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The 15 Best Dessert Shops In Pittsburgh

Updated: June 30, 2022

With the mouthwatering mousses and souffles available at these Pittsburgh Restaurants we always leave room for dessert! We analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the top options for desserts in Pittsburgh. If you’re after paper-thin crepes or a decadent lava cake you will find the desserts dreams are made of at these venues.

Find the perfect Desserts spot

Five Points Artisan Bakeshop

Bakery, $, Squirrel Hill NorthBakery, $Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill North
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Pittsburgh's 4 favorite spots for inexpensive desserts

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2020

    3 top bakeries in Pittsburgh, ranked

    Hoodline, 2020

La Gourmandine Bakery & Pastry Shop

Desserts, $$, Central LawrencevilleDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 3 best spots to score desserts in Pittsburgh

    Hoodline, 2020
  • CBS, 2016

    Best Macaroons In Pittsburgh

    CBS, 2016

Page Dairy Mart

Desserts, $, Southside FlatsDesserts, $Pittsburgh, Southside Flats
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Pittsburgh's 4 favorite spots for inexpensive desserts

    Hoodline, 2019

Big Dog Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, Southside FlatsTea & Coffee, $Pittsburgh, Southside Flats
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Top spots to satisfy Pittsburgh’s sweet tooth on National Dessert Day

    Hoodline, 2019

Waffallonia

Desserts, $, Squirrel Hill SouthDesserts, $Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Pittsburgh's 4 favorite spots for inexpensive desserts

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    3 top spots for waffles in Pittsburgh

    Hoodline, 2019

The Butterwood Bake Consortium

Desserts, $$, Upper LawrencevilleDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Upper Lawrenceville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 3 best spots to score desserts in Pittsburgh

    Hoodline, 2020

Arriviste Coffee Bar

Tea & Coffee, $, ShadysideTea & Coffee, $Pittsburgh, Shadyside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Top spots to satisfy Pittsburgh’s sweet tooth on National Dessert Day

    Hoodline, 2019

Geppetto Cafe

Desserts, $$, Central LawrencevilleDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Central Lawrenceville
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • U-Nation, 2022

    The Best Places to Get Waffles in Pittsburgh

    U-Nation, 2022
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA

    Three Best Rated

Scoops in Bloomfield

Desserts, $, BloomfieldDesserts, $Pittsburgh, Bloomfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Plan your National Ice Cream Day around one of Pittsburgh's top frozen dairy destinations

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Explore the 3 top spots in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Prantl's Bakery

Desserts, $$, ShadysideDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Shadyside
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Pittsburgh's 4 top spots for cheap desserts

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    3 top bakeries in Pittsburgh, ranked

    Hoodline, 2020

The Cakery

Bakery, PittsburghBakeryPittsburgh
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Sam’s in the Strip

Desserts, Strip DistrictDessertsPittsburgh, Strip District
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Happy Day Dessert Factory

Desserts, $$, Allegheny WestDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Allegheny West
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard

Desserts, $, PittsburghDesserts, $Pittsburgh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

The Chocolate Moose

Desserts, $$, Squirrel Hill SouthDesserts, $$Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill South
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cocoa local: Celebrate National Chocolate Day at one of Pittsburgh's most popular chocolate spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Food Shops & Bakeries in Squirrel Hill

    U-Nation, 2021

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Choosing the right spot for Desserts can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 6837 Pittsburgh restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 409 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline, Three Best Rated and U-Nation. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood, Three Best Rated - 3 Best Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA and U-Nation - Food Shops & Bakeries in Squirrel Hill. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Pittsburgh Desserts.

Recurring questions

Eleven, Siempre Algo, and Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar are the highest-rated dessert spots that are good for groups in Pittsburgh.

Eleven, Fig & Ash Wood Fire Kitchen, and Siempre Algo are the highest-rated late-night spots for desserts in Pittsburgh.

Casbah , Secretos De Mis Abuelos, and Cafetano Coffee Roasters are the highest-rated spots for desserts delivery in Pittsburgh.

Eleven, Siempre Algo, and Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar are the highest-rated upscale spots for dessert in Pittsburgh.

Secretos De Mis Abuelos, Poulet Bleu Paris 66 are the highest-rated vegan dessert places in Pittsburgh.

Drink pairing tips for Desserts

  • Champagne with your vanilla bean ice cream

    Not sure what sparkling wine to drink with your vanilla bean ice cream? Try Champagne. The semi-sweet flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • The perfect match for cookie dough ice cream

    When ordering cookie dough ice cream, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Desserts

  • The biggest strawberry ice-cream

    In Cedarburg, The United States, Desserts-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


  • All in a day’s work

    Can you guess the world record for eating the most chocolate spread? It’s no less than 15 ounces and was achieved in 2020 by Andre Ortolf in Augsburg, Germany.

  • All about ice cream

    Do you like ice cream enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that July National Ice Cream Day is National Ice Cream Day.

Parking tips

Getting a good parking spot in Pittsburgh can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Desserts spot.

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