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Where to Find 18 of Seattle's Best Desserts

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In the last installment of Friday Open Threads, readers consulted their sweet tooths, submitted their votes for Seattle's best dessert, and subsequently threw themselves into a dreamy sugar-filled haze while doing so. Sugar has the power!

Without further ado, here is a crowd-sourced map (in complete random order) of where to find 18 of Seattle's best desserts, as voted by readers. Is your favorite still not on the list? Drop the fork from your typing hand and shout it in the comments. This is important stuff.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria - Columbia City

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4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 721-3501
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"May be a basic, but the tiramisu for two at Tutta Bella never disappoints. Otherwise, the honey glazed, ganache filled figs at Harvest Vine."
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2. LloydMartin

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1525 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 420-7602
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"Cracker Jack cake at Lloyd Martin."
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3. Grub

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7 Boston St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 216-3628
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"Grub on Queen Anne. Salted caramel ice cream with whatever homemade cake they have that day."
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4. Chandler's Crabhouse

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901 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 223-2722
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"The Valrhona chocolate brownie at Chandler's or the chocolate truffle cookie at Dahlia Bakery."

"Chandler's Crabhouse on South Lake Union serves a breath-stopping banana cream pie that is large enough for two people to share...but why would you want to? "
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5. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

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5427 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-3431
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"Anything at Hot Cakes. I love basic chocolate cake, the boozy shakes, their homemade Ding Dong, and don't overlook their incredible coffee drinks made with Blue Star coffee (out of this world)."

"Hot Cakes, hands down. I like to eat the decadent chocolate cake because it features a whole Theo chocolate bar! I think they do a wonderful job with the s'mores chocolate chip cookies, too! [Owner Autumn Martin] smokes her own chocolate chips and the cookies have the best mix of saltiness, gooey-ness, chocolate, marshmallowness, YUM!"

"The bread pudding at Hot Cakes is pretty wonderful."
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6. Dahlia Bakery

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2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-4540
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"Triple coconut cream pie at any Tom Douglas Restaurant or Dahlia Bakery."

"You really need to ask? TRIPLE. COCONUT. CREAM. PIE. at most Tom Douglas joints."

"Another vote for the triple coconut cream pie at the Dahlia Bakery. It's not an accident that it's so famous!"

"Tom Douglas’ coconut cream pie is definitely my top dessert. The Tollhouse Magic at Bluwater Leschi is a close second."
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7. Monsoon

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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111
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"Monsoon's banana cake with salted coconut cream, level-pegging with Little Uncle's black sticky rice with coconut custard."
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8. Chinook's

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1900 W Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 283-4665
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"The Slump at Chinook's. They make it with seasonal fruit...could be peach, huckleberry, rhubarb. IT'S SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Fresh fruit, hot biscuit topped with vanilla ice cream. YUM!"
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9. Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

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18525 36th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 214-4282
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"Copperleaf does a knock-out Meyer lemon souffle glacé paired with honey ice cream over a crumbled black pepper shortbread. The lemon cake just about made my toes curl!"
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10. TanakaSan

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2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 812-8412
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"Tanaka-san's sometime special: butter mochi with red bean ice cream might actually be my current favorite."
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11. Le Rêve Bakery & Café

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1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 623-7383
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"The double-baked chocolate croissant at Le Reve on Queen Anne or triple-coconut cream pie at any Tom Douglas Restaurant or Dahlia Bakery."
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12. Little Uncle

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1509 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-1503
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"The sticky black rice with coconut pudding and salty coconut cream at Little Uncle is sooooo good!"
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13. Bakery Nouveau

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4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 923-0534
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"The German chocolate cake at Bakery Nouveau is divine!"
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14. Poppy

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622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-1108
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"Pumpkin curry ice cream profiteroles at Poppy."

"The apple rosemary cake with cheddar crumbles and apple bourbon sorbet, and also mint chocolate ice cream at Poppy."

"The banana toffee pudding from Poppy and the triple coconut cream from Dahlia Bakery/Lounge."
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15. Bakeman's

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122 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 622-3375
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"House-made blueberry pie, when they have it, at Bakeman's."
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16. The Whale Wins

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-9425
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"The eton mess at Whale Wins. It is so much more than the sum of its parts; cream, rhubarb and meringue mesh perfectly. The dessert is actually interesting until the last bite, and when it's gone, you immediately want another, or 3."
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17. Tango

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1100 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 583-0382
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"In my opinion, the El Diablo at Tango is one of the best desserts in the city. The bittersweet chocolate square sits in a pool of caramel, roasted marshmallow and salty almonds that satisfy the sweet salty combo I crave."

"The El Diablo at Tango is still the best dessert in town!"
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18. Altura

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617 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 402-6749
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"The cheese plates at Altura are amazing, and they serve them as dessert — probably the best dessert cheese I've had in a Seattle restaurant. They approach and mingle with perfection. Well worth using a course to get a cheese plate. You will not be disappointed."
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1. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria - Columbia City

4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
"May be a basic, but the tiramisu for two at Tutta Bella never disappoints. Otherwise, the honey glazed, ganache filled figs at Harvest Vine."
[Photo Credit]
4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

2. LloydMartin

1525 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
"Cracker Jack cake at Lloyd Martin."
[Photo Credit]
1525 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

3. Grub

7 Boston St, Seattle, WA 98109
"Grub on Queen Anne. Salted caramel ice cream with whatever homemade cake they have that day."
[Photo Credit]
7 Boston St
Seattle, WA 98109

4. Chandler's Crabhouse

901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
"The Valrhona chocolate brownie at Chandler's or the chocolate truffle cookie at Dahlia Bakery."

"Chandler's Crabhouse on South Lake Union serves a breath-stopping banana cream pie that is large enough for two people to share...but why would you want to? "
[Photo Credit]
901 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
"Anything at Hot Cakes. I love basic chocolate cake, the boozy shakes, their homemade Ding Dong, and don't overlook their incredible coffee drinks made with Blue Star coffee (out of this world)."

"Hot Cakes, hands down. I like to eat the decadent chocolate cake because it features a whole Theo chocolate bar! I think they do a wonderful job with the s'mores chocolate chip cookies, too! [Owner Autumn Martin] smokes her own chocolate chips and the cookies have the best mix of saltiness, gooey-ness, chocolate, marshmallowness, YUM!"

"The bread pudding at Hot Cakes is pretty wonderful."
[Photo Credit]
5427 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

6. Dahlia Bakery

2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
"Triple coconut cream pie at any Tom Douglas Restaurant or Dahlia Bakery."

"You really need to ask? TRIPLE. COCONUT. CREAM. PIE. at most Tom Douglas joints."

"Another vote for the triple coconut cream pie at the Dahlia Bakery. It's not an accident that it's so famous!"

"Tom Douglas’ coconut cream pie is definitely my top dessert. The Tollhouse Magic at Bluwater Leschi is a close second."
[Photo Credit]
2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Monsoon

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
"Monsoon's banana cake with salted coconut cream, level-pegging with Little Uncle's black sticky rice with coconut custard."
[Photo Credit]
615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

8. Chinook's

1900 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119
"The Slump at Chinook's. They make it with seasonal fruit...could be peach, huckleberry, rhubarb. IT'S SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Fresh fruit, hot biscuit topped with vanilla ice cream. YUM!"
[Photo Credit]
1900 W Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98119

9. Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge

18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188
"Copperleaf does a knock-out Meyer lemon souffle glacé paired with honey ice cream over a crumbled black pepper shortbread. The lemon cake just about made my toes curl!"
[Photo Credit]
18525 36th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98188

10. TanakaSan

2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
"Tanaka-san's sometime special: butter mochi with red bean ice cream might actually be my current favorite."
[Photo Credit]
2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

11. Le Rêve Bakery & Café

1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98109
"The double-baked chocolate croissant at Le Reve on Queen Anne or triple-coconut cream pie at any Tom Douglas Restaurant or Dahlia Bakery."
[Photo Credit]
1805 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98109

12. Little Uncle

1509 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122
"The sticky black rice with coconut pudding and salty coconut cream at Little Uncle is sooooo good!"
[Photo Credit]
1509 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122

13. Bakery Nouveau

4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
"The German chocolate cake at Bakery Nouveau is divine!"
[Photo Credit]
4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

14. Poppy

622 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
"Pumpkin curry ice cream profiteroles at Poppy."

"The apple rosemary cake with cheddar crumbles and apple bourbon sorbet, and also mint chocolate ice cream at Poppy."

"The banana toffee pudding from Poppy and the triple coconut cream from Dahlia Bakery/Lounge."
[Photo Credit]
622 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

15. Bakeman's

122 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104
"House-made blueberry pie, when they have it, at Bakeman's."
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122 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104

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16. The Whale Wins

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
"The eton mess at Whale Wins. It is so much more than the sum of its parts; cream, rhubarb and meringue mesh perfectly. The dessert is actually interesting until the last bite, and when it's gone, you immediately want another, or 3."
[Photo Credit]
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

17. Tango

1100 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
"In my opinion, the El Diablo at Tango is one of the best desserts in the city. The bittersweet chocolate square sits in a pool of caramel, roasted marshmallow and salty almonds that satisfy the sweet salty combo I crave."

"The El Diablo at Tango is still the best dessert in town!"
[Photo Credit]
1100 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

18. Altura

617 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
"The cheese plates at Altura are amazing, and they serve them as dessert — probably the best dessert cheese I've had in a Seattle restaurant. They approach and mingle with perfection. Well worth using a course to get a cheese plate. You will not be disappointed."
[Photo Credit]
617 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

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