9 Dessert Places in Leeds You Need to Try: Waffles, Crepes, Brownies & More!

Desserts have been a beloved indulgence for centuries. For me, just the thought of them stirs up nostalgic memories of childhood treats like school sponge cake with pink custard, jelly & ice cream at parties, and my mother’s comforting homemade apple crumble on Sundays.

Today, the dessert scene has exploded with options. Dessert-only eateries have sprouted up everywhere, offering a dizzying array of sweet temptations from crepes and waffles to ice creams, cookies, doughnuts, and cakes.

Leeds, a culinary hub bursting with excellent dining options, ensures that whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, there’s always a fantastic eatery nearby. The city serves up a smorgasbord of culinary delights from restaurants and gastro pubs to fast food joints and street vendors. While savoury dishes typically take the spotlight, sometimes all we need is a sweet treat to satisfy our cravings.

If you’re a regular in this vibrant Yorkshire city, chances are you’ve explored many top lunch and dinner spots. But do you know where to turn for a quick and calorific sugar fix? Here are the must-visit dessert places in Leeds to satiate your sweet tooth.

Dessert Places in Leeds You Need To Try…

Haute Dolci

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IMAGE: Haute Dolci

Unit 20A The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

My recent visit to Haute Dolci will not be forgotten in a hurry. the bright and spacious dessert cafe in The Light is as pretty as a picture with its blush pink decor and luxurious booths. The menu at Haute Dolci is extensive, to say the least with all manner of pancakes, croffles, cookie doughs, cheesecakes and sundaes on offer alongside a range of old-school hot desserts and a huge selection of gelato flavours.

I highly recommend the S’mores Cookie Dough for a warming and indulgent treat and the Candy Floss Sundae is perfect for little ones or those with an exceptionally sweet tooth. A tasty combination of bubblegum and vanilla gelatos, topped with squirty cream, bubblegum sauce, sprinkles and cream-filled waffle cone, it was a big hit with my little boy.

My Cookie Dough

Dessert places in Leeds
IMAGE: My Cookie Dough

24 Albion Place, Leeds LS1 6JS

My Cookie Dough has multiple locations scattered across the UK and you’ll find one of them on Albion Place in Leeds. As the name suggests, My Cookie Dough serves and sells delicious cookie dough in a variety of flavours and with a mouthwatering array of tasty toppings.

Keep it simple with a single serving of warm milk chocolate cookie dough, drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with a side of ice cream. Fancy a more indulgent treat? Double up with My Cookie Dough’s double cookie stacks in flavour options such as Cookies & Cream, Kinder & Nutella and the ever-popular Biscoff. One of the best dessert places in Leeds for a quick and comforting sugar fix.

Ice Scoop Gelato

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IMAGE: Ice Scoop Gelato

8 Easterly Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 3AA

Ice Scoop Gelato is a dessert shop and takeaway in Roundhay with a loyal customer base of people who can’t get enough of the dreamy desserts it serves up daily. It’s an incredibly long menu here, featuring all the most popular desserts such as cookie dough, crepes, waffles, cheesecakes, gateaux, sundaes, freakshakes and more. It’s reasonably priced too, with a loaded sundae costing just £6.90.

With so many delicious options to choose from, this is one of the best dessert places in Leeds to visit with kids. A kids sundae here costs just £3.80 and your little one can choose from Strawberry & Vanilla, Bubblegum and Oreo Crunch Sensation.

The Savvy Baker Cafe

IMAGE: The Savvy Baker

96 Lidgett Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1HR

I discovered The Savvy Baker long before they opened their popular cafe in Roundhay. I stumbled across one of their original pop-ups in Trinity Leeds a couple of years ago and fell completely in love with their brownies and blondies.

The Savvy Baker regularly brings out new flavours so the options available in the cafe change often, however, classics like the Oreo Brownie, Biscoff Blondie and White Choc Cookie are almost guaranteed to be available whenever you visit. A personal favourite of mine is the Cherry Bakewell Blondie which features big chunks of iced Bakewell Tarts.

Pop into their cafe in Roundhay and sample one of their amazing bakes with a hot cup of coffee. If you love them as much as I do, you’ll soon be clicking on their website and getting your Savvy Baker sweet treats sent straight to your door!

Get Baked

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IMAGE: Get Baked

3, Gateway House, 15 North Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HG

Get Baked in Headingley has been one of Leeds’ most loved bakeries and dessert spots for quite some time but, having recently gone viral on TikTok with their incredible chocolate cake, it’s now more popular than ever. The now rather famous ‘Bruce’ is a 24-layer chocolate cake inspired by the iconic cake-eating scene from the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Available to purchase on the premises and online, a generous slice of ‘Bruce’ delivers the ultimate chocolate fix.

Enormous slices of delicious chocolate cake not your thing? Get Baked’s heavenly offerings don’t stop there. They also do a wonderful array of sweet pies which can be bought whole or by the slice plus, chunky cookies and more.

Crêpeaffaire

IMAGE: Crepeaffaire

Trinity, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT

Crepes are an absolute classic and few places in Leeds do them as well as the Crepeaffaire in Trinity, which you’re probably aware, has locations all around the world. The menu at the Leeds branch features crepes with numerous sweet and savoury fillings and toppings. The breakfast versions are perfect for munching on the go during a morning shopping trip but the sweet ones are oh-so-delicious.

There’s a sweet crepe to suit most preferences at Crepeaffaire. Those who prefer a traditional crepe will no doubt adore a theirs topped with sugar and lemon or perhaps, drizzled with warm Nutella. For me, it has to be the Cinnamon Banana & Butterscotch or ‘The Whole Shebang’ which features strawberries, banana, Nutella and a generous amount of whipped cream.

KULT Coffee & Gelato

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IMAGE: KULT Coffee & Gelato

 6 New Market Street, Leeds LS1 6DG

KULT is an artisan gelato parlour, bakery and coffee shop on New Market Street. It only opened in 2022 but is now considered one of the best dessert places in Leeds. Of course, this place offers exceptional gelato in an endless array of flavours but brownies, doughnuts, burnt basque cheesecakes and more are also on the menu.

The bubble waffles at KULT are particularly popular and we’re not surprised. Choose your waffle base (original or UBE) then your base (whipped cream, Nutella or honey), and your preferred gelato or soft serve. You can then add two tasty toppings such as Oreo pieces and Kinder Bueno before finishing it off with a sauce. Yum!

Doh’hut

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IMAGE: Doh’hut

2 Trevelyan Square, Leeds LS1 6ED

You haven’t had a doughnut until you’ve had a Do’hut doughnut! The shop on Trevelyan Square opened in 2020 but these guys were winning awards for their sugary treats long before – in 2018, they won ‘Best Dessert’ in the European Street Food Awards.

Each doughnut is lovingly handmade using flour from Shipton Mill, deep-fried until golden, rolled in sugar and then stuffed with an assortment of delicious fillings. Their classic Original, Raspberry Jam, Vanille Creme Patisserie and Chocolate Ganache doughnuts are always on offer but Doh’hut often introduces special editions such as Creme Brulee, Toffee Apple and Milky Bar. We highly recommend ordering one of every available flavour so you dough-not miss out on any deliciousness!

Batch’d

Dessert places in Leeds
IMAGE: Batch’d

Trinity, Unit K27, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5A

The Batch’d shop in Trinity Leeds is impossible to walk past without succumbing to temptation and purchasing at least one calorific treat. The counters here are always jam-packed with delicious baked goodies like cookies, brownies, blondies, doughnuts and cookie pies.

I’m a big (likely to get bigger if this obsession continues) fan of Batch’d products and regularly return home from Leeds with a box of cookies and brownies for my family. The Oreo Brownies are a firm favourite of my little boy and the humongous stuffed cookies are my go-to. Batch’d also has a stand in Leeds Railway Station so if you’re passing through, be sure to take a look.

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