A sweet treat for your sweet date? Sounds like a plan! Dessert is always a great way to finish up a night of fun. With so many dessert places around Tampa Bay, it may be hard to pick just one to head to after your date. So, here are some of our favorite dessert spots to help you choose!
2206 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Snobachi, located in Ybor, takes a new spin on your typical ice cream. They don’t serve in scoops here, but in rolls. Rolled ice cream is a new trend in desserts and, if you haven’t already tried it, now is the perfect time and Snobachi is the perfect place. They have a huge menu with a ton to chose from and great prices. Check them out any day of the week, except for when they are closed on Monday.
3251 W. Bay to Bay Blvd. Tampa, FL 33629 inside Toffee to Go store
For 15 years, Toffee to Go has been spreading their delicious treats nationwide. Now, you can enjoy what they have to offer in their new, in-store dessert store, The Dessert Spot. With everything from cakes and cookies to shakes and pies, the Dessert Spot is sure to have something that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you coming back for more. And of course, on your way out you can grab a box of your favorite toffee and take it to go.
505 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Although Dough Nation has been open for awhile now, it still seems to be a talk of the town. Dough Nation is a dessert spot featuring safe, edible cookie dough along with ice cream, cookies and other treats. You can even take pint containers of cookie dough home with you to eat raw or bake into cookies. And even better, this dessert restaurant helps students of the Metropolitan Ministries Culinary Arts Program practice and money made from the store goes towards feeding the hungry in the community. This is the perfect place for your guilty pleasures without feeling guilty at all.
717 S Dakota Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
A date night in Hyde Park Village with a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants needs to finish at Sprinkles, a dessert store with cupcakes, ice cream, and cookies. With dozens of flavors to try, your date won’t be lacking in taste. If you’re not feeling like going inside the store or just want yo make a quick stop, you can get your sweet fix at the outdoor cupcake ATM.
Not only does the Sprinkles in Hyde Park make the perfect Instagram opportunity outside their super cute Cupcake ATM, but their cupcakes are actually delicious and not ridiculously expensive. They make all their cupcakes in house and have a rotating list of flavors. This is also a great place to grab a dog-friendly treat for your puppy, so that they can have a little something, while you are having your little something.
1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Anyone who lives in Tampa knows that Bern’s Steak House legendary in the Bay area. But, did you know they have a private dessert room on the top floor? They offer nearly 50 dessert choices and more than 1,000 dessert wines and spirits. Guests are seated in their own personal booth equipped with a six-channel stereo sound system, offerings guests a wide range of music styles including classical, jazz, progressive, contemporary, new age, and even live music played by Bern’s personal pianist. There is a phone built into each booth that guests can pick up to request a song. If you’re looking for an intimate, romantic atmosphere to satisfy your sweet tooth, Bern’s is the perfect destination for you.
4051 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611 or 14320 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Over 40 flavors available? You’d think it isn’t real, but at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, it’s exactly what you get. With so many flavors, Jeremiah’s has been keeping the sweet tooth of many satisfied for over twenty years. At Jeremiah’s, you can get Italian ice, ice cream, or both with the Gelati, a blend of the famous Italian ice of your choosing and delicious ice cream.
When you’re indulging in an avalanche of ice-cream out of a sugar glazed doughnut cone, it’s almost mandatory that you take it easy on the actual ice-cream flavor. Revolution Ice-Cream on the other hand encourages customers to get as creative as possible with their extensive menu of unique flavors. Mix and match scoops on your next sundae so you can experience Butter Beer, Hotcakes, and Eurotrash all in one crunchy waffle bowl. Their specials change by month, and feature staples, like Doh-Nuts & Coffee consisting of coffee ice-cream with pink iced donuts and sprinkles, or Vegan Matcha featuring green tea ice-cream made with coconut milk. Revolution Ice-Cream has something for everyone and is a must-try for all you ice-cream lovers out there.
2105 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 or 625 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
If you’re looking for a treat with a bit of a twist, head over to (swah-rey) after your next date. This local dessert spot offers cheesecakes, pies-in-a-jar,cakes and mini cakes in a variety of flavors. What’s the twist? If you order a mini cake, you can upgrade it to a hookup with a shot of milk, coffee, tea and even beer or wine!
2602 South MaDdill Avenue, Tampa, FL 33629
Connected right to Datz, Dough is the perfect place to head to right after dinner or before if you are trying to mix things up a bit. They have things like homemade ice cream, gourmet cupcakes, and doughnuts. They also do speciality desserts and cakes if you are having an event in the near future.
You may have tasted homemade ice-cream, but have you ever experienced homemade ice-cream served in a warm doughnut cone? Dough is the candy-coated sister to Datz, an eminent urban American gastropub in Tampa. This whimsical bakeshop features an imaginative, creative atmosphere that will bring you back to your childhood in a single bite. Their donut collection ranges from Créme Brûlée and Maple Bacon, to Hot Cocoa and Kool Aid. From milkshakes and cheesecake to macaroons, cupcakes and gourmet waffles, they truly have it all.
1729 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
If you’ve ever had crepes, you already know how good they are. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? La Creperia Cafe, located in Ybor City, has more than 30 options for a beautiful and delicious dessert. With crepes featuring nutella, cinnamon, dulce de leche, strawberries and much more, you and your date will find so many perfect combinations you’ll want to go back.
803 N Tampa St. Tampa, FL 33602
Whether you’re in the mood for a baked good, acai bowl, smoothie, or even a small bite to eat, you’ll want to check out the Farmacy for a 100% plant based menu. Their baked assortments rotate daily, so they have a new selection seven days a week. Their rotating spread falls under six categories of baked goods including sticky buns, muffins, cupcakes, banana breads with a twist, coffee cakes and doughnuts. Stop by on Gluten Free Sunday when the menu features many more gluten free options than normal!
8436 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615
You can never go wrong with a froyo dessert! At Mooberry Frozen Yogurt, you can choose from over a dozen flavors and 55 toppings to make the perfect treat. If you prefer another tasty dessert, you can also go with one of their many smoothies or bubble teas. No matter what, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious, customized treat with your loved one.
170 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
This French bakery has it all! If you’re looking for a place with cake, pastries, ice cream, macarons and much more, The Cassis Bakery has got you covered. Here, you’ll find a blend of American classics with French and European influences for any meal. There’s even a special holiday menu if you want a little extra cheer!
449 Central Ave suite 102, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
When you have the freedom to create your own flavor combination of ice-creams, the possibilities are endless. IceBurg Rolled Ice Cream is located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg’s foodie district, and specializes in Thai rolled ice cream. They like to get down and dirty with their famous Teddy Graham Social, Bacon Lover’s Delight, and Unicorn Cones. In addition to rolled and scooped ice-cream, IceBurg also offers an assorted smoothie and acai bowl menu as a healthy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. But for those of you trying not to think about the scale, their Freak Shakes and Waffle Tacos are just simply a must.
901 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Part of the Ciccio’s Restaurant Group, Daily Eats is a restaurant staple in the Tampa Bay area. They are a modern American diner that specializes in sandwiches, bowls, and all-day breakfast. Their diner experience is made complete with their retro milkshakes. They offer all your favorite original flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, but then put a modern twist with shakes like their Stay Puff’d: vanilla ice cream, toasted marshmallows, and hot fudge. Definitely a must-try!
6870 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Micki’s offers homemade ice-cream that has no high fructose corn syrup or rBGH growth hormones in any of its ice cream bases. They sell locally made, hand-crafted kombuchas, ginger beer, cold brew, and beet kvass. What separates Micki’s from other ice cream shops is their candy corner. Their walls are adorned with shelves full of snacks like, Fill-A-Bag Taffy, Coconut Patties, Gator Gummies, and more!
The hardest part of treating yourselves to doughnuts at a spunky café is settling on one or two flavors out of a hundred to divvy up between the two of you. This is why the Mini Doughnut Factory makes every doughnut lover’s experience a smooth sail. They have over 15 specialty doughnuts including Espresso Chip, Camp Fire, and French Toast, just to name a few. But if these options aren’t enough to tickle your fancy, create your own custom flavor! You get to choose your doughnut base, icing, topping, and drizzle, but it doesn’t stop there. They offer doughnut shakes, sundaes, coffee, tea and smoothies. Stepping into this doughnut shop means stepping into the judgment-free zone; with doughnuts this mini, who can blame you for trying more than one.
627 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
1600 E 8th Ave Suite E100, Tampa, FL 33605
702 S Village Cir, Tampa, FL 33606
Hyppo’s Gourmet Popsicles are like no other. They offer all-natural pops, all made from the same equation: fresh fruit + fresh herbs and spices + evaporated cane juice + dairy (sometimes). Their menu changes with the seasons, which is how they have created over 450 flavors so far. With flavors like Strawberry Basil and Black Berry Goat Cheese, Hyppo’s Pops offer something for everyone.
689 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg , FL 33701
I scream, you cream, we all scream for ice cream from Urban Creamery! This spot is doing nothing more than creating the very best of everyone’s favorite. You and your date can expect home made ice cream, dessert waffles, milkshakes and sundaes. Share a banana and nutella ice cream waffle next time you’re looking for dessert.
11024 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
538 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
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