Spots for a delicious cake in Joburg | Best of Joburg
Spots for a delicious cake in Joburg

Maybe you’ve been tasked with planning your BFF’s next birthday party, or simply made it through a stressful day with all your hair in place. (Go, you!) We never need a reason to take Marie Antoinette’s famous advice. Yes, a delicious cake is the order of the day.

From a fancy chocolate cake to the city’s best red velvet, here’s where to get some of Jozi’s tastiest cakes.


The Tart

Voted Best Cake Shop, The Tart is a cake lover’s paradise. Out of a gorgeous spot in a trendy corner in Johannesburg, the pastry shop and catering boutique is producing some of the finest handcrafted savoury tarts, baked desserts and party cakes in the city right now. All their cakes are freshly baked, ranging between the prices of R350 and R585. The Banocoffee Cheesecake, Lemon Pecan Praline and Spicy Carrot cakes are fantastic, but do make an effort to arrive after noon in order to taste their Lindt chocolate cake, which is undoubtedly some next level work by Nadine, Bongani and Dhaivern. A completely vegan cake is also being developed. Delish!


Fournos Bakery

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Whether you’re sitting down for a slice or have a special occasion that you don’t feel like baking for, Fournos is consistently good. Take your pick from their mouth-watering cake display but their mini cheesecakes, topped with berry compote, are simply divine. Joburgers also voted Fournos as the ultimate bakery in Jozi.

Click here to order their bakery items. 


The Patisserie

If the smell of freshly baked cakes tickles your fancy, you might want to give this chic bakery and coffee shop a visit. For the past 15 years, The Patisserie has been one of Johannesburg’s best kept secrets, and the ultimate ‘go-to’ spot for pastries, cakes and confectionery delights for occasions big and small. The romantic and plush Parisian coffee shop offers an unrivaled array of cakes which you can enjoy as a desert after a delicious meal, or as a stand alone treat.


Woolworths Café

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The various Woolworths Cafés in Joburg boast stunning displays of cakes on any given day. Just looking at them is enough to get you drooling. It helps that they make great coffee, too – cake and coffee just go so well together, don’t you think? Order yourself a flat white and a slice of whatever catches your eye – it’s all good here.

Click here to locate a Woolworths Café near you.


Château Gâteaux Patisserie

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Château Gâteaux Patisserie is home to a wide range of delectable desserts. They even serve up mini cakes so that you can satisfy your sweet tooth without overdoing it… or eat three different cakes in one sitting – the choice is yours! You can also walk away with a whole cake (and even pretend you baked it yourself, if you like). Cakes that really stick out from their menu are the Double Decker and the Black Forest Gâteaux.

Located at Shop 20A, Thrupps Illovo Centre, 204 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg and Shop 16, Riverside Shopping Centre, Corner Bryanston Drive,


Mugg and Bean

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Mugg & Bean provides the perfect refuge from intense shopping, or a fast paced morning in the city. With franchises in convenient locations across the city, the vibrant coffee-themed restaurant has established itself as the most preferred choice for breakfast, pastries and that morning cup of Joe. Its coffee and food offering is specifically designed to meet the needs of just about everyone looking for a friendly informal dining experience available throughout the day. Their cake offering is simply divine. You might want to try a delicious slice of chocolate cake… coupled with a cup of coffee of course.

Visit their website for more.

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