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.
Sponge Cake: Artisan Desserts
Artisan is our pick of dessert places in Birmingham on Ladypool Road, thanks to it being run by Ali Imdad - a Brummie contestant on The Great British Bake Off 2013. Matching the owner's credentials, this spot whips up delectable macarons, iced sponge and even a Caribbean-inspired carrot cake. Plus, it doubles as a tea room, so you can fill your afternoons with tiers of finger sandwiches and scones.
Milk Cake: The MilkCake Man
The MilkCake Man 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.
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, 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.
Cookie Dough: Gaucho
While a home of Argentinian steak, bottomless brunches and sultry blush interiors, Gaucho also shines in the pud department. Our favourite? The shareable (or not) tray-baked cookie dough served alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Otherwise, there's a salted dulce de leche cheesecake or buttermilk pancakes smothered in blueberry compote and hot chocolate sauce, swoon.
Baklawa: Comptoir Libanais
When only the best desserts in Birmingham city centre will do, 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.
Chocolate Fondant: The Lost & Found Birmingham
Finishing off your multi-course meal at The Lost & Found Birmingham is quite something, thanks to their warm chocolate cake boasting a gooey fondant centre, crisp sesame biscuit and malted ice cream scoop. Aside from the food menu offerings, the venue's drinks can also hit the sweet spot - think a blueberry sour topped with candy floss or a Biscoff-packed hard shake.
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.
Cheese Cake: 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.
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.
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 'Gram 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.
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.
Locoshakes: Eis Cafe
This Small Heath spot is a friendly, neighbourhood venue 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.
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