Sometimes you just need something sweet to end your day. Whether you like chocolate or prefer something fruity and light for dessert, there are several places you can go in the Edmonton area for a sweet treat. Try one of these Edmonton spots for dessert the next time you are in town.
Dessert Island is a hidden gem tucked away in Chinatown. It sits right next to Fuqing Lanzhou Noodle on 10824-97 St. NW and is a small place with just a few tables. The bakers make all the desserts to order, and you can even watch while they do it. Make sure to try the mango supreme snowflake ice made with fluffy shaved ice, topped with fresh mango, and drizzled with condensed milk and coconut milk. They also serve egg waffle cones with ice cream.
Duchess Bake Shop
Duchess Bake Shop at 10720-124 St. NW offers decadent cakes and other French-inspired desserts. The Duchess' Macarons have an outside that crackles and a smooth filling, and the shop's molasses cookie is delicious. The maple pecan pie has a buttery crust with toasted pecans and maple syrup, and although this sounds like it's just for one person, there's plenty to share. There is always a line out the door on weekends so make sure you have some time to wait, but the line moves fast.
In downtown Edmonton, you'll find Cheesecake Cafe. The shop serves lunch and dinner with a large selection of desserts to enjoy afterward. The menu includes ice cream desserts, fruit tarts, and cobblers that you can order by the slice, by the pie, or by the cake. The Cafe keeps its cakes on display so you can see what you're getting, whether it is a pie or, of course, a cheesecake such as the chocolate strawberry cheesecake or cheesecake with sour cherry topping. You can also get the death by chocolate cheesecake or a chocolate chip cookie dough for something extra decadent.
The Creperie on 10220 103 St. NW has a romantic atmosphere for a nice dinner and an extra special dessert. The sweet crepes are delicious and indulgent. Make sure to try the Crepe Glace Au Chocolat, which is a crêpe wrapped around vanilla ice cream and then topped with bittersweet chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and toasted almonds. If you want to have some fun, try the chocolate fondue, or have their classic Crepes Suzette.
Block 1912 Cafe
While Block 1912 serves good food and drinks, the best reason to head here is for dessert. The cafe offers a variety of options from panna cotta to Grandma's confetti squares and raspberry creme brulee. Block 1912 also has cookies, pudding, and eclairs. All the desserts are on display so you can get a good look before you choose.
Try one of these Edmonton restaurants for dinner and dessert or just dessert the next time you are in the mood for a sweet treat.
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