Favourite Thing #2: Baked Goods

When it comes to cake and its cousins, my spirit animals are Donkey and Coach!

Cake! Everybody loves cake!

-Donkey, Shrek

I’m gonna bake a cake so moist, girls are gonna be like, “Ewww, why did you say moist? I hate that word!” and I’m gonna be like, “Taste the cake!” And they’re gonna be like, “Damn, it’s moist!”

-Coach, New Girl

*cackles wildly and loses train of thought.*

I love cake, cookies, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, biscuits, pies, you name it! If it is sweet or savoury (mostly sweet) and is coming out of an oven, I am here for it!

Now, I’ve managed to come across many delicious baked goods in different parts of Zimbabwe, and I will share them with you:

Pemcol Bakery

I have an endearing story that comes with this bakery; I will tell it one day. But for now I will say this is my go-to bakery when I have a craving.

Go for: the pies, swiss roll, fruit Madeira when it’s nice and warm… hey… go for everything!

Address: Shop 17, Ballantyne Shopping Centre
Lloyd Road
Ballantyne Park
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0712 582 132
0772 559 875

Address 2: Shop NB2 5
Sam Levy’s Village
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0712 582 131

Gelato Crema

Their brownies are yummy! I went there wanting to try their gelato, and came out with gelato and brownies. From then on I would go just for the brownies.

Address: Riverside Walk Mall
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0778 855 193

Classic Desserts

I ordered a caramel cake slice that I was supposed to share with my son. Um… so what happened was, I made sure he had so much dinner that he was too full for his share of the cake. I then packed his share away, and ate it the next day. I’m not proud of myself, but that cake was nice! The carrot cake is great too.

Address: Cnr Churchill and 2nd Street (Kwikstop Complex)
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0777 059 455


I love their giant cookies and chocolate croissants! Their black forest cake was the most chocolatey and moist black forest cake ever.

Address: Celebration Centre, 162 Swan Drive
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0772 212 022
0772 268 493


When my Quarter Wife went to Vumba on business, she said to me, and I paraphrase:

“I went to this coffee shop. The owner’s name is Tony; he’s so fabulous, and his cakes are so delicious! I wish I had more money for another slice.”

Address: 24km Bvumba Road
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Tel: 0712 349 356
0735 393 272

Food Lover’s Greendale

I love Malva Pudding, and this Food Lovers makes a yummy Malva Pudding! Try the carrot cake as well, you will not be disappointed.

Address: 16 Greendale Ave
Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: (04) 495098, 497112

If you’re in Gweru, look for Mai Tawananyasha. She made my grandmother an eggless cake for her birthday last year that I still think about to this day. Get in touch with her on 0773 664 640.

I’d love to know more people and places that make cakes that are to die for. Let me know in the comments; I need more places to try out.

Until next time… your Quarter Wife.

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