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Last year, Pierre Roelofs began dessert evenings at Cafe Rosamond in Collingwood. Every Thursday, hordes of excitable dessert fiends would jostle for a coveted spot inside the tiny Cafe Rosamond. The dessert evenings are held from 7pm – 11pm and you can choose from one, two or three courses of dessert ($20, $30 and $40 respectively), or you can try a dessert tube ($9). The desserts change every week.

I’m completely behind the eight ball on this one. This post has been languishing in my draft folder for some time – but the good news is that dessert nights at Cafe Rosamond are re-starting tonight!

Saskia and I visited late last year. When we arrived we were excited to see that there was no queue outside, however, when we walked in we realised there was a wait list of about an hour. We decided to head back to my place to wait it out, though most tend to congregate at one of the local bars until the phone rings to let you know your spot is available.

Naturally, having a massive sweet tooth, I convinced Saskia to share the 3 course dessert menu with me and to throw in a dessert tube for good measure. The tubes (pictured above) were malteser flavoured the night we visited. There isn’t a lot of decorum in actually eating these – you need to use a bit of force to inhale the whole tube so that all the disparate parts meld together. The tube was intriguing – it had the chocolate malt flavour of a malteser down pat, albeit with completely different textures.

The first main dish arrived, a study in citrus:


So beautiful looking (the photo does not do it justice). Lovely play with textures – crunchy meringue, soft meringue, lemon curd, custards, cake and soil. Gorgeous.

Next was a strawberry mousse with berry sorbet. Also in the glass was some crunchier elements – perhaps dehydrated berries? My memory fails me, but it was delicious:


To finish, a chocolate honeycomb masterpiece:


What can I say? It was another perfect hit of deliciousness.

I’ll be heading back again soon… I encourage you to do the same!


Cafe Rosamond
Rear/191 Smith St
Fitzroy, VIC

Dessert evenings are Thursdays only from 7pm-11pm, with a no bookings policy.

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If you want to read more about these nights, it seems every blogger has visited – you can read more from Melbourne Gastronome, MEL: Hot or Not, and Eat Drink Stagger.

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5 Responses to “Joy is dessert by Pierre Roelofs at Cafe Rosamond”

  1. Hannah says:

    I wish this could be my life. I’m one of those people who always looks at the dessert menu first and often opts for lighter savoury courses to ensure I’m still hungry for dessert. That meringue and lemon dessert kills me!

    • Emily says:

      I’m exactly the same – I always avoid entree to save room for dessert! So a dessert focussed night (without much on the savoury front) was absolutely the bees knees for me!

  2. Gem says:

    Gush, I need to go back. Those tubes of wonder.

  3. Thanh says:

    These dessert nights look so good. Must check it out.

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