Sweets are delicious at any time of day, but where should you're an Atlantan with a late-night craving for your favorite dessert?
The following are six of the most popular metro Atlanta spots that offer an answer to your query and the perfect antidote to a case of the late-night sweet tooth:
Insomnia Cookies, 930 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, 1-877-63-COOKIE (266543). insomniacookies.com.
Insomnia Cookies in Midtown Atlanta is open until 3 a.m. seven days a week to feed late-night cookie and brownie cravings. Deliveries are also available until 3 a.m. All the traditional favorites are offered, including chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, sugar and white chocolate macadamia. If you're really in the mood for a sugar rush, try a jumbo deluxe s'more, chocolate peanut butter cup or triple chocolate cookie, and top it off with a scoop of ice cream.
Café Intermezzo, three locations in metro Atlanta (Dunwoody, Midtown and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. cafeintermezzo.com.
Inspired by European coffee houses, Café Intermezzo creates a relaxing spot to enjoy a late-night cup of coffee while satisfying your sweet tooth. You'll have an amazing number of choices with over 70 pastries alone being offered. In addition, you'll be tempted by the many decadent layer cakes and cheesecakes displayed in cases. The Dunwoody location is open until 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and the Midtown Café Intermezzo is open until 2 a.m. seven days a week. A new Café Intermezzo will open soon at Avalon in Alpharetta.
Sublime Doughnuts, 535 10th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-897-1801 and 2566 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-315-6899. sublimedoughnuts.com.
Grab a few Sublime Doughnuts 24 hours a day at both locations. From Orange Dream Star to Sweet Potato Cake to White Chocolate Peach Fritter, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of delicious, creatively inspired doughnuts. Eleven different flavors of ice cream are also offered. Sublime has locations near Georgia Tech and in North Druid Hills (which is certified to be Kosher).
Sugar Shack, 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-816-6161. sugarshackatlanta.com.
If you're in the mood for a particular type of sweet, your chances of finding it are good at Sugar Shack. From cakes and cheesecakes to cookies, brownies and biscotti, you'll find it here. Cupcakes are available in many interesting flavors, including Cuatro Leches (yellow cake soaked in four milks and topped with Kahlua frosting) and Sweet Potato. The atmosphere is cozy, so savor a cup of coffee with your treat. Sugar Shack closes at 9 p.m. from Sunday-Thursday but stays open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe, Doraville, Midtown and Duluth locations. sweethutbakery.com.
You'll have your choice of over 100 bakery products at Sweet Hut, and the offerings go far beyond the ordinary. You can find some traditional sweets, but many choices have an Asian influence. Try the Mango Pudding Bun, Red Bean Pastry or Matcha Green Tea Donut, and wash it down with one of Sweet Hut's signature bubble teas. Each location is open until 12 a.m. from Sunday-Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Shake Shack, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Suite A146, Atlanta. 470-809-9201. shakeshack.com/location/atlanta-ga.
Frozen custards, shakes and ice cream cups and cones are plentiful at the Shake Shack. Also try the "concretes," which are frozen custard blended with mix-ins. They include The Concrete Jungle, which has vanilla custard, chocolate truffle cookie dough, bananas and peanut butter sauce. Bring your dog along for a treat, too, like the Pooch-ini – a ShackBurger dog biscuit, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard. The two-story Shake Shack is open until 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.