Whether you’re looking for a place to have lunch, or just to indulge in the finer (or should I say sweeter) things in life, why not pay a visit to Moemas Patisserie and Food Shop in Parktown North? This is definitely the place to have coffee with the ladies and to catch up on the latest gossip, while browsing through their tempting sweet things. Perfect for friendly get togethers and high teas!
In African cuisine, there is no selection of desserts that can be called traditional, so join Moyo for their delightfully decadent dessert creations to end off your African dining on a sweet note! Their Berry Crumble sounds amazing – a selection of berries poached with vanilla sugar and topped with an almond crumble, served with vanilla ice cream and berry coulis. Or why not try the Orange Blossom Baklava – Tunisian pistachio nut and honey phyllo rolls drizzled with orange blossom sauce? I have no clue which sounds better, but would love to try both!
Café Bruegel Belgian Waffles
I had the pleasure of visiting this cosy little waffle house in Edenvale not so long ago, and I must say, I never knew waffles could be served with such a vast selection of toppings! From unique and different savoury toppings (Cajun Chicken Waffle just to name one off the top of my head), to the sweet and decadent, there is a waffle for everyone and every taste at Café Bruegel Belgian Waffles! I thoroughly enjoyed a Caramel and Banana waffle, topped with two generous dollops of ice cream. Definitely worth the visit!
Wakaberry has gained a lot of popularity among frozen treat lovers. This is the perfect place to end a dinner-movie date with that special someone. With a large variety of frozen yoghurt flavours and toppings, try everything and every combination possible! The best thing about Wakaberry is there is no set pricing – you pay by weight! My favourite flavour is definitely the cherry, or mixed berry topped with twirly marshmallows!
Known as possibly one of the best ice cream spots around, why not pick up a scoop or two of Häagen Dazs in Sandton City? Definitely a great treat, with a variety of deliciously decadent flavours for that after dinner indulgence, or a sweet fix on the run. Even better news is that Häagen Dazs is also sold at select retail outlets, which means you can indulge your sweet tooth in the comfort of your own home!
I have always loved Col’Cacchio’s for their large and interesting variety of pizzas which leave you feeling spoilt for choice. Reviewing their dessert menu left me just as curious and that was when the sweet tooth hit. The sound of their Chocolate Pizza is divine – mini pizzas covered in a layer of Nutella and, if you wish, covered with additional toppings such as fresh banana, ice cream, marshmallows and strawberries. But the White Chocolate Cheesecake sounds like the winner!
After a hearty steak at Wombles, why not choose something sweet to balance out your meal? They have a nice selection to choose from, including Crème Brulee (my absolute favourite!), Crème Caramel, Crepe Suzettes, Pavlova, and Chocolate Mousse Cake to satisfy any chocolate craving. There is also a selection of dessert wines available that are served chilled, in a 50ml glass or, if you wish, you can buy the whole bottle.
Cafe de la Crème (Melville)
I used to visit this spot quite often while I was studying at UJ, and it was definitely a great place to be if you were looking for some sweet relief after a test gone wrong. From tarts to cakes, Café de la Crème is definitely a sweet gem on old Melville’s busiest intersection! Choose from their selection of sweet treats, fresh from their on-site bakery, have a bite to eat or spend some quiet time reading while sipping on a delicious café latte.
Visiting Fournos always leaves me wanting something decadent and delicious from their bakery. I remember sitting at the branch in Benmore Mall staring at the cakes spinning round and round in their glass cake display, making my mouth water at the mere sight of them. My father was nice enough to allow me to have a slice of Chocolate Mousse cake even though it was just before dinner. Soft, moist cake alongside a great cappuccino is definitely the perfect indulgence! Choose from a variety of cakes and, if you want a bite to eat, check out the rest of their delicious menu!
Life Grand Café
Life Grand Café is well-known for their amazing salad bar … but did you know that they also serve up a wide range of decadent treats? Their mini cakes are simply delicious (red velvet – yes, please) while their pain aux chocolat and their molten chocolate pudding will certainly satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!
By Kim Brown
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