Planning a birthday party or special occasion? Satisfy your sweet tooth as we give you the skinny on the best cake shops in Hong Kong.
While we love chowing down on the best dim sum, ice cream, and Mexican food in Hong Kong, is there anything in life more enjoyable than biting into a really good piece of cake? That’s why we took it upon ourselves to go through all the corners of the city to find out where to buy the best ones. From new cafes churning out Insta-bait desserts, to luxe French patisseries that are the masters of their craft, here are the creme de la creme of cake shops in Hong Kong.
Our favourite cake shops in Hong Kong
Jouer literally translates to ‘play’ as apparent in its playful confections. This artisanal cafe does French pastries the right way, but it’s their stunning cakes that keep us coming back for. Signature naked layered cakes come in the comforting flavours from our childhood like sticky toffee pudding, banoffee, and s’mores – but its execution is oh-so-elegant. If that’s not enough sugar for you, Jouer also does macarons, canales, madeleines exquisitely.
Jouer, G/F Sau Wah Fong, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2528 6577, 灣仔秀華坊地下
2. Infiniti C
Serving a range of gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly options, this cafe is well known for having atypical cake flavours. The blue cake on this Instagram post is the Blue Rose and Keto Earl Grey Cake, which is one of their best-selling cakes. Whether it’s Acai Greek Yogurt or Matcha Goji Berries, you’ll definitely find something special here.
Infiniti C has branches across Hong Kong.
3. Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel
Often referred to as “the Culinary Van Gogh”, Dominique Ansel has opened his flagship store at H Queen’s this year. Blending Hong Kong culture into his desserts, some of the goodies at Dang Wen Li look like local savoury snacks, such as dumplings, fish balls, and sandwiches, while there’s also the unsuspecting lemon juice box – which is actually earl grey bergamot cake. If you try the baguette-like cake, expect it to be, well, not a baguette, but it’s something delicious nonetheless. And this time, we won’t spoil the surprise for you!
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central.
4. Sift Desserts
You can find one of the moistest and most decadent cupcakes at Sift. The flavours range from the classic red velvet, carrot, and pure vanilla to the more modern s’mores, green tea, and salty caramel chocolate. There are also seasonal specials during Christmas, Halloween, and Chinese New Year. Moreover, Sift has a handsome range of whole cakes whether you want to grab one for celebrations, or just to satisfy your sweet tooth’s calling. Plus, the macaron sets are an elegant addition to any celebrations and act as the perfect gift.
Sift Desserts has locations across Hong Kong.
5. Vive Cake Boutique
Any sweet tooth knows that Vive Cake Boutique is a dessert lover’s paradise. The pretty pink café offers bespoke confections that are so stunning, you might not want to eat these confections. To go with the Instagram-ready pastel pink backdrop are their Instagram-worthy confections: here’s where you can order unicorn cake, a galaxy cake, and in the softest.
Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9602 2869, 中環皇后大道中80號H Queen’s 1樓3號鋪
Jomo sells homemade vegan pastries. Being named the best chiffon cakes in town, the moist cake is slightly crunchy on the outside and topped with a robust layer of cream. At Jomo’s branch in Tseung Kwan O, you can even visit its gym before heading to the cafe outside for a post-workout cake. Bonus: the cafe’s sea view is stunning!
Jomo has several locations in Hong Kong.
7. Sugar Me Kissery
If you really want a cake with wow-factor, check out Sugar Me Kissery’s creatively sculpted cakes. Founded by an award-winning sugar artist, the cake shop churns out jaw-dropping creations that look and taste great. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the imaginative sugar work of this patisserie – just name the cake of your dreams and they’ll have you sorted. Some of their most stunning creations include a 40th birthday cake inspired by Banksy, a cake in the shape of the Millennium Falcon, and a towering tier shaped like an Hermes shopping bag (and a Kelly to match).
Sugar Me Kissery, 83 Bedford Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 6110 8967, 大角咀必發道83號
8. Ms B’s Cakery
Pure decadence is the name of the game at Ms B’s Cakery. Founded by Sevva’s Bonnae Gokson, this luxe patisserie has signature cakes with names like the choco-holics dream Better Than Sex (a dark chocolate fudge cake with chocolate caramel crunch and salted toffee), Pink Diamond Heart (pretty pink layers of Dom Perignon Rose champagne jelly, white chocolate mousse, and French vanilla chiffon sponge – topped with diamonds), Champagne Chocolate and Diamonds (the chocolate version with champagne jelly, white chocolate mousse, and French vanilla chiffon sponge – also topped with diamonds), and of course, its famous Million Dollar Truffle Cake (a rich and velvety chocolate truffle with toffeed nuts, topped with 24K gold and dribbled with gold coins). Ms B’s Cakery also has gluten-free and sugar-free options, so when it comes to cake shops, this one is a winner!
Ms B’s Cakery has branches across Hong Kong.
9. The Cheesecake Factory
First launched in Beverly Hills in the 1970s, this brand has received loyal support from cake lovers as it has grown across the globe. From Strawberry Cheesecake to Pumpkin Cheesecake, or Hot Fudge Sundaes to Carrot Cake, you can take your pick from over 30 flavours. They also serve steaks and salads for you to balance out the sweetness.
The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, Harbour City Gateway Arcade, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2791 6628, 尖沙咀廣東道25號海港城港威商場G102號舖芝樂坊餐廳
10. The Mandarin Cake Shop
If you feel like splurging a little for your loved ones and/or yourself (because why not?), head to The Mandarin Cake Shop at Mandarin Oriental, one of the most famous cake shops in Hong Kong. Its meticulously crafted French pastries are a work of art, and the 1963 Mandarin Cheese Cake is a classic. Don’t miss the chance to pick up a jar of its legendary Rose Petal Jam while you’re at it.
The Mandarin Cake Shop, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4008, 中環干諾道中5號香港文華東方酒店閣樓文華餅店
11. Cake in a Cup
Not having a physical store does not stop Cake in a Cup from making some of the most delicious cakes in town. Originally from Singapore, this home baker injects the flavours of Singapore and Malaysia into our fave cupcake: The Malacca, and also makes Kaya to her Grandma’s recipe. If you are a fan of rich buttercream and ganache, you must try their cakes and cupcakes. Psst – vegan options are available, too!
Order from Cake in a Cup via Instagram.
12. Lady M
We’re sure you’re familiar with Lady M’s exquisite Japanese and French Mille Crepes by now. If not, you need to get a slice for yourself, stat! Layers upon layers of paper-thin crepes are slathered with the softest pastry cream for a subtle decadence. At Lady M, the Mille Crepes come in Signature, Green Tea, Coconut, Salted Caramel, and Rose flavours. Other must-try confections include its Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Mille-Feuille.
Lady M has branches across Hong Kong.
13. The Cakery
Trying to eat clean but can’t help your sweet cravings? Fret not, The Cakery is a boutique cake shop that specialises in gluten-free, vegan, organic, sugar-free, and paleo treats. The Cakery uses organic ingredients and superfoods like chia seeds to whip up a tasty range of desserts for the health-conscious. Signature cakes include their giant Sunflower Cake, a pumpkin sponge with dark chocolate; Aloha Cake, a gluten-free sponge cake layered with pineapple slices and covered in meringue frosting; and Hidden Gem, a gluten-free black sesame cake with black sesame paste and black sesame frosting. Yum.
The Cakery has branches across Hong Kong Island.
14. Date by Tate
If you’re looking for a stunning cake to wow the pants off your guests, then Date by Tate in Sheung Wan should be your first port of call. Founded by the esteemed chef Vicky Lau, Date by Tate is the ultimate haven when it comes to cake shops, with a team that makes cakes that come to life and tell stories – a true work of art.
Date by Tate, G/F, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6730 2494, 上環荷李活道210號地舖
15. La Famille
Any of you recall when La Famille was just a small cafe tucked in the streets of Tai Hang circa 2014? Yes, we’re the OG fans – and that’s why we’re over the moon that this cake shop has since expanded to having almost a dozen branches across the city. It’s all hits and no misses with La Famille’s chiffon cakes – be it the signature strawberry cake, the luscious Double Chocolate, or our fave Japanese yuzu cake. Also, the shop makes Insta-worthy bavarois and comes up with seasonal specials every now and then. Moreover, La Famille runs a Birthday Star event every month. If your birthday lands on the particular date that the shop has announced on its social media, you may get to win a petite chiffon cake from La Famille. Good luck!
La Famille has branches across Hong Kong.
16. Butter Cake Shop
Smooth like butter like a criminal undercover… Sorry, but Butter Cake Shop’s got us singing with its scrumptious, buttery cakes. From the classic New York cheesecake, to everyone’s favourite s’mores cake, Butter’s cakes and pies will serve as the perfect treat for any party.
Butter Cake Shop has locations in Soho and Central.
The Vege Lab (closed)
Looking for a vegan cake for a dairy-free friend? We can confirm that the cakes from The Vege Lab are sensational. Crafted with love by Yuki Chan, each cake tastes sensational, and we are particularly fond of the pumpkin bundt cake (pictured above), as well as the hazelnut and chocolate cake. Other options include an earl grey cake, the chai latte salted caramel cake, and the passionfruit white chocolate cake – yum!
Read our review of The Vege Lab.
The Vege Lab, Room S, 10/F, Everest Industrial Centre, 396 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 5332 6500, 觀塘觀塘道396號毅力工業中心10樓S室