10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville is best known for amazing country music and producing some of the best musical talents in the world. Tourists who visit this wonderful area can stay in one of the top affordable Airbnbs or hotels with a rooftop pool. Over the years the town has expanded its creativity into the culinary sector, putting this great city on the map for bringing about an innovative food culture. If sweets and desserts are more of your forte then you will be delighted to know that there is definitely a wide selection of joints to choose from. Satisfy your sugary desires at one of these top sweets and dessert spots in Nashville, Tennessee. This list has been curated to include a variety of dessert options.

1. Dulce Desserts

If you fancy well thought through pastries for your special occasion, then head on over to this quaint bakery located in Melrose section of Nashville. Dulce Desserts sells specially handcrafted wedding cakes, custom event cakes, dessert buffets, cookies, and cupcakes. The boutique brings your party to live by providing you with the finest sweet treats in town.

Dulce Desserts

Address: 717 Craighead St, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

Website: Dulce Desserts

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm; Sat: 9am - 1pm (closed on Sunday)

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2. Gigi's Cupcakes

If you could only pick one cupcake flavor to have for the rest of your life, which one would it be? ?

Posted by Gigi's Cupcakes USA on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Take your sweet tooth on a journey and visit Gigi’s cupcakes where cake lovers will be spoilt for choice with a selection of both classic and seasonal cupcakes, mini’s and cakes! Each cupcake is topped high with two of Gigi’s Signature Icing swirls. Try out flavors such as Miss Unicorn which is made up of strawberry cake baked with fresh strawberries, topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting. There is also something for those that prefer to stay away from the gluten without missing out on the treats, try the Gluten Friendly Triple Chocolate Torte - a flourless dark chocolate cake topped with a chocolate ganache rose and powdered sugar.

Gigi's Cupcakes

Address: 1817 Broadway A, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Gigi’s Cupcakes

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 7:30am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

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3. The Soda Parlor

Tonight only we will be closed at 6pm for a SOLD OUT comedy show with @mikefalzone Today we will be serving up Limited Edition Mint Chocolate Chip floats and shakes!! Snag one up before we close for the show!

Posted by The Soda Parlor on Monday, 5 November 2018

The Soda Parlor is a dessert haven serving decadent loaded sweets that will satisfy your gluttonous fantasies. The menu ranges from waffles and milkshakes to ice-cream sandwiches and floats. This is a great place to take your little ones for a sugar-loaded treat. A must try is the Nutter Butter which is a milkshake served in a jar lined with biscoff cookie butter and topped with whipped cream, caramel, and nutter butter cookie.

The Soda Parlor

Address: 966 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Website: The Soda Parlor

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

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4. Colts Chocolates

The temps are not convincing us that warmer temps are near, but this delectable dessert has us dreaming of a la mode...

Posted by Colts Chocolates on Monday, 4 March 2019

Colts Chocolates sees celebrities stars such as Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, K.T. Oslin, Eddie Rabbit, Dwight Yokum, and Garth Brooks coming to the store to enjoy Mackenzie’s classic recipes of the best chocolates in Nashville. The chocolate company has many different chocolates and desserts: the original Colts Bolts, Truffle Babies, Marie McGhee’s Bumble Bees (named after her mother), Salted Caramel Gooey Butter Bars, the best Chess Pie you will ever eat, White Chocolate Pecan Pie, and many more sweet treats.

Colts Chocolates

Address: 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Colts Chocolates

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9:30am - 5:30pm; Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 5:30pm (closed on Sunday)

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5. Goozy

From the top to the bottom creamsicle, blue berry ricotta and strawberry gelato are all ready for warmer weather ??❤

Posted by Goozy on Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Goozy is Nashville’s first dessert bar and café. They specialties include inventive desserts, house-made gelato, and gourmet grilled cheeses. The restaurant not only serves desserts but offers delicious meals using the finest local ingredients, including Provence bread, Just Love coffee, Ed Johnson honey and Benton’s bacon, which are used to making the delectable sweet dishes.


Address: 2126 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN 37215, USA

Website: Goozy

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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6. Sweet 16th

Sweet 16th is an intimate and charming neighborhood bakery offering a variety of both sweet and savory items. All dishes are freshly prepared from scratch on a daily basis. Food selections may include scones, muffins, coffee cakes, Danish, assorted bars, brownies, cookies, and cupcakes. We also offer our nationally recognized Breakfast Sandwich, as well as quiche, lasagna, and soup. All the savory dishes served are vegetarian. For your sweet treat try the signature chocolate cake - a moist and rich chocolate cake frosted with your choice of chocolate or white cream cheese frosting.

Sweet 16th

Address: 311 N 16th St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Website: Sweet 16th

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 7am - 2pm; Sat: 8am - 2pm (closed on Sunday & Monday)

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7. Elliston Place Soda Shop

Elliston Place Soda Shop is an established neighborhood joint where locals come to enjoy the best of American cuisine and desserts. This diner-style eatery boasts retro styled walls and a jukebox. Expect to enjoy treats such as quirky soda mountain floats with unique flavors and yummy rich sundaes and freshly baked pies.

Elliston Place Soda Shop

Address: 2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Elliston Place Soda Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 10pm (closed on Sunday)

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8. Dozen Bakery

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

This is a modern and airy bakery featuring artisanal bread & sweets served counter style. The bakery prides itself in sourcing vendors, farmers, and artisans who believe in supporting the local community and who consistently deliver the finest and freshest ingredients available. Pastries include seasonal pies and freshly baked cookies such as chocolate chip pecan and oatmeal cranberry.

Dozen Bakery

Address: 516 Hagan St #103, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Dozen Bakery

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 6pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm

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9. Las Paletas

Avocado Paleta at Las Paletas
Source: Photo by Flickr user Dan used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Cozy shop offering Mexican ice cream bars & fruit pops in classic & creative, seasonal flavors. The paletas are made in-house with the cream ones having the texture of an ice cream bar and fruit paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop. The restaurant uses fresh, ripe fruit, vegetables and other ingredients including grains, nuts, flowers, and herbs from community gardens, with an offering of over twenty different flavors each day.

Las Paletas

Address: 2911 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA

Website: Las Paletas

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Monday & Tuesday)

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10. The Cupcake Collection

The LAST DAY for our limited edition pb&j cupcakes benefiting Safe Haven Family Shelter is this Friday! It’s a vanilla...

Posted by The Cupcake Collection on Monday, 18 March 2019

The Cupcake Collection specializes in preparing freshly baked cupcakes that highlight homestyle baking. The recipes date back to the owner’s homes kitchen growing up in a family that loved to bake and create delicious treats. The flavors are classic and traditional with not much innovation. This is a great place for people who enjoy original flavors.

The Cupcake Collection

Address: 1213 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Website: The Cupcake Collection

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9:30am - 6pm; Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm; Sun: 11:00am - 4:30pm (closed on Saturday)

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Satisfy your sweet tooth craving

Boule chocolat au crumble de fraises
Source: Photo by user Marianne Casamance used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Nashville offers a wide array of establishments, including rooftop restaurants and juice bars. However, if a sugar rush is what you are after, then you should definitely make a turn at one of the top dessert spots. Satisfy your senses with delicious tasting sweets that are well presented and will send you into candy paradise.

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