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The best cake shops in Hong Kong

Where to find the city's best bakes

Fontaine Cheng
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Time Out Hong Kong
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Fontaine Cheng
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"I'm just here for the cake..." Don't worry, us too. Thankfully, our city has some solid options when it comes to cake. From exquisitely decorated and decadent creations to rich and hearty slices of comfort, we have it all and then some. So, prepare to indulge your sweet tooth as we round up the best cake shops in Hong Kong. 

RECOMMENDED: For those that prefer Hong Kong-style bakes, check our list of the best local bakeries and get your dat taat on today.

Hong Kong’s best cake shops

Butter
Photograph: Courtesy Butter

Butter

Online bakery Butter offers American style cakes that can be ordered online and delivered directly to your doorstep or picked up. They also have a pop-up store on the second floor of Landmark so you can try some of their cakes and pies by the slice too. The cakes are huge and hearty with flavours like triple chocolate, carrot, red velvet, and more, while the pie offerings including banana cream, blueberry crumble, key lime, and apple among others to satisfy those sweet cravings.

For info on their cakes, visit butterbutterbutter.com.hk.

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  • Bakeries
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The Butterfly Patisserie at the Rosewood is well known amongst Hongkongers for its excellent selection of cakes, pastries and sweet treats dreamed up by the pastry team at this luxury hotel. The cakes here are works of art, delicately crafted in bright colours and interesting shapes to make them look almost as good as they taste. Expect the classics such as the Black Forest, one of the best we've had in Hong Kong, and creative delights including the Sakura Entremet.

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  • Bakeries
  • Central

Helmed by expert pastry chef Ringo Chan, this cake shop in the Four Seasons hotel bakes up some stellar desserts that range from the traditional to adventurous new incarnations. The shop functions as an online platform, in which customers can order the pastries and cakes that they want, for either in-store pickup or local delivery. 

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Jouer is an artistic patisserie baking up stylish, sophisticated and playful treats. In addition to French classics like madeleines, macarons and scones, they are known for their creme de la creme of layered cakes. Jouer — which means 'to play' in French — emphasises a spirit of celebration which is brought to life through their exquisitely-crafted cakes and inventive flavours. Cake options include modern interpretations of nostalgic favourites like s'mores, banoffee and red velvet, alongside quirky and unique creations like raspberry bellini, passion fruit colada and blueberry chamomile, satisfying a full spectrum of tastes. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Pâtisseries
  • Causeway Bay

The signature mille crêpes cakes at Lady M need no introduction. The frozen signature mille crêpes are even harder to resist during Hong Kong’s hotter months. Dig into a wide array of flavours varying from green tea and rose to coconut and caramel, plus the latest seasonal creation, milk tea mousse.

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  • Bakeries
  • Causeway Bay

Known for its almond layer cakes, especially the signature watermelon strawberry cake, Lifetastic is a great shop to get your gluten-free cake on. The cake menu has some real tasty delights including a pandan and mango black rice layer cake, pomelo and passion fruit layer cake, keto layer cheesecake and much more. You can even get petite cake party bundles so you don't have to choose which flavour and, instead, enjoy a selection of your preferred cakes.

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  • Central

The cake shop at the Mandarin Oriental has been satisfying sweet tooths since the 1970s. The signature 1963 cheesecake is a must-try with its melt-in-your-mouth texture. But if you’re looking for something that’s one-of-a-kind, try the mysterious rose petal jam cake – its homemade recipe remains a closely guarded secret. 

Ms B's Cakery
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  • Pâtisseries
  • Central

Ms B's Cakery offers show-stopping designer cakes. The mastermind behind it all is Bonnae Gokson, who is known for her glamorous confections and Haute desserts. The dessert names alone are enough of an attention-grabber, such as Better than Sex, Sweet Dreams and Madame Butterfly. But it’s not all about looks. The taste of these cakes is just as good and promises to make anyone fall in love at first bite – or so it claims on their website. 

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  • Pastelerías
  • Kowloon City

Renowned pastry chef Tony Wong puts all his passion into his creations, having accumulated more than 30 years of culinary experience. His signature chocolate truffles and mango napoleons attract the young and old alike who line up outside to get one hell of a sweet treat. The rose-shaped cakes are one of the most Insta-worthy desserts this side of town

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  • Pastelerías
  • Wan Chai

Sift specialises in cupcakes, but also offers pretty sweet whole cakes. We recommend blueberry cheesecake, chocolate mille-feuille, and Uji matcha red bean. But, to be quite honest, all the cakes are scrumptious. Plus they look great, are good value, and can be ordered for delivery in just a few clicks.

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  • Causeway Bay

It’s possible to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty thanks to The Cakery’s wide range of cakes. From organic, vegan, low-sugar, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and keto-friendly cakes, signature cakes also come in a variety of flavours including classic chocolate, or chestnut chiffon, to black sesame, pineapple-shaped sponge cakes and much more, offering a lot of choice for those that have specific dietary requirements.

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  • Central

Head over to Vive’s boutique outlet in H Queen’s, which is as photogenic as the creative sweet treats served there. Be sure to taste the signature Uni-cone. Available in eight flavours, it’s basically a cake with an upside-down ice-cream cone that sits atop of it. Vive also specialises in bespoke creations by designer Vivien Lau, who can make your dream cake a reality.

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