Chocoholics, pastry fanatics, ice cream addicts—bring us your masses, because Bali’s got something to suit every type of sweet tooth imaginable. From handmade organic chocolate bars to creamy Italian gelato, red velvet cake and everything in between, you can get your sugar fix at any of these sweet gourmet dessert spots.
Nothing tastes better on a hot day in Bali than a cool treat, and nobody does cool better than Gelato Secrets in Ubud. The team here uses fresh fruit, herbs, chocolate and spices to produce premium Italian gelato in a range of inspired flavours. Besides the usual chocolate and vanilla scoops, they also offer unique blends like rose petal, dragonfruit and salted caramel, plus mini gelato cakes, gelato pops and chocolate covered gelato shaped like lipstick. We love the homemade waffle cones and the fact that you can sample the flavours before committing.
The convenient location in the heart of Seminyak and the elegant setting at Jemme makes it the perfect spot for a decadent dessert date. Think gilded mirrors, glittering chandeliers, and gorgeous bunches of orchids. It’s hard not to have sinful thoughts while indulging in the Moist Chocolate Mud Pudding complemented by vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce. The Macadamia Nut & Apple Spring Rolls also win bigs points for creativity and crunch. Be sure to stop by their attached jewellery shop to sneak a look at their stylish and sparkly accessories.
If just the thought of chocolate gets your taste buds raring to go, then get yourself down to Pod Chocolate. This boutique chocolate factory is located just minutes from the farms that produce organic, sustainable cocoa beans, and there is a cafe on site where you can sample their rich artisan chocolate bars, Bali sea salted caramel and gourmet ice cream. They also do tours that take you from the cocoa trees to the factory with plenty of tasting in between, as well as the chance to make your own chocolate elephants to take home.
Lovers of French pastries let out a collective whoop of joy when French patisserie and boulangerie opened in Bali. Now with three stores in Canggu, Oberoi and Umalas, it’s easy to get your fill of flaky and sweet bites like chocolate croissants, macarons, lemon meringue tartlets, mango lime mousse and freshly baked bread. For little ones with aspirations of being the next celebrity pastry chef, they also offer children’s baking classes and tours.
This cozy tea lounge and restaurant in Seminyak is housed in a 150-year old teak joglo that exudes old world charm with modern sensibilities. Grab a seat at one of the wooden tables among antiques furnishings and artworks and indulge in their famous afternoon high tea, which includes high-quality Biku teas, freshly baked scones with jam and whipped cream, raspberry and strawberry trifle and finger sandwiches. Of course, you can also come in any time of day to pick up moist carrot cake, homemade pies and refreshing sorbet and ice cream.