Dieters be wary, Fortitude Valley is rampant with irresistible treats.

If you’re about to indulge in a cheat day, we recommend going all out with cookie dough, freakshakes, and enough doughnuts to put Homer Simpson in a coma. 

Drool over our favourite cheat eats in the Valley, and get ready to treat yo'self. 

Cakes & Shit 

It’s time for a cake date. There’s nothing like sweetness with a side of profanity, and Cakes & Shit is the perfect mix. Speaking of perfect mixtures, not a crumb will be found after you’ve finished a rich brownie, a few decadent cupcakes, or anything else from their fully stocked cabinet. Better yet, pair it with a cocktail and you’re golden.  

Hello Mr Frankie – Poke & Puffle Bar

While Hello Mr Frankie’s poke bowls are hard to look past, you’re not here for health – so bring on the puffles. These fluffy egg waffle cones come packed with flavoursome soft serve and toppings, and if you’re feeling extra creative, feel free to make your own combination.  

Doughlord Australia

Raw cookie dough has always been the ultimate forbidden snack, that is, until the opening of Brunswick St fave, Doughlord. Try their most popular flavours including hazelnut crunch, peanut butter brownie, and choc chip, or indulge in one of their rotating specials for something new. 

New Bliss

Bliss by name, bliss by nature – New Bliss’ new menu addition is sure to get tongues wagging. The Epic Shake is a must-try for all milkshake lovers, with the first flavour a salted caramel banana split, topped with banana bread, vanilla ice cream, meringue, and fairy floss.  


Indulge in a fusion of flavour at Umami, with their popular dessert The Astro Boy Bomb. Made with a nitrogen bomb, short crust pastry and jelly, it’s the perfect mix of tangy and sweet, but you can’t go wrong with a healthy dose of deep-fried ice cream, either. 

Le Petit Paris 

Fluffy croissants, danishes and other pastries are all part of a solid cheat day, but the real crown jewel of Le Petit Paris is fresh crêpes. Made with specialty ingredients imported straight from France, these crêpes are loaded with everything from the classic lemon and sugar to Nutella and strawberries. 

Nom Nom Bao

Nom Nom Bao may serve a very select range of bao, but there’s a reason their ice cream bao became an instant hit. Made with smooth ice cream inside a bun, you’ll be tempted to go back for seconds. 

Go on, make your cheat day unregrettable.