The Best Desserts & Pastries in Orlando (in 2023)

If you’re in Orlando and have a sweet tooth, you’re in luck! The city is full of a plethora of dessert places that will satisfy even the most insatiable sugar cravings. I’m going to give you the scoop on the best desserts in Orlando (from a local’s perspective!).

A woman holding an ice cream cone on a sunny day with Orlando in the background.

From ice cream cones to chocolate emporiums and pie bake shops, there is no shortage of mouth-watering treats to indulge in.

The good news is there’s no need to go to theme parks to find the best dessert spots. Some of the best places for delicious desserts are off the beaten path, and it’s my goal to uncover them all, from downtown Orlando to the east end market.

Buttermilk Bakery

This delightful bakery has pastries like no other. They have a rotating menu with a wide selection of sweets, and you can’t go wrong with any pastry or muffin. I love the convenience of ordering online and being able to pick up when I’m craving something sweet.

Light on the Sugar

This one-stop shop offers a wide range of sweet treats, but they specialize in Asian-inspired french pastries.

One menu item that stands out, in particular, is their cream puffs. These cream puffs are made with a light and fluffy choux pastry and are filled with a smooth and creamy filling.

🌐 Website: Light on the Sugar
🗺️ Location: 4270 Aloma Ave Ste 112, Winter Park, FL (1 of 3 locations)
⭐ Must-try: Cream Puffs!

Sugar Dough Bake House

Owned by the same owners as Light on the Sugar but with a focus more on pastries. Their croissants are made with traditional French techniques. In addition to its irresistible desserts, Sugar Dough also offers savory pastries.

This is a cashless bakery, so don’t forget your credit card!

🌐 Website: Sugar Dough Bakehouse
🗺️ Location: 3122 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL
⭐ Must-try: A filled Cruffin (part pastry, part donut with a crispy pastry shell)


Does anyone else plan their dinner based on what dessert they’ll eat after? 🙋‍♀️ Tornetores makes their homemade desserts daily, and they are a must-try.

Their scratch-made Italian food is also delicious, but it’s my favorite place to get pie.

🌐 Website: Torentore’s Restaurant
🗺️ Location: 3818 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL
⭐ Must-try: Peanut Butter Pie

Better than Sex

This dessert-only restaurant is a great place for a romantic date night or special occasions. The menu features creatively named desserts such as “Cookie Nookie Pie” and “The Morning After.”

🌐 Website: Better Than Sex
🗺️ Location: 1905 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL
⭐ Must-try: Cookie Nookie Pie (A magical combo of gooey chocolate chip cookie/pie crust/ice cream)

Sister Honey’s

This lovely bake shop features some of my all-time top desserts, including amazing pies topped with fresh fruit. They also have excellent customer service!

🌐 Website: Sister Honeys
🗺️ Location: 247 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806
⭐ Must-try: any of their cheesecakes, pies, or cakes

Valhala Bakery

What sets this bakery apart from others is the fact that their sweets are all entirely vegan! You wouldn’t know it when tasting them, however. It’s the best Orlando desserts location for vegan options with a modern twist.

🌐 Website: Valhalla Bakery
🗺️ Location: 2603 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803
⭐ Must-try: One of their cinnamon rolls


This yummy cafe is the perfect place for a sugar craving in the Orlando area. Menu items include Columbian based baked goods like Guava Cheesecake and Pan de Bonos (a soft bread made from cheese with filling options). You’ve got to try them–your taste buds will thank you!

🌐 Website: Mecatos Bakery and Cafe
🗺️ Location: 20 N Orange Ave Ste 102A, Orlando, FL 32801 (downtown location)
⭐ Must-try: Guava Pan de Bonos

Kelly’s Homemade Icecream

You can’t go to Orlando without trying the best ice cream! With several locations in Orlando, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream is a local favorite for ice cream lovers.

They use all-natural ingredients and have an ever-changing menu of creative flavors, such as Lavender Honey and Butterbeer. I even love their vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone!

🌐 Website: Kelly’s Homemade Icecream
🗺️ Location: 3114 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (one of multiple locations)
⭐ Must-try: Guava Pan de Bonos

In summary, Orlando is a dessert lover’s paradise. These are a delicious sampling of my favorite desserts in Orlando, but did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!

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