The Best Dessert Shops and Bakeries in Cardiff

Crêpe aux fraises
Crêpe aux fraises | © pamoja55 / Flickr
Nicholas Witts

For those with a sweet tooth, Cardiff has a range of top dessert shops and bakeries that specialise in making exquisite treats and delicacies. Whether you want a tea cake or a crêpe, these shops are likely to have the gastronomic goods to keep you happy. Grab a napkin and check out some of these fantastic dessert shops and bakeries in Cardiff.

1. The Deck

Tea Room, Cafe, Tea , European

An independent, award-winning, family-run coffee house and cakery located in the beautiful Cardiff Bay, The Deck is a cosy, charming place to find freshly made food, a delicious array of home-baked cakes and the warmest welcome you could wish to find. Nestled in a quiet side street, The Deck has grown from strength to strength, gaining fabulous reviews from customers since its establishment in 2012. Amazing customer service is at the heart of The Deck’s business philosophy – couple that with tasty food and you have a combination worthy of a visit to Cardiff Bay.

2. Crêpeaffaire

Restaurant, European, Vegetarian

Crêpeaffaire is a place where you can enjoy freshly prepared crêpes that are prepared on the spot, in front of you. A fun and relaxed spot in the heart of the city, Crêpeaffaire offers a wonderful menu that includes both sweet and savoury crêpes, waffles, ice cream, and even a breakfast menu. Whether you’re in for a quick lunch, tasty snack, or simply craving something to take home, you decide what you want and Crêpeaffaire’s wonderful creators will prepare it.

3. CoCo Gelato

Restaurant, Italian, American

Treat yourself to something delicious and make a stop off at CoCo Gelato. Serving homemade gelato, waffles, crêpes and a whole lot more, this Italian desert parlour offers generous portions of some of Cardiff’s best treats. Whether you’re dining in or taking one for the road, make sure to try their widely renowned signature sundaes, which are sure to hit that sweet spot.

4. Science Cream

Ice Cream Parlour, Dessert, British

A little gem located in Cardiff’s Castle Arcade, Science Cream makes your delicious ice cream treats right before your very eyes. Like a mad scientist conducting an experiment, a concoction of ingredients are mixed with liquid nitrogen to create your order, all of this in what is arguably one of Cardiff’s most unique eateries.

5. Patisserie Valerie

Bakery, Patisserie, Pastries, European

Based in the heart of Cardiff, Patisserie Valerie follows artisan baking traditions brought to the UK by Belgian-born Madam Valerie, whose mission was to introduce continental patisserie to the rest of the world. Now boasting over 120 venues nationwide, the company adorns its cafes with a 1950s-inspired décor and serves up an array of freshly made cakes, craft patisseries, breakfasts, lunches, coffees and loose-leaf teas. Their specialties are artisan-baked croissants and viennoiseries, as well as homemade Italian-style gelato ice cream.

6. Cocorico Patisserie

Bakery, Patisserie, European, Pastries, French

A premier patisserie making all things delicious, Cocorico specialises in extravagant cakes and pastries, all created by their very own French chef-owner. Fitted out in minimalist black-and-white décor and lit with a tastefully warm and welcoming lighting design, the shop perfectly reflects the contemporary nature of the patisseries created by the team.

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