Leicester’s Best Independents to Get Your Sweet Tooth Fix

Whether it’s doughnuts, pastries, ice cream or cake, we all love a sweet treat every now and then, and Leicester does not disappoint when it comes to offering a wide range of delicious desserts!

So whether it’s a small sweet treat that you’re after, or you fancy skipping the main and heading straight for dessert, we have a list of the best Independents to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Chloe Gourmet

A little bit of Paris in the city centre of Leicester. Chloe Gourmet is a French patisserie, café and restaurant on Cank Street that offers a beautifully crafted collection of cakes, tarts, and patisseries. Whether you fancy a classic Pain au Chocolat, or an indulgent chocolate fondant, Chloe Gourmet have a range of classic French desserts that are perfect for a sweet treat hit!

*At the time of writing this Chloe Gourmet has temporarily closed, but keep an eye on their social channels for any updates!

Gelato Village

Enjoy authentic Italian Gelato in the heart of Leicester’s city centre, St Martins Square. With a wide range of flavours Gelato Village have the perfect selection of waffles, Gelolly and Gelato to fulfil all those dessert fantasies! Gelato Village also offer a click & collect and delivery service so you can enjoy a sweet treat no matter where you are!

Prana Café

Prana Café on Horsefair Street not only offer a wide range of 100% vegan food, but they also have an amazing range of vegan cakes! Prepared in house by their master cake maker, Prana Café offer a selection of delicious flavours from Vegan Ferrero Rocher to a classic Victoria Sponge that are bound to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.

Cocoa Amore

Cocoa Amore is a must visit for all those chocolate lovers in Leicester! Based on Silver Street, Cocoa Amore is a little bit of chocolate heaven in the heart of our city centre. Whether you’re looking to treat someone special, or just fancy spoiling yourself with something sweet to eat, Cocoa Amore have the perfect selection for all your chocolate cravings.


Located on Silver Arcade, Doughnotts is the only place in Leicester where you can enjoy a sweet treat and a coffee whilst filling your Instagram feed! Treat yourself in store to their range of tried and tested standard doughnuts, or if you’re really craving something sweet check out their Premium Doughnut selection with new flavours popping up every week.

Cocoa by Ali

Cocoa by Ali is a tearoom and patisserie cafe that promises to give you an experience like no other, right here in the centre of Leicester. Located on Market Street, Cocoa by Ali is a fun, colourful and photogenic café that celebrates the vibrant desserts and sweet treats it serves. Open every day with Brunch served from 12pm to 4pm, and their evening menu available from 5pm to 10pm Cocoa by Ali is a hidden gem in Leicester for all dessert lovers.

Haute Dolci

If you have a passion for sweets treats then Haute Dolci is the best place in Leicester for you to enjoy delicious and decadent desserts with an unforgettable culinary experience. Based on Granby Street, Haute Dolci blends the French and Italian passion for all things sweet to create a dessert restaurant of your dreams.


The New York inspired café &Kith is the perfect place to enjoy classic, signature desserts as well as beautifully crafted patisseries that not only look amazing but taste it too! Enjoy a selection of pancakes and French toast as part of their brunch menu, and be sure to keep an eye out for their pastries which are perfect for a mid-week treat.

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