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    Best Desserts in London, Ontario

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    • Author Dine in 519
    • Date August 23, 2023
    • Category Food & Drink
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      #ExploreLdnOnt, Food & Drink, Things To Do
  • There’s always room for dessert ... right? With so many great spots in London, we wanted to highlight the sweeter side of things. 

    From chocolates to cakes and everything in between - check out our top 10 favourite spots for dessert in London, Ontario.



    A female holding a fork about to eat a cruffin pastry from Black Walnut Bakery Cafe located in London, Ontario, Canada
    Black Walnut Bakery Café • London, Ontario

    Black Walnut Bakery Café may have some of the city’s best coffee, but their baked goods are also phenomenal. They start baking in the early hours, using high quality ingredients and crafting each baked good from scratch. Some of their highlighted menu items are butter tarts, scones and cruffins that will knock your socks off. They’re constantly adding new and innovative features to keep you on your toes. Did we mention that they also have some of the best coffee in the city?



    a wooden box filled with 10 freshly baked butter tarts
    Arva Millhouse Bakery • London, Ontario

    Located on site at the historic Arva Flour Mill, all of the food at Arva Millhouse Bakery is made with some of the country’s best flour which is milled next door. For those that don’t know, the Arva Flour Mill is North America’s oldest operating flour mill. Everything is local and baked fresh daily. If you’re struggling to decide what to try first, their banana bread and butter tarts are hands down some of the best we’ve ever had. 


    Fettuccine crepe covered in chocolate drizzle with cookies, strawberries and ice cream
    Shraims Sweets • London, Ontario

    Shraims Sweets was established in 2019 by two young brothers, Ibrahim and Mohammad, with big dreams. What started in a small corner of Shelby’s Horton location, has grown into an independent location at Oxford and Wonderland. Their innovative creations have solidified them as one of the best places for sweets in London. Shraims stakes claim on being the creators of the ‘Sushi Crepe’ which is just as good as it sounds. Their menu also features everything from mojitos to cheesecakes leaving no shortage of goodies to try.


    two waffles covered in ice cream, belgian cookie butter and biscuit toppings pictured with a milkshake
    Soonies • London, Ontario

    Soonies was inspired by a trip that the owner took to Dubai in 2016. Every day was filled with new foods and flavours that he hadn’t experienced previously. When he returned home, he was dead set on bringing a similar dining experience to London. Soonies sells waffles, milkshakes and cheesecakes topped with the unique taste of Belgian cookie butter and biscuits. Although simple, everything they serve is decadent and delicious. 


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    Reese's Peanut Butter cookie on a white marble tray with two other cookies behind it
    The Cookie Place • London, Ontario

    Everyone loves a good cookie, but you've NEVER had a cookie like this before! The Cookie Place Co. specializes in over-the-top gourmet creations that will have your eyes wide and stomach rumbling. They pride themselves on using fresh ingredients to make unique cookie creations with a variety of fillings and toppings. Don't forget their cookie cakes, which are an amazing way to celebrate any occasion.


    A table top view of various types of chocolates, ranging from chocolate covered pretzels to chocolate chips, from Forrats Chocolate located in London, Ontario, Canada
    Forrats Chocolate • London, Ontario

    The Forrat family settled in London with the goal of bringing affordable luxury treats to the community. Forrat's Chocolate specializes in quality European handcrafted truffles and fine chocolates. They also have their signature ‘Chocolate Lounge’ which further embraces the European lifestyle and allows you enjoy their chocolate as an event with family and friends. Forrat’s chocolates are made fresh on site using natural ingredients like milk, butter and cocoa beans. Forrat's in-house chocolate studio allows you to try your hand at making chocolate.



    three donuts with white icing displayed on a wooden board
    Boxcar Donuts • London, Ontario

    Boxcar Donuts have quickly become a staple in London, and with good reason. They use fresh fruits, all natural colourings and melt-in-your-mouth yeast dough. Their flavour combinations are ever-changing, delicious and look stunning! A place where you can satisfy your sweet cravings. You can visit them at their Masonville Shop now with two future shops opening soon in Ivey Park and West 5. 


    raspberry sorbet and chocolate dessert at Vaka Chocolate
    Buttercreme • London, Ontario

    On a quest to reimagine ice cream, cookies and desserts, Buttercreme is a must try. Hand crafted in small batches from local, whole and adored ingredients, their gluten free, dairy free and plant-based ice cream is for everyone. And when you love desserts as much as they do, their cookies are all you can dream of! In trying to develop a pancake recipe, they stumbled upon a deliciously chewy and soft cookie that's gluten free. Both dairy and plant-based cookie options available as well!



    A table top with three colourful donuts on individual plates and two cups of coffee from Happiness a cafe in London, Ontario
    Happiness Café • London, Ontario

    This small family-owned business, Happiness Café, has definitely lived up to its name. What started as an at home hobby in the Ukraine has turned into a fruitful business for owners Olha and Anatolii. Their offerings are simple in the best way: refined, beautiful and made from scratch with real ingredients. Located in downtown London, Happiness also offers specialty cakes, savoury options and so much more. They recently introduced picnic boxes which we’re super excited about and there are plenty of dairy-free and gluten free options to enjoy as well. 



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    Chocolate lava cake covered in melted chocolate with 3 chocolate dipped strawberries beside it
    Mustangs Dessert • London, Ontario

    With a passion for life and a love for all things sweet and delicious, Mustangs Dessert creates beautiful desserts to give their customers a delightful experience and take them on an adventure of life’s sweetest moments. Featuring cakes, waffles, crepes, ice creams, milkshakes and other sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, they use only the freshest fruits and premium Belgian chocolate to ensure that every bite is an experience of quality and flavor. Check them out at one of their two locations in London (including their new one inside Covent Garden Market).

    With so many incredible options locally, it’s hard not to embrace your sweet tooth. Get out and #ExploreLdnOnt and be sure to tag @tourismlondon along the way for a chance to be featured on our website and socials.

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