The 10 Best Places for Desserts in South Carolina!

In South Carolina, we love our desserts. Dessert is the most anticipated part of every meal—the grand finale of sweetness that tops everything off. Whether you’re craving a slice of award-winning cheesecake or want to indulge in a freshly-made tart, check out the 10 best places for desserts in South Carolina.  

1. Nonnah’s, Columbia, SC

Part restaurant, part coffee house, part dessert palace—Nonnah’s has a lot going for it. It’s a great place to grab lunch or dinner, then finish it off with of their award-winning desserts like the flaming cherries jubilee or raspberry cheesecake. Careful though, it will hard to choose just one, so make sure you save room.

2. Sugar Bakeshop, Charleston, SC

Once you finish your dinner, head straight for Sugar Bakeshop to grab your favorite tart, cookie, or other tasty treat. This shop handcrafts their sweets in small batches to ensure the highest quality and flavor. They source local ingredients and remained committed to the community, one confection at a time.

3. Funnel Delicious, Greenville, SC

You don’t have to go to a fair to get the sweet temptations of a funnel cake. Downtown Greenville’s Funnel Delicious is serving up simple staples like hot dogs and nachos alongside this fan favorite doughy goodness. And for those who are counting calories at every meal, you can also grab a coconut water smoothie to make your indulgence a little more guilt free.

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4. Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC

Known for their exquisite coconut cake, you can now have one delivered right to your door. This resplendent downtown restaurant is the epitome of Charleston hospitality and fine dining rolled into one. If you’re dining in, a slice of their ultimate cake is without question.

5. Sweet Spot, Clemson, SC

Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and a full suite of baked sweets, your appetite will want for nothing. Start with a breakfast sandwich or pastry, or one of their many soups and bakery sandwiches for lunch. You can round out your meal with a delectable cookie, cupcake, ice cream, or sticky bun. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.

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6. Toffino’s, Mount Pleasant and Myrtle Beach, SC

This Italian cafe offers some of the best pizza, deli items, and baked goods all under one roof. Their cannolis are a favorite among locals, but they’re equally known for their fresh biscotti, Italian pastries, cookies, and breads.

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7. Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe, Charleston and Columbia, SC

It’s in their name for a reason—they know desserts like no other. All of their baked goods are made in house daily to give you the best in flavor and freshness. They also feature a full-service bar and coffee options.

8. Southern Delights and More, Landrum, SC

This cozy cafe doubles as a favorite lunch and dinner spot and dessert haven. Serving up light fare and comfort food, guests love that they don’t have to venture far to enjoy a sweet reward after their meal. Offering Blue Bell ice cream, cakes, cookies, pies, and brownies, there’s a little something for everyone.

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9. Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream and Sandwich Cafe, Summerville, SC

You should notice how they put the ice cream before the sandwich part in their name. That’s because you’ll be tempted to start with a heaping helping of their tasty ice cream first. They’re serving all the classics, from hot dogs and burgers to chicken tenders and salads, which you can finish with a banana split or other hand-dipped ice cream favorite.

10. Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe, Greenville, SC

Gelato is a rare treat in South Carolina, but even more rare is seeing it paired with a full-service restaurant. You can get a full meal at Luna Rosa, with options like salads, soups, and their coveted cheesesteak panini. When you’re finished, make sure you grab one of their richly crafted gelatos. 

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