Top 5 Patisseries in Joburg

There are few things better than indulging in the odd sugary treat – from mouth-watering macaroons and red velvet cupcakes to decadent cronuts, delicious tarts and multi-layered cakes. We’ve rounded up our top 5 spots to go to in Joburg to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here they are, in no particular order: 1. Belle’s Patisserie Located in the Blu Bird Shopping Centre (and now also in Sandton City), Belle’s offers a wide selection of bespoke French-inspired treats, including an extensive range of cupcakes, tarts, occasion cakes, platters, sweet and savoury pastries and exquisite desserts. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried their red velvet cupcakes. Call 011-440-4474 or email for more info. 2. Patisserie de Paris If you’re looking for a quaint spot to grab freshly baked breakfast and lunch treats, then Patisserie de Paris in Blairgowrie is the ultimate spot for you. Open from 6am until 6pm, they offer a wide selection of croissants, breads, tarts, giant meringues and arguably the best chocolate brownies we’ve tasted in Jozi town. You’ll find them at 9 Mackay Avenue in Blairgowrie. Contact them on 079-502-9369 or 011-326-0913. 3. The Patisserie In Illovo The Patisserie in Illovo, on the upper level of the Illovo Post Office Centre, offers a typical French coffee shop experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea/coffee, they’re home to a wide selection of scrumptious cakes, baked treats, meringues, Turkish delight, custard-filled brioche and much more. Their pecan nut, ginger and caramel cake is out of this world. Call 011-268-0022, 011-268-0044 or email for more info. 4. Petits Fours Café Petits Fours Café in Hertex’s Kramerville showroom will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure. Their red velvet brownies come highly recommended, as does the chocolate cheesecake drizzled with salted butter caramel. Petits Fours also offers a delightful breakfast menu and pride themselves on their French-style high teas. Email or call 011-262-4111 for more info. 5. Olivia’s Coffee Bake Not only does Olivia’s Coffee Bake in Northcliff offer a great breakfast, they also make some of the best doughnuts, scones, cookies and muffins available in Gauteng. All their recipes are based on traditional French baking techniques - beautiful to behold, but even better to eat. You’ll find them at 175 Beyers Naude Drive. Call 011-888-8395 for more info. Compiled by Katharyn Williams-Jaftha