A List That’s Short & Sweet!
There’s nothing like a sweet treat to make your day special. Whether it be a celebration, a cheat day, or even just for fun, we all have a sweet tooth that sometimes (all the time) needs satisfying.
Whether it’s chocolate, doughy, cream-filled or flakey, we have a spot for you! Here’s a list of the best places to find sweet delicacies in South Eastern Ontario.
Whether you are planning for a big event, or just craving something sweet, head over to Butter Dream Cakes for all your sweet needs! Owned and operated in the stunning Prince Edward County, Butter Dream Cakes specializes in designing beautiful custom cakes. Not to worry, if you are just looking for a little snack, they also carry yummy treats such as macarons, scones, cupcakes and more!
4. Wannamaker’s Bakeshop
Get your sweet tooth fix in Quinte West this Summer from Wannamaker’s Bakeshop! Locally owned and operated, Wannamakers specializes in making delightfully succulent cupcakes, brownies, cakes, donuts and pastries for any occasion. You’ll be craving their jam-packed donuts in no time!
Having only opened a few years ago, Crave has quickly become a community favourite because of its comfortable and convenient downtown location, excellent staff and to-die-for cinnamon buns. Next time you have a project, head over to the cozy Crave Coffee House and dig in to some delightful baked treats.
One of Kingston’s best bakeries is found on Bath Road towards Amherstview. Bread and Butter has become a staple in the local community, and has done so well that it even opened up a beautiful brunch spot called Toast & Jam! We recommend trying out their crumbly tarts, which come in three sizes so it can feed just you or an entire party!
Family owned and operated in the historic downtown of Brockville, Cosies is passionate about one thing – food. Owners Alison and Paul have a passion for cooking and baking, with an English twist. Having partnered with their son, Nick, they have fused Canadian and European delights together to offer up some of the best pastries, scones, jam and clotted cream you can find in SEO.
You can’t miss this classic diner in the quaint town of Lansdowne. Located on the main four corners as soon as you enter town, Rapid Valley offers up everything in its one-stop-shop. Sit down for some breakfast, lunch or dinner, fill up on gas, and then grab yourself one of their insanely delicious pies for the road.
For our lovers of delicious, healthy treats. At Panaché Bakery & Café, you can expect outstanding service and an even greater product. They offer real food with no added preservatives or additives. Everything is made on the premises so they can answer all questions regarding ingredients.
Mrs. Garrett has been baking sweet treats from scratch for more than 30 years, and you can find her famous butter tarts in many retail shops in Frontenac and Kingston (they make about 300 dozen each week). In 2019, Mrs. Garrett’s daughter Dawn took over the bakery and the crew has been cranking up the creativity ever since.
16. Lavallee’s Cookery
The Lavallee’s team is always baking up new things in the kitchen! Cupcakes, butter tarts, turnover, eclairs, coconut cream pie, nanaimo bars… you name it, they’ve made it. Visit with an open mind because you never know what delicious treats you’ll find waiting for you.
If you are a cookie monster, then look no further than Geronimo Coffee House for the best cookie in North Grenville. It’s true, they won the title because of that extra chocolate chip gooey goodness in every single bite. With a quaint atmosphere and tons of other menu options, you can enjoy an entire meal, with the perfect cookie for dessert.
If you can’t make it to North Grenville on your next weekend road trip, stop off at one of the many farmers markets in South Eastern Ontario to find a special treat from the Crusty Baker. Creating delightful goodies including mini cinnamon buns, almond croissants or a moist and delicious chocolate ganache cake, your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed.
Now in its third generation of owners, Rick and Debbie take pride in their heritage brick, wood-burning oven, used to create local favourites including their award-winning butter tarts, apple-packed fritters and varieties of breads and scones. Head over to Kemptville to try out one of their delicious dessert options on your next morning road trip.
Kemptville locals rave about this stellar cafe and bake shop, with reviews saying their coffee is even better than Starbucks! You can stop by to enjoy lunch, choosing from their array of soups and sandwiches, but the best kept secret you can find at Brewed Awakenings are their nanaimo bars! They make the Canadian delicacy one you won’t forget, and will return to have again and again.
We all know the best way to someone’s heart – chocolate. Head over to Seeley’s Bay (30 minutes from Kingston), to Ridgway Confections to check out their adorable and mouth watering chocolates. Locally sourced whenever possible, Ridgway offers up a great selection of chocolate goodies including brittles, bars, barks and more!
22. Fairy Sweet
If you are a major sweetie – you are going to want to try out Fairy Sweets in Cornwall as soon as possible! Having won not one, but two world records – for the world’s largest Ferrero Rocher and the largest man made Cadbury Cream Egg, you know they have a talent for making sweet treats extra awesome.
Whether you are looking for a beautifully decorated cake for a special event, or just want to nibble on a tasty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth – you can find it all at Cakes & More in Cornwall. Customers rave about the quality and beauty of their custom cakes, perfect for every occasion, and don’t forget to stop in for some special goodies including cupcakes, cannolis and more!
24. Dundas Bakery
For over 72 years Dundas Street Bakery has been creating delicious creations from scratch for the lovely community of Napanee. Specializing in donuts, breads, cupcakes and gluten friendly options, there is something for everyone, even those who have special dietary needs! Try out their ‘snow schmo’ donut, bursting with jelly and generously covered in powdered sugar – yum!