These sweet treats are super-camera ready!
Minneapolis is home to many wonderful dessert-focused restaurants, as well as non-dessert restaurants that happen to harbor delicious sweet treats! Read on for a selection of Minneapolis’s most Instagrammable dessert spots.
La La Homemade Ice Cream’s sundaes
This quaint homemade ice cream shop serves up a rotating menu of traditional and adventurous flavors, as well as ice cream floats. For a perfectly picturesque order, try a classic or brownie sundae, which comes with an elegant smattering of sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
Find it at 3146 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Thirty-Six Cafe’s soufflé pancakes
Complete with a flower wall and rosy pink decor, this Grand Avenue spot worth a visit to Saint Paul just for the photos. The menu reflects this emphasis on aesthetics: its awash with pastel-colored treats that’ll tickle your fancy and your feed. The standout is the tall, fluffy soufflé pancakes, created with whipped egg yolks and topped with berries and whipped cream.
Find it at 949 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105.
MN Nice Cream’s cones
This gourmet ice cream spot goes heavy on the toppings, a perfect match for the ice cream connoisseur who habitually excavates pints to pick out chunks and mix-ins. Highlights include the decked out Camper with peanut butter cups, pretzels, s’mores, and peanut butter sauce, and the Bourbon Caramel, which also features a brownie and whipped cream. What’s more, the interior provides a perfect backdrop for your Instagram pictures, with a glowing pink “Ice cream solves everything” neon sign and abstract painted wall art.
Find it at 807 Broadway St NE, Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
The Lynhall’s Funfetti cake
This decadent, sprinkle-encrusted treat can be yours for just $8 — a small price to pay for the perfect photo. Inside, there’s even more to love about this colorful dessert. The cake is a zesty lemon-lime flavor with a raspberry-and-prickly-pear panna cotta separating the citrusy layers. Pastry chef Katie Elsing is a recipient of the Charlie Award, bestowed on exceptional contributors to the Twin Cities food scene, which shows in her imaginative creations.
Find it at 2640 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Almost anything from Spoon and Stable
This four-dollar-sign dinner spot serves up French-inspired dinner fare in an airy environment. But it’s the desserts by pastry chef Diane Moua that’ll really light up even the dullest of Instagram feeds. Delicate details like fruit garnishes atop elegant plating make these desserts picture-perfect.
Find it at 211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
P.S. Steak’s Baked Alaska
This elegant steakhouse, housed in the historic 510 Groveland building, is already worth a visit for its interior architecture and modern, seasonal dinner menu. But it’s the Baked Alaska that’ll charm any fan of desserts and dramatics: It’s salted caramel ice cream enveloped in a coffee-infused sponge and meringue that’s doused tableside in a healthy dose of flaming green Chartreuse liqueur by chef Mike DeCamp. The charred meringue takes on the herbal flavor of the liqueur, creating a perfectly balanced dessert.
Find it at 510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403.