12 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 fulfil 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

17-Layer Chocolate Cake – Le Petit Souffle

Owned by pastry and dessert genius, Chef Miko Aspiras, Le Petit Souffle is a Japanese-French cafe that should definitely go on top of your must-try list when on a hunt for picture-perfect desserts and interiors.

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Iced Dark Chocolate Drink – Red Baron Ribs and Steaks

Red Baron is an American steakhouse and a carwash eatery concept specializing in ribs and steaks sold at fairly affordable prices. It also now serves a full menu with salads, soups, burgers, pastas and sandwiches and desserts.

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2/F 1357 Severino Reyes St cor Bambang St, Sta. Cruz, Manila
(02) 714-5149

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

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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