There are days when I only want dessert for dinner. It usually happens on the weekend and at that moment I tend to draw a blank of what restaurants have decadent desserts worthy of replacing an entire dinner. I put this list together so I may reference it when I’m faced with the dilemma, “What should I order for dessert?” Feel free to add to this dessert resource with recommendations in the comments.
1. Tres Leches from Lokal in Coconut Grove
Order a Tres Leches from Lokal in Coconut Grove. A flan style cake with three types of milk, fresh berries and bananas, topped with a milk marinade, caramel, fresh whipped cream and a cherry. You can order for delivery via Door Dash or call them for pick up. Lokal is located at 3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133. Visit their website for more information lokalmiami.com
2. Dulce de Leche Mini Empanadas from Caja Caliente in Coral Gables
These mini empanadas are my favorite dessert lately. You can order 5 homemade Dulce de Leche and Queso Crema empanadas or guava and cheese empanadas. They are crispy on the outside and decadent on the inside. They usually arrive warm when I order them via Postmates. You can also pick-up your order at Caja Caliente located at 808 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134. caja-caliente.com
3. Havana Harry’s Dulce de Leche Pavlova in Coral Gables
Havana Harry’s is a great place to get dessert. They offer cakes like the dulce de leche pavlova above; but they also offer a ton of other delicious desserts including monster milkshakes, flans, tres leches, cuatro leches, brownies with ice cream, cookie skillets, bread puddings, and more. You can order delivery via Door Dash or call for pickup. Havana Harry’s is located at 4612 S Le Jeune Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33146. For more information visit havanaharrys.com
4. Key Lime Pie from Kush Wynwood
The Kush Wynwood award winning Key Lime Pie is made from scratch with a graham cracker and pecan crust filled with custard made from fresh squeezed limes and lime zest. Served with a side of fresh whipped cream. They also have guava bread pudding & homemade brownies on their dessert menu. Kush Wynwood is located at 2003 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information visit their website kushwynwood.com.
5. Postre de Chaja from Graziano’s (Coral Gables, Doral, Aventura, Weston & Hialeah)
Graziano’s Postre de Chaja is a meringue cake, with layers of dulce de leche, peaches, walnuts & whipped cream. You can place your order for delivery via most food delivery services including Door Dash, Postmates, and Uber Eats. If you are willing to pickup, you’ll have a ton of other dessert options to choose from. Graziano’s has many locations, but my favorite is located at 2301 Galiano St, Coral Gables, FL 33134. grazianosgroup.com
6. Birthday Cake from Fireman Derek’s BakeShop in Wynwood or Coconut Grove
Celebrate any day with a slice of birthday cake from Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. If you are not in the mood for birthday cake you can choose from the many variety of decadent pies by the slice or grab some cookies. You can order for delivery via Postmates or you can pick up at their Wynwood or Coconut Grove locations.
7. Chocolate Bomb from Tacology in Brickell
Tacology’s Chocolate Bomb brings a little shot of fudge you can pour over the roasted marshmallow top. You can order the chocolate bomb for delivery via Door Dash or Postmates; and you can also call to order for pick-up. Tacology is located at 4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131. tacology.us
8. Mamey Guava Cheesecake from Talavera in Coral Gables
Talavera’s Mamey-Guava Cheesecake is a creamy textured cheesecake with a mamey-guava jelly filling. Order for delivery at stayhomebytalavera.com or call for pick-up. Talavera is located at 2299 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
9. Abuela Maria Ice Cream from Azucar Ice Cream Company in Little Havana
Order your Abuela Maria ice cream made with guava, cream cheese and Maria crackers at Azucar Ice Cream Company. You can order online for home delivery at www.azucaricecream.com. There’s a 4 pint minimum and free delivery. Azucar Ice Cream company is located at 1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33155. azucaricecream.com
10. Italian Tiramisu from Zucca in Coral Gables
Zucca’s Tiramisu has the perfect balance of a creamy dessert, espresso-soaked ladyfingers surrounded by lightly sweetened whipped cream. You can order for delivery via chownow.com or call them for pick up. Zucca is located at 162 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Visit their website for more information zuccamiami.com
11. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Night Owl Cookies
This cookie shop is open until 2am for those late night cravings. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookie has cinnamon infused dough stuffed with white chocolate chips and topped with crunchy Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. You can place your order online via Postmates. Night Owl Cookies has locations inside the FIU campus and at the Design District. nightowlcookieco.com
12. Nutella Brownie from Pasta Box in South Miami
If you like to enjoy a good brownie, Pasta Box delivers their nutella brownie via Door Dash and Postmates. They also have nutella pizza and tiramisu in their delivery dessert menu. Pasta Box, also known as Sunset Yard, is located at 5840 SW 71st St, South Miami, FL 33143.
13. Buttercream Cupcakes in Coral Gables
From red velvet to triple chocolate – you name it, Buttercream Cupcakes probably has it. If you’re craving a cupcake you can order via Door Dash or Postmates or swing by and pick-up your cupcakes. Buttercream cupcakes is located at 1411 Sunset Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33143. buttercreamcupcakes.com
14. Whip’n Dip Ice Cream in Coral Gables
You can order soft serve, scooped ice cream, or cream pies for delivery via Postmates. Whip’n Dip is located at 1407 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33143. whipndipicecream.com
15. Churromania in Little Havana
For those of us who love churros, Churromania is one of the few restaurants that deliver churros. You can order via most food delivery services including Door Dash, Ubereats, Postmates, or GrubHub. They also have 11 locations throughout South Florida if you rather pickup. Churromania Little Havana is located at 1417 SW 8 ST, Miami, FL 33135.
16. Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Harry’s Pizzeria in Coconut Grove
If you like the taste of sea salt and chocolate, this is the perfect cookie for you. Harry’s Pizzeria is located at 2996 McFarlane Rd Miami, FL 33133. harryspizzeria.com
17. Rice Pudding from Tacology in Brickell
Sometimes you just want an arroz con leche just like grandma used to make. You can order the Tacology rice pudding for delivery via Door Dash or Postmates; and you can also call to order for pick-up. Tacology is located at 4th Brickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131. tacology.us
18. Passion Fruit Popsicle from Morelia Paletas in Coral Gables
For those who like sweet and sour, order the Passion Fruit with Condensed Milk popsicle at Paletas Morelia. You can order online via Grubhub or Postmates. You can also stop by and pick-up your paletas to go. Paletas Morelia is located at 76 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. paletasmorelia.com
Where do you go when you’re only craving dessert? Let me know in the comments!