In recent history, Dulwich Hill has established itself as having a strong Lebanese sweet game. Just a stroll down New Canterbury Road and you will find yourself among authentic and fragrant offerings of sticky, spongey treats.
The friendly staff at Fernandes Patisserie are patient with customers habitually overwhelmed with choice. Understandably, too, as the homemade slices and biscuits are a combination of soft, crunchy, rich, chocolatey, moist varieties in pyramid, donut, horseshoe or layered form. There's a pot of gold here for any sweet enthusiast.
Open until 8pm on weekdays, Fernandes is ideal for that sugary night cap, with delights such as a sweet pumpkin and almond-meal slice topped with crunchy meringue, or brioche with syrup, egg custard and cinnamon.
Ask anyone in the area, Fernandes Patisserie is best known for its portugese tarts, but they are notorious for being sold out by midday so make sure you plan a morning trip for those goodies.
For more information, check out A Guide to Dulwich Hill.