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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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The well-loved butterscotch pot de crème from Tilia's pastry chef Zoë Francois makes the list as a great meal-ender.

Grand Cafe

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A commenter writes that Grand Café's affogato - ice cream with espresso - is "a simple but wonderful dessert."

Icehouse

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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.

112 Eatery

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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."

Brasa Premium Rotisserie

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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

Cupcake

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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!"

Salty Tart

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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.

Patisserie 46

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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.

Cafe Latte

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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.

St. Paul Grill

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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."

Tilia

The well-loved butterscotch pot de crème from Tilia's pastry chef Zoë Francois makes the list as a great meal-ender.

Grand Cafe

A commenter writes that Grand Café's affogato - ice cream with espresso - is "a simple but wonderful dessert."

Icehouse

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.

112 Eatery

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."

Brasa Premium Rotisserie

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

Cupcake

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!"

Salty Tart

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.

Patisserie 46

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.

Cafe Latte

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

St. Paul Grill

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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