Sweet spots: Must-try dessert menus in Halifax

Craving a sweet treat? Your search for the must-try dessert spots in Halifax is over. Discover the best desserts Halifax has to offer with this guide to the city’s sweet spots. From hidden café treasures to unexpected farmers’ market treats, bakery delights and dessert-bar indulgences, this guide has something to satisfy every sweet tooth.

Sweet Jane's Gifts & Confectionery

1
1300 Queen St, Halifax, NS B3J 2H5

Sweet Jane’s isn’t just a candy shop; it’s also a great place to find fun, unique desserts. Here you’ll be happy to discover the most amazing baked treats including delicious cupcakes, handcrafted chocolates, chocolate-dipped pretzels topped with M&M's and more! The place has a cool vibe, with retro decor that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an old-time American candy store.

Humani-T Café

2
5755 Young St, Halifax, NS B3K 1Z9

The Humani-T café is a local hub for artists, writers, students and friends meeting up for coffee and dessert. It has a fun, hippy vibe with a friendly atmosphere. There’s a piano on the second level, and the café regularly displays work by local artists. Relax in big comfy chairs and couches, and enjoy delicious gelato, sorbet, ice cream cakes, fresh baked pastries and house-made desserts.

Pete's Frootique & Fine Foods

3
1515 Dresdon Row, Halifax, NS B3J 1G5

Located in the middle of Pete’s Frootique, an upscale grocery store, Pete’s Decadence offers a selection of the best confections from Nova Scotia’s bakeries and patisseries all in one place. This dedicated dessert counter is attended by knowledgeable staff. You can find an assortment of sweet treats, from scrumptious cakes to melt-in-your-mouth eclairs, amazing fudge, chocolate-covered potato chips, and more.

The Wooden Monkey

4
1707 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6

The Wooden Monkey offers amazing desserts using local, sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible. The decor is rustic and inviting, with an entertaining yet tasteful monkey theme. Desserts (including the ice cream) are light, fresh and made from scratch. Try the blueberry crisp, Nova Scotia apple pie or cookies and cream as a stand-alone treat or at the end of your meal.

The Middle Spoon

5
1559 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z7

A dessert bar, The Middle Spoon features desserts, desserts and more desserts to choose from! This polished, contemporary dessert bar is a great social spot to meet up with family and friends over drinks and treats. The Middle Spoon offers desserts of all sorts including pies, pastries, cakes, cookies and ice cream to suit your sweet preference.

Cows Halifax

6
1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S9

Cow’s is famous for its decadent, premium ice cream, cow themed decor, and pop-culture-parody, cow-themed T-shirts. At Cow’s, you can watch the staff make waffle cones behind the counter while waiting in line or take pictures with the life-sized cow statue outside of the store. Try one of more than 32 flavours of ice cream with fun names like Wowie Cowie and Moo Crunch in a waffle cone, or as a milk shake or sundae.

Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet

7
1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8

Everything at the Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet is, as advertised, gluten-free, but their must-try desserts will satisfy, regardless of your dietary preferences. Made with high-quality ingredients, these treats include cakes, pies, cookies, muffins and more. The Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet operates a kiosk in the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, and you can find its goods at various eateries including Pete’s Frootique and Humani-T café.

Le French Fix Pâtisserie

8
5233 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 1L8

Le French Fix Patisserie offers a tiny taste of Paris, serving amazing coffee, French pastries and desserts. Seating is limited in this intimate café, but you can also take your macaroons, croissants, cakes and more to go. The patisserie’s custom desserts and cakes are perfect for special occasions. Fun fact: Le French Fix Patisserie offers regular cooking classes, so you can learn how to make your favourite French desserts yourself.

Sweet Hereafter Cheese Cakery

9
6148 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A3

The Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery offers cheesecake in a variety of flavours, including maple pumpkin, peanut butter strawberry swirl, s’mores and more. It even offers gluten-free and vegan cheesecakes. The decor is an interesting mix of contemporary and retro, with a comfy, relaxed feel. With so many cheesecake options to choose from, the hardest part of going to the Sweet Hereafter will be deciding on just one.

It can be tough to find delicious, gluten-free meals when dining out, but you’re in luck, because Halifax is a hotspot for gluten-free dining, with many outstanding restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for the best gluten-free pub food or fine-dining experiences, Halifax has you covered.
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