Sweet treats: Get your dessert on in Ottawa

Have you been neglecting your sweet tooth? Not anymore, if you heed the advice of this list. Ottawa is a great city to get your sweet on. If you're out with some friends for a night on the town or just craving something delectable, it's a good time to indulge in some deliciously decadent desserts. After all, you only live once.

A Thing for Chocolate

1262 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A5

If you think a day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine, take a stroll through A Thing For Chocolate’s bright red front door for a taste of mouth-watering crêpes topped with chocolate, fruit, custard and hazelnuts. Located on Ottawa's historic Wellington Street, this cozy crêperie gives you the chance to revel in brownies, crème brulee, cheesecake and chocolate fondue. You can also pair your dessert with a coffee or a rich hot chocolate made with real Callebaut dark chocolate.

Cacao 70

51-53 William St, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z9

Savour chocolates from around the world, from Ghana to Costa Rica, and everything from milk chocolate to dark chocolate at Cacao 70 in the ByWard Market. If you love natural wood, you'll love the decor and the chocolate concoctions that get served up on wooden slabs. Enjoy ice cream or dessert pizza drizzled with chocolate. If you still can't get enough, order a chocolate smoothie or a hot chocolate to sip with your dessert.

The Cupcake Lounge

324 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6

Located at the ByWard Market, you can indulge in your cupcake fetish at The Cupcake Lounge. Choose from a wide array of flavours, including Key lime, brownie, chocolate chocolate, ice cream, cinnamon bun and more. Gluten-free options are also available. You can watch over the counter as bakers take fresh, gooey cupcakes out of the oven, and cover them with colourful icing.

Oh So Good Cafe

25 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7

You can enjoy delicious desserts in a Berlin-style coffee house at Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House. Cakes are their specialty, with over 35 types available for you to choose from. Their sweets are as delicious as they are beautiful. Try their Boston Cream Cake, which is made of vanilla sponge cake filled with homemade vanilla custard, covered with chocolate fudge and decorated with vanilla rosettes and shavings of dark chocolate. Or their sinful Chocolate Cake, which is also vegan-friendly.

Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana Ltd

200 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7P9

Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana is located in the heart of Little Italy at the corner of Preston and Larch. It’s open seven days a week, so you can order a special cake for any occasion anytime. Have a seat and enjoy a taste of cheesecake, mousse, flan, pies, pastries and more. Whatever you choose, you can enjoy an espresso, cappuccino, liqueurs, wines or imported beer alongside your dessert.

Simply Biscotti

5-107 Colonnade Road, Nepean, ON K2E 7M3

If you love biscotti, you can enjoy delicious twice-baked biscotti at the Simply Biscotti café located in Little Italy, one of Ottawa’s most lively communities. You can also choose from creamy cheesecake, pastries, tarts and pies, all of which are baked fresh every day. Sip a Lavazza coffee with your yummy dessert.

Spin Dessert Café & Bistro

17 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

In this trendy, modern, colourful cafe and bistro in the ByWard Market area, you can enjoy mouth-watering desserts, made with fresh, spin-made ice cream. You’ll be Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (the name of the dessert) with salted caramel ice cream topped with Rolos and roasted almonds, plus hot caramel sauce on the side. Choose one of their signature ice cream desserts or cakes or create your own, then pair it with a hot or cold alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Mmmm.

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