Belles Patisserie

Red velvet cake and cupcakes are signature treats at the elegant little spot that is Belle's Patisserie. What’s more is they even offer a “skinny” version for those who are watching their waistline, and we can assure you that they taste just as delectable as the real deal.

Contact details: 082 968 5389 | Facebook

Walnut Grove

A well-loved Sandton establishment, Walnut Grove is home to some of the very best bakes in our city – and their delicious, generous slices of red velvet cake are no exception. Accompanied by a tall chai latte, it’s the ultimate sweet tooth fix.

Contact details: 011 783 6111 | Shop B38, Sandton City, Cnr 5th Street and Rivonia Road | [email protected] | https://walnutgrove.co.za/

The Secret Tea Garden

The Secret Tea Garden offers diners a lovely, relaxed garden setting where they can tuck into a fresh slice of red velvet cake, perhaps with one of their perfect iced coffees on the side. It’s the perfect spot for girl time or a lengthy catch-up!

Contact details: 011 467 1191 | 16B Penguin Avenue, Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, Fourways, Sandton | [email protected] | https://www.secretteagarden.co.za/

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Fournos Bakery

From the minute you step inside Fournos Bakery, you’re sure to be mesmerised by all of the drool-worthy sweet treats on display, which can be pretty overwhelming. But let us assure you that you can never go wrong with their perfectly bite-sized dreamy red velvet cupcakes.

Contact details: 011 771 2500 | [email protected] | https://www.fournos.co.za/

Voodoo Lily Cafe

A cosy restaurant, Voodoo Lily Café is a great lunchtime option – especially when your meal is finished off on a sweet note with a slice of their freshly baked red velvet cake. We warn that the slices are rather generous, so you may want to share (or not!).

Contact details: 011 442 6965 | 64 St Andrew St, Birdhaven | [email protected] | Facebook

Royal Coffee Roasters 

For a decadent slice of red velvet cake paired with the perfect cup of coffee, head to Royal Coffee Roasters in Edenvale. If you're a lover of cream cheese icing, then this is the cake for you. Covered in generous lashings of icing with a subtle hint of lemon, this icing is good enough to eat with a spoon.

Contact details: 011 452 2751 | Stoneridge Centre, Cnr Modderfontein and Hereford Rd, Greenstone Park, Edenvale | [email protected] | https://www.royalcoffee.co.za/

The Patisserie

Tucked away in the Post Office Centre in Illovo, you’ll find a charming little spot by the name of The Patisserie. While all of their sweet treats are simply to-die-for, their red velvet cupcakes are one of the first things you’ll want to try. They’re ever so moreish. That’s all we’ll say.

Contact details: 011 268 0022 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Rd, Illovo, Sandton | [email protected] | https://thepatisserie.co.za/

Vovo Telo

Most people associate Vovo Telo with quick breakfasts and great coffee, but our top reason to visit this little Lonehill establishment is for their red velvet cake and that only. Generously sized, each slice is a real treat, and best enjoyed with a frosty milkshake.

Contact details: 011 024 2233 | Lonehill Shopping Centre, 22 Lonehill Boulevard, Lonehill | [email protected] | http://vovotelo.co.za/

George's Bread And Co

There are few bakeries crafting confectionery as perfectly as George's Bread And Co. At George's everything is divine, from the cakes and tarts to the pies and bread. But we can't stop by without getting a red velvet cupcake. With light and airy cake topped with perfectly sweet cream cheese icing, this is an indulgence worth the extra calories.

Contact details: 010 110 7575 | Shop 7, Cnr Northrand and Rondebult Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg | [email protected] | https://gbco.co.za/

Châtea Gâteaux Patisserie

Yet another cake lover’s paradise on our list, Château Gâteaux Patisserie offers diners just about every cake under the sun. However, the best by far (in our opinion, at least) is their red velvet slice. They have a cute little cupcake version on offer, too, which are just as delectable.

Contact details: 031 569 6964 | [email protected] | https://www.chateaugateaux.co.za/

Where is your favourite place to get red velvet cake or cupcakes? Let us know in the comments section below!

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