10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In Charlotte, North Carolina

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The irresistible charm of Charlotte, North Carolina will lure you back or will keep you here! This American city is blessed with natural beauty and cultural diversity, which makes this place one of the best tourist spots in the world. Charlotte keeps on growing in terms of economic status that lead to a steady flow of new establishments like clubs, restaurants, shopping, and housing destinations. Another good news is, that Charlotte has a wide selection of sweets and dessert spots that you can easily access when the stress gets into you. These yummy desserts will make your day. Check out the best sweets and dessert spots in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1. Crave Dessert Bar

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For years, Crave Dessert Bar satisfied their customers who craved sweets with warm, delightful, and top-notch pastries. Though they also serve homemade chips and mac and cheese, the real stars here are their desserts which are to die for. From tiramisu to bread pudding to s'mores platter and more, combined with a lovely setting and superb service, indeed, you’ll say hello to a perfect date and say goodbye to all your worries - cravings solved!

Crave Dessert Bar

Address: 500 W 5th St Charlotte, North Carolina

Website: Crave Dessert Bart

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5:00pm - 2:00am (closed on Mon)

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2. Nona's Sweets

As sweet as its name, Nona’s Sweets can make your day complete, thanks to their heavenly desserts. This family bakery brings forth a gastronomic experience for every occasion with their curated recipes and Italian pastries and desserts, from weddings to birthdays and even on ordinary days. They make wonderful customized cupcakes and cakes too - good also as gifts.

Nona's Sweets

Address: 1520 Overland Park Ln, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA

Website: Nona’s Sweets

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm (closed on Sun)

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3. Duck Donuts

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Who does not like donuts? If you are a donut lover and happen to be in Charlotte, then, you should not miss stopping by at Duck Donuts. With duckzillion flavors that offers you unlimited combinations, you’ll get hooked after one bite for sure! They also serve sandwiches, sundaes, and coffee - best paired up with their ‘duckilicious’ donuts!

Duck Donuts

Address: 1710 Kenilworth Ave #220 Charlotte, NC 28203

Website: Duck Donuts

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 6:00am - 3:00pm; Wed - Sat: 6:00am - 7:00pm

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4. Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream

Okay, so the problems when you visit Ninety’s Sandwiches & Ice Cream are - it’s really hard to decide what to have and the line here is endless! But, waiting is worth it, as you are about to experience the unique concept of ice cream sandwiches, plus their fresh and savory salads and refreshing milkshakes. So, if you want to make your tummy happy, you know where to go.

Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream

Address: 9009 J M Keynes Dr, Ste 4 Charlotte, North Carolina 28262

Website: Ninety’s Sandwiches & Ice Cream

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Sun: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

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5. Tizzerts Bakery

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Posted by Tizzerts Bakery on Friday, 26 October 2018

Be ready, as you are about to taste the best cupcakes in town, Tizzerts Bakery is here to satisfy your sweet cravings. Everything they serve is made up of love, from brownies to wedding cakes and more, Tizzerts will tickle your buds and will make your eyes twinkle with their amazing custom-made designs. Just order, and they’ve got you covered.

Tizzerts Bakery

Address: 4209-F Stuart Andrew Blvd Charlotte, North Carolina

Website: Tizzerts Bakery

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm; Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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6. Va Da Vie Gelato

Yes, gelato - you heard that from the Minions, right? Va Da Vie Gelato brings forth out-of-the-world flavors of gelato (frozen) and sorbet. Every lick, you’ll be asking for more! Curious to know what makes up these delicious treats? The local dairy of milk and cream, combined with pistachio paste, hazelnut paste, and fresh vanilla beans are the main ingredients to create the magical taste of their gelatos and sorbets.

Va Da Vie Gelato

Address: 4203 Park Road (Park Rd Shopping Center) Charlotte, North Carolina

Website: Va Da Vie Gelato

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 8:00pm (closed on Mon)

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7. Amélie's French Bakery & Café

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There’s nothing better in the morning than having a yummy breakfast with French sweet treats and a good hot coffee. If you want to have the best breakfast, or should I say the best day, then head to Amélie’s French Bakery & Café. They serve authentic French-inspired pastries, savories, and soups. You’re lucky, there are new items on the table, presenting chocolate raspberry, lemon poppy, and grapefruit strawberry - try them now.

Amélie's French Bakery & Café

Address: 2424 N Davidson St Ste 102 Charlotte, NC 28205

Website: Amélie’s French Bakery & Café

Opening hours: 24/7

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8. FuManChu Cup Cakes

Truly a unique twist on cupcakes, just like the humble beginnings of FuManChu Cup Cakes, which was started as a bright idea from Andy Jackson after attending an art gallery, and voila, a star was born! The cupcakes here are not the typical cupcakes that you can find anywhere, the combination of fresh ingredients, alcohol, and music are what these phenomenal cupcakes are made up for.

FuManChu Cup Cakes

Address: 826 Lamar Ave Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

Website: FuManChu Cup Cakes

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm

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9. Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop

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Posted by Pike's Soda Shop on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop, from the title itself “old fashioned”, this shop indeed brings back the genuine set-up of American diners. From fresh salads to burgers to sandwiches to home-style cooking, best paired up with sweet sundaes, banana splits, or milkshakes, not to mention the warm welcome, you are about to go back in time when life was simpler - just touches of laughter, great food, and happiness with your loved ones.

Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop

Address: 1930 Camden Rd Ste 2001 Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Website: Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Sun: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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10. Bar Cocoa

An artfully decorated “cakette” accompanies apple walnut cake truffles.

Posted by Bar Cocoa on Friday, 19 October 2018

Bar Cocoa is the place to go for a quick tasty sweet snack. In here, every day is a celebration, as is evident in their delicious dessert bar. It offers to satisfy all your cravings, from house-made gelato to cakes to French macarons and pastries. This place is a combination of great service, outstanding desserts, and cool ambiance.

Bar Cocoa

Address: 201 East Trade Street Charlotte, North Carolina

Website: Bar Cocoa

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 10:00pm; Fri: 7:00am - 12:00am; Sat - Sun: 8:00am - 12:00am

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Life is hard and yet sweet

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You’ll agree with me that life is hard, with stress everywhere and anywhere, but hey, we also know that life is sweet, right? Thanks to our families, friends, a special someone, and desserts - yes, lots and lots of sweet treats will make your worries go away. So, don’t feel guilty, indulge and have the sweetest day.

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