We’re hitting the sweet spot with a host of go-to dessert cafes across town. Since we’re simultaneously watching our weight (or so we think), we couldn’t make it to all of the indulgent places in Bangalore. So if you’ve been to a place which offers the best dessert (according to you), let us know. We’ll bravely take on the challenge of trying it out! And yes, we know about Corner House; we’ll shine the spotlight on it another time. But meanwhile, here’s our pick.
Find The Sweet Spot With Our Pick Of Dessert Places
Happy Belly Bakes
While birthdays, weddings and baby showers became exotic thanks to Shisham Hinduja’s (and her dreamy elves) quirky cakes, this master baker has won our hearts with her Ferrero Rocher Crunch Cake, Apple Pies and Brownies. Plus, cupcakes (we dream regularly about their Hazelnut Nutella cupcakes), gateaux, tea cakes and hot chocolate (yes, the sinful one with actual melted chocolate) that will resolve even the harshest war. Do try the Honey Nut Tart if you’re not big on chocolate.
Price: INR 55 upwards
One of the first ‘fancy’ dessert places in town, we love their New York Cheesecake and Six Layer Cake with the Banoffee and Nutella tart. Brownies, gateaux of all kinds, and pies too make an appearance. But what we love most about this little gem is that they have mini eclairs and profiteroles which are perfect to a luncheon or high-tea. Or like us, any time of the day!
Price: INR 65 upwards
Tucked away near Mount Carmel College, you’ll have to fight off young (and very feisty) college girls to get your share of piping hot cocoa, Lemon Tart or Red Velvet cake – their specials. We may kill for their Brownie Éclair, or Oreo Cream Cake or even their tea cakes, especially the Salted Caramel and Walnut Coffee one. Great for a date (who doesn’t have a wandering eye), Desserted also delivers should you need an SOS birthday cake.
Price: INR 50 upwards (approx)
Be it Dark And White Chocolate Marquise, Chocolate Mousse with A Brownie Base, or their decadent Hot Chocolate Brownie Fudge, this is our go-to place when we’re on the outskirts of town (meaning Bellandur). They have a dedicated section for chocolate which needs no explanation, and an ice cream menu covering exotic flavours like Affogato Spoil – a coffee-based one. A Chef’s Indulgence will set you back at least ten workouts, especially their Speciality For Two – Mississippi Mud Cake with Bavarian Ice Cream, Chocolate Mousse and two chocolate bites.
Price: INR 60 upwards (approx)
Art of Delight
As if Oreo’s couldn’t get better, you get Deep Fried versions here. The Caramel Coffee sundae is top-notch here, with the Deep Fried Snicker on hot on its heels. If it sounds over indulgent to you then a Nutella or Blueberry Cheesecake may do the trick. Or commit a dessert sin and have Fruit Salad With Ice Cream. And did we mention, desserts get pride of place here in beautiful glass jars.
Price: INR 150 upwards.
Skip the cheesecakes and pie here in favour of more exotic offerings. Don’t get us wrong, they are perfectly delightful but when you sample the Salted Caramel Cake, Peanut Butter and Oreo Symphony, Cold Cheesecake or the Chocolate Apricot. Give their Mars And Twix Cake and Tropical Fruit Gateaux a try.
Price: INR 1,000 upwards for a full cake
Indiranagar 12th Main is now home to Magnolia Bakery, and we are beyond excited! Apart from pretty cupcakes, they also have cheesecakes, ice box cakes, cookies (these are some of the best we've tried), regular cakes, and of course, their legendary banana pudding. Special mention to their lemon bars and blondies.
Price: INR 200 upwards
Bangalore Connection 1888
Our personal favourites are the rosemary and lime cookies, coconut cookies, Irish Coffee truffles and Callebaut truffles. Their products range from INR 30 to INR 150. Making their bread and butter working with corporates for hampers and gifts, the bakery also caters to individual deliveries.
Price: INR 100 upwards
Smoor definitely gives away the best hot chocolate. The best part is they have 4 varieties of hot chocolate. And also the pan seared chicken with mashed potato was a touch of elegance. About the dessert, The New York baked cheesecake is a breath of fresh air.
Price: INR 75 onwards
Milano Ice Cream
Their Extra Dark Chocolate is as enticing with its hardcore cacao flavours as is their Whiskey Irish Creme with its undertones of the alcohol. The strawberry cheesecake gelato scoop is refreshing in its tart, light sweet flavours. During summer months we have also loved Milano’s fresh berry-based sorbets. And that’s not all. Their ice cream cakes (by the slice), and cute popsicles look equally delectable.
Price: INR 60 upwards