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Since its launch in 2010, Gelupo has taken London by storm with its innovative gelatos. Chef and owner Jacob Kenedy creates remarkable flavors that are sure to tingle your senses. Some of the famous ones are ricotta, chocolate and black pepper as well as vanilla and saffron. They also offer tasters so that you can take your time picking the best. Apart from these creamy delights, Gelupo serves hearty Italian sandwiches and pasta mains along with a selection of wines to complement.
Yauatcha has quickly gained the reputation of being the best tea-room in London; it serves several varieties of tea and Dim Sum. The place has a relaxed look to it with aquariums adding to the decor. A variety of pastries are also available that go well with your choice of tea. Tea is served in cups that have been exclusively created and imported from Taipei. This place is very popular and gets packed very fast. So, it is advised to make your reservations well in advance.
Ladurée, located inside Harrods, is the place to go when you want to taste the best macaroons, cakes, pastries and other goodies. Ladurée also specializes in wedding cakes, petits fours and sugared almond variety. A host of products like candles, tea sets, snow globes and books are on display in the store. Another great thing about Ladurée is the gift boxes, which alone can qualify as collectors' items. After seeing all the delicious food around you, if you're eager to take a bite, they also offer a mouthwatering lunch menu comprising sandwiches, salads, omelets, tarts and other gourmet dishes. You can enjoy them alfresco style in their terrace, a luxurious experience is guaranteed!
Want to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty? Then try some yummy healthy frozen yoghurt or as Londoners call it, Snog. Located in South Kensington, this flagship shop has been a favorite with locals since its opening in 2008. What they do is pretty much no frills, doling out dollops of delicious yoghurt topped with the freshest seasonal fruits. With flavors like green tea, blueberry, chocolate, mango and a choice of toppings like cookies, nuts, caramel and dates, you'll be spoiled for choice.
Desserts and treats are galore in this sugary pink wonderland on Tooting Street also known as Afters. Shakes, cakes, gelatos, sundaes, waffles or juices; they have every cure for a stiff upper lip. And unlike generic ice cream parlors, Afters goes all out to creating a fun-filled and exciting environment with pink walls and leather booths. A lovely patio and garden area sits outside which is perfect to enjoy a yummy dessert on a hot summer day. Festivals here see a lot of frolic and special events for kids and adults alike.
If you have a weakness for cake, head straight for Belgique. You are literally spoiled by the selection of choices with a variety of tarts and pastries vying for attention among scrumptious gateaus, fudge cakes and cream cakes. Where do you start? Perhaps a cup of tea or a coffee might be a safe bet as it will give the staff something to do while you loiter around the cake counter drooling. Belgique also prepares cakes for special occasions including weddings and are made to order.