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The 8 Best Dessert Shops Near Santa Clara

Updated: August 7, 2022

Have a sweet tooth? Treat yourself to the tarts, cakes, and mousse desserts at these Santa Clara restaurants. We analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the top options for desserts in Santa Clara. If you’re after paper-thin crepes or a decadent lava cake you will find the desserts dreams are made of at these venues.

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Lula's Chocolates

Desserts, $$, Santa ClaraDesserts, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Sultan Bakery

Bakery, $, San JoseBakery, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Salt & Straw

Desserts, $$, San JoseDesserts, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

San Jose Candy Kitchen

Desserts, $$, San JoseDesserts, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Charlie's Cheesecake Works

Desserts, $$, San JoseDesserts, $$San Jose, Almaden Valley
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Pinkberry - Valley Fair Mall

Desserts, San JoseDessertsSan Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Anton SV Pâtisserie

Desserts, $$$$, San JoseDesserts, $$$$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

CA Bakehouse

Desserts, $, San JoseDesserts, $San Jose, East San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Santa Clara. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Zumper, CultureTrip and Big 7 Travel. Don’t bother looking for Zumper - 10 Must-Try Restaurants In San Jose, CultureTrip - The Best Bay Area Coffee Shops Outside Of San Francisco and Big 7 Travel - The 7 Best Coffee Shops In San Josewe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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.

Frequently asked questions

There are 14 dessert spots in Santa Clara.

Crepes Bistro is the highest-rated vegan dessert place in Santa Clara.

Birks Restaurant, Il Fornaio, and Nick The Greek are the highest-rated upscale spots for dessert in Santa Clara.

Birks Restaurant, Mio Vicino, and Il Fornaio are the highest-rated dessert spots for a pick-up order in Santa Clara.

Crepes Bistro, Birks Restaurant, and Mio Vicino are the highest-rated dessert spots for take-out in Santa Clara.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for cookie dough ice cream

    Experts suggest pairing a cookie dough ice cream with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Rosé with strawberry ice cream

    Not sure what pink wine to drink with your strawberry ice cream? Try Rosé. The off-dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Fun facts

  • For the love of ice cream

    ice cream lovers in The United States indulge in ice cream come July to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

  • The first ever

    The next time you bite into a deliciousneopolitan ice cream remember to thank The United States who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A 3,010 pounds feast

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest strawberry ice-cream. Weighing in at 3,010 pounds there was more than enough strawberry ice-creams to go around!

Parking information

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