Shops & Markets

First Look: Little Dessert Shop, Stamford New Road, Altrincham

By David Prior at

Here’s a first look inside the Little Dessert Shop, a new shop selling an “indulgent” range of desserts including brownies, gelato ice creams, sundaes, waffles and crepes.

Little Dessert Shop has opened in the vacant 1,500 sq ft unit between Izzy’s barber shop and Domino’s Pizza – briefly occupied last year by board games cafe Silver Line Cafe – on Stamford New Road, a few yards from the Clock Tower on Stamford New Road.

Launched by mother and daughter team Saiqa and Raabiah Qureshi, the shop is a franchise model that has proven very successful in the West Midlands, but the Altrincham shop will be the first one in the Manchester area.

It combines “the coffee café culture and the Great British Bake-Off with the décor and pizzazz of an upscale bistro”, the co-owners say.

As well as a range of “contemporary and indulgent” desserts, it offers milkshakes, hot drinks and mocktails as well as savoury options including croissants with smoked salmon and egg, pancake stacks with eggs and oven baked chicken bacon.

Take a look inside: