35 Dessert Places In Ontario That Are Totally Worth The Drive
Cakes, ice creams, and donuts!
Anyone that knows me, knows I LOVE anything sweet. Whether it's ice cream or chocolate cake I definitely have a sweet tooth. I usually dedicate my summer towards ice cream testing and my fall/winter to donut, cake, and hot drink testing. There are so many incredible new desserts people are coming up with, from watermelon ice cream to cotton candy burritos the dessert game is forever changing.
Ontario is home to sooooo many dessert places that will satisfy your sweet tooth real quick. If you're a lover of cake then you're in luck because there are many places you can go to indulge in all the cake you wish. If you're someone that loves ice cream, no matter the season, then get ready to road trip across Ontario to try these amazing ice cream shops. If you're not really a fan of cake or ice cream, do-nut worry because there are a ton of donut places across the province that are absolutely delicious!
It's time to travel across the province to test out some incredible dessert places. Everyone deserves a cheat day once in a while, so why not make it a goal to hit up some of these places to completely treat yourself!
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Cupcake Lounge // Ottawa
Yes, please. Who doesn't love a delicious cupcake?! The Cupcake Lounge in Ottawa has 2 locations and the cupcakes that they sell are amazing. From Red Velvet to Oreo, this shop will fulfil all of your cupcake needs.
Black Walnut Bakery Café // London
If you're in search for a fresh piece of cake, definitely head to Black Walnut Bakery Cafe. The family run business serves up some of the most amazing desserts, from cookies to fresh cakes, this cafe has it all.
Felicio's Cake Boutique // Oshawa
This yummy cake shop is located in the heart of Oshawa. If you're craving a cupcake just like your mom makes it, head to Felicio's Cake Boutique. They sell a variety of flavours from KitKat Cake to Pecan Pumpkin Spice, this shop has got your cake needs covered.
Cake And Loaf Bakery // Hamilton
Yes that is a photo of a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese filling! The cakes served at this bakery are all made from scratch and perfect for any occasion. Some cakes include chocolate caramel Skor, classic marble, and chocolate hazelnut. This bakery also serves up some sweet vegan options.
Dancing Blueberries Cupcakery & More // Peterbourough
This cupcake shop sells the most unique cupcake flavours ever. Some crazy flavours include fruit punch, cherry limonade, root beer, and peppermint. Head here to try something completely different.
Sipps // Kingston
If you're a cheesecake lover, you have to head to Sipps ASAP. From s'mores cheesecake to apple caramel cheesecake, this dessert cafe has got you covered. The cafe also sells delicious drinks and has a patio during the summer that's totally insta worthy.
Decadently Yours // Guelph
Calling all cupcake fans, head to Decadently Yours for a yummy cupcake. I have never had a pancake cupcake in my life, but I sure want to try one now after seeing this yummy masterpiece. More flavours include Skor, Snickers, Lime Margarita, Boston Cream, and Toffee Crunch... YUM.
Dessert Kitchen // Markham
This cafe serves up any dessert that you desire. This delicious Molten Lava Chocolate Cake is also served in a green tea flavour! Head to Dessert Kitchen ASAP and try out some authentic Chinese desserts.
Tiny Cakes Inc // Cambridge
If you love anything miniature, then you will 100% be a fan of Tiny Cakes. I mean the name says it all, these cupcakes are totally adorable and are perfect for any party or special occasion.
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Stop 26 Ice Cream & More // Windsor
This ice cream shop has been open since 1985 meaning they're basically ice cream pros. Stop 26 is located just along the a river making it the perfect place to go to cool off during summer months. The outside of the shop is also super cute and totally worth a few grams.
Sugar Sugar // Sarnia
Yes you are seeing that correctly... that is the incredible Cotton Candy Ice Cream Burrito. I honestly love anything cotton candy and have officially added this place to my bucket list. You can try this unique dessert at Sugar Sugar (WARNING: You will likely get a major sugar rush after indulging... but it's worth it).
This ice cream shop is located in a village that is totally insta worthy. The cute courtyard lights up at night and looks adorable during the day. Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe sells over 30 different flavours of ice cream.
Bitter Bills Ice Cream Parlour // Val Caron
This ice cream parlour is super cute from the outside because it has a bright blue chair and some colourful flowers (the perfect backdrop for a Insta). Bitter Bills Ice Cream Parlour is worth trying if you love ice cream.
Holy Cow's Ice Cream Parlor // Sault Ste Marie
If you're a lover of soft serve you have to try Holy Cow's Ice Cream. From soft serve to cotton candy scoops you'll leave here saying holy cow that was amazing.
Tendou // Markham
Matcha Green Tea soft serve ice cream?! Yes, please. This dessert shop sells everything Matcha, from cakes to shakes you won't be disappointed after visiting this matcha heaven.
Kawartha Dairy // Orillia
Kawartha Dairy is a family owned Canadian ice cream shop that has been serving up ice cream for 80 years. There are Kawartha Dairy shops located in multiple places in Ontario so if you don't live in Orillia make sure to check for other locations close to you.
Pine Dairy Bar // Timmins
This super cool retro shop is 100% worth visiting. Pine Dairy Bar is truly a hidden gem in Timmins. The retro theme is so Insta worthy and it'll give you major Pop's vibes, definitely head here for a retro experience.
Merla-Mae Ice Cream // London
Yet another cute AF ice cream shop. This shop is perfect for anyone that loves the colour pink, you'll totally feel like you've entered a Barbie world while indulging on your yummy ice cream.
Atrium Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor // Port Huron
As soon as you step into Atrium Cafe you will be transported to the 1890’s. The Atrium Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor is a super unique store that will make you feel like you travelled back in time just to enjoy some ice cream.
Murphy's Ice Cream Parlour // Burlington
Soft serve ice cream, real fruit frozen yogurt, sundaes, milkshakes, banana splits and over 30 different flavours of ice cream. Murphy's Ice Cream Parlour has got you covered when if comes to your ice cream needs.
Mantovani 1946 // Ottawa
If you love gelato then you need to head to Mantovani 1946 ASAP. This shop in Ottawa will transport you to Italy while you enjoy your amazing gelato. They have a variety of flavours and also sell vegan options.
Dutch Dreams // Toronto
Searching for an absolutely CRAZY cone? Look no further because Dutch Dreams has got you covered. Here you can have an extreme cone topped with real fruits and cotton candy.
3 Cows & A Cone // Little Current
This ice cream shop is sure to fulfil your ice cream needs. Here you can grab your favourite flavour ice cream, a smoothie, milkshake, or even have a meal. 3 Cows & A Cone has been open for 20 years and serves some great ice cream.
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Coffee Way Donuts // Kingston
This cafe sells fresh donuts that are made daily. If you're craving a delicious fresh donut paired with a yummy cup of coffee, you should 100% try out Coffee Way Donuts.
The Donut Line // Orillia
If you wants old-school donut shop vibes, you should definitely head to The Donut Line. This donut shop sells authentic donuts and is super old-school.
Maverick's Donut Company // Ottawa
This donut shop sells every kind of donut you can dream of. From s'more to oreo, this shop has you covered when it comes to your donut needs. They also sell amazingleaving everyone who visits with options.
Beechwood Doughnuts // St Catharines
This donut shop has their aesthetics on point. It just re-opened this month after going through a major renovation. The shop is stunning and the donuts are insane! Some flavours include Birthday Cake, Pistachio, Salted Caramel Mocha, and Pumpkin Pie.
Global Donuts & Deli // Sarnia
These donuts are made from scratch and are served absolutely fresh. Global Donuts & Deli serves up a variety of flavours, some include Banana, Blackberry Cream Cheese, Toasted Coconut, and Cherry Blossom.
Malasada World // Cambridge
This donut shop in Cambridge is super rustic and insta worthy. The shop sells sooooo many donut flavours some are Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Apple Crumble.
Krispy Kreme // Mississauga
Sometimes you can't go wrong with a good ol' Krispy Kreme. There's not much to say other than you won't under any circumstance regret trying these donuts.
Dooher's Bakery // Campbellford
This bakery has been serving donuts, breads, pastries, muffins, pies and tarts for over 60 years! Needless to say Dooher's Bakery is a pro at making yummy donuts.
Glory Hole Doughnuts // Toronto
This donut shop is 100% Insta worthy and also 100% on my bucket list. Glory Hole Doughnuts serves fresh donuts daily with 3 different types of dough; yeast, cake, and vegan. If you love variety, you'll love Glory Hole Doughnuts.
Debrodniks Donuts // Kitchener
Let me start by saying this donut shop has a wall that looks like a pink sprinkle donut! Ok now to the actual donuts, Debrodniks Donuts serves up so many different flavours, some include Harvest Apple, Pumpkin Pie, Dracula Unicorn, and Strawberry Cinnamon.
Grandad's Donuts // Hamilton
Grandad's Donuts is a family owned and operated coffee and donut shop that freshly makes donuts everyday. Honestly, if you're looking for a shop with A LOT of variety, this is the place to go. They serve over 25 different flavours that are all worth trying.
Culbert's Bakery // Goderich
This iconic bakery in Goderich is known for its famous cream puff donuts. The cream puff is delicious cream sandwiched between two halves of a donut The cream donuts are also topped off with a generous amount of icing sugar.
Artsy Baker // Aurora
This bakery in Aurora sells a variety of desserts, from cakes to donuts the Arsty Baker sells it all. Some crazy donut flavours include Lay's Chips & Chocolate, Espresso Yourself, Maple Bacon, and Very Berry.