There's dessert, and then there's dessert. We're happy to report that Damon Bradley specialises in the latter. Opening this week in the Southgate precinct, Melbourne's decadent new dessert bar boasts a 20-page menu, packed with enough sugary treats to put you in a mild diabetic coma. You know what we're talking about.
"Damon Bradley will be a decadent destination for specialty high teas, intimate late night dates, indulgent morning teas, breakfast on the run, cheeky afternoon get togethers, dessert for dinner and all the ways you can indulge in delicious treats," says owner Eileen Galea.
Standout menu items — and there are more than a few, mind you — include white chocolate and Irish cream waffles with fresh raspberries and strawberries, slow-cooked oven-roasted pears with vanilla bean ice cream, and chocolate fondant served with a salted caramel ice cream and sauce. There's also a doughnut tasting plate, desserts by the glass and fridges full of specialty chocolates, pastries and cakes.
Thirsty customers will be able to pair their desserts with matching wines. Alternatively, you can have your pick of a drinks list that includes milkshakes, ice cream sodas, dessert martinis and a range of teas and coffee. Oh, and they also offer a specialised high tea menu complete with scones and raspberry lamingtons. Because of course they do.
Damon Bradley is located on the middle level of the Southgate precinct, opposite Tutto Bene. For more information and operating hours, visit their website.