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Top Dessert Spots In Johannesburg

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Who doesn't love dessert? We know we do! If anything, we think it's an important food group that needs to be included in every meal. Okay, that's a little excessive, but you know what we mean. So, if you're looking to indulge in some decadent desserts and sweet treats in Joburg, here's our list of must-visits.    Desserts Image by twenty20photos via Envato.

X&O Patisserie

If you're looking for a treat that's not only delicious and oh-so decadent, but also unique and interesting, then be sure to stop by X&O Patisserie at 27 Boxes in Melville. Here, you'll be able to indulge in sweet cronuts that will have you coming back weekend after weekend. Take your pick from a variety of flavours, including Cinnamon Buttercream, Milktart, Peanut Butter Oreo, Salted Caramel and Passionfruit, and of course, Chocolate on Chocolate on Chocolate! And no sweet treat is complete without a cup of tea or coffee. Tip: be sure to order one of their amazing Crazy Shakes, topped with a cronut of your choice.

Details: Facebook | | 082 040 0787 | [email protected] | Shop 127, 27 Boxes, 76 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

Belle's Patisserie

We have been big fans of Belle's Patisserie for as long as we can remember. We have indulged in countless Red Velvet cupcakes, devoured plenty of slices of their renowned Rainbow Cake, and even ate hundreds of their airy and decadent macarons in a multitude of flavours. Trust us, we have tried almost all of their delights. So, if you're looking for something lovely and delicious that's sure to hit the spot and satisfy that sweet tooth, Belle Patisserie is it. They also offer catering services for various celebrations, Belle's In A Box that you can take home and get creative with along with the kids, as well as premixes and self care packages to lift someones spirits after a bad day.

Details: Facebook | |  011 475 3815 | [email protected] | Various stores throughout the city.

Crumbs & Cream

Ever indulged in a dreamy ice cream sandwich? If not, you're seriously missing out! Just imagine the smooth, cold and creaminess of the ice cream combined with the crunch and crumble of a cookie "bun". Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Cookies and ice cream are seriously a match made in heaven, and Crumbs & Cream is just the place where you can experience it for yourself. You can take your pick from their in-store menu which is changed and updated regularly to offer new and fresh ice-cream and cookie combinations for your to savour, or you can create a custom experience! Pick any two cookies of your choice, then choose your ice cream, and for the cherry on top, add a variety of toppings and spreads to add extra sensations and flavours to your creation. Sounds like fun, right?

Details: Facebook | | 076 812 5307 | [email protected] | Illovo Junction, corner Oxford Road and Corlett Drive, Johannesburg.

Moody Cow Gelato & Coffee

When the ice cream and coffee craving hits, be sure to stop by Moody Cow at Clearwater Mall for something gelicious! When it comes to the firm favourite, ice cream, you'll be spoilt for choice with a wide and oh-so delicious array of flavours, which includes everything from the classics such as vanilla and chocolate to the well-known and loved Gelato flavours, like Stracciatella, Pistachio, and of course, unique Moody Cow South African inspired options, ranging from Biltong, Melk Tert, Popcorn and Malva Pudding to so many others! There's so much variety, you'll have to keep visiting to try them all.

Details: | 010 593 2740 | [email protected] | Clearwater Mall, Shop LL 137, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.


For some of the most scrumptious coffee and cake in the city, a must-visit is Glenda's at Hyde Square. Here, you'll find everything decadent, sweet ans freshly baked, including delectable cookies, delightful choux pastries, lovely petit fours and rich brownies. And as for the cakes, there's always a wide selection to choose from, one of our favourites being any of the cheesecakes available when we visit!

Details: | 011 268 6369 | [email protected] | Hyde Square, corner Jan Smuts Avenue and North Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie

From decadent high teas and delicious baked delights to a relaxing atmosphere and great service, Just Teddy Fine Boulangerie & Pâtisserie at Hyde Park Corner is just the place to visit if you're looking to satisfy your dessert sweet tooth. And complement any sweet treat your decide on, there's a wide selection of coffees and tea that's sure to delight.

Details: | 010 203 9038 | [email protected] | Shop LM4, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, corner William Nicole Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

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For waffles and crêpes that'll knock your socks off, be sure to visit Yummyness Waffle & Crêpe Bar at 27 Boxes in Melville. Indulge in authentic Brussels waffles and crêpes, topped or filled with a wide selection of deliciousness, whether you're in the mood for something sweet or savoury. Click here to take a look at their menu. There's sure to be something to tantalise your taste buds.

Details: | [email protected] | 74 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

Fourno's Bakery

Visiting Fourno's always leaves us wanting something decadent and delicious from their bakery. We always end up staring at the decadent cakes spinning around and around in their glass cake display, making our mouths water at the mere sight of them. Choose from a variety of cakes and tarts from their display and menu, even couple it with a pot of tea or a hot cup of coffee. And, if you want to grab a bite to eat before indulging in a dessert, check out the rest of their delicious menu!

Details: Facebook | | Bakeries available across the country.

Maverick and Jane

Maverick and Jane is a haven for the sweet toothed. Here, you'll find amazing, unique gourmet dessert popcorn offerings that gives a whole new perspective to the humble kernel. They expanded their offering in November 2021 to include their very own range of premium gelatos. With flavours like Gianduja (chocolate and hazelnut); Lemon Meringue; Roasted Hazelnut; Belgian chocolate and fresh mint; Railroad Hustle (Pecan & Pretzels); Stracciatella; Cheesecake; Lemon Sorbet as well as China Fruit and Orange Sorbet, it's enough to make your mouth water.

Details: Maverick and Jane website | Instagram page

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