BEST Dessert in Orlando: 19 Places You Won’t Regret Visiting!

If you’ve made it to this article, then chances are you’re not JUST a Florida Hipster… You’re a Florida Hipster with a sweet tooth who’s looking for the best dessert in Orlando!

Whether it’s donuts, cakes, or ice cream that are your guilty pleasure – fear not!  I’ve got ALL dessert categories represented in this Best Dessert in Orlando listicle!

From Disney’s best dessert options to classy date nights with a sweet ending, I’ve done my best to narrow down the Best Dessert in Orange County to options that EVERYONE will love!  

So if you’re ready to take a big bite out of this list, start scrolling now.  Because let’s face it, it might take you a while to choose which of these 19 Orlando dessert spots you need to try first!

Fortuna Bakery in Celebration Florida. Best dessert in Orlando.
Fortuna Bakery in Celebration, Florida

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1. Better Than Sex; A Dessert Restaurant – Orlando

We’re excited to start off our Best Dessert in Orlando list with a fun, speakeasy themed dessert restaurant that has won awards from Orlando Weekly and beyond! 

Better than Sex Restaurant in Orlando Instagram Page
Better than Sex Instagram Page

The intimate, classy setting of Better Than Sex makes it the perfect spot for couples, as it overlooks the Orlando Skyline and Lake Ivan.  

Cozy booths are separated by red velvet curtains and can accommodate no more than four – so intimacy is definitely the name of the game!

And before we move on to the next best dessert in Orlando spot, keep in mind that the signature drink, wine, and beer menu at Better Than Sex is extensive too!  So indulge and enjoy!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Italian Stallion – This Well-Endowed Package oozes an aura that is both Smooth and Strong. Espresso soaked Lady Fingers, Amaretto Kissed Cream Cheese Mousse and a Stroke of Cinnamon.

Florida Hipster Tip: To make sure you get to try these delectable desserts, make a reservation at least 45 days in advance!  Or, order in via UberEats!

2. Insomnia Cookies

Now these tasty cookies aren’t called “Insomnia Cookies” because they keep you up at night, but rather because you can order them to your door all the way until 3am!

Insomnia Cookies in Orlando Florida Instagram Page
Insomnia Cookies Instagram Page

And while the warm chocolate chunk cookie is their speciality, don’t worry – M & M, double chocolate chunk, peanut butter chip, and more can also get delivered to your door!  

But what if you’ve got your tummy rumbling for more than just cookies?  

No worries!  Try a red velvet brownie; cookie-which (a cookie sandwich with your choice of ice cream or icing inside); or ice cream pint!

And finally – don’t forget to enjoy your warm cookies with some chilled milk; which Insomnia Cookies can deliver to you too!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Grab a Lil’ Dipper combo pack!  These are like adult Dunkaroos!  With flavorful cookies on one side, and your choice of delicious dipping icing (i.e. cookie butter or cream cheese icing) on the other!

Florida Hipster Tip: If you’ve got leftover Insomnia Cookies to eat up the next day – definitely warm them up in the microwave. 10 seconds will do the trick!

3. Gideon’s Bakehouse – Disney Springs

Half.  Pound.  Cookies.

Yup, you heard that right!  At Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs, don’t stress about tiny portion sizes. 

Gideon's Bakehouse in Orlando Chocolate Chip Cookies Disney Springs. Best dessert in Orlando.

In fact, you might want to skimp on dinner before so that you have PLENTY of room for these cookie monsters!

Gideon's Bakehouse in Orlando Menu and Cakes in Disney Springs

From classic chocolate chip to pistachio toffee chocolate chunk, Gideon’s makes our Best Dessert in Orange County list for their wide variety of flavorful cookies to choose from!

Gideon's Bakehouse in Orlando Cookies and Cream and Original Chocolate Chip Cookies Disney Springs Peanut Butter Cookies

Not in the mood for cookies?  Gideon’s Bakehouse understands.  Instead, grab a cake slice that boasts three layers of buttercream and is big enough to share!

Gideon's Bakehouse in Orlando Cake in Disney Springs
  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Florida Hipster Tip: Gideon’s prepares cookies on a first come, first serve basis (and limits six per customer).  So if you want your pick of the bunch, be sure to swing by bright and early, or else you might be assigned to the virtual queue!  (Gideon’s officially opens at 10 a.m., but on weekends, guests can start lining up as early as 9 a.m.!)  

4. Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery 

Are you the type of person that likes an assortment of desserts?  If so, then Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is probably the best dessert in Orlando for you!

Smallcakes Cupcake and Ice Cream Shop Kissimmee Interior

As you’ve probably guessed from the name, Smallcakes are just that – tiny cupcakes; which makes trying lots of flavors a pretty easy thing to do!

Smallcakes Cupcake and Ice Cream Shop Kissimmee Assortment of Cupcakes like Red Velvet Oreo Birthday and Wedding. Best dessert in Orlando.

From lemondrop to chocolate cream to pink vanilla and chocoholic, these freshly baked cupcakes will impress any dessert connoisseur!  

Smallcakes Cupcake and Ice Cream Selection in the Shop Kissimmee

Prefer ice cream?  No problem!  Smallcakes makes that fresh daily too!  So indulge all you can today, because they’ve got to make more fresh tomorrow!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: A cupcake smash!  Your favorite cupcake smashed between two scoops of ice cream!

Florida Hipster Tip: Too tired to check out Smallcakes in person?  Order any of their menu items via Postmates or UberEats!

5. Nothing Bundt Cake

Light, fresh, creamy, melt in your mouth cakes – coming up!

Nothing Bundt Cake in Florida Menu

At Nothing Bundt Cakes, it’ll be hard not to ask for seconds, thirds, or even fourths.  

These fresh circular cakes come in a variety of sizing options, all the way from personal sized “bundlets” for about $5 each, to tiered bundt cakes (a 10” cake with a 8” cake on top) for $68.  

Nothing Bundt Cake in Florida Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cake at Christmas

Flavors include vanilla, chocolate chip, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, confetti, carrot, lemon, marble, and pecan praline – with gluten free options available as well!

Nothing Bundt Cake in Florida Red Velvet Cake. Best dessert in Orlando.

So whether you’re looking for the perfect delicious dessert to feed 20 friends, or just you, Nothing Bundt Cake should be at the top of your “must try” Orlando dessert list!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Keep an eye on their limited time flavors!  Which includes Snickerdoodle right now!

Florida Hipster Tip: Want to order a whole bundt cake but can’t eat it in one sitting?  No worries! Nothing Bundt Cakes keep in the refrigerator for 5 days!

6. Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew

Florida Hipster – are you a donuts and cold brew kind of foodie?  If so – say no more!  This Disney Springs favorite is your new go to guilty pleasure!

Now Everglazed is deemed one of our Best Dessert in Orlando spots for more reasons than one.  

Ever Glazed Donuts Disney Springs. Best dessert in Orlando.

Not only are their donuts made fresh and delicious, not only do they have vegan options, but they’re reasonably priced too!

With all donuts being priced at $6 or less – you don’t have to break the bank to indulge in the perfect Instagrammable donut!  

The only problem is, with flavors like Fruity Pebble, Maple Double Bacon, and Brooklyn Blackout – you might have trouble trying just one!

“But what about the cold brew?!”  we hear you coffee-holics wondering!  

Well, just like their donuts, you’ll have your choice of classic flavors, as well as exciting concoctions like the Cinnamon Bun and Reese’s Nitro Cold Brews.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Try a Topper!  Aka: a specialty beverage with a donut on top.

Florida Hipster Tip: Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew specializes in breakfast sandwiches too!  So don’t be afraid to try sweet and savory eats when you’re here!

7. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium – Universal CityWalk

Let’s be clear – just because we’ve got Toothsome Chocolate Emporium on our Best Dessert in Orlando list, doesn’t mean they ONLY serve dessert!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Outside Shot Universal Orlando Resort. Best dessert in Orlando.

Oh no no no!  This top notch themed restaurant has got it ALL!  From immersive steampunk theming, to quirky characters, to delicious savory menu items like truffle fries and forest mushroom flatbreads.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Philly Cheesesteak Spring Rolls Avocado Toast

But then again, let’s be honest, you came here for the best dessert in Orange County, so let’s focus on that!  

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Universal Orlando Cotton Candy

From delicious specialty shakes in a keepsake mug, to delectable ice cream sundaes, no matter what kind of sweet tooth you have, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium can satisfy you!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Milkshake with Cake on Top Universal Orlando Resort. Best dessert in Orlando.

Plus, if you just want to drop by for dessert, you don’t even need a reservation or need to go fully inside the restaurant.  

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Milkshake Options

That’s because the waiting area also serves as a dessert bar for a quick grab and go solution to your confectionary cravings!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The triple chocolate bread pudding!  Because, let’s be honest – is there anything better than TRIPLE chocolate?!

Florida Hipster Tip: Not just Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, but all sit down eateries in Universal (and Disney) property can accommodate ALL dietary needs!  So don’t be afraid to ask!

8. VooDoo Doughnuts – Universal CityWalk

Also located right on Universal CityWalk, this doughnuttery’s claim to fame is deliciously vegan donuts!  

VooDoo Doughnut at Universal Orlando Resort CityWalk Donut Chair and NikkyJ with Miami Vice Donut. Best dessert in Orlando.

And while not ALL their doughnuts are vegan (we’re looking at you Bacon Maple Bar!) they do have a wide, delicious selection if you’re looking for one!

VooDoo Doughnut at Universal Orlando Resort CityWalk

And trust us Florida Hipsters, when we say “wide selection,” we’re not kidding! Voodoo Doughnuts boasts over 50 different doughnut flavors on a regular basis, in addition to offering specialty custom doughnuts for special events.

VooDoo Doughnut at Universal Orlando Resort CityWalk Purple Christmas Tree and Miami Vice Donut. Best dessert in Orlando.

From Lemon Cannolos and Strawberry Go Tarts for those who love fruity desserts, to The Ring of Fire (topped with cayenne pepper and a red chili pepper) and Voodoo Bubble (with bubble gum dust) for more adventurous eaters – everyone will find their favorite at Voodoo Doughnut!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Portland Cream; aka: Voodoo Doughnut’s take on the ever popular Boston Cream doughnut.

Florida Hipster Tip: Want to order a special bulk selection of doughnuts?  Call in advance 24 hours ahead of time to guarantee they have enough of just what you want!

9. Valhalla Bakery

Did someone say “dairy free?”  If so, then Valhalla Bakery is DEFINITELY going to be the top of your Best Dessert in Orlando list!

Valhalla Bakery Instagram Page
Valhalla Bakery Instagram Page

Solely selling vegan and dairy free options, Valhalla Bakery makes sure EVERYONE can enjoy a delicious dessert!  From cupcakes to cookies to pies to cakes to brookies; no matter what you get, it’ll taste fresh and delicious!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: One of their famous bars!  Choose from their s’mores, brookie, or death (peanut butter chocolate) bar!

Florida Hipster Tip: Want to place a custom order?  Visit to do just that!  So all you have to do is pick up your finished sweet treat in store!

10. Sugar Dough Bakehouse

Fresh and flaky is the name of the game at this Best Dessert in Orlando spot! 

 And that’s because their entire menu is Asian inspired, from Japanese Milk Bread to Ube Egg Tarts, and even Bacon, Jalapeno, and Spam Quiches.

Sugar Dough Bakehouse Instagram Page
Sugar Dough Bakehouse Instagram Page

And while of course Sugar Dough Bakehouse offers classic options like croissants and brownies too, you’re really not taking advantage of your time there if you don’t even try one of their awesome specialty items.

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Try their signature cruffin: croissant muffin!  They offer quite a few different flavors, including one with nutella and whipped cream filling! 

Florida Hipster Tip: Try one of their “date night” kits!  Every second Saturday of the month, you can get a full takeout meal box, dessert, and extras like candles and conversation cards for $50 or less!

11. The Glass Knife

“Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Donuts, and Coffee.”  That’s what The Glass Knife serves – and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

The Glass Knife Cakes and Cafe in Winter Park Florida

This classy spot is perfect for a date, chic friend meetup, or solo treat yourself moment!  

Weekend brunch specials include eggs Benedict and ham and cheese croissants, while the weekly morning meal menu boasts strawberry lemon waffles and spinach mushroom quiche.

The Glass Knife Cakes and Cafe Instagram Page
The Glass Knife Cakes and Cafe Instagram Page

And while those are all DELICIOUS, we also know that’s not why you’re here Florida Hipsters – so let’s get you those delectable dessert details.

The Glass Knife Cakes and Cafe in Winter Park Florida Exterior

From the Chocolate Onyx Pastry (a coffee infused pastry topped with salted caramel and encased in dark chocolate) to the Ultimate Cinnamon Roll – fear not – this restaurant has a lot of options for the best dessert in Orlando too!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Creme Brulee Donut!

Florida Hipster Tip: While they are a full service restaurant, if you just want dessert and coffee, The Glass Knife can provide! Just grab a table at the quick service dessert bar in the front and pay at the register.

12. Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – Disney’s Boardwalk

Themed like a 1950s sweet shop, Beaches and Cream is more than just good dessert, it’s an experience!

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney Beach Club Interior

Guests enter Beaches and Cream from Disney’s Boardwalk, surrounded by water, street performers, and the like.  

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney Beach Club Banana Split Ice Cream. Best dessert in Orlando.

And while you can enjoy lunch or dinner here too, selecting from your choice of burgers, sandwiches, or salads, let’s face it!  Beaches and Cream is on this list because they offer the best dessert in Orlando too!

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney Beach Club Interior Orlando Florida

Classic malts, floats, and shakes topped with whipped cream, delectable ice cream sundaes, strawberry shortcakes, and cookie sticks with dipping sauce are just the tip of the iceberg at this classic creamery!  

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: At $35, the famous Kitchen Sink can definitely feed more than 4!  Featuring countless scoops of every flavor of ice cream, topped with peanut butter, hot fudge, brownies, Snickers, and a WHOLE CAN OF WHIPPED CREAM… when you order the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream, everyone knows it! (Mostly because they set off sirens and alarm bells!)

Florida Hipster Tip: Like most Disney Restaurants, reservations are recommended, especially if you want to sit down and enjoy the Kitchen Sink!

13. P is for Pie Bake Shop

This small artisan bakery takes you away from the flashy, larger than life Disney vibe.  Because here, everything is made by hand and the team is family run.

P is for Pie Instagram Page
P is for Pie Instagram Page

The vibe is that of a classy coffee shop, and of course, the artisanal sweets are to die for!

At P is for Pie, pies come in all forms, flavors, shapes, and sizes, like on a pop, in a mason jar, whoopie, mini, or large.  And if you’re not in the mood for pie, cinnamon buns, brownies, cookies and cakes are also on the menu!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Any of the hand pies!

Florida Hipster Tip: Have a special event coming up?  Order their delicious and cute pie pops!  

14. The Salty Donut

Another artisanal eatery – the Salty Donut specializes in high quality, fresh ingredients, and small batches.  So if you see a menu item you want, make sure you get it quick!

The Salty Dog Donut Shop in Orlando Florida

Year round offerings include the Traditional Glazed, Maple Bacon, Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake, Prickly Pear Margarita, Brown Butter and Salt, and Horchata.  

The Salty Dog Donut Shop in Orlando Florida Cinnamon and Brown Butter Twist Apple Butter Spice Toasted Coquito Donuts

And their seasonal donut menu boasts fun choices like Cinnamon Brown Butter Twist and Affogato (ice cream and espresso glaze with cocoa crumble and coffee infused whipped cream).

The Salty Dog Donut Shop in Orlando Florida Affogato Sweet Potato Pie and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Donuts. Best dessert in Orlando.

Basically, if you’re a sweet and savory kinda dessert eater, then this is the best dessert in Orange County for you!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Horchata Donut

Florida Hipster Tip: Try one of their creative coffees, teas, and/or espressos while you’re enjoying your dessert too!

15. Mr. Puffs

Mr. Puffs Dessert Bar is a “foodie experience like no other.”  Originally founded in Quebec, Canada, this dessert has made it all the way to Orlando for a reason!

Mr Puffs Dessert Bar in Orlando Florida Mall Entrance

Think of a puff like a super light and flaky donut hole.  And the best part?  They’re vegan friendly, lactose free, and have zero trans fat, eggs, or lactose.

Mr Puffs Dessert Bar in Orlando Florida Mall Menu with Powder Sugar Donuts. Best dessert in Orlando.

So what makes one puff different from another?  The glaze you put on top.

Mr Puffs Dessert Bar in Orlando Florida Mall Menu Counter

From Choco Loco to Wowbutter and Strawberry Jam, there’s a Mr. Puff’s flavor for everyone out there!  

Mr Puffs Dessert Bar in Orlando Florida Mall Cinnamon and Powder Sugar Donuts. Best dessert in Orlando.

Plus, while you’re at Mr. Puffs, don’t forget to pair your puffs with a twister, milkshake, iced cappuccino, coffee, or ice cream cone!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Mount Olympus!  AKA: Soft serve ice cream with your choice of puffs!

Florida Hipster Tip: Check back at Mr. Puffs during all major holidays to see what exciting dessert offerings they’ve got going on… Like Green Grinch Glazed puffs for Christmas and Puff Bouquets for Valentine’s Day!

16. Amorette’s Patisserie – Disney Springs

Interested in some magical desserts?  Then look no further – because Amorette’s Patisserie is the official bakery of all Disney characters!

Amorette’s Dessert Shop Disney Springs. Best dessert in Orlando.

From mini Mickey Mouse Chiffon Cakes to a customize your own character cake, guests love the delicious interior and cute exteriors of these awesome cakes and pastries!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Amorette’s Rose – a dark chocolate biscuit with raspberry sauce.

Florida Hipster Tip: Need to preorder a custom cake for an event?  Call (407) 934-3500 or stop by the shop at least 72 hours in advance.  That way you can pick the flavor and design of your very own special cake!

17. Dochi 

Dochi’s are the doughnuts you never knew existed, but always needed!

A cross between American donuts and Japanese mochis, these donuts are easy to rip apart and share.  And of course, they have the soft, chewy, airy texture of mochi that everyone knows and loves.

Dochi Donuts Instagram Page
Dochi Donuts Instagram Page

Their classic menu items include Ube Glazed, Taro Pebbles (topped with fruity pebbles), Chocolate M & M, and Cookies and Cream with Cookie Butter!  

But keep your eye on their Instagram, because with special holidays come limited time flavors!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: Guests swoon over the Match Oreo Dochis!!

Florida Hipster Tip: Get Dochi delivered to your door with Grub Hub or Door Dash!

18. Crumbl Cookies

Banana Cream Pie, Ruby Chocolate Chip, Ultimate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Featuring Oreo and Cream Cheese Frosting – these flavors are the reason why Crumbl Cookies is considered the best dessert spots in Orlando!

Crumbl Cookies Orlando Assortment of Cookies. Best dessert in Orlando.

Oops!  And we almost forgot to mention, they’ve got fresh ice cream too!

  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Classic Pink Sugar cookie!  Not only is it super Instagrammable, but it’s also topped with almond flavored frosting.

Florida Hipster Tip: Crumbl Cookies understands that you might have cravings outside of their normal business hours!  For that reason, you can get Crumbl Cookies via delivery, catering pickup, shipping, or curbside pickup.

19. Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop – Disney Springs

Our final recommendation for the best dessert in Orlando is the Ghirardelli store in Disney Springs!  Especially because they’ve got so many great dessert options to beat the Florida heat.

Ghirardelli Entrance Disney Springs Orlando Florida

From all different types of loaded fudge sundaes, to fun chilled drinks like frozen hot chocolate, the berry chill, and frozen white mocha, these Ghirardelli treats will cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth all at once!

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop Disney Springs. Best dessert in Orlando.
  • Price Range: $$
  • Best Menu Item Try: The Warm Brownie Sundae AKA: The Treasure Island

Florida Hipster Tip: You get a free piece of Ghirardelli chocolate just for walking in the front door!

Final Thoughts 

Ok, I already know I didn’t make this choice very easy for you. With 19 different Best Dessert in Orlando spots on the list, I know it might take a longggg time to sample all these sweet treats!

19 Places to get the best dessert in Orlando
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But still, you can definitely let us know in the comments below, which of these Orlando dessert spots are you most excited to try?  

Or, if you’ve already given one of them a try, FOR SURE weigh in below on your experience!

Our sweet tooths will be waiting…

Happy Traveling Florida Hipsters!

About the Author

Gina Arfi Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

Gina is a former Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line Cast Member who enjoys reliving the magic by writing helpful tips and tricks for future guests! 

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