The Top 5 Patisserie Shops in Johannesburg

We have sampled, tested and tasted to bring you The Top 5 Patisserie Shops, bakeries and cupcake spots in Johannesburg

Paul Patisserie in Melrose Arch


PAUL is a French Family owned Bakery and Patisserie since 1889. This sweet treat of heavenliness opened their first Paul in South Africa in 2015 at Melrose Arch


As said by blogger Anna Belle on She Said   “The decor of the store all centres around the huge and inviting pastry counter and the kitchen, where you can watch pastry chefs hard at work, it’s probably one of my favourite things about the store, half the time I just stood to watch them ice and fill chocolate eclairs.”

Whether you feel like trying their famous French onion soup and the petit camembert au four, some Gypsy ham and Emmental cheese topped with a fried egg on fresh toasted home-made bread or some of their famous Napoleon with chocolate crème pâtissière filling, (delicious!) you have to go home with a box of macaroons! It’s a must!

Call 010 020 3002

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 Chateau Gateaux at the Thrupps Centre


Since 1997, Chateau Gateaux’s exquisite and superior range of quality gâteaux and desserts have been hand-crafted by their skilled team of Pastry Chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients available, without the use of added preservatives or artificial pre-mixes.

When you purchase one of these mouthwatering delectable cakes, expect a cake filled with fresh farm cream and no artificial vegetable-based imitation cream fillings. Only the best natural flavours, fine chocolate, real fruit and other quality ingredients are used to create and flavour this fine range of desserts.

These cakes are factory sealed in nicely designed polystyrene cake holders, packaged beautifully and carries the SANHA emblem and is even certified HALAAL.

Their unique fresh-to-frozen process means you can store your gâteaux frozen for long periods and defrost, at your convenience, to its original and exceptional hand-made state.

The retained flavour and quality never cease to amaze. Follow their guidelines and you will be guaranteed an indulgent experience with every mouthful!



Chateau Gateaux offer a beautiful sit-down area where you can enjoy some of their tantalising and beautifully decorated individual portions which will leave you spoilt for choice. Now you can order a box Ideal for large, plated functions, buffet-style service, a la carte, or just a Sunday lunch treat with guests. Garnish in your signature style to make it your own.

CChateauGateaux has a large number of branches throughout the country and recently opened a new store in Brooklyn Mall


Bon Appétit!

Call 011 268 2211


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Patachou Patisserie in Rivonia, Parktown North and Kyalami


What a wonderful Paris feel you get when approaching the counter.  Their top-sellers are traditional chocolate and vanilla eclairs. They also do a roaring trade in croissants, canelés and traditional French bread. Both Hugues and Laurent, the owners have classic French training and have worked in some world-famous patisseries in Paris. So, it’s almost the real deal.

Patachou does home delivery in catering and cakes – what a bonus because you really do not want to mess up one of them to die for cake creations for a home event.

Croquembouche from Chef Patrick.

Call 011 234 0700


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JHB Culinary & Pastry School Maboneng & Restaurant

Imagine securing a venue that’s filled with incredible chefs in training at JHB Culinary & Pastry School in the vibrant Maboneng Precinct for your next event…yep, we can make that happen for you! You can visit their restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner or just a cuppa coffee.

JHB Culinary and Pastry School offers internationally accredited courses. They can be found selling their culinary masterpieces at the following markets across Jozi, Market on Main at Maboneng Precinct, Neibourgoods Market in Braamfontein, Nirox Sculpture Farm’s in the Cradle of Humankind and other food festivals.

Apart from being a college preparing young chefs for the future, they offer a corporate function venue, restaurant, corporate team building in cooking, catering, speciality cakes etc….



Call: 011 024 5277


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The Patisserie at the Post Office Centre, Illovo

Voted Best Macaroon in Joburg’s Choice

“They make the perfect macaroon – crisp, moist and oh-so-delicious”

If there was a way to bottle a French patisserie and all its gloriously indulgent baking, its quiet celebration of fine food and its reserved but opulent nature, then this is it. The Patisserie, in the Illovo Post Office Centre opposite Thrupps, in the heart of trendy Illovo, basks in timeless elegance and makes for a romantic yet tres chic French dining experience. Dressed in splashes of pink and white stripes, contrasted by black and white floor tiles and awnings with photography of Audrey Hepburn and elegant antique French chandeliers, The Patisserie is the meeting place for ladies to enjoy the Parisian atmosphere or a touch of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and out of this world treats which are a delight for every diner.

Call 011 268 0044

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