Where to Find Good Dessert in London
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They say “life is short, eat dessert first”. Desserts are an essential – it’s as simple as that. There’s no better way to lift up your mood with a sweet bite after dinner or to enjoy a cheeky treat during the day. In London, there is no short of delicious options, but we have picked a list of some of our favourites featuring from ice cream to donuts, cakes to pastries, and more!
The Treats Club
Freshly cooked hot doughnut sundae, stuffed with fillings of your dreams…you absolutely don’t want to miss out on The Treats Club. Started out operating on the weekends at NetilMarket, The Treats Club has quickly gained popularity with its decadent offerings of hot doughnut sundaes. And you’d be delighted to hear that they use halal-friendly marshmallows! Can’t wait till the weekend? You can now find them every day as well at the Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden.
Netil Market Address: 13, 23 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Covent Garden Address: Seven Dials Market, 35 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LD
If you’re a coffee lover, you have to try out Bafarat’s Colombian Coffee Tart. From Saudi to London, Bafarat brings delicioushigh-end pastries and speciality coffee into the very heart of the city. Other signature desserts include the Caramel & Cinnamon Pillow and Lemon Tart. For Chocolate (and Afternoon Tea)aficionados, you can opt for an exquisite chocolate tree when booking their Ultimate Afternoon Tea, where all the beautiful treats are going to be served over extravagant edible chocolatebranches – great for the eye and irresistible to taste.
Address: 6 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5LU
T’s Fried Scoop
Fried ice cream is the new ice cream. There is something about that hot-and-cold sensation that’s so incredibly good to enjoy. T’s Fried Scoop took inspiration from Chinese, Mexican, and other Asian versions of fried ice cream to create her own take on the sensational dessert.
Brick Lane Address: Truman Brewery Upmarket E1 6QL
Walthamstow Address: Walthamstow Sunday Social E17 7JY
Old Chang Kee
Old Chang Kee isn’t a dessert parlour per se, but for this summer, they are offering Chendol on the weekends – a popular icy dessert across Southeast Asia. Visually, it might look a bit odd especially with the green worm-looking strands on top but it’s no doubt a scrumptious treat! It starts with a layer of sweet adzuki beans, followed by coconut milk and palm sugar syrup, and lastly the pandan-flavoured jelly worms.
Available from Fridays to Sundays in-store at Covent Garden.
Address: 15a New Row, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4PD
Chin Chin Labs
Liquid-nitro ice cream has been a game-changer. Chin Chin, the first liquid-nitro ice cream parlour in town, is easily one of the most popular dessert spots with their outrageously delectable creations. Their Tiramisu Sundae is a big hit, featuring liquid-nitro coffee ice cream, espresso-drenched cookie, brownie, and whipped mascarpone. Or get their brownie cookie ice cream sandwich, which is like indulgence at its finest.
Soho Address: 54 Greek Street, London, W1D 3DS
Camden Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF
Run by the same team behind the popular Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream, Panadera Bakery brings Filipino flavours into the form of sophisticated pastries with a homely touch. The Calamansi Meringue Tart was most definitely a favourite of mine. Other popular treats include the Ube Tart and Mango Float, as well as their refreshing range of drinks including Brown Sugar TahoBoba, Strawberry Iced Latte, and more.
Address: 83 Kentish Town Rd, London, NW1 8NY
Whether you’re a cheesecake or cookie lover, Whipped makes the most indulgent versions of them to satisfy your every single sweet tooth. Their whipped cheesecake features a range of drool-worthy flavours such as Red Velvet & Brownie Layered Cheesecake, Dulce de Leche with Cookie Dough & Biscoff, Cookies & Cream, Banoffee Pie, and many more. As mentioned, their stuffed cookies are extraordinary too. If you fancy something icy, they are doing Cheesecake Cookie Tacos with Gelato for this summer as well.
You can find them at Covent Garden, and they’re opening up a store in Brixton very soon!
Address: 49 Endell St, London, WC2H 9AJ
Well-celebrated French pastry chef, Philippe Continici, has some of the finest French patisseries to offer in town. Expect a range of quality gourmet pastries such as Paris Brest, Mille-Feuille, Macaroons, Chocolate Praline Cake, Hazelnut Chocolate Torte, and many many more. Find them either at their beautiful tearoom at Camden Market, or their more casual café at Buck Street Market (also in Camden).
Camden Market Address: 198 Camden High Street Buckstreet Market Unit 1.26 Ground floor, London, NW1 8QP
Buck St Market Address: 198 Camden High Street Buckstreet Market Unit 1.26 Ground floor, London, NW1 8QP
The Connaught Patisserie showcases a range of seasonally curated delicacies at the heart of Mayfair by The Connaught.You can find classics such as the Paris Brest, but also more eclectic creations such as Yuzu & Honeycomb Éclair and plenty more.
Address: The Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL
The Kinako French Toast with Matcha Soft Serve is undoubtedly a signature staple at Shackfuyu. Crispy on the outside, thick and gooey on the inside, complemented with an earthy touch of kinako (i.e roasted soybean flour) and a generous side of creamy matcha soft serve – it’s the very dish that people flock there for!
Address: 14A Old Compton St, London W1D 4TJ
This is one for the matcha lovers. There are quite a few spots around town offering matcha mille crepes but Katsute 100 is firmly our top favourite. The quaint antique-style Japanese tearoom has everything matcha-related to offer. Apart from the luscious matcha mille crepe, they also do a delightful matcha strawberry shortcake, matcha cheesecake, and more.
Address: 100 Islington High St, London N1 8EG
Darlish makes a return to their summer pop up spot in Covent Garden. Their baklava ice cream sandwich needs no further introduction. They offer such fantastic range of ice cream flavours, featuring Middle Eastern-inspired varieties that are bound to wow the palate.
Address: 140 Long Acre, London WC2H 9EF