The 13 best dessert stops in Denver

Categories: Best of Denver

shadesofyellow.jpg
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

bang.jpg
Danielle Lirette
13) bang!
3472 West 32nd Avenue
bangdenver.com

Go for the coconut cream pie.

beast_bottle_lori.jpg
Lori Midson
12) Beast + Bottle
719 East 17th Avenue
beastandbottle.com

The chocolate dacquoise is delicious.

bru.jpg
Danielle Lirette
11) BRU handbuilt ales & eats
5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Bruboulder.com

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

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

The cake and shake is worth waiting for.

sugarmill3.jpg
Danielle Lirette
9) Sugarmill
2461 Larimer Street
www.sugarmilldesserts.com

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

ilposto_mark_manger.jpg
Mark Manger
8) Il Posto
2011 East 17th Avenue
ilpostodenver.com

Bombolini, aka mini yeast doughnuts, are the bomb.


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

Location Info

Bang!

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

Potager

1109 Ogden St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Spuntino

2639 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

True Food Kitchen

2800 E. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help
10 comments
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?

TheJeff
TheJeff

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

eefette
eefette

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

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...