6 Sweet Treats to Try in Invercargill

From doughnuts to slices, we’ve rounded up six of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth in Invercargill.

Cabinet of cakes at Black Shag Espresso.

Words by: Caitlin Brown

Photography by: Nancy Zhou

Whether you’re an Invercargill local or just popping by to explore, you won’t want to miss these delectable sweet treats, crafted with love by local makers dotted all across the city. 

Cream doughnut from Industry.

Doughnuts at Industry

33 Arena Avenue, West Invercargill, Invercargill

A top notch neighbourhood spot in the industrial side of Invercargill, Industry’s caramel doughnuts features “white whip” (AKA white chocolate and cream cheese), caramel, freshly whipped cream, and caramel milk chocolate. Different flavours are on offer each Friday, but even if the caramel doughnut isn’t on the menu upon your visit, you’ll be well taken care of. Each option seems better than the next, with a couple of other favourite flavours including banoffee and raspberry and lemon curd. Just get in quick before they sell out!

Cacao, Coconut and Buckwheat Granola at The Black Shag

Cacao, Coconut and Buckwheat Granola at The Black Shag

136 Dee Street, Invercargill

If a sweet main course is more your style, then prepare for this homemade granola at The Black Shag to become a fast favourite. It features hazelnuts, Goji berries, banana, Espresso & dark ghana chia with coconut yoghurt, offering a perfectly balanced flavour that’s satisfyingly sweet. Fun fact? The gorgeous edible flowers adorning the top are grown right in the owner’s garden!

Hello Daisy Slice at The Pantry.

Hello Daisy Slice at The Pantry

133 Grace Street, Appleby, Invercargill

A take on the traditional dessert called a Hello Rosie, the Hello Daisy slice trades raisins for apricots and chocolate chips for chocolate buttons (which means more chocolate for all of us--a definite win). The biscuit crumb adds the perfect texture to each bite, making it a no-brainer why this treat is one of The Pantry’s best sellers.

Close up of slice.

Keto Slice at Bliss

60 Windsor Street, Windsor, Invercargill

Who said that a sweet treat has to come with guilt? The locally-made raw slices at Bliss are made to suit those following the Keto diet without sacrificing an ounce of flavour. Enjoy yours with a cuppa of T2 tea, and relax in the lush outdoor space that feels like a true oasis, even with it’s easily accessible location to the rest of the city.

Peppermint Cremes at The Batch

173 Spey Street, Invercargill

If it's possible, this decadent dessert tastes even better than it looks. Featuring a crispy dark chocolate biscuit with a chewy centre, it all comes together with  a milky Peppermint cream, topped with a chocolate ganache. According to the chef, the secret to this recipe is using quality ingredients (especially the dark chocolate).