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The Best Desserts In London (Right Now)

A running list of London’s best sweet treats.

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Updated November 17th, 2020

Based on our 100% legit, scientific studies backed by someone whose name we can’t share for legal reasons, we have found that sweet treats can in fact raise morale, improve productivity (maybe), and make you run faster (possibly not). Okay, full disclosure: it hasn’t been proven in the “traditional” sense, and Elon Musk’s assistant did tell us to stop calling, but, what you should know about the Infatuation London team is that we have an extremely high tolerance to sugar. And a low tolerance for anyone who says no to dessert. And in this guide we will be documenting all of our favourite desserts that you can find, and eat, at London restaurants.

If you’ve eaten a particularly tasty sweet treat recently that you want to share with our team, send us an email at london@theinfatuation.com. Now, onto the sugar.


THE SWEET SPOTS

Giulia Verdinelli

Wheelcake Island

££££
££££ Westfield Shopping Centre Ariel Way

An island made out of a fluffy Taiwanese pancake is exactly where I’d rather be 95% of the time. Especially if it’s as good as the wheel cakes that can be found at this stall in OG Westfield. Think of a cross between a pancake and a bready cake and you won’t be far off. They’re made fresh each day, filled with things like vanilla custard, chocolate, matcha, and oreo, and the cakey outer layer is light and slightly salted, complementing the sweetness of whichever creamy filling you choose. You can go classic with the vanilla custard, but I have a sweet spot for the chocolate and vanilla and oreo flavours. They also have some limited edition seasonal options with things like biscoff or sweet pumpkin which are always excellent.

Open for takeaway and delivery around Shepherd’s Bush.

Giulia Verdinelli

L'ETO Caffè

££££ 243 Brompton Rd

Despite my love for chocolate cake, finding one that doesn’t disappoint can be a challenge. So much so that since I came across this particular slice on a late-night sugar search a few years back, I haven’t found one better. It’s a four-tier cake with chocolate cream and raspberry between each chocolate cake layer, covered with chocolate glazing, raspberry crumble, and major Matilda energy. It’s moist, the fresh raspberry makes the chocolatey-ness (it’s a word) less overwhelming, and adds a nice fruity tang. Perfect for chocolate lovers, cake lovers, and Roald Dahl fans who have been dreaming of that cake since they were six years old.

Open for takeaway and delivery from Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Soho, and Chelsea locations.

Giulia Verdinelli

Fuwa Fuwa

££££
££££ The Brunswick

There’s pancakes, which I love. There’s cakes, which I also love. And there’s the light and fluffy mixture of the two, topped with biscoff sauce, that you can find at Fuwa Fuwa at the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury. This Japanese spot specialises in soufflé pancakes, which means extra fluffy, extra thick, and so good it might ruin other pancakes for you. But it’s worth it. There are choices of different toppings like strawberry and nutella, and blueberry and yuzu cheesecake, but my favourite is the biscoff special. The thick and creamy biscoff sauce comes cascading down covering the pillows - sorry, pancakes - with crushed biscoff, whipped cream, and strawberries. It’s velvety, moreish, and something you should try at least once in your life.

Open for takeaway and click and collect.

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Giulia Verdinelli

Crème

££££
Dessert  in  Soho
££££ 4 D'Arblay St

Whether the last cookie you came across was at the bottom of a Ben and Jerry’s tub or you regularly polish off a pack of Maryland cookies, the ones you’ll find at this hole-in-the-wall dessert spot in Soho are something else. American-inspired, with a French twist, these cookies are huge, and almost cake-like in texture, which means that flavours like banana dark chocolate taste like actual banana bread, and double chocolate tastes like an actual brownie. As well as those, they have a classic milk chocolate and a white chocolate miso flavour. The winner is the banana dark chocolate, but the milk chocolate comes a close second. FYI, a single cookie is £4, and a box of six comes to £22.

Open for takeaway and nationwide delivery.

Unico

££££
££££ St John’s Wood High Street

Contrary to popular belief, and some baseless propaganda, ice cream isn’t tied to a certain degree celsius, it’s not tied to a beachy location, or even a time of year. No, it’s a state of mind. The state of mind of a person who does whatever the hell they want, including eating ice cream in the rain. And the gelato at this St John’s Wood spot uses recipes from Bologna to make some of the creamiest gelato you’ll find in London. Their ‘classic’ flavours are real winners, hazelnut and pistachio being my favourites, but they also have some Unico specialties like rum chocolate, and due torri, which is made with mascarpone and served with hazelnut and chocolate sauce. You can get that, plus a range of vegan sorbets, at all four of their London locations.

Open for click and collect and delivery from St John’s Wood, Fulham, and Bromley.

Giulia Verdinelli

Over Under Coffee

££££
££££ 181A Earls Court Road

Pancakes have pretty much always been popular, so I’m definitely not saying that they’re underrated. I am however saying that the pancakes at this tiny Australian coffee shop in Earl’s Court are some of the best I’ve ever had, and should be rated higher. They come in a messy stack of three pancakes, each one is thick and fluffy and comes topped with greek yoghurt, poached fruit, and maple syrup. The tanginess of the yoghurt goes perfectly with the sweetness of the syrup, and balances out the slightly savoury pancakes, making them the kind of pancakes that you can have for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dessert, or as a pre-dinner snack - basically at any, and all, times.

Open for takeaway and delivery around west London.

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