Manchester is a top tier city to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
From charming bakeries to innovative dessert cafes, the city is home to a vibrant dessert scene that will satisfy even the most discerning sugar cravings.
Whether you’re seeking delectable pastries, artisanal bread, or creative ice cream flavors, these handpicked dessert destinations are sure to leave you craving more.
Join us as we explore some of the must-visit places in Manchester for a sugar-filled adventure.
The best dessert places in Manchester get hold of some top-notch sweet treats
Alex’s Bakery is one of the first places that springs to mind for an amazing selection of divinely indulgent sweet treats. They have an amazing selection of decadent brownies, cupcakes and cakes and an amazingly varied selection of flavours too.
225 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Gooey has achieved cult status in Manchester for it’s amazing selection of baked goods and delicious French Toast. The cookie and doughnut specialists showcase some amazing food that’s perfect for sticking on the gram’, that has even won the admiration of international pop star Lizzo. Located in the NQ, they also have a kiosk in Ducie Street Warehouse where you can get your fix.
103 High street, M4 1HQ, 9- 6pm, 7 days a week
Set up by Aiden Ryan, who started baking during the pandemic to raise money for the NHS, Loaf has been a huge success story. After supplying their delicious loaf cakes to Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, they opened up their flagship story on Oxford Road selling a delicious selection of gigantic loaf cakes that come coated in a dazzling array of fruity, chocolate icings, wafers, biscuits and sweets. Add in their amazing retro decor, and you’re on to a winner.
Loaf Oxford St, St James’s Building, 83 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6EG
Opened by Alex Moreau and Kirsty McAlpine, Bisous Bisous stems from a love of good food and a passion for baking. their philosophy lies in preserving the art of French pastry; providing a truly authentic product made the traditional way, by hand. Within their shop you will discover freshly produced products every day, including viennoiserie, patisserie, macarons, biscuits, and cakes.
Companio Bakery is a friendly bakery in Ancoats, Manchester. They produce an amazing selection sourdough breads, pastries & Viennoiserie daily. They sell directly from the bakery on Radium Street, Ancoats and their products are also available at various artisanal outlets in Manchester Such as The Butchers Quarter and Chorlton Cheesemongers.
35 Radium St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AD
A destination for innovative, seasonal brunch dishes alongside freshly baked sourdough, pastries, cakes, jams + chutneys, all made in-house by our team. They have a delicious sourdough bakery + patisserie with a central focus on organic flour, wild yeast and quality and seasonal flavours.
35 Radium St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AD
Pollen started life in a Manchester Piccadilly railway arch in 2016, and has become an Ancoats institution with their amazing selection of sourdough and viennoiserie. Founded by Hannah Calvert and Chris Kelly, it has now become a must-visit destination for bakery aficionados who are on the hunt for fresh loaves of sourdough, cruffins and coffee.
Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St, Manchester M4 6FQ
Cocoa Cabana Ancoats
Cocoa Cabana Ancoats is a chocolatier, tearoom and cocktail bar located in one of the coolest neighborhoods not only in Manchester, but in the entire world, which can also be privately hired for special events like weddings, baby showers and parties.
Open from 10am Monday – Sunday, you can share brunch with colleagues, afternoon tea with family or cocktails with friends by night.
7 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS
Nibble NQ are a female-run independent café in Manchester city centre. They handcraft a loving selection of cakes, brownies, afternoon teas, and more. And best of all you can get them delivered straight to your door.
36 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
Black Milk is a modern, counter-serve dessert cafe offering sweet treats like fresh bakes, milkshakes, pancakes & ice cream sundaes.
They also now serve frozen cocktails and other beverages. If you’re looking for the ultimate decadence, this is the place.
88 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LF
Originally opening its doors on Tib Street back in May 2021, Lazy Sundae has become a go-to destination for a tasty treat in the sunshine, with a wonderful selectio of ice cream flavours.
Gingers Comfort Emporium
Making small batch of inventively flavoured real dairy ice cream, sorbet and vegan ice cream since 2010, Ginger’s was started as a passion project by Claire Kelsey, then a chef and food stylist, with no other aim than to refurbish an old ice cream van into something quirky and useful. It has gone from strength to strength and showcases some amazing flavours like ‘Marmalade On Toast’, ‘Olive Oil & Sea Salt’, and ‘Chorlton Crack’ – salted caramel peanut butter.
Afflecks, Church St, Manchester M4 1PW