Memphis is renowned for its delicious Southern food and BBQ but has some incredible dessert spots. These establishments make the ideal way to cap off a memorable meal or reward yourself after a long day.
Milk Dessert Bar is an exciting dessert shop with vibrant decor. To satisfy any sweet tooth, customers can find various treats, such as gigantic milkshakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and more!
1. Muddy’s Bake Shop
Muddy’s Bake Shop is your go-to when searching for an irresistible treat. This favorite local offers delicious cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and pies in every flavor imaginable.
Their Cocoa Crackle Pie is chocolate lovers’ heaven. Owner Kat Gordon has created an irresistibly rich pie with a fudgy interior and a crackly top.
The shop also offers a selection of tea and coffee drinks to wash down your sweet treats. The store is clean and organized, with a register by the door.
2. Peabody Deli & Desserts
Peabody Deli & Desserts is a local favorite for its light, perfectly cooked chocolate cakes and biscuits. Not only that, but this confectionary restaurant also serves delectable hot chocolate.
Brunch at this restaurant is always a delight, from their duck-shaped shortbread cookies to classic chocolate domes filled with white chocolate mousse, and Grand Marnier creme brulee, not to mention the gilded dessert cart that appears daily in the lobby.
Since 1869, The Peabody Hotel has been a landmark of downtown Memphis – known for its social and business hub and its iconic ducks that come to splash in its lobby fountain twice daily.
3. The Liquor Store
The Liquor Store is an eclectic restaurant-bar hybrid. They serve breakfast all day, classic diner fare and Latin-inspired dishes, craft cocktails, beer, and wine.
The restaurant is conveniently situated in downtown Memphis, just a short walk from Beale Street and the FedEx Forum. Plus, it’s close to many popular tourist attractions like Graceland and the Memphis Zoo.
Five years ago, Luis and Lisa Toro opened The Liquor Store. Recently, they sold it to SOB Hospitality Group owner Ed Cabigao and his wife, Brittany.
4. Crazy Gander
Downtown Memphis’ chicest little coffee shop makes the most of its historic building with stylish decor, a mural outside, and an enlarged map of Memphis covering one wall. Stop in for a quick coffee to-go or stay and savor an indulgent frappuccino-style frozen java drink – your choice!
Memphis’ second annual Coffee Festival brings back the passion for great coffee with 18 vendors from local and out-of-town roasters, cafes, and bakeries. You can sample some of Memphis’ renowned best beans or one of many specialty brews on offer; plus, you’ll learn something about brewing at this enjoyable day-long event.
5. The Brass Door
The Brass Door, a neighborhood bar famous for its authentic Irish spirit and draught beers (Guinness, Harp’s, and Smithwicks, among others), is situated in Midtown Memphis’ Cooper-Young district. It’s the ideal spot to cap off your night with a glass of whiskey or Irish beer and some delectable food options.
The Brass Door is an excellent destination to shop for gifts, boasting a wide selection of unique and handmade items. Browse jewelry, clothing, and home accessories in their boutique.
Butterific Bakery & Cafe is the perfect destination for all your sweet needs. They offer an impressive selection of baked goods like their signature city hall cheesecake, caramel apple, and pre-order only chocolate-covered strawberries.
Tamika Heard founded this charming and elegant patisserie, making it a must-visit. Filled with macarons, sandwiches, and pastry snacks, it’s the ideal spot to take a coffee break and savor some pastries while watching the world go by.