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

Author: Tiffany Mayer

Follow her on Instagram: @eatingniagara



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






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 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





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






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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