If you are craving dessert in Kolkata
, then you are in luck. Bengalis love their sweets, and the city of joy accordingly has a collection of really popular sweet shops, dessert parlors and bakeries you can hit when that sweet tooth strikes. Here is our list of the city’s top spots to grab dessert.
Cafe, Bakery, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
Established in 1927, this stylish tearoom features a delicious range of cakes, pastries and other delicacies that have consistently remained the most popular in the city for almost a century. Flurys aims to provide a “homely and calming, trouble-free and relaxing space”, and that is exactly what the chic décor combined with warm lighting achieves. Their signature tea – the Flurys tea – is particularly popular and ideal to be paired with one of their buttery biscuits or cakes.
Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick
Bakery, Indian, $$$
If traditional Bengali sweets are what you are looking for, then this legendary store is where you should be headed. The store serves a good range of dessert items – from the ever-popular Bengali classic, sandesh, to laddus, pies and cakes. Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick is one of the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata, and has passed through the hands of five generations of the Mullick family.
Cafe, Bakery, Tea , $$$
If you are looking for some of Kolkata’s most delicious, buttery cupcakes and a cosy place to sit and devour them at, then The Rouge is where you should be. With cute décor, friendly service, a wide range of desserts and baked goodies as well as WiFi, this delightful cake shop is one of the city’s most popular dessert places and with good reason! Be sure to taste their popular red velvet cupcakes – they come with cream cheese or chocolate truffle.
Bakery, Indian, $$$
Yet another family-run sweet business that has survived decades of competition, Mithai is undeniably one of the finest spots in the city to grab traditional Bengali sweets. Founded by four brothers – Debendra Kumar Ghosh, Amarendra Kumar Ghosh, Dhirendra Kumar Ghosh and Sachindra Kumar Ghosh – in 1955, Mithai has a clear commitment to serving the freshest and healthiest versions of various sweets. Without food colouring or excess sugar, and almost always made fresh, their sweets are all bound to leave you satisfied.
Cafe, Tea , $$$
This bakery/café offers pastries, cupcakes, cookies and other baked treats at reasonable prices, in addition to flavourful, freshly brewed coffee. The modest yet elegant décor, ever-lingering aroma of freshly baked cakes and lovely service makes this one of Kolkata’s finest places to grab dessert.