Dominique Ansel Bakery, London

It all started in a neighbourhood bakery in Manhattan, New York. Founded by Dominique Ansel, the chef responsible for the Cronut craze, numerous other foodie inventions, and the hour-long queues outside his bakery every morning. So long were the queues, that the next member of staff to join Dominique Ansel was a bouncer.

This September, Dominique Ansel‘s world-famous bakery has come to Victoria, London.

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As you walk in, a bright, subway tile, white marble haven welcomes you with the aromas and trays of all sorts of sweets. And lucky for us, none of those wild New York queues.

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Sadly, the famous cronuts were sold out. Oh well, another good reason to visit again.

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We took a seat in the courtyard to enjoy the sunny Autumn day.

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Our little joy, Annie, joined in the fun. Don’t worry, she didn’t have any sugar. Just her own treats by Lily’s Kitchen.

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But that didn’t stop her from trying.

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How gorgeous are these?!! A frozen version of the well-known campfire treat, s’mores. Oh yes, vanilla ice cream covered with crispy chocolate cake, wrapped in freshly torched marshmallow. You can eat it straight from the willow.

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DKA. “Dominique’s Kouign Amann”: a flaky pastry that’s caramelized on the outside.

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Delicious Cannelé de Bordeaux. Crispy on the outside, gooey and soft on the inside.

Three sorts of macaroons. All in innovative flavours of espresso & Irish cream, strawberries & clotted cream and blueberry honey.

Annie at Dominique Ansel London Bakery | Karoliina Kazi

Welcome to London Dominique Ansel. We will be back for some croissant doughnuts, cronuts, sometime soon.

DOMINIQUE ANSEL LONDON

 17 – 21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9RP  |  +44 20 7324 7705  |  website

35 Comments

  1. 29th October 2016 / 9:28 am

    You should’ve seen my face when all the photos started rolling….my jaw dropped! They all look so scrumptious and classy! A definite must-try when I go to London or NY!

    • 29th October 2016 / 11:06 am

      Haha – I had the same reaction when I arrived at the bakery 🙂 They have one in Tokyo as well. x

  2. 29th October 2016 / 10:06 am

    Showing my West Coast indifference to all things New York, what is a “cronut”? lol

    • 29th October 2016 / 11:08 am

      It’s a croissant donut – go figure 🙂 that’s what I wanted to see and try, but they were all sold out yesterday.

      • 29th October 2016 / 4:54 pm

        Interesting. It’ll be fun to hear your review after you’ve finally snagged one!

        • 29th October 2016 / 6:04 pm

          Maybe I’ll do one on Instagram 🙂

  3. 29th October 2016 / 1:36 pm

    It looks great in there and I wish one would open up here in Vienna. I see those Macaroons and would love to have one.

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Its always nice to visit new places and I can imagine this cafe will be a huge hit in London. Who knows, they might come to Vienna one day. Thank you for visiting Sheri xx

    • 29th October 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Joo ehdottomasti kannattaa käydä herkuttelemassa 🙂

    • 29th October 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you! Where is the bakery you worked with going to be?

  4. 30th October 2016 / 7:10 am

    These pictures just made me weak. I cannot resist this delightful stuff. Each picture speaks for itself and I am sure it would be better in taste.

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you Laveena. My favourite was the smores ice cream, Ive never had anything like it.

  5. 30th October 2016 / 7:48 am

    This all looks and sounds delicious!

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:31 pm

      I know, we love it when we can bring Annie along.

  6. 30th October 2016 / 10:35 am

    The food looks so delicious! I haven’t had macarons in forever, and now after seeing that post I’m really craving them. Might go to the local bakery later today and buy some 😀

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:30 pm

      🙂 I love macaroons too, we even had our wedding cake made out of them, it was so pretty.

  7. 30th October 2016 / 6:01 pm

    i have to say i’m sat here salivating my goodness everything looks incredible, wish i could go there =^.^=

  8. 30th October 2016 / 8:34 pm

    My goodness – cake heaven! Ooh, this is a must to visit in London next time. I must try one of those marshmallows, they sound divine.

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Cake heaven it is – my favourite was the smores ice cream (delicious!!). Thanks for visiting Suvi, where is the best cake place in Helsinki? Have a lovely week! xx

  9. 3rd November 2016 / 10:10 am

    The food looks so delicious! I want them all

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I wanted to try everything as well 🙂

  10. 5th November 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m not even the biggest fan of sweets and all but that looks incredible. I’d love to go and order something there!

    • 5th December 2016 / 2:26 pm

      They have a menu for food as well and Ive heard its good too. We only went there for the desserts this time 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Naomi x

    • 29th November 2016 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you! She’s our little Annie, 11 year old from Tennessee.

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