We’ve gathered up some of the South East’s most indulgent hotspots, from heavenly patisseries and cafés to bakeries claiming to offer up the ultimate sweet treat – so if you’re searching for a sugar fix in the South East, below you’ll find the perfect bucket list.
Stop the World Cafe, Essex
Holding a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Stop the World Cafe has been thoroughly tried and tested by the people of Leigh on Sea. Serving everything from hearty meals to afternoon tea, this self-styled ‘exquisite emporium of edible excellence’ offers something for everyone - but we’re in it for the sweet stuff (following the savoury stuff, naturally). If you’re visiting Southend-on-Sea during your next stay at one of our holiday parks in Essex, this is an absolute must-visit.
How about a side of banana caramel dodgers to dunk in your tea? Or if you’re feeling extra peckish, the white chocolate and pistachio cake should do the trick! The café prides itself on using quality ingredients, lovingly prepared by skilled hands - so you’re guaranteed fresh and tasty treats every time.
Chocolate Cafe, Kent
Is there anything better than chocolate and wine? For something a little more grown up, why not pay a visit to the Chocolate Cafe in Canterbury during your next stay at St Margaret’s Bay Holiday Park? This cosy café-bar is the perfect place to recharge after a day spent exploring Canterbury's historic sights and it’s ideal for a romantic lunch date.
For a special occasion, why not treat yourself to a glass of fizz paired with some chocolate coated strawberries decorated with edible 23k gold? Or, if you’re looking for something a little less dainty, Chocolate Cafe serves up all kinds of sweet treats - from green tea cake to brownies and crêpes. If you’re facing serious sugar cravings, you can even order an espresso cup of pure melted white chocolate!
Crepeaholic is a local favourite and is just over 30 minutes away from Coopers Beach Holiday Park, making it the perfect stop-off for a holiday treat. Serving a wide selection of crêpes, including gluten and dairy-free options, there really is no excuse not to indulge.
Why not start with a savoury crêpe and finish with a sweet one? Crepeaholic prepares its savoury crêpe ‘galettes’ with buckwheat flour, giving them plenty of flavour. From prosciutto and mozzarella to brie and caramelised onions, their range of savoury crêpe fillings is almost as enticing as the sweet ones! With everything from classic crêpes like cinnamon and sugar to more creative concoctions such as banoffee pie or Eton mess, you had better save plenty of room for dessert!
Michala’s Cute Cakes, East Sussex
For real homemade treats, look no further than Michala’s Cute Cakes in Hastings. This quaint and cosy tearoom serves up seafront views over Hastings Beach - the perfect accompaniment to their delectable cakes and tarts. Just 40 minutes away from Camber Sands Holiday Park, it’s the perfect pit stop after a walk along Hastings Beach.
With an ever-changing menu of traditional and more adventurous baked goods, Michala’s Cute Cakes promises something new to try on every visit. Recent items on the menu have included triple chocolate brownies topped with chocolate mascarpone and Baileys ganache, and a triple layered caramel shortcake cheesecake! Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out what’s on offer when you visit.