Has anyone else been reaching for the sugar this lockdown? Lucky for you there are plenty of businesses staying open to make sure you can satisfy that craving.

Throughout lockdown we’re going to be shining the spotlight on a number of city centre businesses who are keeping you fed and full of essentials and treats. This week it’s time to focus on the desserts!

Creams Cafe

Pancakes, waffles, shakes, and they even have the UK exclusive on serving The Cheesecake Factory (if you haven’t tried it, you must!). Desserts are available through Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat and Uber Eats currently has a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion running on their waffles and cookie dough. Check out the website for full information.


doughnotts leicester

Yes, Doughnotts are back open for collection and Deliveroo. Plus they’ve also recently launch UK wide delivery so you could even send some to your best friend or family member to tell them you miss them! They’ve got some great new flavours to check out too. Visit the website for flavours and more.

Gelato Village

Gelato Village may be closed for lockdown but they’re busy behind the scene.s They’re now taking orders for Christmas Panettone, which can be collected when the shop re-opens in December. Voted one of the best Panettone in Italy last year, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better one. Order via Instagram.

Haute Dolci

Haute Dolci puts a whole new fancy layer on dessert shops. The menu features everything from crepes to cheesecakes, with cookie dough, luxury shakes and everything in between. They’re available for delivery via both Deliveroo or Uber Eats. Check out the website for more.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love a glazed dozen? Krispy Kreme are available via click and collect, postal delivery or a more instant fix via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat. If you’re quick off the mark you can also get 2 for 1 on a dozen box of Original Glazed via Uber Eats too (offer available until they run out each day). Find out more about Krispy Kreme via the website.

Millies Cookies

Celebrate an occasion or tell someone you’re thinking of them with a giant personalised cookie, or simply treat yourself to a box packed full of your favourite flavours. Millie’s Cookies is open for click and collect orders and UK wide next day delivery. Place all orders via the Millie’s Cookies website.

Mini Pancake Company 

A newer addition to the city centre is Mini Pancake Company on Belgrave Gate. Serving fluffy Poffertjes style pancakes with a huge variety of toppings, these are perfect for satisfying a sweet craving. You can order for take-out or delivery by calling 0116 429 6120. Find out more via their Instagram.

Tim Hortons

Sometimes you just need a Tim Hortons breakfast… and that always needs to be followed by doughnuts, or a big box of TimBits. If you like a sweet kick to your coffee too then don’t forget to add French Vanilla Latte to your order too! Open now for take-away and delivery via UberEats, Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Where’s your go to for a sweet treat? Let us know @coolasleicester.


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