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 some of the best baked desserts in Tucson.
5 Points Market & Restaurant
756 S. Stone Ave.
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.
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.
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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.
Dedicated – A Gluten Free Bakery and Coffee Shop
4500 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 41
This east side gluten-free bakery offers a wide variety of pastries such as mini-cheesecake, bear claws, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and more. Seasonal pastries are also available.
Call ahead for special orders at (520) 209-2872.
For more information, visit dedicatedgf.com.
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro
5845 N. Oracle Rd.
This northwest gluten-free bakery also offers a wide variety of pastries including muffins, lemon pound cake, pumpkin bread, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and more.
Call ahead for special orders at (520) 408-9000.
For more information, visit gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com.
HeeMee Coffee + Bakery
20 E. Congress St. Ste. 110
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.
234 E. 22nd St.
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??S’MORES ?? A few weeks ago we retired our old s’mores dessert because, quite simply, we knew we could do better. It was the one thing we were never quite happy with. Sure, it was tasty (I mean… c’mon, toasted homemade marshmallows!), but there was still something missing. It was straight forward and just a little too basic. So we scrapped it and went back to the drawing board. WELL FRIENDS, TODAY IS THE DAY. Presenting the new and improved S’mores: graham cracker cake enrobed in chocolate, toasted vanilla bean marshmallow, caramelized meringue bits, chocolate syrup drizzle, and graham crumbles. So many textures! So’Much’mORE! ???
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.
Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 123
Hidden away in the Tucson Mall, Snack Monster offers a wide variety of sweets ranging from elaborate cakes and Rice Krispies Treats to candied apples and chocolate bon bons.
[This article was originally published on October 12, 2018. It was most recently updated on October 7, 2019]