One of America’s oldest cities, Richmond retains its charm to this day. With just the right sprinkling of history, fun, food, and entertainment the state capital of Virginia sits by the James River. The city skyline is dotted with buildings that are examples of various architectural styles ranging from Georgian to Neoclassical to Gothic Revival to Art Deco to Post Modern. The city of Richmond has designated many old and historic districts of which many feature on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just two hours by road from the country’s capital Washington DC, the city is also known for its shopping centres and many restaurants. From typical Southern fare to Cuban cuisine and freshly baked bread, Richmond has it all. Check out the best sweets and dessert spots in Richmond, Virginia.
If sweet cakes and pies are what you crave, then make your way to this quaint café tucked away on a street corner in this beautiful city. Add a specials menu to their weekly menu and you are sure to be lost in a world of sweetness as you try to choose something to munch on. The ample parking is an added bonus! Their Cobbler du Jour, crème brulee, and salted chocolate caramel cake come highly recommended.
Address: 1903 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23220
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 6pm - 11pm; Fri: 6pm - 12am; Sat: 1pm - 12am (closed Sun - Tue)
2. Les Crepes
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Have a craving for crepes? Make a beeline for this elegant restaurant which serves up a variety of crepes. The selection of sweet crepes includes gluten-free options with Nutella and crème brulee. They also offer cosy outdoor seating if you wish to enjoy your food watching the street.
Address: 3325 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23221
Website: Les Crepes
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am -10pm; Sun: 9am - 9pm
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This dessert shop tucked away into the Bellevue neighbourhood of Richmond is perfect for when you get that late night sweet cravings! The appealing display that greets you as you enter the place is enough to leave you drooling instantly! True to their name, they specialize in bite-sized treats and cakes. Their speciality cakes need to be ordered in advance and are great for occasions and for those who like customized cake flavours and frosting.
Address: MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 12am (closed Sun - Tue)
4. Carytown Cupcakes
The bright pink building in the heart of Carytown is unmissable and beckons you to pop in for a taste of all the yummy surprises it has to offer. Besides their cupcakes, they are famous for their ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. They also offer a large selection of gluten-free and vegan cupcakes if you have special dietary requirements.
Address: 3111 W Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
Website: Carytown Cupcakes
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sunday: 11am - 8pm
5. Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream
Our Fruit & Yogurt Parfait. Housemade granola and fresh fruit salad. It's quite a ride! A delicious, light yet filling,...Posted by Crossroads RVA on Monday, 25 March 2019
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner you get to enjoy live music and different events almost every day of the week. With their outdoor dining and free Wi-Fi, you might want to linger a while longer than usual over your dessert. Try their milkshakes and floats or the chocolate croissant.
Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream
Address: 3600 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA 23225
Website: Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 7am - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 7am - 11pm
6. Mo's Sweet Minis
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The smell of freshly baked cupcakes and cookies is bound to waft down as you approach this family-owned bakery. Enjoy the various flavours resulting from the use of organic vegetables and fruits, Belgian chocolate, and European butter. Sink your teeth into the double chocolate fudge or some white chocolate raspberry. Custom flavours are also available for custom orders.
Mo's Sweet Minis
Address: 902 W. Broad St. Richmond VA
Website: Mo’s Sweet Minis
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm (closed on Sun)
7. Sugar & Twine
What can be more refreshing than a hot cup of coffee with a fresh, handmade pastry to go with it! If this sounds like your thing, head over to this bakeshop with street-facing seating so you can people-watch for a while. The dairy-free and gluten-free options make sure that there is something for everyone here.
Sugar & Twine
Address: 2928 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23221
Website: Sugar & Twine
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 8pm; Sun: 7am - 6pm
8. Sub Rosa Bakery
This unique wood-fired bakery specializes in pastries made from flour that they obtain by stone milling organic grains. Located ideally in the historic Church Hill neighbourhood of Richmond, this bakery is a popular hangout. Try their quiches, tarts, and biscotti in a variety of flavours to tantalize your taste buds.
Sub Rosa Bakery
Address: 620 N. 25th St., Richmond, VA 23223
Website: Sub Rosa Bakery
Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 5pm (closed on Mon)
9. The Fancy Biscuit
Enjoy Southern hospitality at this charming breakfast and brunch place. Enjoy a meal of biscuits and gravy with some grits and shrimp before you move on to a Bailey and coffee or sangria to hit your sweet spot. You can also enjoy dining outdoors when the weather is pleasant.
The Fancy Biscuit
Address: 1831 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23220
Website: The Fancy Biscuit
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 8am - 3pm (closed on Mon)
10. WPA Bakery
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While seating is limited at this place, the tasty products more than makeup for the lack of space. Some cakes are sold by the slice, but most have to be bought whole, which can be too much if it’s only for one or two persons. You might be better off with the pies. Their vegan blueberry pie comes highly recommended followed by the muffins and of course all the other pies!
Address: 3414 Semmes Avenue Richmond, VA 23225
Website: WPA Bakery
Opening hours: Mon - Sat : 7am - 6pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm
Sweeten it up
No meal is complete without a dessert or a sweet treat. Make sure you have a complete meal by dropping in at one of these great sweets and dessert spots to be found in charming Richmond!
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