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These 8 Outstanding Dessert Places May Just Be Bengaluru's Sweetest Spots

21/07/2016 5:39 PM IST | Updated 26/07/2016 3:43 PM IST
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Little Black Book has been looking for Bengaluru's sweetest spots at a host of go-to dessert cafes in town, and here are some places that really made the cut. Of course, we may have missed some havens of indulgence... so if you have favourites that you feel belong in this list, let us know. We'll bravely take on the challenge of trying them out! (And yes, we know about Corner House; we'll shine the spotlight on it another time.)

HAPPY BELLY BAKES

While birthdays, weddings and baby showers became exotic thanks to Shisham Hinduja's quirky cakes (and dreamy elves), this master baker has won our hearts with her molten tarts (crumbly pie crust filled with molten chocolate), apple pies and brownies. Then there are the cupcakes (we dream regularly about the Hazelnut Nutella variety), gateaux, tea cakes and hot chocolate (yes, the sinful one with actual melted chocolate) that we think could resolve even the harshest war. Do try the honey nut tart if you're not big on chocolate.

Where: 15/1, Clark Rd, Richards Town

When: 11am-9pm

Contact: +91 9945001555

Price: ₹75 upwards per piece, cake orders start at ₹750 a kilo.

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Check out her creations here.

SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

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They may have opened a bigger bakery and cafe in Koramangala, but our favourite remains that cosy little spot first started in Indiranagar more than five years ago. Though every other bakery now does its own version of cupcakes, we have eaten the best here. The salted caramel and red velvet versions are absolute favourites as is the sinful banoffee pie (or the cake version of it). Their range of simple tea cakes, such as rose, apple or even the basic SOS vanilla, have a fan following in us. But have we talked about their sweet and savoury baked cheesecake yet or for that matter their sublime Baileys creme brûlée? Both are LBB favourites too.

Where: Indiranagar and Koramangala

When: 9.30am-10.30pm

Contact: 080 25255535

Price: ₹90 upwards per piece.

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Check out their website here.

BERRY'D ALIVE

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The fantastic flavours here match up to quirky names. Truffles, sundaes (our pick is the chocolate peanut butter one) and tarts of all colours and flavour leave you spoiled for choice. But if you're looking to us for advice, the top spots go to the the double decker brownie (brownies laden with chocolate sauce, chocolate mousse and some more chocolate sauce), the dark chocolate delice and the brownie bomb. Yoghurts, milkshakes and cakes make it a one-for-all dessert parlour. Skip the previous meal before heading here.

Where: 12th Main Indiranagar and 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 11.30am-11.30pm

Contact: +91 9611279977

Price: ₹140 upwards

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DOLCI

Dolci is one of the first "fancy" dessert places in town. We love their bite-sized (okay, really big bites) tarts, especially the honey walnut and burnt lemon variety. Brownies, gateaux of all kinds, and pies too make an appearance. But what we love most about this little gem is that they have mini éclairs and profiteroles which are perfect for a luncheon or high-tea. But if you're like us, any time of day will do!

Where: Ali Asker Road, off Cunningham Road

When: 10am-10pm

Contact: 080 40977132

Price: ₹40 upwards

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Check out their website here.

DESSERTED

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Tucked away near Mount Carmel College, you'll have to fight off young (and very feisty) college girls to get your share of piping hot cocoa, lemon tart or red velvet cake -- their specials. We may kill for their brownie éclair, or Oreo cream cake or even their tea cakes, especially the salted caramel and walnut coffee one. Great for a date (who doesn't have a wandering eye for sweet things), Desserted also delivers should you need an SOS birthday cake.

Where: No 42, 8th Main Road, Vasanth Nagar

When: 9am-10pm

Contact: 080 32567384

Price: ₹50 upwards {approx}

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HAPPY ENDINGS

Be it dark and white chocolate marquise, chocolate mousse with a brownie base, or their decadent hot chocolate brownie fudge, this is our go-to place when we're on the outskirts of town (meaning Bellandur). They have a dedicated section called "All That Is Chocolate" which needs no explanation, and an ice cream menu covering exotic flavours like the coffee-based Affogato Spoil. A "Chef's Indulgence" will set you back at least 10 workouts, especially their speciality for two -- Mississippi mud cake with Bavarian ice cream, chocolate mousse and two chocolate bites.

Where: Chowdeshwari Arcade, Bellandur, Outer Ring Road

When: 10am-11pm

Contact: 080 65467001

Price: ₹60 upwards {approx}

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ART OF DELIGHT

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You thought Oreos couldn't get better? Well, you get deep fried versions here! The caramel coffee sundae is top-notch, with the deep fried Snicker hot on its heels. If it sounds over-indulgent to you then a Nutella or blueberry cheesecake may do the trick. Or commit a dessert sin and have fruit salad With ice cream. And did we mention, desserts get pride of place here in beautiful glass jars.

Where: 44/1, Residency Road

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 40913229

Price: ₹150 upwards.

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PATISSERIE NITASH

Skip the cheesecakes and pies here in favour of more exotic offerings. Don't get us wrong, they are perfectly delightful but when you sample the Rhone Valley cake (wine-poached pears layered in a red wine mousse), the nata con manzana (green apple mousse topped with chunky apple and raisin) or the marjolaine (almond sponge layered with orange, mousseline and chocolate ganache) you'll know what we mean. Give their tiramisu, mousse and brownies a gander too.

Where: #12 , 2nd cross Hutchins Road,Off Wheeler Road Extension, St Thomas Town

When: 9am-4.30pm

Contact: 080 41670364

Price: ₹500 upwards for a full cake

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