10 Best Reveals Salt Lake City's Best Spots to Enjoy Great Coffee and a Sweet Bite to Eat
Many, many restaurants serve dessert in Salt Lake City, and nearly every restaurant serves coffee. But at most restaurants, the coffee and the sweets come after a meal - and are not the primary focus of the eatery. 10Best has scoured the streets of Salt Lake City and uncovered a sweet group of eateries focusing primarily on scrumptious treats. And it turns out that, if you visit many of these restaurants, you’ll take a miniature vacation to Europe.
Perhaps no European country is more renowned for its desserts - specifically pastries - than France. Brining this country’s remarkably tasty, flaky, and oft cream-filled pastries... Read more »
This establishment embodies the hip and artsy vibe of SLC's 9th and 9th neighborhood. Popular and bustling, Tulie is a cornucopia of fresh pastries.
Local Expert Tip: "This American and European bakery has something for every taste."
- Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Deli, European, Italian
- Average Main Course Price: $7
- Neighborhood: Downtown
Carlucci's is one of the city's most award-winning bakeries; it was even featured in The New York Times' article, "36 Hours in Salt Lake City."
Local Expert Tip: "Carlucci's serves coffee and espresso from Cafe Ibis, an excellent and environmentally friendly local roaster."
Situated within the grand interior of the Little America Hotel, Le Petit Café serves delicious espresso, specialty coffees and fine pastries.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't let Little America's exterior fool you; inside, the place is quite high-brow!"
All donuts are not created equal - and Banbury Cross serves surprising tasty variations on this sticky, sweet treat. A true Salt Lake City classic!
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy a sinful treat after a calorie-burning morning hike."
This local, artisan cafe has been "Baking Happiness Since 1987" or, more accurately, bringing indulgence to South Salt Lake for more than two decades.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're staying downtown, consider visiting Pierre's en route to a day of skiing or hiking in the Wasatch canyons."
Though Nostalgia is primarily a coffeehouse, it does an outstanding job of offering fresh, diverse treats. Lunch and breakfast are offered, too!
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy solitude west of the University of Utah and north of 9th and 9th."
Salt Lake Roasting is an ultra-classic Salt Lake City institution, serving delicious coffee and food in a... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The Salt Lake Roasting Company is a perfect place to visit if you don't feel like a full-service meal - and if sweat treats and good coffee are important parts of your morning."
In business since 1935, the Glaus French Pastry Shoppe makes nearly everything from scratch, including the cake, fudge and custard.
Local Expert Tip: "From fine cakes to decadent brownies, this bakery makes it all."
Winner of perhaps the Utah's most competitive food award: Best French Fries of Utah, by popular vote in City Weekly.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't shy away from the unknown; if you're unfamiliar with the various toppings and sauces, just ask - they're delicious!"
Though most know it for its fresh, delicious meals, Red Butte Café also offers some of Salt Lake's most delicious cakes and pastries.
Local Expert Tip: "At the Red Butte Cafe, it is a shame to not save room for dessert!"
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