Chef Dominique Ansel, named World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best Awards, is thrilled to announce the opening Dominique Ansel Treehouse, a new all-day cafe in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.

Set within a stunning two-storey space the modern treehouse design is inspired by exploration and imagination, with casual cafe seating throughout both the ground floor and upstairs in the lofty treehouse canopy. A takeaway bakery counter on the ground floor offers pastries, tarts, and classic French viennoiserie, as well as coffee and tea.

Caramelle - Dominique Ansel Treehouse


James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef, Dominique Ansel has shaken up the pastry world with innovation and creativity at the heart of his work. As Chef/Owner of eponymous bakeries in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, Chef Dominique has been responsible for creating some of the most fêted pastries in the world, including: the Cronut® (named one of TIME Magazine’s “25 Best inventions of 2013”), The Cookie Shot, Frozen S’more, Blossoming Hot Chocolate, and many more.

For his prolific creativity, he was named the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2017 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Food & Wine has called him a “Culinary Van Gogh” while the New York Post coined him “the Willy Wonka of New York.” He was also named Business Insider’s “Most Innovative People Under 40,” one of Crain’s “40 under 40,” and was bestowed the prestigious l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, France’s second highest honor.

Prior to opening his own shop, Dominique served as the Executive Pastry Chef for restaurant Daniel, when the team earned its coveted third Michelin star and a four-star review from The New York Times. He opened his first Bakery in NYC’s Soho neighborhood in 2011 with just four employees.


Located on quaint Floral Street, this completely new concept from Chef Dominique offers a menu that celebrates and showcases the pastry foundations and artisanal techniques that pastry chefs do best from flaky puff pastry to delicate handmade pasta, short crusts for pies and tarts, fresh-baked breads, and more including a sourdough made using a levain first started by Chef Dominique in his New York Bakery 8 years ago, allowing him to bring a small piece of home to his new home in London.

Chef Dominique looked to the pastry kitchen and the techniques that he and his fellow pastry chefs have honed and worked on perfecting for years, and how that could translate into a casual all-day cafe setting. It’s these building blocks of pastry that set the foundation for Dominique Ansel Treehouse.



At our bakery counter (located on the ground floor), enjoy a selection of beautiful tarts and pastries, freshly-baked viennoiserie (including Chef Dominique’s signature DKA!), brunch favorites, and coffee and tea. Available for takeaway and to stay. No reservations required, walk-ins welcome.



Set within a lofty two-storey space you’ll find cosy seating throughout on both the ground floor and upper level, with the majority of the cafe’s seating located upstairs in the treetop “canopy.” Find the “tree trunk” at the centre of the ground floor space, where a bakery counter welcomes you with viennoiserie, pastries, and desserts for takeaway and also to enjoy to stay if you wish.

The modern design is inspired by a grown-up treehouse, lined with blonde and warm woods throughout, cosy seating nooks and casual café tables, and sunken wooden booths set into the ground, creating a warm and inviting space for a casual meal.


We offer a limited number of reservations for lunch (11:30am-2:00pm) and dinner (from 6pm) in our cosy seated cafe, with seating across our ground floor and the “treetop canopy” upstairs. Walk-ins are welcome all day.

Enjoy a menu that celebrates and showcases the pastry foundations and artisanal techniques that pastry chefs do best – from flaky puff pastry to delicate handmade pasta, short crusts for pies and tarts, fresh-baked breads, and much more. It’s all accompanied by a carefully curated wine list, focusing on natural wines by the tap that change seasonally to complement all of our dishes.

For tables of 8 or more people please contact us by calling +44 20 3883 4710 or emailing bookings@dominiqueanseltreehouse.com. We would be happy to accommodate you and your guests. We also have a number of semi-private dining spaces which can be reserved for groups of 8 and more, please contact us for details.

Please note we do not take reservations during daytime hours, and we welcome walk-in guests where we will always do our best to accommodate.


9am to 10pm Monday-Saturday
10am to 9pm Sunday
No reservations required; walk-ins welcome

11:30am to 10pm Monday-Saturday
11:30am-9pm Sunday
Limited reservations available for lunch 11:30am-2pm daily and dinner from 6pm daily
Walk-ins welcome all day!