15 Best Spots For Sweets And Desserts In Atlanta, Georgia

desserts in atlanta
Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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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. While you’re on your quest for the best treats in the city, make sure you have a nice accommodation and book a stay in one of Atlanta’s best hotels or bed and breakfasts. Below is our list of the best spots for sweets and desserts in Atlanta, Georgia, where you can go to top off your hearty meal with a sweet ending.

1. CheeseCaked

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

There might not be a better place to get your cheesecake fix in Atlanta than, yup, you guessed it, CheeseCaked! What started as an admiration for her grandma’s sweet potato cheesecake, owner and baker Shawn Brown laid out the hard work, sprinkled her magic, and catapulted her business into an Atlanta favorite. This gourmet cheesecake boutique offers a wide assortment of flavors, including classics like strawberry and key lime and special flavors such as banana pudding, red velvet, and fudge brownie.


Address: 50 Lower Alabama Street #110, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States

Website: CheeseCaked

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 1pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 1pm - 8pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. Amorino

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Indulge and awaken your senses this weekend with our summer flavors Blood Orange Ginger & Mandarin Acerola!

Posted by Amorino USA on Saturday, September 3, 2022

Amorino, one of the fancy dessert places in Atlanta, is located in Lenox Square. This sweets shop serves European artisanal gelato, with flavors like pistachio, hazelnut chocolate, salted butter caramel, and raspberry, among many others. It’s also a great place to get your Italian coffee fix. The dessert shop offers crêpes, waffles, macarons, and other gourmet products like biscottello and brutti e buoni. If you happen to be visiting the mall during your trip, drop by Amorino for a sweet treat!


Address: Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States

Website: Amorino

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 2pm - 9pm

3. A Haute Cookie

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Whether you’re craving a classic chocolate chip cookie or a fancy new flavor, come to A Haute Cookie to get yourself a treat. This luxury cookie boutique is helmed by Shiana White who came up with the shop because of her love for cookies and fashion. Besides cookies, the menu includes s’mores, cookie pies, ice cream sandwiches, and designer ice cream bowls. Some of the dessert shop’s newest cookie additions are stuffed marshmallow, Twix, and sugar dipped in milk chocolate!

A Haute Cookie

Address: The Beacon, 1039 Grant St SE b17, Atlanta, GA 30315, United States

Website: A Haute Cookie

4. Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Since you’re in “Hotlanta,” it’s inevitable that you’ll have a hankering for cold treats. One of the best spots to get handcrafted ice cream is Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream. They arguably serve the best salted caramel ice cream in the city. Their flavors also include butter pecan, mint chip, and, wait for it, death by chocolate!

If you have an adventurous palate, Morelli’s also has coconut jalapeño, dark chocolate chilli, strawberry rosewater, and ginger lavender ice creams. These flavors may be unusual, but we say don’t knock it ’til you try it!

Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Address: 749 Moreland Ave SE # B102, Atlanta, GA 30316, United States

Website: Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream

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

5. 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

6. Cinnaholic

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Cinnaholic
Source: Photo by Flickr user Michael Radwin used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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

7. Sweet Cheats

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Sweet Cheats, one of the best dessert spots in Atlanta, is a bakery and coffee shop that offers a variety of single-serving treats like traditional puddings, candies, creams, cookies, truffles, cupcakes, cheesecakes, valentine’s sweets, and many others. 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 desserts 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)

8. Butter & Cream

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We are open all weekend through Monday. Come grab the last of the summer flavors like Peach...

Posted by Butter and Cream on Saturday, September 3, 2022

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

9. ADios Café

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Have your cake and eat it too!

Posted by ADios Cafe on Friday, July 19, 2019

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)

10. Sublime Doughnuts

Sublime Doughnuts
Source: Photo by Flickr user thethrillstheyyield used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Craving the best sweets in Atlnta? Come check this place out! 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)

11. Kilwins Atlanta

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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

12. Sweet Hut Bakery & Café

Source: Photo by Flickr user Calvin Abdallah used under CC BY-ND 2.0

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

13. Jake's Ice Cream

Jake's Ice Cream, Irwin street, Atlanta.
Source: Photo by Flickr user Counse used under CC BY 2.0

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)

14. Café Intermezzo

Lunch at Cafe Intermezzo
Source: Photo by Flickr user Tobin used under CC BY-SA 2.0

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

Nearby dessert spots

15. My Fair Sweets

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in Avondale Estates, just less than 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, is another dessert spot worth a visit—My Fair Sweets. This bakery, creamery, and dessert shop all-in-one offers beautiful custom cakes. A cake so beautiful, you might not want to slice.

The shop also serves “over-the-top” milkshakes—literally over-the-top, jam-packed, oozing milkshakes. There are plenty of other sweet treats, too, including specialty cupcakes, soft serve, and funnel cakes. If you have a sweet tooth, this is a place you don’t want to miss!

My Fair Sweets

Address: 110 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, United States

Website: My Fair Sweets

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 6pm; Sun: Private parties and events (closed on Mon)

Satisfy your sweet tooth in Atlanta

Cinnamon roll buns fresh from the oven, March 2010
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Eric Petruno used under CC BY-SA 2.0

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.

Frequently asked questions about the best spots for sweets and desserts in Atlanta

1. Which are the great dessert spots in Atlanta?

Cap off a nice meal with a sweet treat and visit some of the best spots for desserts in the city, some of which are Sweet Cheats, Sublime Doughnuts, Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe, and Cinnaholic.

2. Which dessert spots in Atlanta have handcrafted ice cream?

Beat the heat in “Hotlanta” and make your way to these dessert spots that serve handcrafted ice cream: Jake’s Ice Cream, Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Butter & Cream, and Kilwins Atlanta!

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