What Restaurants Have the Best Desserts?

BY DiningOut Staff


What Restaurants Have the Best Desserts?

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We recently asked Denver Facebook groups on social Media, “What restaurants have the best desserts?”, and your sweet tooth spoke. Veering away from famously delicious bakeries, we targeted dining establishments around the city where you can enjoy both a full meal and cap it with a decadent final course. Or, maybe you prefer to go straight to the mouth-watering cookies, churros, cakes, gelato, pies, s’mores, and more that this list entails. Next time you have a sugar craving or a special celebration that calls for dessert, we invite you to reference the list below (in alphabetical order) that your fellow Denverites helped us to compile. 

A is for Acova and Avelina. 

Acova: Bread Pudding

3651 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211

Acova starts off our list, and if you have not yet ventured to this modern LoHi establishment, with a killer patio, you need to. This is a go-to recommendation for a restaurant, because after ordering a majority of the menu, not a single one of their dishes is a miss. Truly, you cannot go wrong here. Their large serving of bread pudding might appear to be too much at the end of a big meal, but it will miraculously disappear as you will not be able to stop indulging. 

Avelina: Dulche De Leche Flan with apples and Yuzu caramel

1550 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Avelina, located in LoDo, recently named Nick Duree as their new Executive Chef. Previously at local restaurants Guard and Grace and American Elm, Chef Duree brought his experience and knowledge to Avelina, continuing its award winning notoriety. We highly recommend the Dulche de Leche Flan topped with seasonal fruit and yuzu caramel. 

“Was pleasantly surprised at Avelina

Katie Fisco

Need a few more dessert ideas? We have no shortage of sweet options in Denver:

Barcelona Wine Bar: Olive Oil Cake 

Olive oil cake at Barcelona “

Kara Marie

Bastien’s Restaurant: Coconut Banana Creme Pie 

Coconut banana crème pie at Bastien’s Restaurant “

Gary Givant

Chef Zorba’s: Galaktoboureko 

It’s the holidays so we have Galaktoboureko at Chef Zorba’s! Nom nom nom”

Chef Zorba’s

Cranelli’s: Tiramisu 

It is a great place for lunch or dinner and you must have dessert. Chef KEEGAN GERHARD and his team are amazing”

Randy Lollar

EDGE Bar: Tableside S’mores

Urban Campfire at EDGE in the four seasons. You roast your s’mores at the table with a little fire it’s so cool”

Brittany Wilson

D Bar: Churros

It is a great place for lunch or dinner and you must have dessert. Chef KEEGAN GERHARD and his team are amazing”

Randy Lollar

Elway’s Downtown: Ding Dong

The ding dong at Elways Downtown”

Patty Lovelace

Fish N Beer: Key Lime Pie 

Key lime pie at fish n beer”

Stephanie Allen

Guard and Grace: Cookies

Why are these cookies just so damn good”


Kona Grill: Carrot Cake

Kona grill carrot cake is “

Jose Meneses

Matsuhisa: Shaved Ice 

The shaved Ice at matsuhisa is incredible”

Jeff Suskin

Nono’s Cafe: Strawberry Cake

Nono’s cafe “

Curt Jones

Ocean Prime: Carrot Cake

Ocean prime carrot cake. 10/10!”

Betsy Sherman

Odyssey: Dessert Platter


David Porter

Olive & Finch: Chocolate Cake

If heaven had a chocolate cake, it taste only half as good as this”

Kevin Fox

Rioja: Warm Fig Beignets 

Well not only for dessert but Rioja has spectacular dessert”

Brian R Cadieux

Sushi Den: Banana Cream Pie 

Sushi Den has a great banana crème pie”

Ray Doors

Tavernetta: Tiramisu 

The Tiramisu at tavernetta is unreal”

Tess Ann

The Brutal Poodle: Churro Waffle Sammich

Brutal poodle”

Hannah Apuan

The Capital Grille: Coconut Cream Pie

Capital Grill”

Tamara Brehm

Trattoria Stella: Pannacotta

Any dessert from Trattoria Stella on 32nd Ave. “

Celia Ruiz

Uchi: Sorbet trio


Aileen Daproza

Water Grill: Key Lime Pie

The Cheesecake at The WaterGrill is pretty amazing”

Mike Frank

West Main Taproom + Grill: Rotating cakes and cheesecakes 

West Main Taproom + Grill in Parker! I save room for dessert every single time!!”

Megan Peltaire

Yard House: Creme Brulee Cheesecake 

Creme brûlée cheesecake at yard house (i know it’s a chain don’t come for me )”

Miranda Grubb


DiningOut Staff

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