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The 8 Best Dessert Shops Near San Mateo

Updated: August 7, 2022

With the mouthwatering mousses and souffles available at these San Mateo Restaurants we always leave room for dessert! We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews for the best desserts in San Mateo. Say yes to dessert and sample the mouthwatering cheesecakes and ice cream Sundaes at these phenomenal spots!

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Uncle Tetsu

Desserts, $$, San MateoDesserts, $$San Mateo, Northeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Tin Pot Creamery

Desserts, $$, San MateoDesserts, $$San Mateo, Bay Meadows
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Lily's Creperie

Desserts, $, San MateoDesserts, $San Mateo, Baywood Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Andersen Bakery

Bakery, $, San MateoBakery, $San Mateo, Northeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Dessert Republic

Desserts, $, San MateoDesserts, $San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Gigi's Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $, BurlingameTea & Coffee, $Burlingame
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Salt & Straw

Desserts, $$, BurlingameDesserts, $$Burlingame
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5


Desserts, $$, San CarlosDesserts, $$San Carlos
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 28808 San Mateo restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Mateo restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in . As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Pausa Bar & Cookery, All Spice, and Central Park Bistro are the highest-rated dessert spots for take-out in San Mateo.

There are 26 dessert spots in San Mateo.

Wakuriya, Sushi Yoshizumi, and Pausa Bar & Cookery have outdoor seating and dessert in San Mateo.

Pausa Bar & Cookery, Central Park Bistro, and La Lanterna Ristorante are the highest-rated dessert spots that are good for groups in San Mateo.

Village Hummus is the highest-rated vegan dessert place in San Mateo.

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