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 Pretoria’s tastiest cakes.
What pairs better with a freshly brewed cup of coffee than a delightful cake that’s smothered in the darkest of chocolate? Hmmm… Whether you’re sitting down for a slice or have a special occasion that you don’t feel like baking for, Fournos Bakery is consistently good. Take your pick from their mouth-watering cake display but their mini cheesecakes, topped with berry compote, are simply divine. It’s no wonder they’ve been voted the ultimate bakery in the city.
Click here to order their bakery items.
Anja’s Tea Garden
If the smell of delicious pastries tickles your fancy, you might want to give this charming tea garden a visit. Set in a quaint yet chic location in Pretoria East, Anja’s Tea Garden is an independent venue and eatery. All their cakes are freshly baked, but do make an effort to try their chocolate cake. Here, you may choose to sit-in and enjoy a delectable slice of cake, or order a whole cake which you can say you baked. Although they only operate from Wednesday to Saturday, their freshly prepared delights and creative flair makes this spot a definite must-visit. For the fifth year in a row, Anja’s was voted the city’s best tea garden, can you believe it?
Located at 317 Graham Rd, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria, 0036
The various Woolworths Cafés in Pretoria 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.
Mugg and Bean
Mugg & Bean provides the perfect refuge from intense shopping, or a fast paced morning in the city. With franchises in convenient locations across Pretoria, 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 a delicious cappuccino of course.
Visit their website for more.
Château Gâteaux Patisserie
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 no. 69, Glenfair Boulevard Shopping Centre, Daventry St & Lynnwood Rd, Lynnrodene.
Miss Cake is a cute and unpretentious coffee shop situated in the heart of Nieuw Muckelneuk. Known to serve the most scrumptious breakfasts, cakes and light lunches, this little gem is fast gaining prominence within the city. Upon visit, you’ll find a range of delicious cakes on display, with divine cake tastings hosted regularly. The décor is a mix of pink, black and white stripes and a floral wallpaper.
260 Florence Ribeiro Ave, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0027
Isabella’s Cake & Food Shop
Isabella’s Cake and Food Shop is one of Pretoria’s best kept secrets, and the ultimate ‘go-to’ spot for pastries, cakes and confectionery delights for occasions big and small. This chic and stylish eatery boasts a well-groomed interior, and offers an unrivaled array of cakes which you can enjoy as desert after a delicious meal, or as a stand alone treat. Their apple and nut and red velvet cakes are fantastic, but their famous Carrot and Macadamia nut cake is simply undefeated. Yum!
Unit N4B, Groenkloof Forum, 57 George Storrar Dr, Groenkloof.
There is simply no better place to live than in Pretoria. The city has so much to offer, and its versatility knows no bounds.Think purple streets in October, the crowd at Loftus Versveld when the Bulls score a try, and the happy sounds of vuvuzelas from hooting taxis draped in Mamelodi Sundowns flags.
The Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates all this and more, and gives you the chance to tell us what and who is the best the capital city has to offer.