Sweet Tooth Café
Not long after Australian Meilian Tan arrived in Beijing, the self-taught baker decided to set up her own custom cake delivery service, and popular demand meant that in less time still she realised she could lure the city’s sugar-hungry hordes to her own front door with the Sweet Tooth Café. The cosy one-room cake shop hidden up an unmarked alleyway next the Great Leap Brewing Taproom is filled with only a few tables and sofas, but what it lacks in space, it more than makes up for with sheer range of sweets which rotate throughout the week allowing full fork variance on any given visit.
As you’d expect, there are some awesome Aussie specialities on offer, like Tim Tam cheesecake, dense chocolate Lamington cubes rolled in coconut, buttery millionaire shortbread, and pavlova piled high with fresh fruit. But for those unfamiliar with the delights from Down Under, there are also calories-be-damned American classics like carrot cake (for which Tan is particularly famed), chocolate peanut butter pie, muffins and cookies, mini Oreo cheesecake cups, and bitesized whoopie pies (a cookie-cum-pie-cum-cake creation with a creamy frosted filling). And if one slice simply won’t suffice, order a whole custom made cake and take it home with you. Whatever you decide... you can kiss that diet goodbye.
18 Xinzhong Lu Dongzhimen / Chaoyang / +86 150 1121 7173 / 11am-7pm Tue-Sun, closed Mon / www.sweettoothbeijing.com