10Best Desserts, Sweets and Pastries in Reno

Reno's amazing selection of desserts, pastries, cakes and other sweet treats are easy to find at these 10Best locations. Everything from independent coffee shops and European cafes to restaurants and casino buffets are featured in this list. Everything from chocolate croissants and fruit pastries to homemade ice cream and gelato can begin a sweet day or end a delicious meal. Also, don't forget the coffee to go with it.

Start off with a sweet (or savory) pastry at Homage near Downtown Reno. Their Peanut Butter Pie is rich and creamy, but you might have to share it with someone. For other breakfast treats, try Josef's Vienna or Franz's Backstube for some European inspired desserts. For little treats throughout the day, Dorinda's Chocolates near the Truckee River will keep you going as well as a scoop of Basil ice cream from the Icecycle Creamery delivery bike or their location in Southwest Reno. For dinner, visit the massive dessert and gelato bar at The Buffet at the Eldorado Resort.

Rated as one of the best casino buffets in town, The Buffet at the Eldorado features hundreds of delicious items for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a huge salad bar, prepared salads, American, Italian, Mexican and Chinese cuisine and the...  Read More

Located near the Truckee River and Hub Coffee Roasters, Dorinda's Chocolates fills a sweet need in this charming part of Downtown Reno. The naturally flavored hand-dipped chocolates sold in this little shop are made by the "Duchess of...  Read More

This popular little restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Reno serves excellent French food in an atmosphere of white tablecloths, brick walls, small, intimate tables and French bistro art prints in a 100 year old building. The service...  Read More

An elegant and classic Thai decor will welcome you to this local favorite. This family run restaurant in Midtown serves authentic and delicious Thai food. They have the classics like Pad Thai and some excellent red, yell and green curry dishes....  Read More

Great Full Gardens Cafe & Eatery in Midtown Reno offers a casual and healthful menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a full coffee, beer and wine menu. The restaurant features items from local farms, vendors and their own greenhouse. The...  Read More

Franz's Backstube is located in the cute Mayberry Landing shopping area and is home to some of the best pastries and cakes in town. Backstube will do custom cake orders and catering, but their pastry display will win you over right away. They...  Read More

Since 1980 Josef's has been a favorite of Reno locals seeking incredible pastries and aromatic coffees. Josef's also serves classic and European inspired breakfasts like Oefs en Cocquette (Eggs in a Cup), crepes and Eggs Benedict with fresh...  Read More

Southwest Reno

You might first see the Icecycle Creamery ice cream bike at various special events around town, or just drop by their location on Lakeside for fresh, homemade ice cream made from delicious and unusual flavors. This family run ice cream parlor...  Read More

Homage is located in a darling house near downtown and features coffee drinks, loose leaf teas, breakfast pastries and lunch items. Pick up one of Homage's croissants, pastries or danishes with dark chocolate, almond or fruit. The savory...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina

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