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4 North East businesses guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth…

From mouth-watering mini macaroons, beautiful brownies, to melt in your mouth muffins, here are some of the best spots for you to get your sugary pick-me-up

Written by High Life North
Published 16.07.2021

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Kennedy and Rhind

From crusty sourdough loaves to decadent sweet tarts and pies filled to the brim with quality ingredients, this is just a small portion of what you’ll find at Kennedy and Rhind. As you walk through the door you’re hit with the aroma of freshly baked goodness. Ahhh…

In the heart of Jesmond, there’s always a wide variety of sweet treats available, and their scrumptious selection changes daily, so you can try their full menu and won’t be bored.

HLN’S TOP TIP – We recommend, the selection of brownies, millionaire shortbread, and benedict slice – it’s just too hard for us to decide on one favourite!

 Kennedy and Rhind, 1-2 Holly Avenue West, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2AR

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Le Mini Macaron

After a long day at work, sometimes we just can’t be bothered to leave our homes. Well, we’ve found the perfect dessert place for that after-work mood. Get your sugar fix delivered right to your doorstep with Le Mini Macaron.

With every bite, you can taste the amount of love, detail, and care that the mother and daughter dream team, Gillian and Joanne have put into each individual macaroon. They just melt into your mouth (our mouths are watering just thinking about them!)

HLN TOP TIP: Don’t miss these gorgeous macaroons when you’re next at Jesmond Food Market!

Le Mini Macaron, Newcastle Enterprise Centre i8, Lynwood Terrace, Newcastle, NE4 6UL

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Cake Stories

With vibrant colours, delicious cakes, and perfect Instagramable settings, Cake Stories is a unique spot that you’ll want to visit again and again. From Biscoff and Oreo flavoured Brownioes (their own delicious cookie/brownie sandwich creation) to Macho Pistachio Blondies and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, you can’t help but treat yourself at Cake Stories. And even better you can get them delivered through your letterbox!

HLN TOP TIP: Try a box of brownies – the most amazing creation ever!

Cake Stories, 12 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 3DH

Cake Stories, The Clock Tower, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2HL

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La Chocolatrice

 This is where the magic happens! Outside the shop, you can watch their delicious chocolate creations being made through the window into their chocolate factory.

Not sure about you but there’s something so satisfying about seeing someone making your food? From cute chocolate lollies to beautifully decorated delicious bars, get your chocolate fix that’ll make you just want more and more! And why not? You only live once.

HLN TOP TIP: We’re a huge fan of the Rocky Road. And the milk. And the white…

La Chocolatrice, Unit 1, Rear of Commercial Rd East, Coxhoe, DH6 4LD

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