Whether you believe dessert stomach is a real thing or not, you are going to need a bit of extra room when you visit Mollydookers Café and Bar, a Canadian-inspired fusion restaurant north of Childers.

After you have had your fill of wings, poutine, Reuben’s or pizza, dessert is something you cannot skip. Here you will find Canadian treats you won’t see elsewhere – some are family recipes that have been handed down through generations.

The menu features maple crème brulee and homemade waffles. But pride of place is the Xango (pronounced zang-go), a delicious flavoured-cheesecake filling rolled in a tortilla, fried until golden then sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The filling flavours change weekly so there is always a new one to try.

In the Mollydookers handmade sweets cabinet are more Canadian staples. Homemade pecan or raisin butter tarts are a must, as are the popular Nanaimo bars; a three-layer chocolate slice. Of course, you will also find some regular sweets too, from cheesecake and slices, to lemon meringues and brownies.

If you are lucky you can get a slice of their most traditional Canadian dessert. During their special Thanksgiving service in October, Mollydookers serve up two different flavoured pies made with family recipes – cherry and spiced pumpkin. Yum! 

Celebrate Canada Day on July 1

Celebrate with Mollydookers. Book in for food specials that only appear once a year like taster plates and pulled buffalo chicken. Hockey will be on the television. Canadian music will be playing on the stereo. Join in games about famous Canadians.


Mollydookers Cafe & Bar is at 29399 Bruce Highway, Apple Tree Creek. Telephone 07 4126 1114 or visit mollydookerscafe.com.