Whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, promotion or just want something yummy, cakes are a necessary dessert. There are no dearth of options with exceptional cakes that look amazing AND satisfy your sweet tooth! So be it chocolate, red velvet, ice cream, gluten free or cupcakes, here is our definitive list of the best cake stores in Hong Kong.
Butter — Central
No cake shop list is complete without mentioning Blacksheep’s signature cake shop that does classics like the New York Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Cake and Smores Cake. Or if you’re looking for pies, they do a mean apple pie. They also have a completely dog-friendly cake! With delivery across the Hong Kong island, you can get these goodness right at your doorstep! Pick-up is available from their Soho location, or shop at their Landmark pop-up.
Central: 34B Staunton Street, SoHo | +852 2810 0660
Central pop-up: Shop 239, 2/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd Central
LIFETASTIC Patisserie — multiple locations
If you need a gluten-free dessert for your party, look no further than LIFETASTIC’s Watermelon Strawberry Cake in their signature layers, which also comes in a Light (less sweet) version! Most of their cakes are almond or glutinous rice based, and come in a wide range of delectable flavours and sizes, all shaped into an aesthetic, neat square. Flavours ranging from Black Forest Christmas to Hojicha and Banana to the upcoming Keto Cocoa Layer Cheesecake, there are so many you need to try!
Multiple locations including Kowloon Tong, Causeway Bay, and Yuen Long
Domie — Tsim Sha Tsui
This bakery in TST attracts a lot of clients and great reviews, and why not – for affordable prices and incredible desserts and a super quick turnaround, you can’t go wrong! They do custom cakes such as Blueberry, Mocha, Napoleon and Tiramisu and do adorable decorations of your choice for any occasion. Or if you are in the neighbourhood and just need a pick-me-up, try a slice of their pistachio cake.
Domie, G/F, 107 Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2314 0606
Sweet Secrets — Mong Kok
Whatever your dietary restriction, Sweet Secrets has got you covered. Many of cake store’s flavours are vegan, gluten-free, keto and can even be made sugar-free for your diabetic friends. One of the best sellers is the vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free Heaven’s Chocolate Cake. And don’t forget their exceptional custom decorations, which can be personalized to your exact requirements. Note that visiting their Mong Kok location is by appointment only.
Sweet Secrets, Room 1203, Wing Lee Industrial Building, 54 Tong Mi Rd, Mong Kok | +852 9371 9089
Fine Foods — Tsim Sha Tsui
Known for their homemade delicatessen-style butterfly cookies, The Royal Garden Hotel’s own patisserie also does exceptional cakes. If you are looking to try some treats as featured on Great British Bake Off, you must taste their Green Tea Opera, St. Honore Gateau and Pink Rose Cake, which is shaped like a rose! You can also do a takeaway tea set which features some of their best sweet and savoury delights.
The Royal Garden Fine Foods, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East | +852 2721 5215
Bien Caramelise — Mong Kok
Hong Kong’s first plant-based patisserie, which reinvents French classics with no animal products, is great for your tongue, stomach, heart and mind. Founder and Chef Jessica Chow has over 11 years in the industry, and that is evident in the menu. In addition to ordering one of her incredible creations, you can also join their workshops to learn how to make your very own plant-based pastries or breads. A perfect gift for your plant-based or vegan friend!
Bien Caramelise, Shop D, 1/F, Hentiff Building, 160 Prince Edward Rd W, Mong Kok | +852 5239 5198
Ananas La Pâtisserie — Wong Chuk Hang
Ananas La Pâtisserie is probably one of the newest bakery in town and operates fully online. Chef Sue Fong invites you to (re)-discover all the French classic cakes you can dream of. If you fancy a fresh mille-feuille, flan, fraisier, Paris-Brest, pear charlotte, lemon meringue tart or even a Saint-Honoré, be sure that you can find it at Ananas La Pâtisserie. You can order online 24 hours in advance and pick-up your delicious cake in Wong Chuk Hang or get it delivered to one of the following MTR stations: Prince Edward, Central, Kowloon Tong, or Tseung Kwan O.
Unit I, 6F, Block 1, Kingley Industrial Building, 33-35 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang | +852 9510 4526
Sugar Me Kissery — Kowloon Bay
For beautiful bespoke cakes that could easily be the centrepiece of your wedding, or any celebration. Using your story as inspiration, award-winning artist, Shirley, combines her architecture training with incredible sugar work, to create the most intricate and incredible works of art. The flavour range includes classics like vanilla cake, red velvet cake, chocolate cake and even some unexpected ones like yuzu and Guinness dark beer.
Sugar Me Kissery, 83 Bedford Rd, Kowloon Bay | +852 6110 8967
Ms B’s Cakery — multiple locations
Enter the world of luxury cakes, and you will find one of Ms B’s decadent desserts. With their luxe series offering delights such as Champagne Chocolate & Diamonds (includes champagne jelly) or their Death By Chocolate With Wild Berry Sauce (comes in Red Velvet or Chocolate Fudge and is topped with Swarovski Diamonties). But it’s not all about show; the exquisite tastes, gourmet flavours, and gluten- and sugar-free options of this cake store ensure everyone is catered for.
Chai Wan: Unit B2 14/F Block B Fortune Factory Building, 40 Lee Chung St | +852 2815 8303
Central: Shop 248, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd | +852 2530 0203
Wan Chai: Shop G26A, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd East | +852 2869 1331
Plumcot — Tai Hang
Artisanal rustic beauty are the first words that come up when you see and taste one of Plumcot’s numerous birthday cakes. Must-tries include their chiffon cake, which come in lemon, rose and earl grey flavours and are soft and airy as can be, and their black forest gateau, which is specifically for the adults. They also have seasonal specialties including three different kinds of Yule Logs for Christmas.
Tai Hang, G/F, 10A Sun Chun Street, Tai Hang | +852 2573 6293
Lady M — multiple locations
A staple at all office parties, because it will be hard to find someone who doesn’t love the signature mille crêpes, soft and fluffy with the right amount of sweetness – I am already salivating! Lady M cakes come in tons of flavours including their signature Earl Grey and Green Tea, but do try their seasonal favourites such as the Christmas Red Velvet or Milk Tea.
Multiple locations including Quarry Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay
Mandarin Cake Shop — Central
The Mandarin Cake Shop has been a staple in the homes and offices of Hong Kong folk since the 70s, and their incredible range and classic tastes make them unbeatable to this date. The timeless 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake or Opera Cake are sure to please everyone at the table. They are also known for their Rose Petal Jam, so do grab one on your way out!
Mandarin Cake Shop, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd, Central | +852 2825 4008
Island Gourmet — Central
I have two words for you: Frou Frou. Perhaps one of best cakes of all time, with its dark chocolate mousse and crispy praline, and no one does it better than Island Shangri-La’s Island Gourmet. They also have a number of other incredible options including a Hokkaido Cheesecake, St Honoré Mocha and Fraisier, which are definitely worth a try. But let’s be honest, if you’re going to Island Shangri-La, you have to get the Frou Frou.
Island Gourmet, Level 5, Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Central | +852 2820 8550
Sift — multiple locations
Sift is almost synonymous with cupcakes in Hong Kong, and what is more spectacular than a cupcake tower? They have red velvet cake, carrot cake, chocolate hazelnut cake, and the list goes on. And to make things even better, they do whole cakes too! Check out the Sift Chocolate or Summer Berries Celebration or their very new Bang Bang Cakes, that come in Santa and Christmas Ball themes.
Multiple locations including Kowloon Tong, Central, and Ap Lei Chau
I-Scream — Yau Tong
You didn’t expect an ice cream store in this list, but I-Scream converts their gelatos into showstopping cakes. Why have only one dessert when you can get the best of both worlds? Their signature ice cream cake with their milk and dark chocolate ice creams, is a must try. And another unmissable one is the Tuttifruitti cake, which is fresh and light featuring strawberry mango and lemon sorbet.
I-Scream, Unit A, 3/F, Wah Shun Industrial Building, 4 Cho Yuen St, Yau Tong | +852 2605 3881
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