From Loaded Shakes To Sticky Toffee: Your Guide To The 12 Best Desserts In Birmingham

Got a super sweet tooth? Fancy munching through the most indulgent puds? Don't worry, Brum's got your back. From gelato lollies smothered with goodies to show-stopping meal finishers or cakes courtesy of a Great British Bake Off contestant, here's our lowdown on the best dessert in Birmingham.


Milk Cake: The MilkCake Man

The MilkCake Man on King's Heath high street is renowned for exactly the dessert you'd expect; a Mexican delicacy soaked in three kinds of milk, while still retaining its fluffy texture. So, what flavours are found here? 24K saffron, pistachio and Spanish latte, to name just a few. If you're not already filled up after those, get your hands on the 'cherry blossom' - signature soft-serve ice cream topped with a candyfloss tree.

The MilkCake Man Dessert Shop Birmingham | DesignMyNight

Mmmm - pure bliss.

Chocolate Bombe: The Ivy

You'll wanna get your camera out for this one. Not just a pretty face, The Ivy is also a top choice for dessert places near Birmingham New Street. Just a short stroll from the station on Temple Row, it's got a dome of indulgence waiting for you: the famous chocolate bombe. Tip your hot caramel sauce over the hard shell to reveal a creamy vanilla ice cream and crunchy honeycomb centre.

The Ivy Chocolate Bombe Best Dessert Birmingham | DesignMyNight

The Ivy's popular pud adds some theatrics to the end of your meal.

Cinderella Slipper: Little Dessert Shop Birmingham

With locations in the Bullring, King's Heath, Hodge Hill and Lozells, Little Dessert Shop has you covered whether you're in the city centre or one of Birmingham's other neighbourhoods. This place serves sharing dunking boxes of fondue, Eiffel Tower-shaped chocolate creations, whole afternoon tea sets, and all your other usual suspects - from loaded waffles to crepes and doughnuts. Our ultimate pick though? The Cinderella Slipper: your choice of molten chocolate inside a white chocolate heeled shoe, alongside strawberries and brownies for dipping. 

Cinderella Slipper Little Dessert Shop Birmingham | DesignMyNight

Even if you don't want to share, these monster-sized desserts make sure you have to.

Cookie Dough: Gaucho

While a home of Argentinian steak, bottomless brunches and sultry blush interiors, Gaucho on Colmore Row also shines in the pudding department. Our favourite? The shareable (or not) tray-baked cookie dough served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream and dulce de leche. Otherwise, there's a salted dulce de leche cheesecake or dessert cocktail Banana Bouche - made from three types of rum, chocolate, Angostura, banana espuma - swoon.

Gaucho Cookie Dough Dessert Birmingham | DesignMyNight

It's not just the steak that's worth trying here.

Baklawa: Comptoir Libanais

When only the best desserts in Birmingham city centre will do, Grand Central's Comptoir Libanais is delivering the goods with their trio of baklawa. This Lebanese staple is served alongside mint tea or by itself, fronting layers of syrup-laden flaky pastry surrounding orange blossom and rose-infused nuts. Better yet, the eclectic setting is sure to catch your eye just as much as the food.

Comptoir Libanais Baklawa Desserts Birmingham | DesignMyNight

Sticky? Flaky? Nutty? Baklawa has it all.

La-Pop!: Gelato

Edgbaston's La-Pop! delves out hand-crafted gelato lollies made of locally sourced, organic milk to satisfy your cravings, finishing them off with your choice of dip and toppings. Think everything from Biscoff to pistachio or banoffee flavours for the ice cream, while matcha green tea chocolate, honeycomb, Smarties, marshmallows and coconut cover the outside - it's a fully customisable treat.

La-Pop! Gelato Lollies | DesignMyNight

Lolly lickin' just got even better.

Cheesecake: Heavenly Desserts Birmingham

Some of the best dessert places in Birmingham can be found at these Moseley and Handsworth destinations. Heavenly Desserts has the pretty-in-pink look to match marble tables and floral ceilings. But, it's not just the spaces themselves that are easy on the eye. The Biscoff and white chocolate cheesecake would be our recommendation, while the pistachio-rose milk cake is just as delish.

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Beaut interiors? Heavenly Desserts has that too.

Sticky Toffee Pudding: Tattu

After dessert in Birmingham city centre? Tattu might be known best for cherry blossom-laden interiors, but it's also a great restaurant when you want to gobble up a twist on a British favourite to finish your contemporary Chinese meal. Here sticky toffee pudding is laced with cinnamon, vanilla and almond, then topped off by Asian pear.

Tattu Asian Pear Sticky Toffee Pudding Birmingham | DesignMyNight

This classic has been given a twist at Tattu.

Chocolate Fondue: Haute Dolci

Haute Dolci pride themselves on hand-crafted treats at their Star City venue, as well as delicious brunches if you fancy some savoury plates like burgers or eggs many ways before diving into dessert. Tuck into a chocolate overload pancake stack or San Sebastian cheesecake from their signature collection, alongside whole vats of glorious chocolate fondue with fruit, marshmallows and traybake squares for dunking. Plus there's French toast, crumble, croffles and more - really something for everyone.

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Dunk and dip at Haute Dolci Birmingham.

Loaded Waffles: Dolce Desserts

A stalwart on the sweet tooth scene, Dolce Desserts Birmingham is well worth the visit. Not only will you be treated to plush royal purple seating with foliage walls for your Instagram feed or TikTok, but also the most moreish of American and Belgian waffles. Covered in crushed Oreos? Served alongside caramelised banana? Featuring a white chocolate drizzle? All your favourite flavours are right here.

Dolce Desserts Ladypool Road Birmingham | DesignMyNight

A top choice of dessert places in Birmingham on Ladypool Road, as well as having a Shirley venue too.

Tiramisu: San Carlo Gran Cafe

A post-shopping pick-me-up? San Carlo Gran Cafe is the ideal pick of dessert places in Birmingham Bullring, as it's tucked away inside none other than Selfridges. From light bites to brunch and Italian cakes, there are delish choices here. Though our recommendation would be the homemade tiramisu - a staple of delicate sponge, mascarpone cream and coffee arranged in neat layers.

San Carlo Tiramisu Dessert Birmingham City Centre | DesignMyNight

A coffee-laced classic you won't want to miss.

Locoshakes: Eis Cafe

These Coventry Road and Ladypool Road locations are friendly, neighbourhood venues with a modern twist. Japanese-inspired design meets a menu of Locoshakes at Eis Cafe, including the Nutella salted caramel, 'Oreo monster' and more. Served in neat little jars with a smothering of cream and drizzle, these are a whole pudding by themselves. But, if you have room, there are also waffles, 'cookie brownies' and more.

Eis Cafe Dessert Places Birmingham | DesignMyNight

This Birmingham dessert shop's milkshakes are to die for.

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