This is the article for all you cake addicts out there! We’ve comprised a list of Macau’s very best cake shops. From luscious and beautiful artworks to simpler but very flavorful ones, there are several options to eat, reserve for a birthday party or give to a special someone any given day of the year. Check out our selection and be amazed at all the variety the city has to offer when it comes to this sweet treat.
The Cake Shop
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Almond tuilles and chocolate truffle cake are some of their signature delights, but Grand Lapa Macau’s The Cake Shop has a whole world you might have been missing out until now! There is also freshly baked bread every day and lots of other pastries. We guarantee that their blueberry New York cheesecake, marvelous Napoleon tart, and classic strawberry shortcake are all easy on the eyes and a delight on the tongue. While there, remember to take some bread home to share with the family. Note that they also do custom cakes for celebrations, so don’t hesitate to request one for a special someone!
Opening hours: Daily, 12:00pm–8:00pm
Passion by Gérard Dubois
Hailing from Switzerland, pastry chef Gérard Dubois is keen on turning flour, sugar, eggs, fruit, and other basic ingredients into art. Known for a French touch, his cakes and desserts are not only visually appealing but also exquisite when it comes to taste. When looking for a place to have great food, this is the spot to head to: with two outlets (central Macau and Cotai), Passion by Gérard Dubois lavishes you with a full-on meal with freshly made soups, lots of Italian-based dishes, and to end on a (very) high note, incredible desserts. The butter cake loaves may sound a little run of the mill, but the truth is, these are exquisitely made with original recipes and great results. The lemon and orange loaves are to die for, but the chocolate and orange loaf is the ultimate choice. They also have a vanilla flan, because sometimes, something simple is all you need.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00am–10:00pm
G051 G/F, Galaxy Macau, Cotai, +853 8883 2221, www.galaxymacau.com
Head to this stylishly-decorated restaurant in Galaxy Macau if you want simple and freshly baked cakes. Here, it’s about much more than just the ingredients themselves. It’s about the experience that the environment draws. With flowers, beautiful tableware, botanical print cushions, and other detailed touches, the calm setting makes for a relaxing dining experience. Try their moist and soft chiffon strawberry cake, paired with your favorite tea blend and be delighted by this Cha Bei original!
Opening hours: daily, 10:30am–9:00pm
Look no further when in search of mille-feuille crêpes and cakes as these are Lady M’s specialties. Hailing from New York, this brand made its way to both Hong Kong and Macau, spreading the love of French pastries all over. Made of light pastry cream and a puffy, crispy and thin pastry, these mille-feuille crêpes and cakes are very unique and difficult to find elsewhere in the region. The Earl Grey mille crêpes (see image above) is a firm favorite but there are more classic approaches, and less conventional ones, such as rose mille crêpes or the funny and exclusive banana mille-feuille. There are also frozen options for those hot summer days. For a local touch, Lady M has partnered up with Macau vintage ice cream shop, Lai Kei, to create the exclusive coconut mille crêpes with coconut ice-cream.
Opening hours: Sunday–Thursday, 10:00am–10:00pm; Friday–Sat, 10:00am–11:00pm
K02, Grand Canal Street, Level 3, Shoppes at Venetian, Macau, +853 2825 8320
The Mandarin Cake Shop
Mandarin Oriental, Macau has been around town for dozens of years now and has become a landmark. The cakes at The Mandarin Cake Shop are widely adored and there are amazing options for your loved ones with interesting blends of flavors. Besides their unmissable signature pink bloom (lemon sponge cake infused with Earl Grey mousse topped with lotus cream and crunchy sable), you must also buy their beautiful strawberry and jasmine Charlotte and, if you still have space, go for their summer delights, usually available until September. The aromatic guava is a must for hot and sticky days, while their winter temptation–with pear compote and maple syrup sponge–might tempt those who might not be too partial to cake. Check their menu here.
Opening hours: Daily, 9:00am–10:00pm
Lavish, fresh and wonderfully fragrant are words that accurately describe Sweets’ pastries. There are several cake shops in Macau, but few are as fun, colorful and inviting as this one. At Wynn Palace, we can all be children again and ask for candy, popsicles, tarts, cheesecakes, chocolate and much more! Well decorated and with an array of different things to choose from, their yuzu lemon tart, banana passion fruit Paris-Brest and the melt in your mouth red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting are not only made with the utmost attention to detail but they’re all absolutely delicious. Check their customized cakes menu here.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00am–11:00pm
A local pastry shop offering much more than just chiffon cakes, this place has some of the best-designed pastries in Macau. Here, baking is an art form and meant to impress whoever comes through the door. Chocoholo is a great option for an anniversary, while their petit gateaux’s forest collection is pure art in a dessert: go for the floraberry or the mysterious fruit. The cakes look too good to eat but all you need to do is take 101 pictures before tasting these treats!
Pierre Hermé Lounge
One of the greatest pastry chefs in the world–inventor of “haute pâtisserie” and dubbed the Picasso of pastry by Vogue USA, Frenchman Pierre Hermé performs art inside his kitchens. Morpheus Hotel has a Pierre Hermé Lounge, which is not only a retail cake shop but also a restaurant. You can either try these delicacies in the lounge itself or take them home to share. The Pierre Hermé Lounge is the ultimate luxe experience when it comes to delightfully enjoying a slice of cake with a tasty cocktail during the day! There are several flavors available when it comes to Pierre Hermé’s cakes, which include lemon tart, plaisir sucré (sugary pleasure), a flaky hazelnut and chocolate cake, but also cheesecakes and the must-try ispahan (rose, raspberry and litchi macaron). Check their classy menu here.
Opening hours: Daily, 8:00am–10:00pm
Classic and beautiful, Pastry Bar’s cakes are a safe and very clever choice for anniversaries, office parties or just to have at home as an after-meal treat. From their crowd favorites such as the strawberry vanilla chiffon cake, they go out of the box with seasonal fruits cheesecake or the pineapple garden. Check MGM Macau’s Facebook page for updates and news. Place orders 24 hours in advance, especially if you’re looking for a specific design or flavor.
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00am–8:00pm
The Cheesecake Factory
Well, there’s no discussion on this one: as the name indicates, this is the to-go place for cheesecake. All kinds, if you ask us. Besides the one on the photo, they have an infinite number of cheesecakes: from chocolate-based to vanilla and ice cream, red velvet flavour and cream cheese filled, fruit-based and so many others, it would be a mistake to not try these. Why not do a cheesecake tasting at this cool restaurant? Beware of portions, as they’re usually quite big, ideal to share but not to order three or four flavours and eat everything at once.
Opening hours: Monday–Saturday, 11:00am–11:00pm and Sundays, 10:00am–11:00pm
Kafka Sweets & Gourmandises
Serving all kinds of sweets and desserts you can think about–even huge french toasts filled with ice cream and all the toppings you can dream of–this sport in Taipa is usually quite busy, attracting many locals and dessert lovers. Besides big dishes ideal to share, they also sell these cute little patisserie cakes. Besides greatly paired with a coffee-based drink, these also make a perfect gift for someone’s birthday! They’re very nice and tasty, which also allows for cool photos.
Opening hours: daily, 12:30pm–10:00pm