Sure, we're known for our seafood, but Victoria also has some of the most delicious desserts in Canada. Who knew we had such a sweet tooth? Whether you're looking for a perfect ending to a perfect meal or just want to treat yourself to a little afternoon delight, here are some of the sweetest dessert spots in the city.
Rich, decadent and delicious cheesecake is a favourite dessert for many. Thankfully there’s no shortage of places in Victoria where you can find a heavenly slice of cheesecake. Indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy a melt-in-your-mouth slice anytime at these local eateries.
Kid-friendly cafes are hidden gems in Victoria, treasured by both parents and kids alike. When your little ones are bored, hungry and fussy and you’re not sure what to do, try taking them to one of these cool cafes you can both enjoy.
While many coffee shops have mastered the art of a good latte or espresso, it can be more difficult to track down a truly memorable hot chocolate. When you're craving that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from downing a sweet and creamy hot chocolate, here's where you can go to find it.
Say the word “milkshake” and it conjures images of drive-in restaurants and poodle skirts, a classic bite of Americana (or Canadiana) right up there with burgers and fries. But you don't need a time machine to indulge in this frosty favourite; there are plenty of places today right here in Victoria. From reliable vanilla to wacky jalapeno with a shot of alcohol, here's a look at who’s shaking things up.
Deliciously sweet and perfectly sized, the cupcake has risen in the bakery ranks to become one of today's most desired desserts. No longer content with simply chocolate or vanilla flavours, cupcakes come in almost limitless varieties these days. Treat yourself, or someone you love, to a perfect portion of decadence with a cupcake from one of these Victoria favourites.
Do you find yourself craving truffles and creams more than once a day? Are you known for popping out during lunch break to grab a chocolate bar? Then you, my friend, may be a chocoholic. Don’t worry, though! Victoria has many shops willing to satisfy your desires, and we’ve compiled them all into this handy list.
Legend has it that doughnuts are the solution to every problem. Maybe not, but they’re certainly a magical invention loved by all. Treat yourself to the best of the best at these local Victoria cafés. Then indulge again, and again.
Victoria has long been known as the “California of Canada” – while the rest of the country is busy trudging through the snow, we’re out here donning flip flops and complaining of the heat. It makes sense, therefore, that we would have plenty of great ice cream shops. These are just a few of the places where Victorians go to grab a cone and beat the heat.
If buttery pastries, dainty cakes and artisan breads make your mouth water and your heart sing, add these bakeries to your must-visit list. They’ve perfected the art and science of baking, and the guilty pleasures that line their shelves are worth the calories. Just follow your nose - there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked goodies.
When you think of British Columbia, you think plentiful fish, fresh vegetables and fine wines. But there’s no shortage of splendid desserts to be had on the beautiful West Coast, especially here in Victoria. Those with a sweet tooth have plenty of options. From pumpkin cheesecake to candy apple cake, get your slice before it’s gone!
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