Heavenly Desserts Preston is a dessert cafe offering dessert lovers (like me) a place to indulge in fine, luxuriously tasting sweet desserts. They offer a huge variety of different kinds of waffles cookie dough and crepes, to cakes and coffee to choose from. The list is endless. They have an array of options to choose from the menu and the style of the cafe has its own uniqueness in the way it has been decorated so you feel like you are indulging in heavenly desserts! They have many many locations dispersed across the UK and are opening many more so keep an eye out to see where your nearest one is open/opening! We have visited a few branches but wanted to discuss particularly one of them which is the Preston branch as I’m a regular customer there.
They have ensured to make sure their dessert cafes have a stylish interior with comfortable seating of booths and chairs. It is a lovely location for, families, friends and couples to have a good natter. Each location has its own character and they all meet the high standard that has been laid out. There are lots of seats to aim to cater for the popularity and certain stores. The Preston branch is situated over 2 floors. It is the perfect location to relax and enjoy each moment to the fullest. The seating on the top floor is beyond comfortable due to the numerous booths available. It is very spacious, with an open pan dessert making area so you can watch your desserts being crafted!
Heavenly desserts has a lovely looking menu in the form of a mini booklet. Each dessert has a well thought out name with a description that will make you hungry and crave everything. The first time I went there I spent ages just reading through the menu and if I’m honest I still do that now. The pictures are just as good and what I like the most is the dessert looks exactly like pictures when they arrive.
So here is the part we all care about. Enough of me WAFFLING on! These are a few of the desserts that I order on a regular basis.
The “Guilty Indulgence”. Cinnamon Belgian Waffle drowned in Belgian milk chocolate with vanilla ice-cream to accompany it. Even though its not freshly made and just microwaved it’s nice that the texture is hard and crispy rather than the American waffles. I do also enjoy American waffles but i’m very selective on where to get them from and how it is done as I like them crispy and not many dessert places do it like this.
French Crepe with belgian milk and white chocolate with a scoop of chocolate ice cream sat on the top (I usually go for Stracciatella as that is my fave) – one of my favourite desserts to heavenly indulge in! The crepe is made fresh using their very own crepe machine. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the silky smooth belgian chocolate drizzled on in that warm fluffy crepe is Divine!
Milk chocolate chip cookie dough smothered in belgian chocolate served alongside vanilla ice-cream and freshly sliced sweet strawberries on the side. If you’re looking for a cheat meal then this is the one folks! Its satisfyingly gooey that I just can’t get enough. I also like to mix this with the crepe and have it together! It’s actually really nice and compliments it well!
Victoria Sponge cake accompanied with Vanilla Custard. This is my go-to cake when I have visited, the sponge is light like a feather, dripping with the tanginess of the Jam as you bite into it which enhances the texture of this decadent dessert. Sadly, they have stopped the mini version! I wish they would bring this back because it was one of my FAVOURITE cakes! However, not all is lost as they serve the above larger slice of Victora Sponge instead.
The Mint Berry Mojito. A combination of fresh mint, blended with strawberry sorbet and ice, with a big scoop of strawberry sorbet floating on the top. This isn’t like a typical mojito as it has a thick consistency to the drink due to it being sorbet based . The strawberry and mint compliments each other very well with the sorbet giving it that extra kick of rich flavour. It’s my favourite drink to order when I pay a visit. You have to try this! It’s a perfect refresher in the summer heat but this doesn’t stop me from ordering this when its -2 or on a snowy day!
Belgian chocolate ice-cream (with a shot of espresso) *insert monkey face* I have placed the “shot of espresso” part in brackets because this is something on the menu but they don’t usually combine the two together, However, it’s a delicious combination! Belgian chocolate ice cream and espresso as it marries well together and gives it that great depth of rich and bold flavours. You could say that it’s similar to a Mocha Frappuccino but without the crushed ice.
Who doesn’t love to indulge @heavenlydesserts The spiced chai is a must try it’s a subtle combination of real ginger, cloves, cinnamon & honey that was a Gold taste award winner (2016) Followed by a Crêpe topped with milk belgian chocolate, white belgian chocolate, crumbled flake & hazelnut gelato. Also you can’t forget my favourite, the cookie dough doused with milk belgian chocolate & belgian chocolate gelato. 😋 Thank you @heavenlydessertspreston #HFGPreston #HFGDessert #HDPreston #heavenlydesserts
Vanilla Chai and Spice Chai. I would have never thought to order this in a dessert cafe but oh my gawwwsh this is absolutely delicious! They have won awards for the tea and I can definitely understand why! The flavours are so strong and rich that it fills your mouth with spiced goodness to wash your dessert down! You can actually taste the vanilla in the vanilla chai and the spices in the spice chai. This is what you want when drinking tea at a restaurant! I highly recommend to order this if you pay a visit!
Complimentary tap water is now available, however if you prefer they still have Glass bottles of Strathmore Mineral water available for £1.50
I still remember when we found out quite a while ago that Haagen Dazs has closed down in Leicester Square London. This was very sad news for us, we grieved about it because it was the best thing that ever happened to us for our life haha. But oh well, I guess life has its ups and downs. Luckily Heavenly Desserts would be a great alternative as the style and layout of the menu has some similarities to the Haagen Dazs menu as well as the type of desserts! Obviously nothing can compare to luxurious high quality scoops of haagen dazs ice cream meeting your lips. Very very sad times!
At Heavenly Desserts all of the staff have a lovely uniform to match the ambiance of their cafes. They are friendly and aim to ensure you are happy. Its their priority to serve your dessert as soon as possible up to the high standard laid out in the cafe. The management shines through in the way the staff carry out their jobs. There have been occasions where my order wasn’t up to standard or their was an error in my order. The manager ensured to make sure I was compensated for this mistake via remaking the order. One manager in particular who had come from the Leicester branch to work in Preston for a while was lovely and offered us free chai as he was so passionate and confident about how lovely it was. When there is free chai then im not complaining! Haha! My mother in particular really enjoyed it and was touched by the gesture.
At first glimpse when ordering many have complained about the prices but once you try the desserts the price are completely justified. They aren’t that much higher from a small shabby dessert place. The ingredients are clearly of quality, I haven’t even had a bad strawberry from there and that is rare when they are out of season. The belgian chocolate alone is oh so heavenly! So in my opinion I’d say the prices are moderate and justified completely.
Heavenly desserts is definitely on my list of favourites. I would recommend it if you enjoy desserts and appreciate the art of creating. It’s a lovely place to dine with staff that ensure they help fulfill your sweet tooth. They have been consistent at all the stores I have attended and over time which definitely tells that the staff are well trained and the store works. There is something for everyone.
Card payment accepted
Street parking available free after 6pm (within walking distance) but its limited as its in town centre so can be hard to park on a busy weekend! Be careful not to park on the pavement on the side of turtle bay like many people do as I’ve seen people get parking tickets for doing so
Deliveroo orders can now be made at participating stores (e.g. Liverpool)
Wait time is usually quick during the day but can be a while in the evenings particularly on Friday and Saturday (10-30 minute wait however they ensure to keep you well informed)
Preston – 18 Miller Arcade, PR1 2QY. (01772 250320)
Birmingham – 371-373 Ladypool Road, West Midlands, B12 8LA. (0121 448 5601)
Leicester – 134 London Road, East Midlands, LE2 1EB. (0116 247 0570)
Liverpool – 39–41 Strand Street, L1 8LT. (0151 345 4160)
All stores are open:
Monday – Thursday and Sunday 10:00 – midnight
Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 01:30 (Preston store closes at 01:00 Fri-Sat)
(Takeout for the last half an hour)