We all scream for Bafarat

The elevated Middle-Eastern café pâtissier has created an exquisite collection of ice cream-based desserts that will make you yearn for a late-summer heatwave

Food and Drink 31 Aug 2021

Bafarat's elevated ice cream jars
Bafarat ice cream jar with pistachio and raspberry
An irresistible Bafarat ice cream jar with vanilla, salted caramel and hazelnut

Even if the hope of warm and dry second summer doesn’t pay off, there’s always time for ice cream. Especially if the ice cream comes in the shape of a patisserie-inspired, exquisite-looking, sophisticatedly flavoured dessert.

Bafarat Café in Soho is brings decades of experience producing the most delicious patisserie to create a collection of ice-cream centred confections. Bafarat hails from Jeddah, where its first café opened in 1952, and came to London in 2019. The café is known for its elevated Middle-Eastern flair, Arabic coffee infused with saffron, cardamom and cinnamon, and a very serious focus on dessert.

New to Bafarat are ice-cream jars, each of which combines delicately flavoured ice cream with a lighter-than-air meringue, crumbled biscuits, dried fruits and nuts. It’s an original, fun and delectable combination of textures and fun flavours including strawberry with lime, dark chocolate with salted caramel, mango and passionfruit, vanilla with salted caramel and hazelnut, and pistachio and raspberry. The dessert pots are the creation of pastry chef Thomas Alphonsine, who said about the ice cream jars: ‘Being a pastry chef I didn’t want to limit myself to creating an ice cream selection that you could find anywhere in London, I wanted to create something special and unique. Each spoon will provide you with an amazing texture and taste experience.’

Bafarat also has an irresistible collection of five ice cream macarons that echo the flavours of the ice cream jars and are just as beautiful to look at as taste. The collection of frozen delicacies is made from local ingredients and is available to enjoy in the striking surrounds of Bafarat, or to takeaway.