Indulge your sweet tooth in the city of Nawabs.
Eclaire, Banjara Hills
Macarons have been having their moment in India. It started a few years ago with Pooja Dhingra’s Le 15 in Mumbai and the delightful dessert has since made its way to different parts of the country. Eclaire in Banjara Hills happens to be one such place where you can reliably find good macarons in Hyderabad. It also happens to serve amazing cakes and cupcakes and is the kind of place that would be a chocolate lover’s mecca.
Conçu, Jubilee Hills, Begumpet & Film Nagar
This Instagram-worthy café also happens to serve delicious desserts. Conçu is where you go for your tiramisus, eclairs, macarons, pannacottas, and croissants. They also serve some amazing designer cakes that you can pre-order for takeaway and their hot chocolate is always a great post-dinner idea.
Feranoz Pâtisserie & Cafè, Banjara Hills
Feranoz is as great a place for savoury snacks as it is for desserts. Consider starting with their chicken ham croissant and make your way through their list of flavourful chocolate desserts or cheesecakes and finish off your outing with a brownie frappe. Sounds about right, no?
Churrolto, Film Nagar
It’s not easy finding a place that serves good churros, so when we discovered this little gem in Film Nagar, we couldn’t believe our luck. Safe to say, you can simply skip everything else on the menu and take a pick from the wide range of churros and dips they have on offer.
Hameedi Confectioners, Nampally & Abids
Jouzi halwa is to Hameedi what mango barfi is to Chitale. Legend has it that the sweet made from oat and milk takes some 16 hours to prepare and that when it was served to Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII he was so impressed that he named the store after King Hameed of Turkey to whom he was related. The jouzi halwa comes in two flavours—ghee and saffron.
Van Lavino, Jubilee Hills
This café and dessert parlour plates up an amazing range that will get your drooling. Our recommendations? The hot chocolate, Ferrror Rocher cake, melt-in-your-mouth crepes, Belgian chocolate cake, and crunchy waffles. Just go there on an empty stomach; chances are you won’t regret it.
G Pulla Reddy Sweets, multiple outlets
With branches all over the city and a history that goes back over 60 years, G Pulla Reddy Sweets is a familiar name for most Hyderabadis. From Mysore pak to Bombay mithai and Kerala coconut sweets to Oria confectionary, Pulla Reddy’s wide range of sweets shows the varied influences on the city’s culinary history and is a must visit.
Vellanki Foods, multiple outlets
If you’re looking for a taste of Andhra sweets, consider dropping by at any of the outlets of Vellanki Foods that’s been in business for the last quarter of a century. Pick up poornalu, ariselu, bandar laddoo, and pootharekulu for yourself and your friends back home.