The 10 Best Places for Dessert in Kentucky!

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat to top off a great meal or just satisfy a sweet tooth? Kentucky has some of the best places to do just that and below are 10 of the best places for dessert across the Bluegrass State. 

1. Sweet Surrender Dessert Café, Louisville, KY

Indulge yourself at Sweet Surrender Dessert Café in Louisville. True to the name, that’s what your senses will do from the first moment you step inside this little elegant little café. Cakes, pies, cookies, and more can be found here, and they also have kosher, vegan, and gluten-free items that will melt in your mouth. For more than 25 years, Sweet Surrender has been providing delicious treats every day except Sunday and Monday. They’ll happily help with plan weddings, private parties, fundraisers, and other types of events. 

2. Patti’s 1880’s Settlement, Grand Rivers, KY

Since 1976, Patti’s 1880’s Settlement has been offering delicious country food and Southern hospitality to hungry travelers. Originally a seven-bed motel that started selling burgers and ice cream, it’s still very much a family business. Open year-round, Patti’s serves close to 350,000 people annually with appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees. It’s no wonder they’ve been the winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice and Diners’ Choice Awards, and when you see the list of homemade pies, you’ll wonder how anyone could ever choose. 

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3. Dalishas Desserts, Owensboro, KY

Oatmeal cream pie, brownie stuffed cookies, and pumpkin chocolate chip bars. Does that make your mouth water? Then you need to stop by Dalishas Desserts in Owensboro, Kentucky, and get your sweet tooth satisfied. Besides baking up the best in yummy desserts, you can also dine in and enjoy a great lunch with seasonal and regular favorites. Planning a wedding reception or special party? Dalishas does specialty cakes, too.

4. Louisvillicious Cakes and Desserts, Jeffersontown, KY

You’ll enjoy a sweet reality when you stop by Louisvillicous Cakes and Desserts in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Besides the eye-popping cakes and confectionaries that fill their display cases, they make all their own cakes and desserts to your specifications. Cupcake flavors include peanut butter and jelly, tequila sunrise, red velvet, and pumpkins spice to name a few, and they have cake pops, muffins and specialty cakes. Winner of Expertise’s “Best Wedding Cakes in Louisville,” (previous location) they’ve also been featured on “the knot.” 

5. Sweet Lilu’s, Versailles, KY

No matter what size your next special event is, if you’re looking for a specialty cake shop that also does catering, look no farther than Sweet Lilu’s in Versailles, Kentucky. Pastry chef and owner Beth Hensley uses her passion and love of food to create menu items and desserts designed to please. Her cakes, pies, and cobblers are more than just delicious—they’re works of art!

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6. Sweet Shoppe Dessert Café, Hodgenville, KY

The Sweet Shoppe Dessert Café in Hodgenville, Kentucky, is on a mission. That mission is to make the best fudge in the world, and according to many satisfied customers, they’re right on track to accomplish that goal. Besides having a store front, they’re also frequent vendors at many of the fairs and festivals around Kentucky and surrounding states. They just celebrated their anniversary by bringing delicious fudge, cupcakes, ice cream, cookies, and caramel apples to the hungry public. 

7. Missy’s Pies, Lexington, KY

So many pies, so little time. That’s what you’ll think when you visit Missy’s Pies in Lexington, Kentucky. More than just a carryout bakery, hungry diners can enjoy many non-pie menu items like the chicken salad and homemade salad dressings Missy’s has become known for. But by the slice or by the whole pie, people say they enjoy coming in and enjoying a piece of one of Missy’s delicious pies and a cup of coffee. And if you have a favorite that you’d like Missy’s to bake for you, just mention it and they’ll do their best to accommodate you. 

8. The Whistle Stop, Glendale, KY

This family-owned restaurant has been taking orders and making good country comfort food for over 30 years. Voted “Best Desserts in Kentucky” and “Best Non-Franchise Restaurant in Kentucky,” they’ve also been featured in Southern Living Magazine several times. Your sweet tooth will get filled by any of the tasty desserts sold here the meringue pies, cobblers, cakes, and shakes. Everything at The Whistle Stop is hand-crafted and made with love and you can taste the difference.

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9. White Squirrel Brewery, Bowling Green, KY

With a name like White Squirrel Brewery, you’d expect them to have a menu that people would go nuts for. More than just a place to find pub grub, you’ll discover a world of gastro-fantastic delights like dry-rubbed smoked wings with blueberry gorgonzola dipping sauce as an appetizer and black bean and sweet corn burger with roasted poblano pepper, jalapeno mayo, lettuce, tomato, and pepper jack cheese on an English muffin. But it’s the stout beer float and fudge brownie that brings people back. Add ice cream and you’re hooked. 

10. York Street Café, Newport, KY

Don’t let the outside of this little eclectic little place fool you. It’s four floors of awesome starting with the first floor where the café is, the second floor that’s home to a relaxing lounge, an art gallery on the third floor, and a private studio on the fourth floor. Offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu choices, they also have a pastry chef who makes fresh delicious desserts in house. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. What else could you want?

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