St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert is a Parisian-inspired dessert bar with locations in the CBD, Glenelg and Tea Tree Plaza. Sunday night saw the VIP Media Launch of St. Louis’ new location in North Adelaide and it sure was pretty.
Walking into St. Louis North Adelaide, there is an immediate sense of warmth. A fireplace blazes in a corner, surrounded by cozy booths, a bookshelf, and small tables. The counter is an island surrounded by customers – this layout definitely gives a cosy, vintage Parisian feel.
One thing you may not know is St Louis, despite the name, does not just serve desserts. They offer a range of cocktails, savoury meals and breakfasts. I didn’t end up trying the savoury dishes because as an adult, no one can stop me from eating ice cream for dinner. However, looking at the menu, the flavours definitely seem well-balanced!
The cocktail menu includes a range of favourites, including an espresso martini, toblerone and a French martini. They’re a little on the sweet side – not in a bad way – but as a dessert place, so the cocktails won’t make you squint and stick your tongue out. There are also a range of fancy, Instagram-worthy shakes on offer. They’re not over-the-top sweet so they can be paired with dessert, although I personally would’ve liked a little more flavour in my strawberry shake!
Now for dessert: as well as ice cream, St. Louis offers a range of crepes, waffles and signature desserts. Everything at St. Louis is tasty and aesthetically pleasing. I tried the Eton Mess which, like the other desserts, was very well-balanced with a range of textures and generous portions of fruit to cut through the sweetness.
St. Louis has a huge variety on offer, which is great for groups of people who can’t settle on whether they want sweet, savoury or alcohol. With such a charming central location, St. Louis North Adelaide is definitely one to try, even if you’ve tried them before.
The grand opening of St. Louis North Adelaide is on Saturday, August 27th. Stop by on the day for free ice cream!
Words by Olivia Henry
WHERE: 20 O’Connell St, North Adelaide