15 Sexy Bittersweet Desserts in Manila that Will Make You Beg for More


Because vanilla can sometimes be boring. *wink*

What’s your favorite type of chocolate? Are you a milk chocolate or a dark chocolate fan? Or do you prefer white chocolate?

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Well, for those who are fond of dark chocolate desserts, here’s a curated list of some of the sexiest bittersweet treats you’ll ever try all over the metro. Cakes, tarts, and even champorado, this list will fulfill your greatest desires.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake/Cappuccino Lava Cake – Single Origin

Single Origin is an all-day breakfast cafe that also serves great wine and craft beer. They also serve breakfast meals and lunch fare, great desserts, and specialty coffee. The Cappuccino Lava Cake is spiked with some espresso, while the Hot Chocolate Cheesecake has candied bird’s eye chili.

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Dark Chocolate Tart – Little Owl Cafe

Little Owl Cafe is a quaint and hipster cafe that serves breakfast, brunch, and dinner fares. They also have pasta, sweet Belgian waffles, burgers, cakes, and coffee. Read more here.

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65 Broadway Ave, New Manila, Quezon City
(02) 501-2036

Deep Dark Secret – Scout’s Honor 

Scout’s Honor is a craft-your-own cookie concept that takes a modern approach on the classic girl scout cookies. Their hot-off-the-oven signature cookies, monster cookies, cookie tarts are best paired with their homemade flavored milk. Their Deep Dark Secret is a Valrhona dark chocolate truffle cookie with a surprise cream cheese center. 

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Hole In The Wall, 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 887-2698

Traditional Italian Tiramisu – Va Bene Pasta Deli

Va Bene is the first Italian restaurant within the Metro serving only fresh pastas on their menu. Keeping their authenticity from their mains down to their desserts, they serve a Traditional Italian Tiramisu with espresso, Amaretti cookie, Kahlua, Mascarpone cheese, and shaved dark chocolate.

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3/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 958-5018

Dark Chocolate Mousse – Toast Asian Kitchen

Toast Asian Kitchen is a newly-opened restaurant that fuses modern Asian flavors in creating unique comfort food, like you’ve never tried before. It also serves unique desserts such as their tapioca mango trifle, dark chocolate mousse, and more. Read our full feature.

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G/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 622 4312

Chocolate Surprise – Chef Jessie

With a refreshing view of the garden and pool, Chef Jessie at Rockwell Club never fails to deliver international cuisine at its finest. It is headed by celebrity Chef Jessie C. Sincioco. 

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G/F Amorsolo Square, Amorsolo Dr, Poblacion, Makat
(02) 890-6543

Dark Chocolate Cake/Valrhona Chocolate Tart – Dean and Deluca

From New York to Rockwell, Dean & Deluca offers freshly-baked breads and pastries, wine, rice meals, pasta, cakes, and coffee. Try the dark chocolate cake or their Valrhona chocolate tart!

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Dolci: Dark Chocolate Mousse – Foo’d by Davide Oldani

FOO’D is a Michelin-star contemporary restaurant that serves Italian dishes with a modern twist. It aims to provide quality Italian dining at an affordable price. Their 3-course menu starts at P800 only! Read our full feature here.

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G/F Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 950-8492

Matinong Girlfriend – Sebastian’s Ice Cream Studio

Sebastian’s is an artisanal ice cream parlour boasting delicious, imaginative and unique ice cream flavors. Bestselling flavors include Cookie Dough, Blue Cheese, and Champorado with dilis. Every February, they come out with Valentines-themed flavors like Matinong Girlfriend or Unresolved Issues. The Matinong GF has potato chips dipped in salted bittersweet chocolate mixed into dark chocolate ice cream and finished with a ribbon of burnt marshmallow creme. The latter is an ampalaya sorbet garnished with candied ampalaya for those still reeling from wounds inflicted from a loved one.

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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Moist Cake – Cru Steakhouse

Marriott’s multi-awarded steakhouse is known for their signature steaks. If you’re not too stuffed, end your meal right with dessert. Their sweet and salty cake is indulgent but sophisticated – the salted caramel works perfectly in contrast with the moist chocolate layers. It’s made even more luxurious with a scoop of homemade dark chocolate ice cream.

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Manila Marriott Hotel, 10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
(02) 988-9999

Hot Xocolate – Xocolat

All of Xocolat’s signature drinks and desserts strike the perfect balance of bitter and sweet thanks to their use of organic cacao. If you prefer a cold beverage, their Moca Loca coffee shake will put all others to shame. Italian espresso, dark chocolate and caramel drizzle.

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Yin and Yang Champorado – Early Bird Breakfast Club

Early Bird Breakfast Club offers gourmet renditions of Popular Filipino and Western breakfast dishes. The vision of this whole-day breakfast cafe is simple – to uplift mornings by providing the most beautiful breakfast experience in the city. The Yin and Yang Champorado is made with Rich Belgian dark chocolate and Belgian white chocolate.

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OMG Cake – Todd English Food Hall

Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. One of their bestselling desserts is the OMG Cake.

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Death by Chocolate – The Bowery

The Bowery is a 24-hour hot spot for some of the best musical talents in Manila. Their Death by Chocolate cake has a layering of 7 Distinct chocolate components, chocolate creme anglaise, and cocoa nibs.

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Forbeswood Heights, Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0936) 929-6073

Sexy Chocolate Cake – Grape Escape

Grape Escape is a wine lounge and kitchen and is the first of its kind in Maginhawa. It has a wine-all-you-can promo for only Php 499! What’s good to pair with wine? Their sexy chocolate cake, of course! Read more here.

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99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(02) 405-2546

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