10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In Atlanta, Georgia

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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina

Also called “Hotlanta”, Atlanta, Georgia in the USA is one of the popular travel spots in the southeast due to its southern charm and vibrant culture. This culture-rich district is filled with expensive shops, jaw-dropping attractions, and a diverse dining scene. It also has become a food destination and has become the home base to an eclectic selection of restaurants, foodie spots, and diners offering multi-cultural cuisines. Below is our list of the best sweets and dessert spots in Atlanta, Georgia where you can go to top off your hearty meal with a sweet ending. Remember to book a reservation in one of these restaurants or cafes along with your travel plans.

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1. Sugar Shack

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.

Sugar Shack is the favorite neighborhood hangout of residents near Peachtree Road. This lovely coffee shop serves desserts, coffee, breakfast treats, sandwiches, and fresh salads over the counter which their customers enjoy in cozy surroundings. Their famous dessert cases are made fresh daily by the prize-winning Metrotainment Bakery. Their dessert menu includes cakes, cheesecakes, biscotti, brownies, cookies, blondies, and bread.

Sugar Shack

Address: 4058 Peachtree Rd Atlanta, GA 30319

Website: Sugar Shack

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 8am - 11pm

2. Cinnaholic

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Cinnaholic
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Not your typical gourmet bakery, Cinnaholic makes their specialty cinnamon rolls fresh daily with a variety of frostings and toppings and more than 20 one-of-a-kind flavors. They serve brownies, baked cookies, edible cookie doughs, and handmade cinnamon rolls 100% vegan and free of dairy, eggs, lactose, and cholesterol. They offer catering services to small and large events such as birthdays and wedding parties, baby and bridal showers, corporate meetings, holiday festivities, and office and school events.


Address: 1230 Caroline St Ste B110 Atlanta, GA 30307

Website: Cinnaholic

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm

3. Sweet Cheats

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Sweet Cheats is a bakery and coffee shop that offers a variety of single-serving desserts like the traditional puddings, candies, creams, cookies, truffles, cupcakes, cheesecakes, valentine’s sweets, and other treats. They are the only bakeshop who allows you to create your own cake online by choosing your decorations, frostings, and from four types of cake flavors. Their customized catering services let you design the cake and selection for single-serving deserts according to your preferences. Aside from these treats, you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast at their shop to start your day right.

Sweet Cheats

Address: 692-B Kirkwood Ave SE-Atlanta, GA 30316

Website: Sweet Cheats

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 7am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 7pm (closed on Mon)

4. Butter & Cream

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Butter & Cream has two locations in Georgia where they serve their delicious handcrafted ice cream and desserts. Their ice cream and sorbet is made in small batches from the freshest ingredients and cream using traditional methods topped with freshly made toffee, cookies, or brownies to create their unique flavors. They have classic and seasonal flavors depending on the availability of the ingredients. Drop by and try their signature ice cream flavors like the butterscotch brownie, honeycomb forest, OG Goodness, and cashew crème brulee which are the perfect partners to their cookies, bars, caramels, and cakes.

Butter & Cream

Address: 661 Auburn Avenue Suite 130, Atlanta GA 30312

Website: Butter & Cream

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10pm; Mon - Fri: 3am - 10pm

5. ADios Café

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Each day of the week starting from 8 am you should grab a seat in Atlanta’s most gorgeous breakfast café. The café has a Mexican theme from the interiors down to the food and coffee. They serve handpicked and roasted organic coffee from Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco together with their breakfast bestsellers like Mexican eggs benedict, blue corn hotcakes, and torta-to-go. Their signature drink called “Mayan Mocha” is a must try for its intriguing mix of Mexican coffee beans, chili de arbol, and Oaxacan chocolate. They also serve freshly baked desserts and sumptuous Mexican meals that you can enjoy by dining in or by ordering online.

ADios Café

Address: 180 Walker St SW Atlanta, GA 30313

Website: ADios Café

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

6. Sublime Doughnuts

Sublime Doughnut
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When Sublime Doughnuts was conceptualized by its creative director and founder Kamal Grant, he had a culinary vision of presenting the different flavors and textures from all over the world using the doughnut as his canvas. Currently, the store has two locations in Atlanta and one store overseas in Thailand. His doughnuts, all uniquely designed with a variety of flavors, are a sure-fire hit for any event and occasion. He also offers customized doughnuts (letters only), ice cream, and burgers (which are actually donuts with fillings).

Sublime Doughnuts

Address: 535 10th St NW Atlanta, GA 30318

Website: Sublime Doughnuts

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Kilwins Atlanta

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Kilwins is popular for its bestselling ice cream and chocolates. Their shop located in Atlantic Drive serves the best handmade chocolates, corns, and brittles, and fudge served on waffle cones is made fresh every day and topped with either caramel, chocolate, or fudge. They use only the freshest ingredients and heirloom recipes in making their quality ice cream and confections. Visit their store to satisfy your ice cream and chocolate cravings. They have a variety of promotions and events in their family-friendly shops.

Kilwins Atlanta

Address: 1380 Atlantic Drive Suite #14160 Atlanta, GA 30363 United States

Website: Kilwins Atlanta

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

8. Sweet Hut Bakery & Café

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Sweet Hut Bakery & Café has several locations all over Georgia and Texas where you can enjoy their delicious desserts and café menu in posh interiors. Their specialties include Asian delicacies, drinks, and snacks, a wide variety of bread, cakes, milk teas and slushies, burgers and sandwiches, and customized cakes. They also offer catering services and their customized cakes become the centerpiece of every wedding or special event. With numerous delicious items to choose from, you have a hundred reasons to love this bakery.

Sweet Hut Bakery & Café

Address: 935 Peachtree ST NE, Suite 935 Atlanta, GA 30309

Website: Sweet Hut Bakery & Café

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8am - 12pm; Fri - Sat: 8am - 1am

9. Jake's Ice Cream

Jake's Ice Cream, Irwin street, Atlanta.
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Jake’s Ice Cream offers over 200 kinds of dairy products like yogurt, sherbets, gelatos, ice creams, and sorbets to satiate your cravings. Their frozen delights are made from all-natural ingredients, pure cane sugar, and hormone-free dairy. They are famous for their Brown Shugah Vanilla, Chocolate Slap Yo Mama, and Joyscream. If you don’t find a flavor you fancy in their long list of ice creams, coffee, and caramels, they will be happy to create a flavor of your liking.

Jake’s Ice Cream

Address: 660 Irwin Street Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Website: Jake’s Ice Cream

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 9am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

10. Café Intermezzo

Lunch at Cafe Intermezzo
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Café Intermezzo exudes a Venetian ambiance and is much loved by the locals. The crowded cafe serves a delectable and long list of delicacies. Loyal patrons swear by their espresso, cakes, pastries, and cocktails. The atmosphere is warm and the staff friendly and accommodating.

Café Intermezzo

Address: 1065 Peachtree Street, Suite 2, Atlanta, GA 30309

Website: Café Intermezzo

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 12am; Mon - Thu: 9am - 1am; Fri - Sat: 9am - 2am

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Atlanta

Cinnamon roll buns fresh from the oven, March 2010
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If you have a sweet tooth and you’re in Atlanta, you won’t be disappointed with the numerous dining options they have for desserts and sweets. It reflects the diversity of the community in terms of taste, preferences, creativity, and culinary lifestyle. Visit one of these dessert places so you can have a taste of Atlanta’s sweet offerings.

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