Easter Confections and Treats in Cape Town
Easter and sweet treats go hand in hand. You truly can’t have a good Easter without a mountain of chocolate, Easter eggs and hot cross buns. And while we’re all suckers for those classic Beacon white eggs, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to some artisan Easter confections. We round up our favourite alternative Easter treats available in the city.
Easter Confections in Cape Town
Ma Mere Maison
Speckled egg nougat. Yep, you heard right. Those in the know look forward to this annual Easter sweet from Ma Mere Confections and you’d better be quick if you want to get in on that nougatty, crunchy action. Pick them up at Fabricate in The Gardens Centre, The Blue Café in Tamboerskloof and Beau de Jour in Wynberg.
Location: Shop for Ma Mare Confections online
Contact: 082 445 2091
The big bad baker of Bree street is back at it with his annual Easter confections and Hot Cross buns. If the delicious breads, croissants, pies and tarts are anything to go by, you won’t want to miss out on these. If you’re going to buy buns this year, skip the supermarket kind and pick up a freshly made batch. Oh and let us not forget these beauties… make sure you also pick up some of their marshmallow egg filled mini croissants and their Hot Cross Bomb brekkie, don’t ask questions, just do. You’ll thank us.
Location: 185 Bree St | 83 Main Rd, Green Point
Hours: Mon-Fri: 07h00-15h30 Sat: 08h00-14h00 Sun: Closed
Contact: Bree 021 433 0538 | Green Point 021 433 0538
The Velvet Cake Company
If you’re in charge of dessert on Easter Sunday, why not give yourself a break (it is a holiday after all) and order one of Red Velvet Cake Company’s Easter themed cakes or velvet bunny cupcakes? Facts are they taste delicious, your family will love you and you won’t have any clean up. What other reason do you need?
Location: 16 Loop St | Bella Rosa, High Street, Tygervalley
Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h00-17h00 Sat: 09h00-14h00
Contact: 021 914 0482
Lindt Chocolate Studio– Make your own bunny!
If you’re into something different or prefer to make a difference with your Easter confections purchase, why not head down to the new Lindt store and studio, located at the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront. They’re making this unique Lindt Rhino, which can only be found here, and a portion of the sale goes to rhino conservation. If you have a soft spot for a Lindt bunny, you can make your own, complete with a personalised bow at the studio. Easter fun for everyone!
Location: Shop 2, Silo 2, Silo District Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-18h00
Contact: 021 831 0360
Honestly pretty much everything that Hog House bakes is pure gold and their tarts and hot cross buns are no exception. You can pick up a freshly baked batch at their stall at the Oranjezicht City Market, or you can even place an order so that you have some ready for your Easter table.
Location: 42 Morningside Rd, Ndabeni | Jonkershuis Bldg, Spier Wine Farm, R310, Stellenbosch
Hours: Ndabeni Tues-Sat: 17h00-21h00 | Stellenbosch Wed-Sat: 11h00-23h00 Sun-Tues: 11h00-15h00
Contact: Ndabeni 021 810 4545 | Spier 021 881 3174
The beautiful people at The Creamery are nothing short of ice cream magicians and we’re obsessed with all their flavour combinations, but this month’s one holds a special place in our hearts. Hot cross bun ice cream. It’s sugar, spice and all things nice and we think it’s the perfect treat for after Easter lunch.
Location: The Creamery now has 3 stores open which you can find here
Contact: Newlands 021 686 3975 | Moullie Point 021 434 2455 | Palmyra Junction 021 671 6346
Cocoafair at the Old Biscuit Mill is one of our favourite go-to chocolate spots. The scent of chocolate spills over the entire venue, and it’s not surprising that the store is consistently packed. Check out their beautiful Easter creations while roaming around the Biscuit Mill Saturday market.
Location: Old Biscuit Mill: 373-375 Albert Road, Woodstock
Hours: Mon-Fri: 08h30-17h00 Saturday: 08h30-15h00 Sunday: 10h00-15h00
Contact: 021 447 7355
Alexander Avery Fine Chocolate
Alexander Avery uses only the finest ingredients to make high-quality chocolate and confectionary that feature beautiful designs on them, treating the making of the chocolate and the packaging of the product as an art. Easter is treated with equal artistic passion, and can be seen in the beautiful designs Alexander Avery has used on his chocolate Easter confections.
Location: Shop 2, Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, Spaanschemat River Rd, Constantia
Hours: Tues-Sun: 10h00-17h00
Contact: 021 204 3135
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