We all fall victim to late night sweet cravings at some point, and Auckland is lucky enough to have an abundance of delicious dessert options available to treat that sweet tooth. We let you in on our top 5 late-night sweet havens in the central city for all your evening dessert needs.
36-38 Galway Street & 57 Fort Street
Miann is all about desserts, presentation and the experience of trying new things. With 2 restaurants conveniently located in the heart of the city – Fort and Galway Street – Miann offers everything from macarons & bonbons, a mini gateaux menu, deliciously unique gelato and a range of unique desserts that are sure to get your mouth watering. There is also an expansive range of homemade chocolates, cakes and decadent waffles – as well as specialty options over the Christmas and Easter periods. Open everyday until 10pm, with extra late nights on Fridays and Saturdays – you’ll definitely want to dive into these desserts.
12 Gore Street
Giapo is anything but ordinary, transforming handmade ice cream and gelato into a full experience that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. With extravagant 3D ice cream designs, innovative flavours and an ever-changing menu, this small but impressive ice cream kitchen is an instagram favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Complete with wearable ice cream rings, a chocolate 3D colossal squid, a cone made for taking selfies and an extensive dessert menu which also includes gluten-free and vegan options – there’s something for the entire family. Giapo is an Auckland must-do! Open until 10:30pm Sunday-Thursday, and until 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
OKO Dessert Kitchen
A culinary hotspot right in the heart of Aotea Square, OKO dessert kitchen offers true works of art in their expertly crafted desserts. With signature sweet dishes such as their signature volcano (milk chocolate mousse, cake, chocolate crumble, a dousing of chocolate sauce and berry compote) as well as beautifully presented and equally tasty mini desserts such as their double expresso chocolate sponge topped with kahlua coffee syrup – you can’t find treats like this anywhere else! Oko also does one of the best hot chocolates in town and a superb range of waffles that you definitely have to see to believe. Open 7 days a week until late.
1/323 Parnell Road
If you’re a self-confessed chocoholic, then you’ll love Parnell’s Chocolate Boutique Cafe. With a mouth watering range of chocolate desserts, over 100 homemade chocolates and an extensive range of sweets – this little boutique is a chocolate lovers dream! Whether you want to pop in for coffee and dessert, or are looking to gift a handpicked box of specialised chocolates – including pralines, truffles and rochers – it’s one of our favourite late night Parnell spots. Open everyday until 10pm.
86 Federal Street
The Fed may not be your typical dessert den, but their late-shift menu available on Friday and Saturday nights has a deliciously sweet range of treats that keep us coming back for more. The New York inspired deli not only offers a full dinner menu and some of the best cocktails in town – but there’s also their famous New York cheesecake, Banana & Toffee Pie and a mouth-watering Chimney Sweep (peanut butter and chocolate mini shake). The Fed is open until 1am – making is a great option for your after-midnight sweet tooth, and live music makes for a great atmosphere to relax with friends.