Sugar Rush: 7 Iconic Dessert Places In Chennai To Explore

From fresh fruit ice creams to baked goodness, these iconic dessert places in Chennai are sure to make your day!

Published On Sep 27, 2023 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


Chennai being one of the most culturally diverse cities in India also reflects in the food and eateries in the city. An amalgam of a variety of cuisines, cooking styles influenced by centuries-long, and local delicacies, it is always a delight to experience. 

Not just with savoury dishes, Chennai will also pleasantly surprise you with an array of iconic desserts. From indulgent chocolate desserts whipped up by pastry chefs to local ghee sweets with recipes passed on for generations, in Chennai, you're spoilt for choice. 

Here are some iconic dessert shops in Chennai that you must try

With its outlets spread across Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, Old Madras Baking Company is an institution to reckon with. Selling an array of cakes, cookies, pastries and bread, the Old Madras Baking Company serve customised baking orders too. They also have gluten-free options, and all their items are prepared without any added preservatives. Their Danish pastries and Nutella brioche along with a steaming cup of filter coffee are absolutely irresistible.

Location: 36, 1st Cross Street, Kasturibai Nagar, Adyar, Chennai
Price for two: Rs 500 (approx.)

French cuisine at its best, Amelie’s in Chennai has gained insignificant popularity with their incredible desserts and amazing food. Their New York cheesecake, chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream taste heavenly. This place is also a great spot for chocolate frappe and hot chocolate if you are a beverage enthusiast. With prompt service and friendly staff, this place has a Parisian ambience and beautiful decor. Serving delicious desserts at pocket-friendly prices, this place will definitely be the highlight of your day.

Location: 6, Seshadri Street, Chennai
Price for two: Rs 800 (approx.)

The best place in Chennai to indulge in some wholesome desserts, Sandy’s is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings with their delicious sweets. Their Really Tiny Chocolate Cake 3.0 is an absolute favourite in the city. Start your day with their brownies, cookies and cheesecakes and you are sure to be in a bubbly mood throughout the day. With appealing interiors and lovely service, they serve the best Nutella desserts in Chennai.

Location: Nungambakkam, Chennai
Price for two: Rs 1700 (approx.)

Established in 1979, Tewary’s Kulfi is still one of the most popular dessert spots in Chennai. Serving the quintessential, creamy Indian dessert, this place is a must-visit if you are a fan of kulfis. Their coffee-flavoured kulfi and Kesar Matka kulfi are among the special items here. Serving the most deletable kulfis at the most affordable prices, Tewary’s has surely made this North Indian dessert a hit in the city.

Location: Shop No. 7, Corporation Market Building, 4th Cross Street, Lake Area, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Price for two: Rs 200 (approx.)

Famous for their traditional Mysore Pa, visiting Sri Krishna Sweets is a must when in Chennai. Serving traditional South Indian sweets since 1948, this shop has multiple outlets across cities in Tamil Nadu and even delivers online. The shop offers a wide variety ranging from Karupatti sweets to packaged savoury snacks and has recently launched its subbrand called Murali's Market which deals with the finest of pickles, pastes, and podis. 

Location: Old No. 53, New No. 20, Venkatanarayana Road, T. Nagar, Chennai
Price for two: Rs 250 (approx.)

Saving best for the last, the Adyar Bakery which started as a small and quaint bakery shop now is a franchise of 35 bakeries across the city. A renowned chain, the Adyar Bakery serves delicious, freshly baked cakes, pastries, cookies and a variety of other bakery items. From traditional cakes to innovative delicacies, the Adyar Bakery is a much-loved dessert shop in Chennai. They also offer custom-made cakes, and their tea-bar cake is the most popular item here.

Location: Multiple outlets
Price for two: Rs 350 (approx.)

One of the older places in Chennai, Fruit Shop On Greams Road is just where you go for refreshing juices, fresh fruit ice creams, and falooda variants. At any of the 18 outlets across the city, we suggest you try their tender coconut pudding, smoothies, and faloodas the next time. If you're watching your weight, they also have meals in cups, one of which is called freughurt and comes with the best combination of fresh fruits, meusli, rolled oats, yoghurt, with a dash of honey to sweeten it up. 

Location: Multiple outlets

Price for two: Rs 400 (approx)

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