Last Updated on 13 November, 2023
We have recently updated our list in this sweet journey through London’s finest dessert destinations, we’ve uncovered a world where flavours dance, textures sing, and every bite is a story waiting to be told.
These dessert havens are not just places to satisfy a sweet tooth; they are temples of indulgence, where emotions are stirred, and memories are made.
London’s offerings of Desserts are both ample and diverse. In between exploring some London’s famous landmarks leaves time for tasting some of London’s best and most Instagrammable desserts; cakes, patisseries, ice creams, doughnuts and many more; you name it we have it!
The city is filled with cool bars, restaurants offering enticing food, but if you wanted to go straight to the point. We have combined a list of sweet spots you must try when you visit London.
Best Dessert Places In London Check Out
There are so many places to find amazing desserts in London, my favourite places beyond these cafes below, are markets. Markets like Borough Market, or the Southbank Market that I shared pictures of in my post on cool things to do in London during summer or places like Spitalfield Market.
You could literally eat your way through the city but if you don’t have that much time we have got the run down of places to add to your list of must-try desserts in London.
Taiyakiya – A Whimsical Tale of Taiyaki Dreams
At Taiyakiya, a whimsical dreamscape comes to life. Here, taiyaki, those fish-shaped waffle cones, cradle generous dollops of soft-serve ice cream that beckon both the young and young at heart.
Each bite, a delightful voyage into nostalgia, brings joy in its purest form. If you are looking for the best dessert in Chinatown or around Leicester Square then definitely check this place out.
Address: 20 Newport Ct, London WC2H 7JS
Peggy Porschen Cakes
If you have been living in London for a while, you must have seen this insta-famous bakery in your timeline. It’s a must-see and a must-go place for bloggers and photography lovers.
When you first see Peggy Porschen, you are taken aback charm and how beautiful it is. You will feel mesmerized by the pretty pink flower design and how well it is conceptualized and implemented. It’s easily one of the attractions in Belgravia, London.
Not only the place, the cakes are delicious, well-presented and very reasonably priced. Their red-velvet cake is a must try as it is regarded as one of the best red velvet cakes in town. Another delight is the Vanilla Cloud Layered Cake which is right amount of sweet and the taste of vanilla is not very overwhelming.
Address: 16 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ, United Kingdom
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Flavourtown Bakery – Where Cupcakes Wear Crowns
Flavourtown Bakery, a palace of cupcakes, graces London with its sugary majesty. These cupcakes, crowned with swirls of enchanting frosting, whisper sweet promises in every bite. It’s where ordinary moments transform into sweet extravaganzas. You can find them located in Fulham, Richmond and Park Royal.
BubbleWrap Waffle’s Cones
A few years ago, in 2017, London got its very own BubbleWrap Waffle Shop in Chinatown and it quickly became the local favorite.
Bubble Waffles, originally called Egg Waffles originated from Hong Kong and its batter was made of broken eggs that couldn’t be sold to customers.
The waffle mixture is poured in a special machine to give a bubbling effect. The Waffle Cone can then be topped with different sweets and savory toppings of your choice like Oreos, nuts, fruits and ice cream to create the delicious treat.
Address: 24 Wardour St, West End, London W1D 6QJ, United Kingdom
Yolkin Ice Cream Macarons
Baker Sammie Le came up with this ingenious idea of Ice Cream Macarons when she realized she didn’t like throwing away the yolks when made macarons.
So, she found out a recipe for ice creams that utilized the egg yolks and named “Yolkin” after realizing that making ice cream was the perfect way to use up the egg yolks, she had left over from making macarons.
Yolkin is one of the best dessert restaurant pop-ups in London. Some of the favorite flavours are Watermelon Candy, Lemon Meringue, Salted Caramel and Cookie Monster. They are made limited amount each week so don’t wait around.
Address: 24 Rupert St, West End, London W1D 6DQ, United Kingdom
L’ETO Caffè – A Garden of Dessert Delights
Enter L’ETO Caffè, where desserts bloom like the petals of a flower. Here, decadent cakes and pastries flourish, their vibrant colours and intricate designs enticing your senses. An oasis for dessert enthusiasts, this is where desserts become an edible work of art. Another one with several branches around London so if you are searching for the best desserts in London you are never far away from a L’ETO Caffè. From Notting Hill, Kings Road, Brompton Road, to Wardour Street.
Gelato From Gelupo
Gelato is a kind of frozen dessert of Italian origin. It is a bit different than ice cream in a way that it is generally lower in fat than other styles of frozen desserts.
Although both Gelato and Ice cream have cream, milk and sugar as their main ingredients, genuine Gelato uses more milk and less ice cream and generally does not contain egg yolks, a common ingredient for ice cream.
Gelupo is a Gelateria in Soho that offers you Freshly made Italian ice cream in deli-inspired flavours, served in blue-and-white tiled interior. The available flavours at Gelupo rotate all the time but the crowd favorite is the ricotta and sour cherry.
Address: 7 Archer St, Soho, London W1D 7AU, United Kingdom
St. John Bakery’s Doughnuts
If you are a fan of tasty doughnuts, you should visit St. John Bakery and try out their delicious doughnuts! Started by Justin Gellatly, the doughnuts created by the St John’s restaurant group are a bit of a conundrum in the city, and for a good reason. Their classic filled doughnuts are utterly tasty but uncomplicated and simple.
St. John’s focus on the time they spend to let their dough get mature which gives a fluffy cloud-like texture to the doughnuts which makes it pleasurable to chew.
The fillings have a nice rich flavor and it melts in your mouth as you bite into it. Try out their best sellers ‘Vanilla Custard’ and ‘Raspberry Jam’ filled doughnuts.
Address: 3 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, WC2H 9DP
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Yauatcha Soho – A Dim Sum of Sweet Dreams
Looking for the best dessert in Soho? Yauatcha, known for its exquisite dim sum, holds a secret. Beyond the savory treasures, lies a dessert menu that captivates the palate.
Each dessert, a masterpiece of flavor, combines the richness of tradition with a dash of contemporary flair. They also have another branch in Broadgate.
Address: 15-17 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DL
NosTeaGia – LDN Bubble Waffle & Bubble Tea
Nostalgia is well known for its bubble waffle that is served up with delicious toppings of fruits and chocolate. Originally inspired by the Hong Kong off puff but taken to a whole new level.
They also serve bubble tea, a Taiwanese tea-based drink infused with flavours. All desserts are made to order and 100% vegetarian.
The S’mores at Flesh and Buns
The S’mores offered by the Flesh and Buns restaurant is one of the most indulgent desserts in the city of London. You are encouraged to play around with your own food at Flesh and Buns and dessert highlight of this DIY food concept, is the s’mores.
It’s a classic American Marshmallow toasting idea mixed with a Japanese twist brought to London. They offer you a tableside campfire and you can toast your passionfruit marshmallows to perfection and enjoy them with a crisp bite of almond biscuit.
Address: 41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX | 32 Berners Street, London W1T 3LR
Ikoyi – Where African Flavours Dance in Desserts
Ikoyi, a culinary gem, takes you on a journey to Africa. Their desserts, infused with unique African ingredients, awaken your senses to a new world of flavours. It’s a symphony of spices and sweetness, a dance of culture on your taste buds.
Address: 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA
Fuwa Fuwa – The Clouds of Japanese Pancakes
FuwaFuwa means “fluffy” in Japanese. Fuwa Fuwa, the name itself conjures visions of fluffy clouds. These Japanese-style pancakes are a testament to culinary craftsmanship.
With each bite, you ascend to pancake heaven, where the ethereal meets the delicious. They have a few branches around London so whether you are looking for the best desserts in Canary Wharf, in Bloomsbury or Soho, they have you covered.
Address: 57A Dean St, London W1D 6AJ
Biscuiteers Boutique and Icing Café
Biscuiteers is an online gifting company and they also have a boutique. They make hand-made, hand-iced biscuits in their lovely collections.
The idea behind café that they were looking for a more interesting way of gifting people and they realized that the biscuits are the perfect kind of opportunity because you can do anything with biscuits, they are quite flexible.
They have a variety of collections that contain biscuits for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Easter and all the main seasons. They are well-known for their fashion collection in London. Their Icing Café lets you put your own decorations and icing on biscuits which you can send to your friends.
Maître Choux’s Eclairs
Created by three Michelin-star pastry chef Joakim Prat, Maître Choux is one of word’s first patisseries to dedicate themselves completely to creating the feather-light French pastry. They are sold in the form of bitesize choux buns and eye-catchingly decorated eclairs.
They are not your average looking eclairs as they are worlds apart from regular eclairs we see with soggy textures and a strip of milk chocolate on top.
At Maître Choux, these eclairs are given more attention and care than most restaurants pay to a three-meal course. They are visually appealing, and taste even better than they look. They quickly became the favorite at South Kensington dessert jewel. Among the creative flavours are Spanish raspberry and rose water, blackberry cheesecake and Tahitian vanilla with pecan.
Address: 15 Harrington Road SW7 3ES London | 60 Dean Street W1D 6AW London
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Chin Chin Dessert – The Science of Ice Cream
Chin Chin Dessert Laboratory, where dessert is not just a creation but a scientific experiment. Liquid nitrogen freezes and transforms ingredients into heavenly ice cream concoctions.
The result? Desserts that are as entertaining as they are delicious. They have a couple of branches in London one in Soho near Tottencourt Road and another in Camden, perfect for those exploring Camden Market.
Address: 49-50 Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF
Brawn – Simplicity in Sweetness
Brawn, known for its culinary prowess, offers desserts that are an ode to simplicity. Here, a few well-chosen ingredients come together to create masterpieces that embrace the essence of sweetness in its purest form. If you are looking for a dessert place while exploring East London, then this place is one to check out in addition to those in Shoreditch Boxpark.
Address: 49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
Deserts at Aubaine
This French Restaurant in London takes pride in offering the perfect French Cuisine with the grace of a Parisian salon. The warm environment of the restaurant welcomes you with Baskets of pain de champagne, artfully distressed wooden furniture & soft, flattering lighting that would be enough to impress most people. It’s the perfect atmosphere for people to watch and warm up from the winter chill.
Their desserts are a must-try when you visit. The restaurant offers you a quite uncomplicated menu for desserts, from Tarts to Cakes. The fresh eclairs and tartines are hard to pass on with their beautiful and chic presentation on display.
Elan Café Desserts
Another eye-catching bakery in the heart of West London that immediately gained attention due to its beautifully managed ambiance and pink theme. The flowers, the seats, the floor; it’s all gorgeously pink! it’s hailed as “The most instagrammable cafe in London” by tourists and bloggers.
From the clear window, you can view the huge collection of pastries and cakes with a large flower heart on top that welcomes you as you enter.
They have an extensive collection of choices for smoothies, milkshakes and coffee to a menu dedicated for cakes only for people who have a sweet tooth. The bakery is suitable for all visitors, whether they are looking for a morning coffee, brunch or tasty dessert to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Address: 239 Brompton Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 2EP, United Kingdom
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Whipped London – The Art of Custom Creations
Whipped London, where dessert is an art form. Here, you’re the artist. Create your own dessert masterpiece by choosing from an array of flavours, toppings, and sauces. It’s a dessert symphony, and you’re the conductor.
Address: 29 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4BJ
Crème – Where Gelato Dreams Come True
Crème, where dreams are spun from gelato. This Italian-inspired dessert haven crafts gelato and sorbetto that transport you to the streets of Rome. Each scoop is a love letter to the art of gelato-making.
Address: 4 D’Arblay St, London W1F 8DJ
Milk Train Cafe Ice Creams
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, Milk Train is UK’s first candy floss ice cream cones, candy floss milkshakes, and marvelous ‘inspired by travel’ ice cream pints.
You can also create your own ice cream and milkshakes by swirling our creamy ice cream base with different mix-ins, or they can create a sundae special for you. The perfect Instagrammable candy floss cloud ice cream cone or shake.
Address: 12 Tavistock Street WC2E 7PH
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