Don’t get us wrong, we love a good gelato spot or after-dinner treat to satisfy our sweet cravings, but for the times you want to skip straight to dessert, consider checking out one of these delicious dessert-focused spots in Vancouver.

Aphrodite’s Organic Pie Shop

A staple spot for homemade pies in Kitsilano, Aphrodite’s has become a quintessential visit for any dessert lover. From Blackberry Apple to vegan Chocolate Cream Pie – there are plenty of tasty options to choose from. And each pie can be made with a gluten-free crust for $6! Our suggestion? Grab a slice along with a mug of their homemade chai to wash it down.

Where: 3605 West 4th Avenue

Trafiq Cafe & Bakery


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Trafiq is a must-visit on Main Street for a slice of their coveted walnut coffee cake, earl grey-flavoured cake, or a “cereal killer” cookie. Guests can visit in person or order their pastries to-go online, but the artisanal cafe is too cozy to pass up. Open from 10 am to 5 pm from Wednesday to Sunday, everything at Trafiq is handcrafted.

Where: 4216 Main Street



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This spot comes highly renowned in Vancouver – offering guests a contemporary twist on some of the finest handcrafted chocolates, macarons, and pastries that money can buy. And according to their bio on Instagram, a new spot will join their two cafes and patisseries this year!

Where: 265 East 10th Avenue and 1059 Alberni Street

Beaucoup Bakery


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Dessert enthusiasts know that Beaucoup is pretty much part of the food culture fabric of Vancouver at this point. From experimental flavours to seasonal collabs, to all-time faves like their peanut butter cookie sandwiches and chocolate almond double-baked croissant, there’s something for every dessert palate here.

Note that the bakery is open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and until 5 pm on weekends.

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Pistachio Sweetery Cafe

We’re including this newer pick even though they offer savoury options as well. Pistachio Sweetery Cafe has garnered a rep for having some of the best cheesecake in the city – which means its spot on this list is definitely earned.

The dessert-focused cafe is 100% halal and has a plethora of Middle Eastern pastries and sweets to choose from – including authentic kunafa and baklava. And since pistachios are a staple product of the region, you’ll likely have no trouble remembering the name. Oh, and don’t sleep on their weekly Arabian Music Nights!

Where: 686 Seymour Street

Nero Belgian Waffles


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Nero has been serving up delicious Brussels-inspired waffles and Liège waffles for a while now – and thankfully, it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. From Nero classics like the Berry & Mascarpone waffle to the iconic Banella brûlée – they have no shortage of options – including savoury waffle dishes as well!

Where: 1703 Robson Street and 1002 Seymour Street

To Live For Bakery & Cafe


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And now, for an exclusively vegan pick. To Live For is known far and wide in BC as one of the most reliable (in both quality and flavour) vegan bakeries around. Erin Ireland started out by selling her OG banana bread, and now has a massive array of treats and recipes on her baking resume. So if you’re ever craving something new, chances are you’ll find some new pastry to obsess over at her new bakery-cafe in East Van.

Where: 1508 Nanaimo Street

Trees Organic


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With locations all around Vancouver, Trees Organic is a staple spot for great cheesecake, coffee, and open mic nights. Whether you need to get a study session in or want to grab some cheesecake with friends before a night on the town, Trees is as reliable as they come.

Where: Multiple locations across Vancouver

 Crackle Crème


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Last but certainly not least, we come to Crackle Crème – a newcomer to the scene with a penchant for craft-style desserts,
crème brûlée, and Belgian waffles. A first of its kind in the city, Crackle Crème serves a slew of rotating crème brûlée flavours, including Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel, Earl Grey, Ferrero Rocher, Black Sesame, Pandan Coconut, Honey Lavender, Organic Matcha, and a rotating Vegan crème brûlée flavour.

Where: 245 Union Street

And that’s a wrap on some delicious dessert-focused spots in Vancouver! Bon appetite!