Known as the region of sweet lovers, a trip to Kolkata is never complete without indulging in desserts. You can go for traditional preparations like rasgulla, chom chom, ras malai, pati shapta and sandesh, or opt for sinful delights from the British Raj such as puddings, mousse, rum ball, pastries and cookies that are readily available in various cafes and bakeries in Kolkatta. Local patisseriers also offer a delightful range of global desserts as well as their innovative creations to make your experience even sweeter. It is indeed the City of Joy and there are many reasons to give in to the sweet affair. Here are 8 most popular dessert places in Kolkata for you to head to –
The legendary tearoom is known for its delightful desserts since 1927. Started by a Swiss couple Mr. and Mrs. J Flurys, this food institution evokes strong emotions among the locals and other food lovers who are in awe of this place. They offer a range of pastries, cakes and other desserts, but patrons urge everyone to try their Chocolate Mousse, Brownies and Rum Balls.
Where: 18, Park Street Area (10 more outlets)
Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:45 PM
Cost: INR 1350 for two
2. Kookie Jar
A famous brand in Kolkata since 1986, it is one of the most preferred places to order party cakes. They are known to live up to their quality of products and offer value for money. Their best-selling desserts include Chocolate Truffle Cake, Lemon Tart, Nutty Pyramid, among others.
Where: 42A, Rawdon Street, Loudon Street Area (3 more outlets)
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
Cost: INR 350 for two
3. Paris Café
The Parisian cafe is famous for its decadent treats created by Sneha Singhi, Chef and Owner of Paris Cafe. If you do visit, you need to try their panini sandwiches as well as Hot Chocolate and Irish Coffee. Their best-selling desserts include the Rainbow Cake, which is named as Dream Come True. They also serve Red Velvet Cake with two variations – butter cream and cream cheese.
Where: 1/1, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Near Ice Skating Rink, Ballygunge (3more outlets)
Timings: 8:30 AM to 11 PM
Cost: INR 1000 for two
4. The Rouge
“Big things come in small packages” – a quote that holds true when it comes to this cozy place, which is touted to be the first store to get cupcakes, macaroons and red velvet to Kolkata. The décor of the place is very charming, following a modern vintage theme. They also have a wall shelf where customers leave their feedbacks written on tissues. Their best-sellers include Red Velvet Brownie, Cupcakes, Macaroons, Fondant Cakes, etc.
Where: 222, Circular Mansion, AJC Bose Road, Park Circus Area
Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM
Cost: INR 400 for two
5. Piccadilly Square
Despite being a vegetarian European Bistro, Piccadilly Square is one the most popular places to fill your tummy with desserts. Their recipes are completely eggless, but as mouth-watering as could be. They have won enormous awards for their splendid desserts. Some of their most popular ones are Belgian Waffles, French Crepes, Pancakes and Italian Gelato.
Where: 15B, Sarat Bose Road, Elgin
Timings: 8 AM to 11 PM
Cost: INR 880 for two
6. Little Pleasures
Little Pleasures, the boutique French Pattiserie specialising in sugarcraft cakes, desserts and chocolates, is another favourite among those with a sweet tooth. They are renowned for their quality and creativity, particularly when it comes to creating elaborate fondant cakes. Their signature desserts include Chocolate Profiterole Pyramid, Lemon Cake, Molten Brownie Pie, Belgian Chocolate Cake, to name a few.
Where: 8/1, Louden Street, Louden Street Area, 1st floor
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Cost: INR 300 for two
7. Glacé Patisserie
A patisserie that presents authentic European delights in Kolkata, it is renowned for its attractive presentation. Their best-sellers and signature desserts include French Opera, Naughty Cakes, Macarons and Customized Theme Cakes.
Where: 66/12, Bondel Road, Ballygunge
Timings: 11 AM to 9 PM
Cost: INR 450 for two
8. Mrs. Magpie
This cute little café is definitely worth a visit for sweet lovers, especially those who fancy cupcakes. In fact you are spoilt for choice with tempting inclusions like Nutty Praline, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Apple, Lemon Meringue, Marshmallow, Cherry and Cream Cheese and lots more. Other sinful delights include Caramel Custard, Granola Pot, brownie, scones, affogato, etc.
Where: 570, Lake Terrace Road Extension, Keyatala, Southern Avenue
Timings: 9 AM to 11 PM
Cost: INR 500 for two
Give your taste buds an amazing roll up with these heartwarming dessert places in town. It’s never too late to be a kid with a desperate sweet tooth, so enjoy it!