10Best Desserts, Donuts and Sweet Delights in Reno

Reno's amazing selection of desserts, pastries, cakes and donuts are easy to find at these 10Best locations. This list includes everything from independent coffee shops and European cafes to restaurants and casino buffets. Stuff your face with chocolate croissants and fruit pastries to homemade ice cream and gelato and don't forget the coffee to go with it.

Start off with a sweet (or savory) pastry at Homage Bakery & Coffeehouse near Downtown Reno. Their Peanut Butter Pie is rich and creamy and goes great with a black coffee. 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 or Rolled Mountain near the Truckee River will keep you going during the afternoon and Mix CupcakesIn the summer try 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.



Rounds Bakery not only specializes in authentic New York-style bagels, but also a wide range of other East Coast baked delights in this West Coast town. Rounds is located near Midtown on Moana Lane. Stop in for a bagel and lox breakfast or lunch...  Read More



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



Batch Cupcakery near Downtown and Midtown Reno whips up dozens of unique cupcake flavors every day. Batch uses only the finest natural ingredients and specializes in vegan, paleo and heart-healthy desserts. They use coconut, olive and canola oil...  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



The delicious rolled ice cream from Thailand is available at two locatinos in Reno. The Downtown store is located inside Dorinda's Chocolates near the Truckee River and the second location is located in South Reno. The creamery was started by a...  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

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



Mix Cupcake Co. whips up daily, from scratch cupcakes, cookies and other sweet delights at their shop near the Truckee River. Mix also specializes in pies like lemon, coconut and classic pumpkin. Mix also takes special orders for holidays and...  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