Everyone could use a little sweetness in their lives, and what better way to bring people together than with some delectable desserts? It should come as no surprise that Atlanta offers some of the best indulgent treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth, big or small.
Be sure to save room for the seven spots below if you’re looking for some of the best Black-owned dessert shops around town. The passion and creativity of their work shines through in every bite of their ice cream, cookies, cupcakes and other baked goods.
Not As Famous Cookie Company
Started as a bakery on wheels and catering to cookie lovers all over Atlanta, Not As Famous Cookie Company opened its first location at the beginning of 2021 in Smyrna. Their ice cream-scooped cookies are crunchy, yet soft and chewy, making for a great combination. The cookie flavors change monthly, so make sure to check out this month’s cookie menu. Other incredible desserts are the deep dish cookie, ice cream cookie sandwich and cookie shake.
Location: Smyrna - 1080 Windy Hill Rd. SE #300; Website: notasfamous.com; Contact: 678-293-5588
Baker Dude Bakery Cafe
For the perfect sweet treat, Baker Dude has a little bit of everything. Blondie bars, cupcakes, muffins, croissants and even options that are vegan, gluten-free and paleo/keto are available. There are three convenient locations in Atlanta where you can stop by for a tasty brunch or lunch before grabbing a decadent dessert (or two). The next time you need a birthday cake, consider ordering a custom one from this spot.
Location: Multiple Locations; Website: bakerdude.com; Contact: 404-458-1283
Located inside the Chattahoochee Food Works, Munster Cravings serves some of the most unique cookie flavors. Cookie lovers, rejoice! There is plenty to try here and a wide variety to choose from with PB&J, s’mores, fruity pebbles, snickerdoodle, strawberry, cinnamon roll, apple pie and classic chocolate chip. They’re soft, chewy and gooey in the middle. Looking for vegan cookies? They’ve got you covered.
Location: Northeast - 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW; Website: munstercravingsatl.com; Contact: 770-913-7850
A 24-hour donut shop? You can rely on Sublime for soft and fresh donuts as a treat during a late-night study break, following a fun night out, or first thing in the morning before work. They provide a wide selection of donuts, including the traditional A-Town cream, Oreo, red velvet cake, cheese danish, Nutella, Nestle Crunch and Yin-Yang Twist. If you’re looking for something even sweeter, check out their donut burgers, which come in flavors such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, White Chocolate Peach and Butter Pecan Caramel.
Location: Two Locations (Midtown and North Druid Hills); Website: sublimedoughnuts.com; Contact: 404-897-1801
A Haute Cookie
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta that remember “The Cookie Lady,” will undoubtedly recognize this place. A Haute Cookie is a luxury cookie boutique that has a fantastic selection of cookie flavors and so much more. Other items on their menu include brownie cookie dough sandwiches (brownies stuffed with cookie dough), ice cream sandwiches, frozen cookie dough bars and cookie pies.
Location: East Atlanta - 299 North Highland Ave. NE; Website: ahautecookie.com; Contact: 470-355-8844
Check out CamiCakes if you’re in the mood for a cupcake. With an amazing assortment of scrumptious cupcake flavors, some of them are carrot, lemon drop, key lime, pineapple toasted coconut, salted caramel, peanut butter & jelly and classic chocolate. A wide variety of layer cakes, including red velvet and mint chocolate, as well as ice cream flavors like buttered pecan, pistachio brittle, blueberry cheesecake and many more, are also available.
Location: Multiple Locations; Website: camicakes.com
Visit Sweet-Stack Creamery the next time you’re in Atlanta’s Historic Sweet Auburn District for a cool scoop of ice cream in a delicious waffle bowl. Fans of the Falcons can enjoy flavors like the Dirty Bird, vanilla ice cream with pecans, or the Cookie Monster, cookie dough ice cream with Oreo cookies and blue frosting. Chocoholics can indulge in Chocolate Fetish, which includes chocolate ice cream, milk chocolate flakes and a rich fudge swirl. Are you a big cereal fan? Try their Cereal Milk flavor that has vanilla ice cream mixed with Fruit Loop cereal. If you need vegan options, they have those for you, too!
Location: Downtown - 25 Piedmont Ave. NE; Website: sweet-stack.com; Contact: 404-205-5002