SA’s most decadent dessert spots

By Drum Digital
19 March 2018

We can all afford to indulge a little more when we’re on holiday, right?

Whether you’re on a staycation or venturing to the seaside with the family in tow this Easter, there’s a lekker little restaurant or café to satisfy your sweet tooth!

How many of these spots have you checked off the list?

Bocadillos Bakery and Restaurant

This PE haunt offers a massive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, but is most famous for its artisanal breads and sweet treats. 

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Cacao Chocolate Bar

Cacao Chocolate Bar is all about Belgian chocolate decadence. Indulge in a rich hot chocolate for a quick pit stop, or delight in a chocolate fondue with the whole family. The best part about this Umhlanga café? It’s easy on the pocket.

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Charly’s Bakery

This colourful little spot is a Cape Town institution – with good reason. Order a beautifully decorated cake to take home for Sunday tea, or sit down at the eatery for a coffee and a treat. Unicorn cupcake, anyone?

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Chocolat et Café

From chocolate to cheesecake, waffles to pastries, this cute Pretoria eatery does it all. We’ll have a luxury chocolate milkshake please – heavy on the toppings!

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Crumbs & Cream

Ice cream sandwiched between two delicious doughy cookies? Yes, please! Get yours at Crumbs & Cream branches in Jozi and Cape Town.

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Honest Chocolate Cafe

Tucked away in the bustling Cape Town city centre is the cosiest chocolate bar in the country. Aside from the rich artisanal chocolate, it also offers other yummy desserts – like chocolate tarts, pastries and (wait for it . . .) banana bread bunny chow!

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The Moody Cow

From creamy gelato to juicy waffles, this Joburg haunt is a dessert-addict’s dream. Visit this sugary heaven at Clearwater Mall in Struben’s Valley to sample the famous milk tart-flavoured frozen moo juice (ice cream to the uninitiated).

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Plan B Dessertery

Make a plan to visit this dessert-only eatery when you’re in Joburg or Durban. Its trademark treat is the trendy bubble waffle, which is filled with several super droolworthy toppings. If that doesn’t pique your fancy, there are gourmet milkshakes, dessert tacos and churros the size of your head on offer!

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Wicked Doughnuts

Ever felt like you didn’t have enough doughnuts in your life? We do! Wicked Doughnuts in Westville and Durban North is the perfect cure for this particular ailment. The Bar-One filled chocolate chubbies are a must-try!

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XO Patisserie

What could be better than cronuts? Cronuts on milkshakes, that’s what! These innovative delights are from Melville’s famous XO Patisserie.

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Is there a spot you think we’ve missed? Leave a comment on our Facebook page to recommend your go-to eatery.

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