Let’s admit it, sweets are pleasurable to eat. Consuming sweets make us feel good, makes us happy. Having them every once in a while is good for the soul and they simply make life a bit… sweeter. Should you ever find yourself craving for something delectably sweet, head to South Africa’s most iconic bakery, Charly’s. Affectionately known to most as the home of ‘mucking afazing’ cakes in Cape Town, Charly’s Bakery is a family-run establishment started by Charly and Jacqui Biess in 1989. Located at 38 Canterbury Street, the bakery is impossible to miss with it’s bright pink and white painted walls with tastefully drawn graffiti that reminds you of how fun being a kid was. The colorful facade makes you think for a split second that a unicorn might burst out through the door any minute.
Charly’s Bakery is best known for its decadently wicked, death-by-chocolate cakes, and recently, their cheesecakes are coming up through the ranks as some guests are swearing by its tastiness. They offer a wide range of fun and bright cupcakes, petit fours, cookies, pies, and quiches to designer cakes that are a sight to behold and heaven to taste.