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Glasgow’s 12 Dessert Shops That Are Too Sweet to Handle

We all have that friend who promises to start a diet with you but then shows up with a dozen doughnuts—tempting, very tempting, and, of course, we give in! So, forget about your summer body or whatever wellness guru you’ve been following on Instagram.

We’re embarking on a sugar-coated adventure through Glasgow, uncovering the sweet spots that will have you coming back for more. 

Whether it’s a treat-yourself day, a cheat day, or just a regular Tuesday, these dessert spots are ready to welcome you with open arms. Read on!

Tantrum Doughnuts


Address: 27 Old Dumbarton Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 339 9319

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Cost: £-££

Tantrum Doughnuts is the place to be when your sweet tooth is nagging at you. Expect to find a lineup that includes peanut butter and jam, the classic Old Fashioned, and for those with a thing for citrus, the lemon and poppyseed is a game-changer.

You can also venture beyond the norm with their pistachio, hibiscus and forest fruit jam flavour. And hey, they even have some for vegans like the vegan strawberry and mango, espresso ring and peanut butter glazed.

Pro tip: Get there early; those doughnuts sell out fast, especially the fan favourites. And trust me, you do not want to miss out on their daily specials.

Cottonrake Bakery Cafe 


Address: 497 Great Western Rd.

Contact details: +44 7910 282040

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Cost: £-££

We’re talking classic sausage rolls that have a cult following of their own, and if you’re into cakes, they’ve got you sorted with their carrot and walnut cake.

For my vegan friends, you won’t feel left out; they’ve got a vegan chocolate and pecan delicacy that is to die for. Don’t even get me started on their lemon meringue tart and gluten-free chocolate brownie cake that will have you coming back for more.

The lineup is impressive, and each bite seems better than the last.

Pro tip: If you’re ever stuck on gift ideas, Cottonrake offers gift vouchers. It’s like passing on a secret key to dessert heaven to your friends and family.

Big Licks Skypark


Address: 47 Finnieston St.

Contact details: 

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 1 PM to 10:30 PM

Cost: ££

Big Licks Skypark knows exactly how to hit the sweet spot with its menu. We’re talking waffles, crepes, cookie dough, cakes, and even pancakes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Honestly, pairing any of these with their milkshakes or a slush is the way to go. And if that’s not enough to get you through the door, they’ve got a pretty solid lineup of savoury options too, like burgers, wings, fries, wraps, and salads.

Pro tip: This place can get packed, especially during peak hours, so make sure you book a table in advance. That way, you can skip the queue, grab a seat as soon as you get there, and dive straight into your dessert (or dinner).



Address: 287 Sauchiehall St.

Contact details: +44 141 332 9963

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 2 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 2 PM to 12 AM

Cost: £-££

Deesserts is like a treasure trove for those who love to end their day on a sweet note. They’ve got everything from mouth watering waffles dripping with syrup to some of the best cookie dough creations I’ve honestly ever tried. 

And let’s not forget about their churros, chocolate bowls, and those out-of-this-world sundaes. Aside from stuffing your face with all the solid goodness, Deesserts doesn’t skimp on the drinkable treats either. 

They have a range of smoothies and mocktails that are just perfect for washing down all those sweets or simply cooling off on a warm day.

Pro tip: It gets crazy busy on weekend evenings, so if you fancy a more chill vibe, aim for a weekday visit.

Eusebi Deli 


Address: 152 Park Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 648 9999

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Cost: ££

Eusebi Deli is an absolute gem when your soul craves a little Italian sweetness alongside some pasta and pizza

Some of their classic flavours of gelato are zesty passionfruit cheesecake and tiramisu that’ll make you feel like you’re kicking back in a little cafe in Italy, not to mention the uber-classic affogato, which is a sure-fire pick-me-up. 

But it’s not just all about the gelato—even though, yeah, it could totally be just about the gelato. Beyond that frosty goodness, Eusebi also ups its dessert game with a variety of coffee and tea options that make for the perfect pairing.

Pro tip: They often have seasonal specials, so always ask what’s new—you might just discover your next favourite dessert.

Atlantic Bar & Brasserie


Address: 12-16 St Vincent Pl

Contact details: +44 141 221 0220

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM

Cost: ££

Atlantic Bar & Brasserie is like that chic, cool friend who knows all about the good stuff, especially when it comes to ending your meal on a high note. They’ve got a really thoughtful assortment that includes creme brulee, cheesecake au caramel, and more. 

What’s more, they’re rocking the sweet game with options that are friendly for folks needing gluten- and dairy-free choices, so no one’s left behind here! 

Pro tip: They offer gift vouchers, which are honestly the perfect treat for someone special or even yourself (because, let’s be real, you deserve it).

Plus, it’s always a great option for when you’re not sure what to get someone but know they’ve got a sweet tooth!

What the Fudge 


Address: 506 Victoria Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 423 3344

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 3 PM to 11 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 2 PM to 11 PM

Cost: £-££

Seriously, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, What the Fudge is like hitting the jackpot. This place is a dessert maverick, churning out a wicked variety of cookie dough flavours that’ll have you wanting to camp out there permanently.

But wait, there’s more—their cookie cups are like little edible treasures, and if you’re in the mood for something cold and classic, their sundaes are on point. Now, if you’re not in a solid dessert mood, no worries!

What the Fudge has got your back with a lineup of drinks like slushies, mocktails, and even bubble teas!

Pro tip: Their creations are perfect for sharing, so bring a friend or two and dive into that sweet, sweet bliss together. Definitely considered one of the go-tos for a dessert pilgrimage in Glasgow.

Loop & Scoop 


Address: 655 Great Western Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 334 6600

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 12 PM to 10 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM

Cost: £-££

Loop & Scoop is crafting some seriously scrumptious handmade organic gelato that’s pretty much hard to resist. They’ve got all these inventive flavours that take you from “hmm” to “wow” in a single spoonful.

Think classic biscoff, chocolate that’s like a beach holiday in a cone, and cookies galore, which, well, is exactly as awesome as it sounds. 

But the gelato is only half the story because Loop & Scoop has these filled churros and a lot of dipping sauces to choose from.

Pro tip: They offer gift vouchers, which is genius because, honestly, who wouldn’t love the gift of gelato and churros? It’s perfect for treating someone (or, let’s be honest, yourself because you deserve it) to a little sweet escapade.

Ginesi’s Artisan Gelato 


Address: 455 Victoria Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 423 2409

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9:30 PM

Cost: ££

Ginesi’s Artisan Gelato has this entire gelato scene on lock. Every day you swing by, they’ve got a fresh lineup of flavours because they’re all about that just-made vibe.

One day you might dive into a vegan Oreo delight, and the next you could be swirling a spoon through some lush pistachios. And that’s just the beginning—they’ve got raspberry, salted caramel, hazelnut Piemonte, and, get this, ricotta with golden fig.

I mean, how often do you find that kind of flavourful adventure? Their flavours are legit the talk of the town, with people popping in for their favourites like they’re kind of reuniting with long-lost friends. 

Pro tip: Always, always ask for their seasonal specials, because you might just stumble upon something unexpectedly amazing. Plus, catching them at local food markets around Glasgow is like hitting the gelato jackpot.

Hotel Chocolat 


Address: 42 Buchanan St.

Contact details: +44 141 221 7401

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM

Cost: ££-£££

Hotel Chocolat isn’t just any chocolate shop; it’s like walking into chocolate heaven. I mean, their selection is mind-blowing.

From luxurious salted caramel chocolate and fruity ones to vegan and low-sugar chocolates, they’ve got something for every kind of chocolate lover. Their hot chocolates are legendary too, with options ranging from the classic milk to the adventurous chili.

And for those who like a little booze with their cocoa, their Tipsy Truffles, Mojito Chocolate, and Pink Champagne Truffles are the way to go.

Pro tip: Remember to sign up for their tasting sessions. Not only do you get to try some of their signature delights, but you also learn a little about how chocolate is made.

SugarFall Patisserie


Address: 153 Byres Rd.

Contact details: +44 141 370 1920

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 6 PM

Cost: ££

SugarFall Patisserie is like the mothership for anyone who has a sweet tooth that just won’t quit. We’re talking about a counter bursting with all kinds of cakes, each slice is more decadent than the last. 

They’ve got macarons too, in all kinds of colours you can think of, with flavours that’ll knock your socks clean off. And let’s not breeze past the cookies, because they’re the sort of delightful treats you’d happily pair with a glass of milk like you’re six again.

But wait, it gets even better. They do this Afternoon Tea takeaway box that’s hands down, a game changer and is perfect for those days when you’re all about treating yourself or, you know, when you need to gift someone a little box of joy.

Pro tip: If you have a big shindig coming up—whether it’s weddings, birthdays, you name it—SugarFall Patisserie can whip up a showstopping cake to suit the occasion. 

Just make sure to call ahead, and they’ll turn it into something you can stick a candle in and make a wish on.

Minted Ice Cream


Address: 262 Byres Rd.

Contact details: 

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 10 PM

Cost: £-££

If you’re looking for a cool spot (literally!) for a sweet fix, Minted Ice Cream is your go-to. They do this whole small-batch, handmade gelato thing that just changes the game completely.

They’re always shaking up their flavours, but there are some classic hits you can almost always score. Think mint chocolate chip, velvety vanilla, strawberry, caramel Oreo, golden espresso, peaches and cream, and more.

Pro tip: Try to get there early if you can, especially on sunny days when the queue can really ramp up. Oh, and keep an eye on their social media—they often post their daily flavours first thing in the morning, so you can plan your attack.

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