1. Little Pebbles
At Little Pebbles you get the experience of Japanese desserts in Toronto with freshly roasted artisan coffee. Everything is baked in house and served fresh.
All of their desserts are created in small batches using the finest ingredients such as Japanese Johakuto sugar, ceremonial-grade matcha or sakura flower imported straight from from Japan to give best texture and taste to all of their desserts.
WHERE: 160 Baldwin St. in Kensington Market
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM
2. Snow Time
Snow Time is a popular Korean cafe that serves shaved ice bingsoo with various toppings such as Oreo pieces and matcha powder. Injeolmi is a classic at Snow Time and a must-try. It’s their signature and most popular flavour. This consists of shaved milk ice layered with condensed milk then topped with almonds, red bean, mochi (rice cakes) and dusted with soy bean powder. Their fruit inspired bingsoo is also very popular.
The reason this place is one of the best is because the “snow” on top is extremely light and fluffy which is difficult to find.
Aside from bingsoo, they also serve plenty of other great offerings like our Injeolmi brick toast.
WHERE: 3290 Midland Ave., Scarborough
WHEN: Open every day starting at 1:30 PM
This place has gourmet treats that are almost too beautiful to eat. Pictured below is a dessert with coconut caramel, light oolong coconut mousse, soft sponge layer with a healthy helping of roasted macadamia nuts on the inside.
Visit Roselle for tarts, eclairs, caneles, and cookies made with the precision of two Michelin-trained pastry chefs, Steph and Bruce. Fun fact: They met abroad, working at Michelin-starred kitchens across Europe and Asia. All of their baked goods are inspired by seasonal ingredients from their travel experiences.
What makes this place unique is that it feels like a neighbourhood coffee shop, but the desserts are very high-class.
WHERE: 362 King St E, Toronto
WHEN: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
4. Kekou Gelato
You’ll find some very delicious and unique flavours of gelato here so if you’re the kind of a person who loves to try a variety of different (and arguably weird) flavours of ice cream, then this place is for you! Some flavours include dark chocolate ginger, Vietnamese coffee, milk tea, durian, and black sesame seed gelato. These flavours cater to everyones’ eccentric taste buds whether you have simple or complex preferences.
The friendly staff here are extremely kind and make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk into the shop. They’re also great at answering any questions you might have about the flavours.
Note: You can flavour test so you’re guaranteed to like the one you select!
WHERE: 394 Queen St W, Toronto
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 12:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Next time you’re looking to satisfy your insatiable sweet tooth, check out our Sweet Tooth bucket list on Kibii to find the best places near you.