Desserts in Addis Ababa: 9 Best Desserts at Sweet Dreams

desserts in addis ababa

Craving desserts in Adds Ababa? Visit Sweet Dreams, our newest cafe. We offer a variety of gelato, cakes, pastries, and more. To make it a little easier for you, here are top 9 most popular desserts:

desserts in addis ababa
Welcome to Sweet Dreams.

#1  Italian Gelato

Our homemade, Italian Gelato, was the inspiration for starting Sweet Dreams. Every day we offer 12 tasty flavors. Our gelato is smooth, creamy, and perfectly sweet. The Salted Carmel topped with chocolate chips, chocolate cookies, and drizzled in caramel is the most popular. But we also provide dairy-free (fasting) options as well. 

Up close look at the Sated Caramel Gelato

#2 New York Style Cheesecake 

Cheesecake is one of the desserts in Addis Ababa most missing. It’s hard to find almost anywhere. We offer an original New York style creamy, cheesecake and a fresh raspberry flavor too. 

New York Style Cheesecake, Graham Crust, Topped with Fresh Rasberry and Drizzled in a Tasty Glaze

#3 Milkshakes

Milkshakes are often under-appreciated in Ethiopia. They haven’t gone mainstream compared to ice cream and gelato. But we are proud to offer a Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, and Strawberry milkshake to help you remember how perfect this on-the-go drink is whenever you’re in the Bole/ Edna mall area. 

#4 Decadent Chocolate Cake

The chocolate cake is one of the best desserts in Addis Ababa for any chocolate lover. It’s perfectly moist and smothered in chocolate icing. It’s the perfect balance of satisfying your cravings without leaving you with a sugar high. 

A mouth watering picture of chocolate cake at best western plus addis ababa
Decadent Chocolate Cake Drizzled in Chocolate Icing

#4 Smoothies & Cold Drinks

If you are looking for something a little healthier, try one of our smoothies. We use fresh fruit, honey, coconut milk, and serve them nice and cold! Or you can try one of our cold drinks like strawberry lemonade, ice tea, or our favorite, “Iced Coffee with Caramel.”

#6 Wood Cake

Bear with us on this one… the name might not sound appealing. But dip your fork through layers of rolled cake, chocolate, and whipped icing, and you’ll find yourself forgiving us for this misleading name. It’s the perfect treat if you don’t want something too overindulgent, but still, want a bite of chocolate. 

a picture of "wood cake" inside the display case at Sweet Dreams Cafe
“Wood Cake” is freshly rolled chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting covered in cocoa powder.

#7 Apple Pie Tart

This dessert is probably most appealing to all the Americans living in Addis Ababa. It brings the traditional American pie into a cute little tart. As the saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  And thankfully for us, it doesn’t say we can’t eat our apples in pie form. 

#8 Cake, Cake, Cake….

Sweet Dreams logo actually says, “Ice cream, Cake, and Coffee.” That’s where our true specialties lie. Every day we offer an assortment of cakes. Most of them are meant to order whole– which means it’s a great gift at any party or event. We also make custom wedding cakes made fresh by our international pastry chef. 

#9 European Style Bread

Okay, we know. Bread isn’t actually a dessert. But, at Sweet Dreams, we offer something for everyone. This includes:

  • Gluten-Free Teff Bread
  • German Brown Bread
  • French Baguettes
  • Organic Sourdough
  • Italian Focaccia

Get it to go or enjoy a slice with our strong Ethiopian coffee, and you have a tasty snack and a dose of whole-grains. 

German Brown Bread sitting in a basket, whole grain bread in addis ababa
Traditional German Brown Bread. Try in once, and you’ll never look back.

Where is Sweet Dreams?

Sweet Dreams is part of Best Western Plus Hotels in Addis Ababa. You don’t even have to walk through the main entrance. It’s in its own shop at the front of the building. You can’t miss the bright signs and yellow umbrellas. 

Sweet Dreams by Best Western Plus Desserts in Addis Ababa
Sweet Dreams by Best Western Plus Addis Ababa. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating.

Enjoy Today!

Come in today, and enjoy the best desserts in Addis Ababa! And don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram @bwplusaddisababa for your chance to win a free dessert next time you come!

Or add a photo of you enjoying your dessert on Best Western Plus Addis Ababa Google Business Review.

And of course– if you aren’t a dessert first type of person, start with other dining in Addis Ababa and then finish strong with Sweet Dreams.

Comment below & tell us which dessert you want to try first!

2 Comments

  1. Valerie Bowden

    Definitely the chocolate cake with salted carmel gelato. Nothing wrong with 2 desserts right?? 🙂

  2. Ha Thu Dang Laillou

    So delicious with all the flavors of ice cream as well as for desserts. And especially the cheese cakes which melted into your mouth when you taste it 😋 and many more to taste… The best RDV for family and friends, we are so happy finally we can have some here at Best Western AA.

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