Where to Get Dessert in Cape Town

The 7 Best Dessert Cafes In Cape Town

Hungry for something sweet in the seaside town of Cape Town? You’re in luck, as this South African city is filled with delicious dessert cafes where you can treat yourself to whatever you want.

From some of the most epic chocolate desserts in all of Africa to lighter sweet treats, there’s something in Cape Town for everybody. And, the spots are so cute that you’ll be able to visit after dinner and drinks at one of the best beach bars or simply as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Here, it’s impossible not to indulge. Treat yourself to something special and check out the seven best dessert cafes in Cape Town today.

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1. My Sugar

At My Sugar, you’ll find lots of chocolate with just a pinch of imagination. However, this Sea Point chocolate shop offers more than just scrumptious chocolates. As one of the best places to get dessert in Cape Town, you’ll also find gourmet milkshakes, exquisitely-made cakes, and even delicious doughnuts. Prepare to leave here on a sugar high.

Best Dessert Cafes in Cape Town

2. Brownies & DownieS

At Brownies & DownieS you’ll not only encounter the literal best brownies in all of South Africa, but you’ll find a warm, inviting environment that allows those with abilities and disabilities to thrive. While not a dessert cafe perse, this place is worthy of a No. 2 spot on this list for both the nature of the business and the quality of the desserts they serve. Stop by for lunch and then stay for the delicious dessert served with a side of quality service.

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3. The Creamery

You’ll find three locations of The Creamery in Cape Town, which is great considering how often you’re going to want to visit and sample their sweets. By far one of the best dessert cafes in Cape Town, The Creamery serves up pretty much anything your heart desires. From hot cookies and ice cream to sweet waffles and tasty scoops, there’s nothing here that’s not going to blow your taste buds away.

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4. Crumbs & Cream

As you can probably guess by the name, Crumbs & Cream excels at serving high-quality, super delicious cookies and ice cream. Combine warm, gooey cookies with cold, creamy ice cream to create the most scrumptious dessert you’ll ever taste. Cookie flavours range from red velvet and traditional chocolate chips while ice cream flavours are constantly rotating to ensure guests always have something to look forward to when coming back.

Where to Get Dessert in Cape Town

5. Honest Chocolate Cafe

Cape Town’s premier chocolate bar is also one of the best dessert cafes in the city. If you love all things chocolate, there’s really no better place in Africa for you to visit; Honest Chocolate Cafe should be the first on your foodie bucket list. Their indulgent menu features such delectable treats as dark chocolate cake and brownies to the lighter macarons and tarts. It’s all equally delicious, so make sure to sample one of everything.

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6. The Dairy Den

Have you ever been to a soft-serve and doughnut bar? Now you can. Make your way to Sea Point in order to indulge in a delectable combination of flavours, textures, and sweets. The Dairy Den serves some of the best ice creams in Cape Town, and they top them with adorable, tasty mini doughnuts to create the perfect treat.

7. Velvet Cake Co.

Not only is this rainbow-hued café one of the most Instagrammable spots in Cape Town, but you’ll find that the desserts are just as delicious as they are cute and creative. From large, extravagant cakes to the more on-the-go friendly cake cups, Velvet Cake Co. is revolutionising the way South Africans enjoy their cake.

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Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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