If you’ve got a sweet tooth (or a mouth full of them), the menu is a sugar-fuelled delight. Choose from 18 different flavours of sorbets and ice cream, pancakes and waffles loaded with toppings galore, boozy sundaes, warm dessert scrolls, and even a build-your-own ice cream bucket!
If there’s a dessert heaven – Bay Vista Parramatta is probably it. The vast, double-storey space is cool and dim with brown leather booths and ample seating throughout. Glass countertops extend around the perimeter of the lower level, lit up with rows of freshly baked cakes and tarts, molten chocolate free-flowing from taps, tubs upon tubs of ice cream, a crepe station and even their own “pancake house”.
‘Rio de Janeiro’ boysenberry, mango and coconut ice cream, pineapple, kiwi, fresh strawberries, soft serve, whipped cream, passionfruit sauce and coconut flakes ($26.90)
‘Santorini Sunset’ vanilla ice cream, peaches, whipped cream, fresh strawberries and forest berry sauce ($19.90)
If you’re having trouble choosing – Bay Vista’s “world famous” ice cream bowls are a safe bet. My favourite was the ‘Rio de Janeiro’, a huge glass bowl filled with creamy boysenberry, mango and coconut ice cream, sweet pineapple chunks, fresh kiwi and strawberries, a swirl of soft serve, whipped cream, passionfruit sauce and a sprinkling of coconut flakes. Although the ice cream was pleasant, it didn’t blow me away – perhaps we can thank Messina for my snooty taste for gelato. Nevertheless, the concept is a whole lot of fun and not something you come by often.
Lemon Meringue Pie ($14.50)
And, if ice cream isn’t your thing, perhaps try one of Bay Vista’s homemade ‘American style’ pies served with ice cream and your choice of fountain Belgian chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch sauce, molten Nutella or premium caramel shot pourer.
Personally, I found the melted chocolate unnecessary, however, I loved the lemon meringue pie with its layer of tart lemon curd underneath a tall cloud of pillow-soft meringue.
Fondue for Two ($28.90)
There’s also a whole page dedicated to share-style desserts like sweet pizzas, a tray filled with chocolate soaked sponge, warm self-saucing cakes and of course – fondue for two. Dunk fresh cut strawberries and banana, marshmallows, chocolate brownie bites, waffles, New York cheesecake pieces and rolled chocolate wafers into your very own jumbo pot of warm, melted chocolate, fresh from the fountain.
Eats with Marie dined as a guest of Bay Vista Parramatta. All opinions, comments and photos are 100% honest and my own.
Bay Vista Parramatta
Altitude Building, 1/330 Church St, Parramatta NSW 2150
(02) 9056 2775
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