Looking for places in Pune that have the best desserts? Look no further, your search is over! Here are 8 places in Pune where you can guzzle frosting and gorge on cakes to your heart’s content.
Address: Princeton Flair, Lane No.8, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
This chic bakery has the most amazing selection of sweets you could hope for. It’s heaven for chocolate lovers; to leave without sampling their Belgian Chocolate cake, Ferrero Rocher cake and Chocolate Mousse would be committing a crime. Their cupcakes are adorable too, little mounds topped with swirls of frosting. The Red Velvet cupcake is a hot favourite, although I personally tend to favour the chocolate infused delights they offer. The ambience is bright and pleasing, and they serve some choice finger foods too; all in all, it is certainly a good place to visit when you crave cakes!
Le Petit Amour Patisserie and Bistro
Address: 2/2, Warje Malwadi Rd, Rahul Nagar, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
The snug interior of this French patisserie, with its comfy couches will make you feel instantly at home. While it offers a range of dishes from smoked salmon sandwiches to crisp salads, its desserts were truly noteworthy. While their Paris-Brest (A yummy combination of praline cream and pastry) and Berry Cheesecake were treats for the taste buds, the dish that blew me away was their Winter Special. A soft-centred chocolate cake and caramel mousse sprinkled with almond crunch and topped with a strawberry – this dessert is a must-have. It was unique and utterly delectable.
German Bakery Wunderbar
Address: 153/A, Varun Complex, Law College Road, Near Demech House, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
While I would recommend this restaurant to everyone on account of its many incredible main courses (fish and chips, the lasagne, chicken a la Kiev, etc) there is a reason it makes this particular list. Two words – Mango Cheesecake. I am partial towards cheesecakes in general, and this one lives up to my idea of a good cheesecake. The mango flavour is not too overwhelming and permeates throughout the sweet beautifully, and its sharp sweetness is well-balanced by the rich cream cheese. The Sacher Torte – a German speciality – and the strawberry cheesecake are also worth a try. The bakery is as wonderful as its name suggests. Wirklich Wunderbar!
The French Window Patisserie
Address: Lane Number 8, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
I visited this joint in December – the time for tinsel and mistletoe and Christmas carols. I was taken with the decoration they had put up, from the bright red stocking to the sparkly snowflake lit by a string of lights, it all looked festive and cozy. A variety of baked goods were lined up in the display cabinet, gateaux and cupcakes and tarts and macaroons. All their products are aesthetically pleasing, and the ones I tried tasted as good as they looked. The Chocoberry – a sinfully sweet concoction of chocolate cake and cream topped with fresh strawberries was divine. A slice of Opera gateau was another delight – a decadent combination of almond sponge, coffee and chocolate.
Address: 265, Society, Varsha Park Road, Varsha Park Society, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
A list of this kind simply cannot be compiled without recommending at least one ice-cream shop. And Cream Stone is a sundae lover’s paradise. The two-storied restaurant has a gorgeous ambience, both indoor and outdoor, with the top floor occupied by pouffes, couches and squishy beanbags. They offer myriad preset combinations like the super-chocolaty Willy Wonka and the nutty Karamel Sutra. The ‘Make Your Own’ option is the highlight of their menu, where they make scrumptious sundaes out of the choices you tick. The ice-creams are served up in crunchy waffle cone bowls. Make sure you spare a minute to watch the chefs kneading the ice-cream like cookie dough on the cold stone, it is charming to witness.
Le Plaisir Patisserie Bistro
Address: Shop No. 4B, Lane 6 Intersection, Bhandarkar Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
“…It had a buttery, crumbly, Graham-cracker crust, with a very rich yet light cream cheese filling.” – Rachel Green, Friends
This was the quote that came to mind when I ate my first spoonful of Le Plaisir’s hazelnut cheesecake. All of their sweet treats are mouth-watering, but that dish topped them all. With its melt-in-your-mouth crust and deliciously creamy filling, topped with chocolate sauce and a smattering of crushed hazelnuts, it is a cheesecake to put all other cheesecakes to shame. Their Espresso Pannacotta is worth a taste too – wobbly and creamy, with the bitterness of the coffee balanced beautifully by the sweetness of the caramel, this dessert is the perfect way to finish off a meal at the French restaurant.
Address: 393, Sanas Corner, Off lane No. 5, South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001
While this place is mostly visited for its savoury dishes, the gooey chocolate cake is a delicacy every dessert-lover worth their salt (or rather sugar!) must feast upon. The rich and smooth chocolate will wrap around your tongue and pamper your taste buds, rendering you speechless. The decor and atmosphere make it a great place to chill on a Friday evening.
LSD – Love Sugar & Dough
Address: Shop 1, Modibaug, Ganeshkhind Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra
This cute little pink bakery has the BEST cupcakes! They have about 25 different flavours, and the red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting is especially recommended. Their mini cupcakes, which you can buy by the dozen, are great for sharing amongst three or four people.
So gather your fellow sugarholics – you know where to go!