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11 Must-Visit Dessert Spots in Tampa Bay

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Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? You’re in luck, because there are so many unique spots for desserts in Tampa Bay! From giant cookies to DIY cakes to alcoholic milkshakes, you’ll love indulging in these sweet treats.  Keep scrolling to experience the tastiest desserts in Tampa Bay. 

The Cake Drip, located in Hyde Park Village and downtown St. Pete, is a dessert experience like no other! This unique dessert boutique offers DIY Cake Decorating and a Chocolate Tasting Flight while enjoying a complimentary glass of floral infused bubbly for those 21+ and up. The Cake Drip is perfect for a girls night out or fun date night! 

Please note that all in-studio experiences are aged 18+.

📍1625 W Snow Circle, Tampa, FL 33606

📍1104 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

 

 

Known for their totally Instagrammable ice creams and Nutella-stuffed cookies, Bake’n Babes is one of the best spots for desserts in Tampa Bay! Many of their baked goods are vegan-friendly, but trust us that doesn’t mean they are any less delicious. Head to Armature Works or Davis Island to grab a sweet treat today! 

📍Armature Works – 1910 North Ola Avenue, Tampa FL 33602

📍 231 E Davis Blvd, Tampa FL 33606

Can’t decide between after dinner drinks or dessert? Head to Beans and Barlour for an alcoholic milkshake – yup, a milkshake with a splash of your favorite spirit! If that’s not your thing, don’t worry Beans and Barlour is still a go-to spot for desserts in Tampa Bay. From creative milkshakes to fresh baked goods to warm bagels, you’re sure to love something. Be sure to visit them in downtown St. Pete or while you’re cheering on the Rays at Tropicana Field for a 7th inning sweet treat!

📍 407 Central Ave., St. Pete, FL

📍 Tropicana Field, St. Pete, FL

📍 Al Lang Stadium, St. Pete, FL

Who says waffles are just for breakfast? The Pop Goes the Waffle Truck is bringing authentic liege waffles all across Tampa Bay. These delicious waffles can be topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, cream cheese & homemade jam, and more! 

📍 All Across Tampa Bay – check their schedule

Desserts by Toffee to Go is a popular spot in South Tampa, whether you’re going to order some desserts for a party or skipping dinner and going straight to the sweets! Their decor is super classy, making it a great date idea. We recommend ordering the gooey toffee bar and washing it down with a cup of fresh Kahwa coffee – yum!

📍 3251 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

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Sweet Divas Chocolates makes homemade chocolate treats using fine Belgian Chocolate.  This is a great spot if you’re looking for a local gift – with chocolate boxes and gourmet cupcakes available! Located near the St. Pete Pier, you can visit this spot after visiting the St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts.

📍 400 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The Harry Waugh is a signature piece of Tampa history, where locals enjoy some sweets after enjoying a Bern’s steak. Located on the second floor of Bern’s, the Dessert Room has individual booths for each group of visitors and an amazing pianist.  The phone inside the booth can be used to request songs to the pianist – which is super fun.

Be sure to book a reservation, because it fills up fast!

📍 1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa , FL 33606

This Sarasota mobile bakeshop truck is a must-visit! Peachey’s Baking Co. is known for their iconic glazed doughnuts. It’s not a trip to the Florida State Fair without a Peachey’s doughnut! Head to their website to see where you can find the Peachey’s truck.

📍 All Across Tampa Bay – check their website for schedule

Do you like BIG cookies and you cannot lie? Well, then Cookie Munchers is for you! Want some late night desserts? Make a call to Cookie Munchers on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Located next to USF, Cookie Munchers is open until 3:30AM. They have warm cookie cakes served with ice cream or combo meal deals with cookies and milk! There is also 4 different variations of edible cookie dough, including smores.

📍 11842 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

The Cake Girl is known for their Crave’n Cups, which are like a birthday cake in a jar. In each cup, you’ll find layers of cake, yummy Cake Girl icing and decorations!  There are 10 different options, not including seasonal specials – like Carrot Cake, Unicorn, and Chocolate Overload.  There are also vegan and gluten-free options if there are any dietary needs in your family.

📍 13713 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Dairy Joy has been a South Tampa staple since 1958. With so many classic ice cream shop favorites available, it’ll be hard to choose. They offer dipped soft serve cones, in unique flavors like cherry and blue raspberry.  They also offer banana splits and thick milkshakes! We love this spot because it’s a great way to get some ice cream, while supporting a signature local shop.

📍 3813 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

11 Must-Try Dessert Spots in Tampa Bay

Is your mouth-watering? Ours definitely is! Let us know where you’re heading for desserts in Tampa Bay by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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