Beyond Orlando’s famous theme parks and attractions awaits a decadent world of delectable desserts guaranteed to satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth. From charming cafes with tasty treats to nationally acclaimed bakeries with exceptional eats, dining in Orlando offers an endless variety of divine dessert options — as some of our top Instagram followers have discovered to their eternal delight.
Check out their best images below and get your taste buds ready to find out why Orlando’s desserts put the “good” in goodies during your next visit!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions and other businesses for their current status.
Whether you’re having the time of your life at Orlando’s open-air theme parks, exploring the wonders of International Drive (aka I-Drive), or doing just about anything else in our tourism districts, you’re never far from devastatingly delicious desserts that are guaranteed to blow your mind!
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™
You’ll find this must-visit for chocolate-lovers at Universal CityWalk, the open-air dining and entertainment district at Universal Orlando Resort. We mean, come on, just look at that milkshake! And did we mention they have a robot?
Learn more: Universal CityWalk
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
No choco-holic’s visit to Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort is complete without a stop at this shop, which pairs drool-worthy ice cream treats with premium chocolate gifts. Our favorite is the Ocean Beach Sea Salt Caramel Sundae, but there are no wrong decisions here.
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Between unique creations like Voodoo Doll, Tangfastic Cake and Grape Ape, plus gourmet takes on time-honored classics and even vegan options, there’s a flavor for every donut-lover at this Insta-famous Universal CityWalk shop!
Everything is out of this world at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs, including their jaw-dropping Super Nova Shakes. Choose from the Strawberry Big Bang, Cosmic Cotton Candy or Chocolate Comet … or get all three for triple the brain-freeze!
Located at ICON Park® on I-Drive, Sugar Factory strives to make every meal a sweet success with signature treats like celebrity-endorsed Couture Pops, candy-infused cocktails, and the one-and-only King Kong Sundae. Be sure to stock up in the sweet shop before and/or after you eat!
Learn more: ICON Park
Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew
One of the newest additions at Disney Springs is also one of the tastiest — especially for anyone seeking a fix of sugary gourmet flavors to kickstart their day, including year-round classics and seasonal rotators. You never know what will be hot and fresh when you visit!
Don’t skip these sweet selections in downtown Orlando and Winter Park, just north of our main tourism districts!
Learn more: Orlando Dining & Entertainment Districts
Owner Steve Lewis claims his recipes came from the 1898 diary of a boy named Gideon. Whether that’s true or not, you can experience the tasty results at their original shop at East End Market in Audubon Park near downtown Orlando — or their brand-new location at Disney Springs!
The Glass Knife
Serving breakfast and lunch in addition to desserts, The Glass Knife in Winter Park is headed by Executive Chef Stuart Whitfield. Hardcore Disney fans might recognize that name as belonging to the maestro who previously sweetened up menus at Victoria and Albert’s, Be Our Guest Restaurant and other Walt Disney World Resort favorites.
Learn more: Winter Park
Better Than Sex
Sweets are the only thing on the menu at this restaurant, which is near Lake Formosa in downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village district. The menu and ambience (not to mention the risque name) make it a popular date-night destination for locals.
Learn more: Ivanhoe Village
Vegans, rejoice! Valhalla Bakery is best known for their amazing dessert creations made completely egg- and dairy-free. Stop by for guilt-free indulgences, including decorated cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and donuts, the next time you’re in Orlando’s Milk District near downtown.
Use our interactive map to track down all of the decadently divine desserts featured in this blog. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images!)
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