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The 9 Best Dessert Shops In Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Craving cannoli and root beer floats? These are the Palo Alto Restaurants that make the best desserts in town. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best desserts in Palo Alto. Say yes to dessert and sample the mouthwatering cheesecakes and ice cream Sundaes at these phenomenal spots!

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Gelataio

Desserts, $$, Downtown NorthDesserts, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Salt & Straw

Desserts, $$, University SouthDesserts, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tin Pot Creamery

Desserts, $$, Palo AltoDesserts, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rick's Ice Cream

Desserts, $, GreenmeadowDesserts, $Palo Alto, Greenmeadow
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Carem Gelato Classico

Desserts, $, Downtown NorthDesserts, $Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Scoop Microcreamery

Desserts, $$, Downtown NorthDesserts, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Coupa Café

Tea & Coffee, $$, University SouthTea & Coffee, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Sprinkles Palo Alto

Desserts, $$, Palo AltoDesserts, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Kara's Cupcakes

Desserts, $$, Palo AltoDesserts, $$Palo Alto
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Palo Alto, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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