In Miami, we like to celebrate the sweet things in life…which often means dessert. Here’s a list of the five best dessert dishes you can find around town.
Key Lime Pie Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies
Owner Derek Kaplan is a real city of Miami fireman, who happen to know how to bake some fire pie. The whimsical shop located in Midtown, has a large selection of pies, cheesecake, cookies, and other sweets. Our favorite is the famous key lime pie, because it’s the perfect balance of sour and sweet.
Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies
2818 N Miami Ave
Cake from Icebox Café
Icebox Café believes in “fresh, natural, well-balanced, quality ingredients” and it shows in the desserts. There are seventeen delicious, handcrafted cakes and pies, and any one of them is guaranteed to be a hit. The famous Coral Gables restaurant is a local favorite, and has even been praised on Oprah. The most popular cake is the double layer Chocolate Delight, which is filled with a large layer of bittersweet chocolate mousse atop a smaller layer of cheesecake brownie.
Ice Box Café
1855 Purdy Ave
Cookies from Insomnia Cookies
Imagine you just got back to your hotel room from a late night in South Beach and you are starving, but you don’t want to leave your room. Insomnia Cookies has the solution. The bakery will deliver cookies until 3:00 AM. You can choose traditional cookies or make it into an ice cream sandwich. It has a wide variety to choose from (we love the peanut butter chip) as well as toppings and mix-ins.
1227 Washington Ave
The Sugar Factory is the sweetest spot on South Beach. From the outside, the Sugar Factory looks like your typical candy storefront. Inside, is a bright and friendly restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but the dessert is the best part. We recommend one of the Old Fashioned Sundaes or Milkshakes.
Sugar Factory1144 Ocean Dr
Homemade Tiramisu from Il Bolognese
If you are looking for an authentic Italian dessert, then search no further than our very own Il Bolognese. Chef Manuel Mattei is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients directly from organic and local vendors like Harris Ranch meats and Mr. Greens Produce. Il Bolognese is the onsite restaurant of our Winter Haven Hotel, located on the iconic Ocean Drive strip. You’ll feel like you have just stepped into a bakery on a corner in Bologna, when you taste the creamy, baked to order tiramisu.
1400 Ocean Dr