6 Sweet Spots to Indulge in Desserts Locally

Awaken your sweet tooth with caked and baked options in these casual settings.

While gelato shops and bakeries offer tasty desserts, other restaurants can make a mean pie.

Here’s our list of casual restaurants with the best dessert in Tucson.

5 Points Market & Restaurant

756 S. Stone Ave.

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Looking for an experienced & like minded baker to join our small baking team. Always growing, always winning, our pastry program is one of the most unique & spectacular in Tucson. Working creatively & seasonally, our bakery is free of artificial flavors & colors. We use regionally sourced & organic flours, raw organic sugar & as much local produce as we can get our hands on! We’re looking for dynamic, driven & passionate individual to join our team and help to grow the bakery! Interest & knowledge in pastry, cakes, breads, laminated doughs, cookies & local foods very helpful. We have an amazing & hardworking crew, it’s imperative for applicants to have a strong work ethic & embrace a sense of urgency. Proficiency & speed are of utmost importance- as are attention to detail & a strong aesthetic! Swing by with a resumé or message me here.

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5 Points make gorgeous cakes with more unusual ingredients such as tahini, mesquite, cardamom, and more. Their baked goods are free of artificial flavors and colors. Additionally, they use regionally-sourced organic flours, raw organic sugar, and as much local produce as they can.

For more information, visit 5pointstucson.com.

The B Line

621 N. Fourth Ave.

The B Line’s baked goods are made from scratch with high-quality, natural ingredients and nothing extra. Try not to stare at the rotating pastry display for too long.

Also, check out sister restaurants Time Market and Rincon Market for additional baked goods.

For more information, visit thebline.xyz.

Cafe a la C’Art

150 N. Main Ave.

All the desserts are made in house, including the lovely cakes on display in the pastry case at the entrance. Don’t miss out on pastry chef Lora Quarrella’s signature chocolate bomb.

For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

While brunch is a main attraction at Cup Cafe, don’t miss out on the daily-made desserts. It’s a cake paradise.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

HeeMee Coffee + Bakery

20 E. Congress St. Ste. 110

Strawberry Shortcake at HeeMee Coffee + Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

HeeMee features a variety of pastries with Korean, Japanese, and Korean influences. They’re less sweet than traditional American sweets, so they have an airier, more delicate taste. Additionally, they feature bingsoo, a Korean shaved ice and milk dessert with a variety of sweet toppings.

For more information, visit heemeebakery.com.

Monsoon Chocolate

234 E. 22nd St.
Bon bons at Monsoon Chocolate (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bon bons at Monsoon Chocolate (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chocolate is the obvious choice at Monsoon Chocolate; and it comes in more than bar form. Choose from beautiful bon bons, decadent pot de creme, s’mores, choco tacos, and more. The other pastries are also worth the trip, however.

Keep up with Monsoon Chocolate on Instagram.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.