The Twin Cities is known for its lakes, its arts and its nosh, but its sweet spots seem to fly under the radar. Not anymore! Here are our six favorite Twin Cities dessert destinations.
Located in picturesque Excelsior, Adele’s is a classic post-dinner hangout. This quaint cafe serves up the creamiest frozen custard on Lake Minnetonka. Sit inside to take in the sweet smells of candy and waffle cones or grab a seat on the large patio to soak up the last days of summer with a cup of the flavor of the day. 800 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior
This newly debuted North Loop destination is the talk of the town. Not only does Edwards boast an impressive array of gourmet desserts, the eatery also has a full bar. Sweets ranging from a simple ice cream cone to the vanilla-bean mousse will get you in the door, and savories like the ham and Gruyère panini will keep you coming back for more. 200 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis
Famous for its Texas Donut (which is literally the size of your head), Hans offers several other often overlooked but totally worthwhile options. Enjoy a quiche or sandwich before choosing from the vast selection of pastries, cupcakes, cookies, bars and more. Hans has two worth-the-drive outposts in the northern suburbs of Anoka and Blaine. Multiple Twin Cities locations
With a great locale in downtown Wayzata, this romantic shop sells truffles and chocolate bites perfect for gifting or enjoying yourself. L’More boasts interesting chocolate from around the world, French macarons and even gourmet drinking chocolate. Sitting in the shop, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Europe, and you might even find yourself losing track of time. 633 Lake St. E.,Wayzata
Offering the ice cream you’ve seen all over social media, this small Northeast Minneapolis shop specializes in soft serve covered in edible glitter. Upon entering, you’ll notice that several walls are perfectly painted to act as a backdrop for your next Instagram post. Top your cone with goodies like Fruity Pebbles, puppy chow, toasted marshmallows, cotton candy, and even popcorn and potato chips. 807 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis
The dream team behind this classic dessert destination has been featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and Holiday Baking Championship— and won both. The full cupcake menu showcases more than 180 specialties, but that’s not all. Nadia Cakes also offers edible cookie dough, cake pops, cookies, bars, ice-cream sandwiches and more. Multiple Twin Cities locations