The 13 best dessert stops in Denver

Categories: Best of Denver

Shades of Yellow at Sugarmill
I've always had a sweet tooth, and was a baker long before I learned to cook -- or drive, for that matter. So you might think that I like every dessert I meet, but the opposite is true. If I had a dollar for every dried-out layer cake, leaden pie crust and gratuitously sweet concoction I've eaten over the years, I'd be rich. But in honor of this week's review of Sugarmill, here's a baker's dozen of great spots for desserts (in alphabetical order by restaurant) were worth saving room for.

See also: Review of Sugarmill, which could become a real sweet spot in Ballpark

Danielle Lirette
13) bang!
3472 West 32nd Avenue

Go for the coconut cream pie.

Lori Midson
12) Beast + Bottle
719 East 17th Avenue

The chocolate dacquoise is delicious.

Danielle Lirette
11) BRU handbuilt ales & eats
5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Try the housemade ice creams and sorbets, perhaps buttermilk tarragon, lemon thyme or ginger pineapple sorbet.

Kelly Koudis
10) D Bar Desserts
494 East 19th Avenue (original location is closed, D Bar will reopen this summer)

The cake and shake is worth waiting for.

Danielle Lirette
9) Sugarmill
2461 Larimer Street

We like the Shades of Yellow, but love Shades of Red.

Mark Manger
8) Il Posto
2011 East 17th Avenue

Bombolini, aka mini yeast doughnuts, are the bomb.

Keep reading for more of metro Denver's best desserts.

Location Info


3472 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Beast + Bottle

719 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

BRU handbuilt ales and eats

5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

D Bar Desserts - CLOSED

1475 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Il Posto

2011 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Old Major

3316 Tejon St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Locale

550 Broadway Blvd, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Plimoth

2335 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


1109 Ogden St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


2639 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

True Food Kitchen

2800 E. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Ashley Gibson
Ashley Gibson

The Peach Bread pudding from Colore on Broadway & Yale should be on this list!

Louis Ruhlin
Louis Ruhlin

Why yes, I must have missed this. I am now going to be in mourning for quite a while. I'm going to have to wear black and eat nothing but chocolate ganache. What is the appropriate mourning period for such loss?

Louis Ruhlin
Louis Ruhlin

Other than Il Posto I'm going to work my way down the list. And where is Baum Cake?


That Lower 48 pic is indeed their food, but it's the brioche grilled cheese with whiskey ice cream, chestnuts, pears, and bacon.


Their website site says Glaze The Baum Cake Shoppe is closed.

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