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 great 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 cakes. 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.
Cake shops: Where to buy cakes in Hong Kong
If you’re looking for a stunning cake to wow the pants off your guests, then Poem Patisserie in Sheung Wan should be your first port of call. This is the ultimate haven when it comes to cake shops, with a team that makes cakes that come to life and tell stories. We love the fact that utilise many unique Hong Kong flavours, including a variety of teas, and even craft a cake that looks like a Hong Kong waffle!
Poem Patisserie, G/F, 210 Hollywood Road Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2555 2550, 港鐵西營盤站 A1 出口, 步行約6分鐘
The Vege Lab
Looking for a vegan cake for a dairy-free friend? We can definitely 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) and 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 on The Vege Lab here
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. Almost. To go with the Instagram-ready pastel pink backdrop are their Instagram ready confections: here’s where you can order unicorn cake, a galaxy cake, and in the softest.
Read our full review on VIVE Cake Boutique
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.
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 from the comforting flavours from our childhood like sticky toffee pudding, banoffee, 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
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 inspiration 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, 83 Bedford Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 6110 8967, 大角咀必發道83號
Ms B’s CAKERY
Pure decadence is the name of the game at Ms B’s Cakery. Founded by Sevva’s Bonnie 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, their famous Million Dollar Truffle Cake (a rich and velvety chocolate truffle with toffeed nuts and 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, 39 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong. p. 2815 8303, 中環歌賦街39號
The Mandarin Cake Shop
If you feel like splurging a little for someone you love, head to The Mandarin Cake Shop at Mandarin Oriental, one of the most famous cake shops in the city. Their meticulously crafted French pastries are a work of art, and their 1963 Mandarin Cheese Cake is a classic. Don’t miss the chance to pick up a jar of their 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
We’re sure by now you’re familiar with Lady M’s exquisite Japanese and French Mille Crepes. 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 their Strawberry Shortcake and Banana Mille Feuille.
Lady M, Shop No. 2096A, Podium Level 2, IFC 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2865 1099, 中環金融街8號國際金融中心商場2樓2096A號
Trying to eat clean but can’t help your sweet cravings? Fret not, The Cakery is a boutique cake shop that specializes 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.
Check out why we love the vegan cupcakes from The Cakery
The Cakery, Shop 301, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6683 3833, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場3樓301號舖