Best Cheesecakes In The City


Creamy, tangy, smooth and sweet; cheesecake is one of our absolute favourite guilty pleasures. If you share our penchant for this dessert, then read on to find out where to get the best cheesecake in the city! 

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Europa

Cheesecake is said to have originated in ancient Greece. So, where better to get yourself a dreamy, creamy slice of baked cheesecake than the Mediterranean inspired Europa? If you have never tried their Oreo or Bar One baked cheesecakes, do so as soon as possible. With a sweet, crumbly base and decadent cream cheese filling, these pair perfectly with a bitter coffee or equally sweet hot chocolate.

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George’s Bread & Co.

Ask any Boksburg resident where to find a great mini cheesecake and they will tell you George’s Bread & Co. This bakery and confectionery is all about delicious baked goods served with a smile. They offer classic cheesecake and baked cheesecake, both in full size and mini portions. So, whether you are hosting a cheesecake party or just have a craving for the tangy goodness of cream cheese, there is something here for you.

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Harpers Restaurant

Harpers Restaurant at Eastgate Mall is unofficially known as ‘Bedfordview’s favourite cake and coffee shop’. Their display table is the stuff of dreams, laden with English scones, macarons, cookies and, of course, cheesecake. Indulge yourself with a slice and one of the dessert drinks – Irish Coffee, Amarula Dream or Frangelico Hot Chocolate. It’s simply delish!

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Royal Coffee Roasters

Formerly known as Beans About Coffee, this quaint coffee cafe at Stoneridge Centre serves up some of the best coffee in the city. If you don’t believe us, pay them a visit. We recommend the chocolaty Mocha – with bitter undertones of strong Ethiopian grinds and velvety chocolate, this gourmet coffee is the ideal mate to a chilled Blueberry Cheesecake. Served with blueberry compote and a dusting of icing sugar, this is cheesecake heaven if ever there was one.

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Motherland Coffee Company

Coffee and cheesecake seem to be the couple of the moment. Cue Motherland Coffee with their inspired caramel and condensed milk cheesecake. The biscuit base is dense and buttery, while the caramel is sweet and textured. We think that this is the most ‘South African’ of the cheesecakes on this list, so be sure to give it a try the next time you roll into Motherland for that caffeine fix.

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Shed & Silo

Shed & Silo is quintessentially farm style. Situated out in Benoni, this country cafe is famed for its cakes and generous breakfasts. The bakery recently introduced a Top Deck Cheesecake to the menu. Baked in three layers – vanilla cream cheese, chocolate cream cheese and condensed milk topped with Flake chocolate! Shed & Silo is the ideal getaway from the city, so take the trip out early on a Saturday morning. We promise that this cheesecake is worth the drive.

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La Tazzina

Edenvale is the home of coffee shops and cakeries, tucked away on a quiet side street is one of the suburb’s best – La Tazzina. With an Alice in Wonderland themed garden and a welcoming harvest table brimming with sweet delights, this is undoubtedly Edenvale’s best kept secret. The owner is a whiz at whipping up a mouth-watering cheesecake. Encased in a biscuit shell, her New York style baked cheesecakes come in classic, berry or Belgian chocolate. You can order a slice at La Tazzina or go full on glutton and order one to take home for a special occasion.

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Frangelicas Kosher Patisserie

Frangelicas is one of Glenhazel’s oldest bakery-cafes. Family owned and community-orientated, this Kosher patisserie is almost always busy. Their classic cheesecake comes topped with sweet royal icing for added indulgence. However, if you want to truly test your sweet tooth, try out their Baklava Cheesecake, dripping with sweet syrup and covered in chopped almonds, this is cheesecake taken to another level of decadence.

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The Strawberry Farm – Harties

Finally, we must mention the Tangoroa Strawberry Farm out in humble Harties. Strawberry picking season lasts from mid-September until early December each year, bringing in families from all over Joburg to harvest the ripe, juicy berries. But, the Strawberry Farm does not go into hibernation during the off season. Instead they entice visitors with their specialty cheesecake – made from their very own strawberries, this chilled cream cheese cake is layered with strawberry coulis and crumbed biscuits. Enjoy a slice with a cup of strong tea and the serene farm surrounds.

Do you know of any other awesome cheesecake hot spots hidden in the city? Let us know about them! 

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