There's nothing better than a piping hot cappuccino and a decadent pastry first thing in the morning. Loof Coffee is one of the most unique coffee shops and dessert hot spots in Joburg. Their stores are located in Norwood and Greenside, undoubtedly two of the city's top foodie destinations. Pop by on a Sunday morning to join their community running club - you'll be generously rewarded with free coffee and tasty bubble waffles. Sounds like the perfect balance of heart healthy and sweet tooth satisfaction to us.
Norwood - (Tel) 072 819 3650 | Address: 85 Iris Road, Norwood, Johannesburg.
Greenside - (Tel) 079 865 0930 | Address: 38 Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg.
Just Teddy is where Middle Eastern flavours meet French mastery. If you're looking for a sweet treat to celebrate a big occasion, this is the dessert hot spot to get it. Situated at the upmarket Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Just Teddy is all about making the special moments in life that much sweeter. Whether you're in the mood for a tasty tartlet, fine French pastry or decadent double-layer cake, Just Teddy has it all. Their menu also caters for gluten-free and vegan diets, so one and all can enjoy a taste of their unique delights.
Details: (Tel) 010 203 9038 | Address: Shop LM4 - Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Corner William Nicole Drive &, Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.
No one does indulgent desserts quite like the French. If you've always dreamed of sampling authentic Parisian pastries, visit Paul Bakery in Melrose Arch. Their dessert menu is mouth-wateringly appetising, and it features a wide range of classic French tarts, eclairs, pastries and cakes. Paired with a cup of their double thick hot chocolate or premium coffee, this is a taste adventure you don't want to miss out on. So, the next time that sweet tooth comes calling, you know where to turn.
Details: (Tel) 010 020 3002 | Address: Corner The High Street and Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg.
Chateau Gateaux has been in the business of making handcrafted desserts since 1997. They have a number of branches in and around Johannesburg, meaning that the perfect dessert is never too far away. Join them for a slice of moreish four chocolate variety cake or their iconic layered Mozart cake. You can also order a Chateau Gateaux cake, pudding or delightful mini creation to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Go on and spoil yourself, you deserve it.
Details: Find your nearest Chateau Gateaux outlet here.
Maverick and Jane
Maverick and Jane is a haven for the sweet toothed. Here, you will 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.
Lemoni on Park
This might be our favourite dessert hot spot of them all simply because it is unlike any other coffee shop or café we have visited in Johannesburg. Lemoni on Park is an unassuming curbside café situated in Bedfordview. Their al fresco dining area is perfect for a late afternoon dessert date. Take your pick from their delicious array of Mediterranean-inspired tarts, biscuits, pastries and cakes. Their mini baked cheesecakes are absolutely to die for! Don't blame us if you can't help but go back time and time again.
Details: (Tel) 011 455 7015 | Address: 11 Park Street, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.