Let them Eat Cake: An Insider’s Guide to Galway’s Best Cakes
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Let them Eat Cake: An Insider’s Guide to Galway’s Best Cakes

Since we don't know anyone who doesn't like cake, we knew we had to share our favourite places to get a cake in Galway with you. Thankfully, Galway is home to many fantastic bakers who work magic creating some of the finest and tastiest cakes you'll ever enjoy. You know you deserve a little treat so here are our recommendations for enjoying a taste of Galway’s best cakes..

Hapi Bakery

Galway’s Westend / find them here 
Led by their Head Chef Molly, the bakers at Hapi Bakery work magic all week long creating cakes that are as gorgeous looking as they are tasting! Their cakes can be found at their sister business Kai Restaurant, as well as in their neighbour Plámás café. On Sunday, Plámás runs a special offer of coffee and cake for only €6.50 and it's the perfect weekend treat. Given the nature of their ever-changing menu, we like to mix up our order on every visit but we can promise you that every slice is delicious! If you are interested in ordering a custom cake, please email them at Hapikaibakery@gmail.com.

above: photo courtesy of Hapi Bakery

Greens & Co.

4 Henry St, Galway's Westend / find them here 
When it comes to enjoying a delicious veggie friendly slice of cake, Greens & Co is doing it like no other. These cakes look almost too good to eat (..almost) and the vast majority of their baked goods are also gluten free ensuring that no one is left behind. They change up their dessert and cake offerings daily so every time you visit them you can enjoy a new scrumptious slice of cake with your coffee. We always opt for ordering whatever cake they have new on the day. It's always exciting to see what new flavours they'll add to the menu and definitely is a rewarding visit.

above: photo courtesy of Greens & Co


3 Middle St, City Centre / find them here 
Every week we adore discovering what specials the team at Meltd have whipped up. Their cake slices alter every week and they've come up with some creative and delicious options in the past. The bakers here are incredibly hard-working and we for one do not take efforts are not for granted! On top of being absolutely delicious, their baked goods are all extremely easy on the eyes. We highly recommend that once you're finished reading this you head straight to their Instagram at the link above to understand what we're saying. You can also find their baked goods in Espresso 44 so keep an eye for them when you're in town next.

above: photo courtesy of Meltd


15 Abbeygate Street Upper, City Centre / find them here 
If you are looking for somewhere who specialises in delicious little cakes, this is the place for you. Truffle is the only French chocolaterie in Galway city so it really needs to be on your to-visit list because not only will you find rows upon rows of chocolates and cakes of all sizes, but they also have their own chocolate waterfall. Here, we suggest getting their pistachio and raspberry slices, they are super tasty and you will never go wrong by ordering one. To make things even better for you, these cake baking experts also make custom cakes for their visitors so if you have an even coming up and need a cake - look no further.

above: photo of Truffle, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

The Twelve Bakery Shop

The Twelve Hotel, Coast Rd, Barna / find them here 
The Bakery Shop at The Twelve Hotel create gourmet cakes that feature exciting blends of flavours, incorporating the finest quality ingredients including Belgian chocolate, rich liqueurs and seasonal fruits. Every visit to their bakery shop is a sensory experience – an experience of delicious aromas, warm freshly baked breads, melt-in-the-mouth confectionery, scrumptious cakes, velvety coffees, grab and go snacks and other favourites. We love everything they do, so we suggest arriving with an empty stomach so you can try as much as possible.

above: photo courtesy of The Twelve Bakery Shop

Corrib House Tea Rooms

3 Waterside, Woodquay / find them here
Corrib House Tea Rooms is popular amongst both tourists and local alike thanks to their sensational brunches and freshly baked cakes. One of the loveliest ways to start off a busy day in Galway is sitting by the windows in Corrib House Tea Rooms with a warm cup of coffee or tea and a slice of their homemade cakes. They are always changing their cake specials so be sure to check out what's available during your visit and treat yourself to some cáca milis.

above: photo courtesy of Corrib House Tea Rooms

Gourmet Tart Co.

Multiple locations across Galway city and Salthill / find them here
Possibly one of the most well-known and well-loved pastry places in all of Galway thanks to their various locations across the city centre and Salthill. The displays at each Gourmet Tart Co café is always filled with yummy mini cakes and tartlets that are every bit as tasty as their reputation suggests. Seriously we don't think we've ever had a birthday in Galway without the addition of some of their delicious handmade baked products. Currently our go-to order includes a slice of their heavenly bumblebee cake with a side of hot chocolate and marshmallows.

above: photo courtesy of Gourmet Tart Co

The Old Barracks

Cross St, Gorteenacra, Athenry / find them here 
In the onsite bakery at The Old Barracks, Head Patisserie Chef and their team work wonders every day creating fresh desserts, cakes, breads, scones, muffins and more. We have a serious sweet tooth for their salted caramel cake so be sure to try it and let us know if you agree. The Old Barracks have both cakes slices and full cakes available at their counter for takeaway, however if you have an occasion approaching, they also make exquisite custom cakes. These need to be ordered at least 3 days in advance of the occasion so please tap here to order yours.

above: photo courtesy of The Old Barracks

The Creamery

Salthill Promenade / find them here
When we pop in for some food at The Creamery, it's almost impossible to leave without order a slice of their heavenly chocolate fudge cake so naturally we had to tell you about it! It's as good as it sounds and this cake is one of the most popular items on their menu so take our word for it and get some for yourself. If you have an event coming up, The Creamery also offers a fabulous catering service and we feel that their homemade ice-cream cakes are the perfect addition to all special occasions.

above: photo courtesy of The Creamery

C'est la Vie Boulangerie

12A Terryland House, Terryland / find them here
Home to some of the best patisseries in Galway, C'est la Vie Boulangerie offers visitors a vast variety of baked goods to enjoy for takeaway or in their café area. With options such as strawberry and apple pies, chocolate eclairs, tartlets and more (depending on the seasonal produce available), this authentic French bakery really does have everything you need to spoil yourself to some freshly made goodies. Our order typical consists of a lemon meringue tart with a fresh latté - the perfect way to start your day. The also supply Rouge Restaurant in Galway's Westend with their goodies so if you can't make it out to Terryland simply pop over to the Westend for a slice from C'est La Vie.

above: photo courtesy of C'est la Vie Boulangerie

Le Petit Délice

7 Mainguard St, City Centre & Clarinbridge / find them here
At Le Petit Délice it's all about enjoying the sweeter things in life. So, it's no wonder that this coffee shop is famous for their absolutely divine homemade cakes. Aside from all the cake options they have instore, the team here can create the ideal customised cake for all of your special occasions complete with personalised message and edible pictures. We recommend their signature strawberry tart which contains bursts of fruity flavours, you'll love it.

above: photo courtesy of Le Petit Délice 

Feature photo courtesy of Hapi Bakery.

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