5 Dessert Places in Seattle to Get Your Sugar Fix

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Never one to shy away from sugary, chocolatey, ooey-gooey anything; I have developed quite the sweet tooth through my years.  This is why when I moved to Seattle I made it my mission to find the best dessert places in Seattle for my sugar fix.  And while most people associate Seattle with the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, or even hiking and mountains, when I think of Seattle I instead think of the incredible food.  So when I moved to Seattle my quest to find the best desserts in Seattle ensued.


5 Dessert Places in Seattle to Curb Your Sweet Tooth


1. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

Location:  Ballard, Capitol Hill

Hot Cakes, Seattle

Hot Cakes Seattle is a full-blown molten chocolate cakery shop.  It’s the go-to spot for a late night dessert in Seattle, serving a multitude of different variations on the original chocolate molten cake, Hot Cakes has branched out into other desserts as well.  Now you can get a variety of different cookies, brownies, and boozy milkshakes.  Items are always changing, but one thing remains certain.  The flavor and love poured into each hot cake don’t vary.


2. Bakery Nouveau

Location:  Capitol Hill, West Seattle

Bakery Nouveau, Seattle

Although Bakery Nouveau is not a full-blown dessert bar, you can still find many items that will curb your sugar craving.  Thanks to the flaky chocolate stuff croissants, pristine-looking cheesecakes, and macarons lining the shelves, Bakery Nouveau has made my list of best Seattle sweets in town.  But be prepared to wait for your desserts.  Even in off-hours, it seems that Bakery Nouveau collects quite the mass of people.  But trust me, the wait is worth it.


3. Frankie and Jo’s Ice Cream

Location:  Capitol Hill

Frankie & Jo's, Seattle

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Serving an array of plant-based ice creams, Frankie and Jo’s is not only one of the best vegan ice creameries in Seattle, but one of the best ice cream shops in Seattle.  You would never know by taste, but these sweet and creamy scoops of ice cream are 100% vegan.  While Frankie and Jo’s is working to change the way we think about ice cream, with ice cream made from non-dairy items, I’d say that they’ve succeeded.  Another perk?  They offer total transparency with all ingredients used listed on the menu.


4.  Lady Yum

Location:  Belltown, Kirkland, Pioneer Square, Sea-Tac Airport

Lady Yum

Specializing in macarons and champagne, Lady Yum is perfectly designed for an epic girl’s day out.  While the staple flavors are regular items on the menu, they also have a list of rotating flavors coming and going.  No matter which you choose, these little bites of heaven are melt in your mouth delicious.  Order a set of macarons and champagne, sit back, relax, and enjoy the magical atmosphere that Lady Yum has crafted.


5.  General Porpoise

Location:  Amazon Spheres, Capitol Hill, Laurelhurst, Pioneer Square

General Porpoise, Seattle

Photo credit – Seattle Met

Serving ooey-gooey fried bites of doughy heaven, General Porpoise has dominated the donut game in Seattle.  General Porpoise has crafted unique, one of a kind donuts, stuffed with seasonal fillings, that can’t be missed.  As a bonus, they also serve fresh made roasted coffee.  Coffee and donuts…. is there a better pairing?


Want to Try All of the Best Seattle Desserts?

If you have limited time in Seattle but want to try all of these dessert places in Seattle, why not go on a little “sweets tour”?   It’s possible if you choose to visit the Capitol Hill locations, with all of these dessert restaurants walking distance from one another.


Bakery Nouveau – Hours Mon-Fri, 6 AM-7 PM; Sat, 7 AM-7 PM; Sun, 7 AM-6 PM

137 15th Ave E

Start your tour with pastries atop Capitol Hill.  A 13-minute walk (0.7 mi) down the hill will get you to….


General Porpoise – Hours daily, 7 AM-3 PM

1020 E Union St

From fresh-baked croissants, move on to coffee and cream-filled donuts.  Walk one-minute (95 ft) down E Union St to arrive at….


Frankie & Jo’s – Hours daily, 12 PM-11 PM

1010 E Union St

Cooldown once again with this creamy vegan ice cream.  Now is the time to start burning off the four previous desserts!  Head back up the hill 0.7 mi, a 15-minute walk to get to…


Hot Cakes – Hours Mon-Thurs, 4 PM-11 PM, Fri 4 PM-12 AM, Sat 10 AM-12 AM, Sun 10 AM-11 PM

1650 E Olive Way

Challenge:  eat your third scoop of ice cream for the day.  These chocolate molten cakes come paired with flavored ice cream.  You’ll need it for the long trek ahead of you.  One mile west of Capitol Hill (20-minute walk), takes you to your ending location in Belltown…


Lady Yum (Belltown) – Hours daily, 10 AM-10 PM

2130 6th Ave

Toast with macarons and champagne to completing the Seattle sweets tour!  Now the true challenge… find someone to roll you on home. Best of luck!


If you’re looking for more food and drink recommendations in Seattle check out:

A Foodie’s Guide to Seattle

Drinking in Seattle

Or check out my Instagram page/highlight reel for more Seattle recommendations!  Search #ppinwashington or search “Seattle Eats”, “Seattle Drinks”, “Seattle, WA”, “Washington” in my highlight reel.


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Kylee is a traveling Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) nurse with a love for solo travel, wine, and Taylor Swift. Inspiring nurses to travel both near and far, Kylee began Passports and Preemies in 2017 while volunteering in Skopje, North Macedonia. Passports and Preemies was created as a way to reach nurses and advocate for the prevention of nurse burnout by traveling. Kylee is the original creator of the “8 Day Vacay” – a vacation geared towards nurses who aim to take advantage of the potentially 8 days off between work weeks with no need to use PTO.

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  1. Sandy Nelson
    October 7, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Each blog you write is better than the last ?, this one just makes me happy ♥️

  2. October 7, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Hahahaha you made me laugh with this one. Sitting on the toilet? Sweet tooth. I’ve been dying to go to Seattle for ever! (Always associate it with Pike Place/Fish Throwing) and now I definitely need to visit Lady Yum for some macarons! I would like to have at least 10 of those blue ones from your photo!

    • October 7, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Omgsh you have to! I wish I was still there and I would’ve shown you around! Also, Pike Place fish throwing is iconic. You HAVE to experience it!

  3. Brookie
    October 11, 2018 / 1:48 am

    Macaroons! The purple ones are the best, honey lavender! Ummm

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