The Sweet Spots: 33 cafés, bakeries and ice cream shops to get your sugar fix

Author: Tiffany Mayer

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This is the list you don’t want your dentist to see. But when your sweet tooth needs satisfying, this is the list you want to keep close at hand. If it has sugar in it, it’s on this list.

 

Here are some of Niagara’s greatest spots to get your sweet on.

 

 

St. Catharines

 

 

Hometown Ice Cream

 

Hometown Ice Cream has delicious cookies, bars, cakes, macaroons and of course ice cream. Service is fabulous and everything tastes delicious.

 

— Ann Rodger

 

Hometown Ice Cream has everything, not just ice cream. Everything is delicious as well. We’ve tried most of their goodies.

 

— Catherine Moyes Martin

 

 

Chocolates Etc.

 

Chocolates Etc. is a small little store with delicate truffles and chocolates, locally made sorbet, wonderful baked goods and the coffee. Sit inside and play chess while enjoying your snacks or enjoy the patio and live music on the summer weekends.

 

— Jennifer Elizabeth

 

Edible Options

 

Edible Options for us gluten free (and dairy free) folks!!! the BEST cinnamon buns.

 

— Chelsey Sneath

 

 

Flavour Fuel

 

Flavour Fuel in St.Catharines for keto and diabetic friendly treats!

 

— Elizabeth McDonald

 

Lester D’s Reel Diner

 

Lester D’s Reel Diner for a unique, movie-themed dining experience. The milkshakes and staff are amazing there.

 

— Steeley Charlize

 

 

Beechwood Doughnuts

 

Beechwood Doughnuts is already one of the biggest destinations in St. Catharines, and not just for vegans. I’ve eaten doughnuts at some of the most famous places in North America and Beechwood is up there with Doughnut Plant and Dough in NYC, and some flavours beat them.

 

— Mandi Gould

 

 

The Italian Cafe

 

Every dessert in this place — emphasis on cannoli pie. Actually all of their cannoli, especially the blueberry.

 

— Amy Bordynuik

 

13th Street Winery

 

13th Street Winery is my go-to place for sour cherry tarts — and butter tarts, of course. Pies are terrific and I always have a few in the freezer. I haven’t made my own pie since I discovered this place.

 

— Diane Galambos

 

 

de la terre Bakery

 

The spelt brownies are outstanding!

 

— Marcy Heit

 

 

Pelham

 

 

Indulgence Bakery

 

Indulgence Bakery in Fonthill has the best blueberry scones. And if anyone needs a gluten-free chocolate cake, it is the absolute best!

 

— Tricia Cosgrove

 

Font Coffee Bar

 

The Font in Fonthill has yummy everything from tasty pastries to ice cream and paired with delicious coffee.

 

— Wendy Jeckell

 

 

Nature’s Corner Bakery & Café

 

We’ve loved everything we’ve tried so much that we actually ordered our Thanksgiving desserts from them! Delicious.

 

— Allison Lynn

 

The Travel Cafe

 

The Travel Cafe has delicious homemade, gooey, oozy almond croissants along with fabulous coffee. It’s a travel-themed cafe with corners around the world that is a destination in itself. Just won a Magellan Award for innovation so hope you can check it out!

 

— Lorraine Simpson

 

 

 

Gelato Village

 

Gelato Village is awesome and they have pumpkin spice and apple pie gelato right now.

 

— Jane Carnegie

 

 

Fort Erie

 

 

Waffles & Crepes

 

Waffles & Crepes in Crystal Beach. Hands down, the best crepes and waffles you will ever have. Fresh ingredients, and the design and presentation of each one is amazing, and it tastes as good as it looks. I would highly recommend you take a trip to Crystal Beach. You won’t be disappointed!

 

— Cathy MacInnis Kontogianis

 

Waffles & Crepes in Crystal Beach has small unique window service with made to order Belgian waffles and crepes, and a huge variety of toppings (sweet, ice creams, savoury, too).

 

— Sarah Little-Henderson

 

 

Matty Matheson’s Meat + Three

 

Matty Matheson’s meat + Three has an epic pineapple upside down cake that does not disappoint.

 

— Francesca Lucia

 

You Deserve It

 

You Deserve It Cafe & Creamery in Fort Erie has the best in-house made ice cream!

 

— Jen Maloney

 

 

Robo Mart

 

Robo Mart (on Princess Street) in fort Erie has bomb ice cream! Probably not what you guys are looking for specifically but they’re my favourite.

 

— Brittany Rollin

 

 

Niagara Falls

 

 

Red Ganache

 

Red Ganache in Niagara Falls has amazing cake, patisserie, tarts, cheesecakes. High quality, and beautiful presentation!

 

— Shelley Hotte

 

The owners are lovely, the desserts are amazing and there’s lots to choose from.

 

— Tracy Mcallister-Ward

 

The pastries there are a work of art and so sinfully delicious!

 

— Gracie Fletcher-Rietveld

 

 

The Sweet Oven

 

The Sweet Oven in Niagara Falls. Fabulous butter tarts and mini cheese cakes.

 

— Melissa Bourque

 

Sugar & Slice

 

The butter tarts from Sugar & Slice are amazing. The best in Niagara by far!

 

— Natalee Tokar Lubberts

 

 

Liv @ Cafe Fifty Four

 

LIV @ Cafe Fifty Four for cinnamon buns and butter tarts and lots more!

 

— Mara McInnes

 

Bitter Sweet and Symphony

 

Bitter Sweet and Symphony has the best strawberry shortcake ever. Not too sweet, moist, just delish.

 

— Pao Rendon

 

Bitter Sweet and Symphony for amazing cakes and customer service.

 

— Sharon Knowles

 

 

Baskin Robbins

 

Baskin Robbins on Victoria Avenue, best ice ream and flavours around.

 

— Eric Macron

 

Queen Bean Café

 

Queen Bean Niagara Falls has a Reese’s peanut butter vegan, gluten-free tart that is sinfully delicious.

 

— Cher A Van Ditelli

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

 

Niagara Juice Co.

 

Niagara Juice Co. is the best kept secret in NOTL. Their baked goods are homemade goodness. I know this sounds insane but their gluten-free muffins (I don’t like muffins and don’t need gluten-free) are incredible. And the homemade ice cream sandwiches are worth the trip. I promise!

 

— Erica Lepp

 

 

Fritters on the Lake

 

Fritters on the Lake in Niagara-on-the-Lake: Amazing apple fritter treat, delicious, welcoming staff, polite, generous, accommodating, and locally owned.

 

— Wendy Trottier

 

Lincoln

 

 

Tay’s Treats

 

Tay’s Treats in Jordan. I have never had anything less than superb. Cream puffs are amazeballs, soups are awesome, too, but the most outstanding thing is the amazing customer service every single time!

 

— Stephanie Reid

 

Her cheesecake squares are also to die for!

 

— Jessica Cherrington

 

Do yourselves a favour and go get a cinnamon roll from her.

 

— Cassie Isherwood

 

 

The Watering Can

 

The Watering Can in Vineland has delicious pastries, desserts and such!

 

— MaryAnne Duerrstein

 

Port Colborne

 

 

Danny’s Ice Cream

 

Danny’s Ice Cream in Port Colborne. Great flavours plus sundaes, splits, malted milkshakes, and icebergs.

 

— Sarah Little-Henderson

 

 

 

The Pie Guys Bakery & Cafe

 

The Pie Guys Bakery & Cafe. They have amazing homemade pies and other sweet treats.

 

— Cassie Tykoliz

 

 

Welland

 

 

Outside the Box Baking with Brie

 

I highly recommend this top-notch bakery for their 10-star professionalism, serving their customers with exemplary service. Staff are friendly and helpful. Their second-to-none baked goods including their to-die-for chocolate bombs. It’s a clean and well-organized business. What you pre-order is exactly what you get. I have yet to be disappointed in anything I have received from this business. Always a pleasure when purchasing goods from this bakery.

 

— Irienia Demitriosa

 

 

Mama Misfit’s Cheesecakery

 

Mama Misfit’s Cheesecakery, hands down, for cheesecake.

 

— Amy Bordynuik

 

 

Bomb Bish Cafe, Bakery, Chocolate Shoppe

 

She’s the OG for hot chocolate bombs.

 

— Elizabeth McDonald

 

 

No matter the craving, someone, somewhere in Niagara has the sweet treat to match. Just don’t forget to brush.

 

 

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