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Readers Vote: 10 Favorite Minneapolis Dessert Spots

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Last Friday, we asked readers to name their favorite Minneapolis desserts. No one dessert reigned supreme, but we do seem to love all things butterscotch and also desserts that are spoonable—affogato, pot de crème, budino, pudding, trifle.

Here now are 10 of Minneapolis's Favorite Dessert Spots (with a couple from St. Paul), mapped for your dining pleasure. Is your favorite decadent meal-ender still not featured? The discussion continues in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tilia

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2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
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The well-loved butterscotch pot de crème from Tilia's pastry chef Zoë Francois makes the list as a great meal-ender.

2. Grand Cafe

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3804 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 822-8260
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A commenter writes that Grand Café's affogato - ice cream with espresso - is "a simple but wonderful dessert."

3. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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A commenter nominates Icehouse's cookie jar dessert, an assortment of housemade cookies and sweets. The housemade ice cream - in flavors like tobacco, smoked chocolate, and brown butter - isn't too shabby, either.

4. 112 Eatery

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112 3rd St N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 343-7696
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With "Nancy Silverton's Butterscotch Budino," pastry chef Amy Beehler takes a page from a West Coast baking legend, and it works. Topped with flakes of crunchy pink sea salt, "It's smooth, creamy, a little crunchy, salty and sweet. It's outstanding."

5. Brasa Premium Rotisserie

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600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3030
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You may head to Brasa for its 12-hour slow-roasted pork and yuca fries, but don't skip dessert, especially the butterscotch pudding with whipped cream and shortbread cookie

6. Cupcake

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3338 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 378-4818
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While it's known for its, ahem, cupcakes, don't miss out on the rest of the bakery's offerings. A commenter writes, "French Macaroons at Cupcake! They have a unique variety of flavors and all I've tried are delicious!"

7. Salty Tart

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920 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 874-9206
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Recently nominated for a 2013 James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest, Michelle Gayer never fails to disappoint a sweet tooth. A commenter notes the trifle in particular (caramel, chocolate mousse, and chunks of cake all layered together). The Surly chocolate cupcake is also a beloved standout, as is the eponymous salted caramel chocolate tart.

8. Patisserie 46

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4552 Grand Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-3257
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This Kingfield spot is known for its pastries, but sugar plus butter equals dessert in any form, doesn't it? The French-style patisserie offers croissants, caneles, macarons, and a case full of small, beautiful cakes.

9. Cafe Latte

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850 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-5687
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A commenter nominates the turtle cake at this St. Paul coffee shop, but also adds that really any dessert here is tops.

10. St. Paul Grill

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350 Market St
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7455
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A commenter writes, "The cheesecake at St. Paul Grill is amazing. I don't know what they do, but it's simple and delicious."

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1. Tilia

2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
The well-loved butterscotch pot de crème from Tilia's pastry chef Zoë Francois makes the list as a great meal-ender.
2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Grand Cafe

3804 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
A commenter writes that Grand Café's affogato - ice cream with espresso - is "a simple but wonderful dessert."
3804 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

3. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
A commenter nominates Icehouse's cookie jar dessert, an assortment of housemade cookies and sweets. The housemade ice cream - in flavors like tobacco, smoked chocolate, and brown butter - isn't too shabby, either.
2528 Nicollet Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

4. 112 Eatery

112 3rd St N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
With "Nancy Silverton's Butterscotch Budino," pastry chef Amy Beehler takes a page from a West Coast baking legend, and it works. Topped with flakes of crunchy pink sea salt, "It's smooth, creamy, a little crunchy, salty and sweet. It's outstanding."
112 3rd St N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. Brasa Premium Rotisserie

600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
You may head to Brasa for its 12-hour slow-roasted pork and yuca fries, but don't skip dessert, especially the butterscotch pudding with whipped cream and shortbread cookie
600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

6. Cupcake

3338 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
While it's known for its, ahem, cupcakes, don't miss out on the rest of the bakery's offerings. A commenter writes, "French Macaroons at Cupcake! They have a unique variety of flavors and all I've tried are delicious!"
3338 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

7. Salty Tart

920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Recently nominated for a 2013 James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest, Michelle Gayer never fails to disappoint a sweet tooth. A commenter notes the trifle in particular (caramel, chocolate mousse, and chunks of cake all layered together). The Surly chocolate cupcake is also a beloved standout, as is the eponymous salted caramel chocolate tart.
920 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

8. Patisserie 46

4552 Grand Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
This Kingfield spot is known for its pastries, but sugar plus butter equals dessert in any form, doesn't it? The French-style patisserie offers croissants, caneles, macarons, and a case full of small, beautiful cakes.
4552 Grand Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

9. Cafe Latte

850 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
A commenter nominates the turtle cake at this St. Paul coffee shop, but also adds that really any dessert here is tops.
850 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

10. St. Paul Grill

350 Market St, St. Paul, MN 55102
A commenter writes, "The cheesecake at St. Paul Grill is amazing. I don't know what they do, but it's simple and delicious."
350 Market St
St. Paul, MN 55102

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