The Best Sweet Shops in Charlotte


If you have a sweet tooth, you’re lucky because Charlotte has some of the best dessert spots. These restaurants have everything from doughnuts and ice cream to cakes and cupcakes!

In addition to ice cream, this cozy shop offers macaroons and chocolates. You can even get a waffle cone dipped in dark milk or white chocolate with toppings like almonds, hazelnuts, coconut and sprinkles.

Sunflour Bakery

Sunflour is a family-owned and operated bakery cafe in business since 2009. They specialize in made-from-scratch baked goods such as cakes, cookies, and made-from-scratch bread. They also offer some of the most creative breakfast sandwiches in town.

They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in their onsite dining room and a grab-and-go section perfect for those looking to take a bite out of the workday. Their signature sourdough muffins are a crowd-pleaser, and their roasted tomato with basil mayonnaise is one of the tastiest sandwiches you’ll find anywhere.

This slick little establishment is also the best place to go for some of the best sweets in Charlotte, including their famous chocolate almond-crusted macaroons. To get the most out of your experience, you’ll want to check out their specials and promotions.

Sweet Spot Studio

Sweet Spot Studio is the newest addition to the Charlotte baking scene located on Monroe Road. Its owner, pastry chef Jossie Lukacik, opened the space last year after seeing a void for pastry and baking classes in Charlotte.

She started the business with her partner, Jon Vanderbeek, after years in giftware design and production. She and her team have balanced a variety of clients in several industries, including Amscan, Coach, Elope, Fisher Price, and Mattel.

In September, Sweet Spot will debut its Cookie Club subscription box for those who love to decorate cookies and cakes. Options will be available for three and six months.

Binki Cafe

Binki Cafe is a new spot in Charlotte known for its cotton candy-wrapped ice cream, and Thai-style rolled ice cream. Choose from nine ice cream flavors – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, cookies & cream, mint chocolate and Rocky Road — then choose your character (Yellow Chick, Miss Kitty, Panda, Rainbow, Thunder Bomb), and they’ll create a unique cone with your choice of topping. It’s a great spot to grab a quick treat after a long walk or to enjoy a date.

Urban Sweets Co.

Founded in 2021, Urban Sweets started as a mobile ice cream cart and now has a permanent location at Centro Square. It’s also a community-based business that already participates in fundraisers and events. Owner Kristen Stewart chose South End for the store because she loves the neighborhood’s vibrancy and diversity, and it is a short walk from public transportation.

Besides ice cream, the shop offers cakes and popsicles, milkshakes and sundaes, five hand-painted chocolates, and 12 flavors of macarons. The brand works with over 15 other small businesses to source these items. Urban Sweets is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 8pm. It also offers a monthly pint service that provides four pints per month for an annual membership of $312, plus shipping.