8 Sweet Spots Where You Can Grab the Best Desserts In Pittsburgh

For those of yinz with a sweet tooth, Pittsburgh has no shortage of venues offering delectable treats!

From cakes and cookies to chocolates and pastries, we’ve rounded up our list of favorite desserts to indulge in.

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Treats ‘N Beans

Indulge In Yummy Waffles And Crepes Covered In Sweet Toppings

Treats n beans waffle covered in Nutella and Oreos, with strawberries
This waffle is covered with Nutella, Oreos, and strawberries to start your day off in decadence. Image courtesy of Facebook

Treats ‘N Beans | 412.586.5667

Oakland | 118 Meyran Ave

Mon-Thu: 10AM-11PM| Fri-Sat: 10-12AM

Sun: 10AM-10PM

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Oakland’s Treats n Beans serves up the finest waffle and crepe treats in town. You can dig into waffles and crepes smothered in decadent toppings, and even mini pancakes, paired with coffee drinks or milk shakes. Definitely try to order the Chocolate waffle with nutella!

“I would only see these types of desserts on social media! So happy a dessert place like this has opened here in town. This was our second visit, first time we got lotus fettuccine and today we got the waffle bueno, both taste equally yummy! Can't wait to come back and try other items on the menu!”-Nadi Yelp Review

Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery

Escape to France And Taste A Variety Of Unique Treats

Berry Cakes on display at Jean-Marc Chatellier's Bakery
Fresh Raspberry Cake entices visitors to come back to the authentic French bakery for more fancy sweets. Image courtesy of Facebook

Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery | 412.821.8533

Millvale | 213 North Ave

Tue-Fri: 7AM-5PM

Sat: 7AM-3PM

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Transport yourself to Paris, just by crossing the Allegheny to Millvale. Jean-Marc Chatellier’s french bakery serves fresh top notch pastries and Parisian treats for even the most discerning francophiles. You’ll want to stock up on some of their famous macaroons when you go!

“This is legit French pastry.  Call ahead if you want kouign-amann.  Appreciate the high quality and passion they put into their pastries.  Well worth a visit.  Try it for yourself and decide on your own.”-Jim G. Yelp Review

The Butterwood Bake Consortium

Beautiful Desserts Full Of Rich Flavor

Two tiered cakes topped with real flowers
Whether you need a beautiful delicious cake for a special occasion or a dessert treat after dining out, they have you covered. Image courtesy of @TheButterwoodBakeConsortium

The Butterwood Bake Consortium | 412.781.0218

Lawrenceville | 5222 Butler St

Wed-Fri: 12-11PM

Sat: 10AM-11PM | Sun: 10AM-9PM

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The Butterwood Bake Consortium offers a charming ambiance to enjoy amazing cakes and treats. Always stunning and delicious they always feature gluten free and vegan options for guests with dietary restrictions. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor even in their specialty options.

“I love the atmosphere here! It's so cozy and timeless. The cakes are always new and an inventive blend of flavors. I would definitely recommend coming here to sit down, have a coffee and some cake, and relax.” -Mariah M. Yelp Review

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company

Give In To Gourmet Handmade Sweets

Close up of the top of a cake covers in frosting flowers
Chocolate, cakes, cupcakes and more at Sinful Sweets! Image courtesy of Facebook

Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company | 412.235.7865

Downtown | 539 Liberty Ave

Mon-Wed: 11AM-8PM | Thu-Sat: 11AM-9PM

Sun: 12-5PM

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If you find yourself Downtown searching to treat your sweet tooth, stop at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company. Pick from their assortments of chocolate confections, cakes, cookies and cupcakes. One thing you won’t find at many other sweet shops is their edible cookie dough. No need to feel bad indulging in that guilty pleasure!

“Love love love this place! Everytime I go there is something new and exciting to try, my most recent favorite was the snickerdoodle cookie dough I got around the holidays as a gift for myself. And during the warmer months, the ice cream is so delicious. I can't wait for it to warm up so I have an excuse to visit more frequently!”-Jessica T. Yelp Review

La Gourmandine Bakery And Pastry Shop

Captivate Your Taste Buds At This Authentic French Bakery

Fathers Day Cake from La Gourmandine Bakery
Whether you’re craving authentic meringue or macarons, you’ll satiate your taste buds here. Image courtesy of Facebook

La Gourmandine Bakery And Pastry Shop | 412.682.2210

Lawrenceville| 4605 Butler St

Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-4:30PM

Sat-Sun: 9AM-2:30PM

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Line up early before all the best treats are gone at this Lawrenceville French bakery. Locals line up for the popular “La Gourmandise,” a buttery, flaky dough filled with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate chips, for a rich and delectable treat. No matter what you prefer you won’t be disappointed with anything you buy here.

“La Gourmandine is simply the epitome of French Patisseries in the Pittsburgh area...” -Alexandra A. Yelp Review

The MilkShake Factory

Live Your Best Life And Enjoy Handmade Milkshakes In Pittsburgh

Apply Pie milkshake garnished with cinnamon sticks
Known as the best place for milkshakes in Pittsburgh, The Milkshake Factory hand crafts their gourmet ingredients to ensure a tasty beverage. Image courtesy of Facebook

The MilkShake Factory | 412.904.4845

Oakland | 3612 Forbes Avenue

Sun-Thu: 11AM-10PM | Fri-Sat: 11AM-11PM

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With a rich history beginning as a soda shop to the Milkshake empire they’ve grown to today, The Milkshake Factory serves up classic, old-fashioned milkshakes. They also feature a wide range of chocolate confections at The Chocolate Bar, and delicious ice cream sundaes and floats. In the colder months, try a Hot Chocolate float!

“If god had a favorite dessert place, this would be it. This place is delicious. It makes the best milkshakes and has a wonderful staff. I'm so glad that they opened up in Oakland! Every Pitt student must come to this place and try out the milkshakes. If you're visiting Pitt then come by and enjoy one of the best places in Oakland!” -Marcus. E Yelp Review

Sumi’s Cakery

Visit This Popular Korean Bakery for Unique Treats

Blackberry Cake from Sumi's Cakery
Blackberry Cake is a very unique recipe leaving customers wanting more. Image courtesy of Facebook

Sumi’s Cakery | 412.422.2253

Squirrel Hill | 2119 Murray Ave

Tue-Fri: 11AM-7PM | Sat: 11AM-6PM

Sun: 12-5PM

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If you’re looking for exotic baked goods, you’ve found the right place. Indulge in traditional Korean delicacies served with beautiful presentation. Order a sticky rice and red bean filled donut for a special breakfast treat or the purple sweet potato cake for a delectable dessert.

“Got a cake from here for my friend's birthday. Not only was the cake delicious, it was also beautiful — I loved the printing on the side! The flavor was green tea with red bean filling. It had nice strong matcha flavor and was not overly sweet. I can't wait to try their pastries!” -Anjalie F. Yelp Review

Astroid Cafe

Coffee and Loose Tea Lovers Can Taste Brooklyn Based Coffee In Pittsburgh

Latte Art from Astroid Cafe
Get Brooklyn quality coffee right in Pittsburgh’s Southside. Image courtesy of @AstroidCafe

Astroid Cafe

South Side | 333 East Carson St

Mon-Fri: 8AM-3PM

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Chef Sam Cobbett of Sam’s Bakeshop provides his specialty laminate dough creations for Astroid to enjoy with your quality java. Known as the city’s layered pastry expert, he established himself in some of the city’s most important bakeries and kitchens. You can order from his exclusive array of pastries for just Astroid, including Matcha & Dark Chocolate Muffins and Hazelnut Financiers.

“Beautiful space and great coffee! I recommend trying the Espressive (the shop's signature drink) and the lemonade is fire too.” -Allison C. Yelp Review

No matter the occasion, Pittsburgh offers plenty of delicious treats to satiate any sweet tooth craving. Whether you’re Downtown or in the Southside, there’s a treat around every corner! And remember, all of these treats could be yours and a friends with a GiftYa egift card!

Did we miss your favorite spot for desserts? Let us know down in the comments?


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