Dessert can cheer you up, relieve your stress and make your day a contented one. Bangalore is brimming with cafes and bakeries to please any sweet-loving palate. From lip-smacking red velvet cheesecakes and bite-sized tarts to ice-cream to chocolate treats, you’ll find everything here to make your mouth water. So, get ready to indulge at our picks for the best cafes and bakeries in Bangalore for dessert cravings.
Glen’s Bakehouse is a popular place for a hearty breakfast as well as desserts. The lip-smacking bite-sized red velvet, chocolate, banana and caramel cupcakes (just ten rupees each), cookies with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce, plum puddings, marzipan meringue, Dundee cake and plum cake variants served here can make those with a sweet tooth weak at the knees. This dessert joint exudes an old-school ambience with a garden, small patio area and comfy wooden chairs.
Desserted is one of the most loved cafés/bakeries in Bangalore, and has become a cult favourite among college students. Some must-try desserts include tea cakes, mango cheesecakes and tarts, Oreo cream cake, cranberry almond Christmas cake and brownie éclair cake, to name a few. It’s a perfect spot for a date or if you are just looking to treat yourself.
Berry’D Alive! is a heaven for dessert lovers. Their delicious creations and unique combinations are a treat for the taste buds and the eyes. Some favourites are the hazelnut crème pot (a combination of cookie crumble and hazelnut topped with whipped chocolate cream), salted caramel baked cheesecake, Nutella pudding, pumpkin flan, double-decker brownie, white chocolate brownie and blueberry lemon crème belice. The bright and colourful interiors enhance the overall experience. This dessert house is worth every penny!
The sundaes and cheesecakes are among the menu’s favourites at Art of Delight, and the ice-creams are made in-house. There are some unique flavours, like Aztec hot chocolate with red chilli and cinnamon, and dark chocolate cranberry and ginger bread. Other popular desserts include chocolate hysteria, mango sorbet, Nutella cheesecake, and sundaes like caramel coffee sundae, mud pie, holly hazel plum cake and merry berry cheesecake. The artwork and paintings hanging on the walls of this café make it an elegant place to dine.
If you are craving a mouthful of sweet treats, buttery puffs and a cup of masala chai, make your way over to the Bangalore Baking Company. Situated in the JW Marriott Hotel, the Bangalore Baking Company has a live cooking counter that produces pancakes and waffles, as well as a library on level one. They also serve fresh sandwiches, all made on the spot. Bangalore Baking Company is also known for its high-tea buffet that runs daily from 3-7pm.
This famous Bangalorean ice-cream parlour serves delectable ice-cream flavours that come with a wide range of toppings: a treat to the palate and the eyes. Some luscious creations here are Monkey Business — caramelized banana, two scoops of vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce and choc-chips served in a waffle — and the Santa Surprise — a concoction of brandy, snickers, chocolate and strawberry. The beauty here lies in not just the eating, but also watching the ice-cream being made on the cold stone board. The cold-stone ice-cream concept is new to Bangalore, but it’s really taking off. This place is a must-visit for ice-cream lovers who crave for something unusual and beyond the basic.
Spoonful of Sugar has been making a splash in Bangalore with its great desserts. They have a wide range of sweets like red velvet cupcakes, blueberry cheesecake, rich chocolate cake, x-treme Oreo pie, crème brulee, raspberry pie, sticky chocolate walnut cake, and banoffee pie. For lighter appetites, try tea cakes like apple or rose. Spoonful of Sugar has two popular locations in Bangalore: at Indira Nagar and Koramangala.
Dolci is a small and arty café where you can enjoy espressos alongside your Oreo cheesecake, six-layered chocolate cake, brownies, and bite-sized tarts. Other gourmet delicacies include profiteroles and mini éclairs, but it’s not only about the sweets here: there are also excellent fresh breads and pizzas. The patio is great for dining al fresco and people-watching.
If you fancy a chocolate mousse, hot chocolate brownie fudge or hand-crafted chocolates, head over to Happy Endings. There are two branches, at Bellandur and Whitefield. From chocolate marquise to German chocolate cake to chocolate mousse and brownie fudge, anything you choose here is luscious. The white and dark chocolate marquise and Mississippi mud cake deserve a special mention for being served in tall shot glasses.
Come to Patisserie Nitash when you need a cake fix: chocolate fudge cake, tiramisu, walnut brownie, mousse and various kinds of cheesecake. Among its extensive dessert menu, the standout items are the Marjolaine and the Rhone Valley Cake (but the other items are also delectable!)