One of our favourite bakers (Jordan Rondel, above) opens a new space next week. She's taking bookings for high teas and other celebrations from Monday, along with her usual cake orders.
452 K Rd, City.
The ultimate in decadence, this dessert-only restaurant is a must-visit. Eat in to savour the clever menu, or grab an ice cream to go.
The Pavilions, 27 Tyler St, Britomart.
The gorgeous interior and delicious cakes, cupcakes and slices made by Karla Goodwin and her team conjure an old-fashioned tea parlour.
161A Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough.
Little and Friday
The sweet cabinet will blow your mind, and the savouries are equally good. Come with empty stomachs.
43 Eversleigh Rd, Belmont and 12 Melrose St, Newmarket.
Their cakes are standouts, but the brownies, fudges and assorted pastries are delicious too. There's a few tables but we prefer to grab and go.
4 Roxburgh St, Newmarket.
The Raw Kitchen
There's way less guilt with these wholesome cakes that are sweetened with fruit and dates. Online only, order at therawkitchen.co.nz
The Little Cake Kitchen
Cupcakes, brioches, muffins, slices ... everything is good, choosing is the problem.
46 Upper Queen St, Newton.
These cakes are works of art, think of it as the elegant older sister to most cute cake shops.
7 Windsor St, Parnell.
The Huia Foodstore
A delightful excursion; the sweet selection is just as gorgeous as the beachfront location.
1194 Huia Rd, Huia.
She may only be young, but her cakes are grown-up and gorgeous. Online only, order at melieskitchen.squarespace.com