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Spots We Love for Dessert in Charlotte

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 If you’re looking for a treat in the Queen City, you’re in luck. The city’s got some of the most unique spots when you’re in the mood for something sweet, no matter where your tastes lie. From cakes and cookies to ice cream and everything in between, here area few of our favorite spots to grab dessert in Charlotte!

The Crave experience is cozy yet sophisticated, a vibrant space designed to make you feel at home while highlighting both the “weird and wonderful” aspects of surrounding local neighborhoods. 

While desserts are Crave’s main thing, it doesn’t stop at sweets for this hot spot. Crave also serves up small plates and handhelds. Don’t sleep on their drink menu either – Crave offers carefully curated cocktails that pair perfectly with dinner or dessert. 

Mon | Closed
Tues | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thurs | 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri | 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat | 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun | 3:00 pm – 12:00 am

📍500 W 5th St, Unit 120, Charlotte, NC 28202

SWIRL is the world’s first made-to-order cupcake shop, offering eight flavors of cake, six frostings, and two dozen toppings that can be arranged in whatever way fits your fancy. 

If that wasn’t enough to catch your interest, SWIRL also offers customizable ice cream options, homemade cookies only available at SWIRL, and specially crafted seasonal treats. Stop in and create a box or have one delivered!

Mon | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tues | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thurs | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun | Closed

📍1640 Oakhurst Commons Dr #103, Charlotte, NC 28205

Renaissance Patisserie is a delightfully old-school French bakery tucked away in South Park that began as a farmer’s market. These days Renaissance boasts everything from small plates and sandwiches to pastries, bread, and international and domestic wines and beers. 

Celebrating something? Renaissance Patisserie also offers custom-designed cakes and family-portioned takeaway meals so you can bring the delicious enchantment to your own space or event!

Mon | Closed
Tues | Closed
Wed | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thurs | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun | 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

📍6401 Morrison Blvd #4a, Charlotte, NC 28211

Artisen Gelato is passionate about innovation. Combining years of experience and family technique with original ideas, flavors and presentation is what sets Artisen apart from the rest. 

There’s always something new and unique on the menu,  but sorbet lovers can rest assured – 100% vegan certified and free of trans fats, gluten, or anything artificial, Artisen’s offerings can be enjoyed guilt-free. 

Mon | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tues | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thurs | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

📍301 W John St #5356, Matthews, NC 28105

Founded in Berkley, California and first-seen by most on Shark Tank, Cinnaholic is made-to-order, gourmet cinnamon roll spot. It’s all up to you at Cinnaholic – create your dream cinnamon roll down to the frosting flavors and toppings.

If you just can’t choose, they’ve got you covered with their “Old School” – a traditional cinnamon roll topped with classic vanilla frosting. Not in a cinnamon roll mood? Check out their coffee or brownies!

Mon | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tues | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wed | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thurs | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri | 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

📍6461 Old Monroe Rd, Suite F, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Mila Simmons

Mila Simmons

Mila is the Charlotte Content Lead/City Manager for UNATION, and author of the Stuff to Do in Charlotte City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.