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.

Prince Edward County

1. Butter Dream Cakes

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!

2. Slickers County Ice Cream

Slickers County Ice Cream is handmade daily in small batches, featuring fresh and local ingredients. Dropping by on those hot summer days is easy, with two locations in Prince Edward County.

Bay of Quinte

3. Sugar Mamas

After taking over for Glazed and Confused last September, Sugar Mamas offers delicious goodies including gluten free and vegan options. We recommend trying their peanut butter stuffed donut (with Reeses Pieces for topping) or one of their melt-in-your-mouth gluten free cupcakes!

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!

Kingston

5. Pan Chancho

This European Style bakery is located just a block away from Kingston’s historic city hall and city square. Drop in to take a tour of their open-style kitchen, and then make your selection of a variety of breads, pastries, desserts and cured meats!

6. Crave Coffee House & Bakery

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.

7. Bread and Butter Bakery

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! 

8. Geneva Crepe Cafe and Bistro

Geneva Crepe Cafe and Bistro is a European-style Bistro specializing in French crepes (savory & sweet), Belgian waffles, amazing choices of espresso and specialty coffees as well as hot chocolates made with real Belgium dark chocolate.

Brockville

9. O’Mally Kourt Fudgery

If you have an above-average sweet tooth then this is definitely for you. Located in downtown Brockville is the O’Mally Kourt Fudgery where they make homemade fudge, ice cream, and candy! There’s also coffee and other treats to try while you’re there.

10. Cosies Tea Shop 

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.

11. Boboli’s 

Locals rave about the delicious menu options you can find at Boboli’s in Brockville. With a homemade vibe and lovely staff, you can be sure to warm up your belly with freshly made soups and breads, and then finish it off in style with their wide variety of pie and cheesecake selection.  

1000 Islands Gananoque

12. Rapid Valley Restaurant 

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.

13. Orchèl Bakery and Boutique

Homemade ice cream…need we say more? Located in beautiful Mallorytown, Orchèl Bakery and Boutique provides a warm and quirky atmosphere, while delivering on incredibly delicious baked goods including some of the best cheesecake in SEO!

14. Panaché Bakery & Café

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.

Frontenac County

15. Mrs. Garrett’s Bake Shop 

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.

Rideau Canal

17. Geronimo Coffee House

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.

18. Crusty Baker

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.

19. Grahame’s Bakery 

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.

20. Brewed Awakenings

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.

21. Ridgway Confections 

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!

Cornwall and SDG Counties

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.

23. Cakes & More

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!

Lennox and Addington

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!

25. Ellena’s Cafe

Want that authentic cozy cafe experience? Ellena’s Cafe is a wonderful cafe with a friendly atmosphere and the best cupcakes. You can visit them in Napanee for daily lunch specials along with hearty soups, fresh sandwiches, delicious desserts, coffee and tea.