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Top 6 Cafe Trends In Australia

Australians have a sweet tooth, and they are not afraid to show it. As more people across Australia turn to specialty cafes for a quick meal or a hot drink, local businesses need to keep up with changing tastes and trends.

In this article, we will explore some trending topics that cafes in Australia can consider when they are aiming their target market towards foodies or business professionals looking for a quiet place to work.

Read on to find out more about trends in the Australian market these days! 

1. Cafe distributors 

If you are a cafe owner, there are a number of things you can do to market your business further. 

An example would be working with a cafe distributor or supplier for your goods. The suppliers have networking connections as well as sound advice about your business. This increases your marketing opportunities for your cafe. A cafe distributor would know the ups and downs in the food industry as they’ve most likely been operating for a long time now. 

For more info, you may check the website of Suprima Bakeries.

2. Exotic doughnuts   

Exotic doughnuts have been in the spotlight for quite some time, and foodies don’t see that changing anytime soon. While people continue to like the basic and traditionally glazed doughnuts, they also want to try doughnuts with unusual flavours and fillings. 

If doughnuts are in your product line, play around with your products and try out new flavour combinations.

3. Alcohol-infused desserts

Alcohol-infused pastries are so popular, and they’re appearing on bakery menus around Australia. From margarita bars and liquor ice cream sandwiches to booze-filled doughnuts and beer muffins, these delicacies are sure to go fast!

4. Caramel

Caramel, specifically salted caramel, has become a flavour staple in the world of sweet baked products, from high-end restaurants to everyday bakeries and cafes. Bakers love caramel because it can be used to flavour sponges, frostings, and glazes. 

Caramel also makes an excellent molten centre for cookies, doughnuts, and lava cakes.

Salted caramel popcorn doughnuts, banana cakes with caramel centres, and caramel marshmallows are becoming more and more popular. Caramel sauce is also used over pancakes, waffles, and french toast. 

5. Sweet and savoury

As the old saying goes, ‘opposites attract,’ and this is certainly true when it comes to the selection of handcrafted sweet and savoury dishes today. Sweet and savoury alternatives are combined with fried food such as waffle fries or fried chicken with ice cream, chocolate sauces, and syrups.

Peanut butter and jam, dark chocolate, brown butter, miso, and even vegemite are common ingredients.

6. Asian roots in Australian food

Asian flavours have influenced Australian food, appearing in both fusion restaurants and home cooking.

This influence extends to sweet baked products, with ingredients like hojicha, kaya, kalamansi, miso, black sesame, yuzu, and matcha used in popular Western-style delicacies like eclairs, doughnuts, muffins, and the hybrid types like cronuts.

Before we end…

Trends change quickly but there are a few trends that continue to grow in popularity and they are what’s happening in the Australian cafe scene today.

Cafe trends in Australia have changed considerably over the last few years as more people have become aware of what cafes can offer them. These are a few important trends to keep an eye on, specifically targeting bakery and sweets, businesses focusing on foodies as their target market.

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