Cafe - Sunshine Coast
Choose from one of the many cakes in the display, Baked Poetry Cafe – Sunshine Coast

For a slice of cake in paradise pop down to the Baked Poetry Café. This café offers alfresco dining right across from Peregian Beach, a full breakfast and lunch menu, and a huge selection of freshly baked treats. Grab yourself a coffee or a freshly squeezed juice, and then choose from their cakes on display in store. They make delicious favourites such as black forest gateaux or baked cheesecake, but you won’t find their other cakes anywhere else on the Sunny Coast. For example, try the Linzer torte, a traditional Austrian flan cake with a cinnamon short crust, filled with raspberry jam and topped off with Linzer lattice. If you’re lucky enough to visit before it runs out, you may even get a piece of their pear frangipani almond meal cake, with a short crust base and topped with poached pear for what will surely be your new fruity favourite.
Where: 3/218 David Low Way, Peregian Beach QLD 4573

If you’re looking for a coffee with your cake, check out the best Sunshine Coast coffees here!

Where is your favourite slice of cake on the Sunshine Coast? Comment and let us know!