Whether you’ve got a major sweet tooth or not, it’s tough to beat a delicious dessert. Here in the Great Lakes State, we’ve got access to all sorts of sweet treats — from fresh apple pie to delicious ice cream. When you’re seeking some of the most incredible desserts imaginable, check out these nine unforgettable restaurants throughout Michigan.
1. Brewery Vivant (925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids)
Brewery Vivant is one of Grand Rapid’s most popular locales for dining and drinking, and its location in a converted chapel makes it completely unique. In addition to a wide pub and drink menu, this awesome spot also serves up amazing desserts. Choose from tasty beignets, vegan fennel seed "cheesecake," and even a chocolate variety board — which is just as fantastic as it sounds.
2. Mudgie’s (1300 Porter St, Detroit)
This delightful deli in Detroit is known for its specialty sandwiches and other tasty options, but don’t leave without trying at least one dessert. Mudgie’s offers selections like the Fudgie Mudgie brownie sundae, sweet cheesecake, and a bread pudding waffle topped with ice cream and butterscotch caramel. Is your mouth watering yet?
3. Julienne Tomatoes Deli & Bakery (421 Howard St, Petoskey)
This charming Petoskey locale is overflowing with sweet treats, and there’s something here to satisfy each and every craving. Whether you order a fruit and custard torte, a slice of strawberry cheesecake, or one of multiple small pastries, you’ll be in absolute heaven as soon as you take the first bite.
5. Midtown Bakery & Cafe (317 Iron St, Negaunee)
Head to downtown Negaunee for some of the most incredible desserts in the entire Upper Peninsula. Even if you only plan to stop in for a sandwich or other lunch item, it’s almost impossible to resist the appeal of Midtown’s desserts and pastries. Try their salted caramel bars, banana cake, delicious cheesecake, ginger snaps, or one of countless other sweet options. Yum.
6. The Rattlesnake Club (300 River Pl Dr, Detroit)
This Detroit destination is famous among visitors and locals alike for its unique ambiance and location, but did you know that it also offers a fantastic variety of decadent desserts? Once you finish up your seafood dinner, choose from flourless chocolate cake, white chocolate ravioli, strawberry-lemon cheesecake parfait, or even one of each!
7. Grampa Tony’s (1108 Columbus Ave, Bay City)
This Italian restaurant in Bay City is a local favorite for its wide array of pasta, pizza, and sub options — but its desserts are on a whole different level of deliciousness. When your sweet tooth acts up, head on in to Grampa Tony’s and order a cannoli, one of several specialty sundaes, or even an Italian ice. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop.
8. Four Roses Cafe (663 N 10th St, Plainwell)
This cafe in Plainwell is impressive for many reasons, including its fresh, local ingredients and welcoming atmosphere. But for those who love dessert, it’s an absolute wonderland. From peanut butter pie to cheesecake to sticky toffee pudding to perfectly moist carrot cake, you’re sure to find a dessert at Four Roses that will have you coming back for seconds.
8. The Farm Restaurant (699 Port Crescent Rd, Port Austin)
The Farm Restaurant takes freshness to a whole new level, and you’ll be in heaven when you order a dessert from this farm-to-table eatery in Port Austin. Opt for an ice cream sundae, indulge in some creme brulee, or get fruity with a tasty cobbler. There’s really no way to go wrong here.
9. AlpenRose Restaurant (4 E 8th St, Holland)
Located in the heart of downtown Holland, this fine dining establishment is a popular location for special events and receptions — but it also serves up tasty desserts that will blow your mind with sweetness. Bite into a warm pastry, opt for an Oreo cheesecake bar, try a delicious buttercream-topped jumbo cupcake, or enjoy a lemon bar. You’ll never want to leave this sweet spot.
Okay, Michiganders: it’s your turn! Which restaurant in your community serves the most delicious desserts? Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comment section below!