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A Dessert Lover’s Guide to Kelowna

Posted on January 20th, 2024 in Food & Beverage

So, you’re all done with dinner and ready for a touch of sweetness to finish off the evening. Or you’re trying to figure out the best thing to bring to a friend’s potluck and have run out of time to make or bake anything. Fear not – from artisanal bakeries to charming cafes, Kelowna offers a wide range of sweet treats that will satisfy that dessert craving for all. Join us as we explore Kelowna’s best desserts and treat-eries.

Dessert Around the City

Parlour Ice Cream

For a taste of pure bliss, head over to Parlour Ice Cream. Indulge in their ever-changing lineup of handcrafted ice cream flavours, ranging from classic vanilla bean to seasonal flavours like eggnog or Easter egg. Plus they have rotating vegan flavours for those that have a little trouble with dairy but still want a sweet treat. We love getting a scoop of birthday cake or tiramisu. 

3550 Carrington Rd #307, Westbank, BC
11 mins (4km) drive from the Shore

Kekuli Cafe

Kekuli Cafe serves quick food in a casual setting. Their Indigenous cuisine is inspired by what owners Sharon and Doug grew up eating—local, homemade food made with fresh ingredients. Their signature food – bannock – was traditionally used as survival bread many years ago, and is easily recognized as a Metis, First Nations, or Inuit bread. We recommend the Skor or Saskatoon berry bannock and one of their Canadian-themed lattes. 

3550 Carrington Rd #307, Westbank, BC
27 mins (15.7km) drive from the Shore

a top-down view of assorted chocolates on a white countertop, laid out in a grid pattern, highlighting Karat Chocolate Boutique and Cafe, one of Kelowna's best dessert shops

Karat Chocolate Boutique & Café

What humbly started in the basement kitchen of West Kelowna’s Mission Hill Winery in 2016, now captivates all that visit with an exquisite selection of handmade chocolates and decadent desserts. From delicious croissants to rich bonbons that melt in your mouth, each creation at Karat is a testament to the dedication and expertise of its chocolatiers. Plus the café’s charming boutique ambiance invites you to indulge all your senses as you explore a diverse range of flavours and textures. We recommend getting the passionfruit cheesecake to stay and some chocolate bars to go. 

1526 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC
11 mins (3.8km) drive from the Shore

Hector’s Casa

This little Mexican cantina is a bit of a hidden gem with its beautifully themed patio, great food, and two of the most deliciously authentic desserts to finish off your night. Their churros are sweet and crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, coming with a side of ice cream and whipped cream. If that’s not your style, then their silky smooth flan is the one for you.

2911 Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC
4 mins (1.2km) drive from the Shore

Croissants sprinkled with nuts and icing sugar on a baking sheet

Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

Transport yourself to the streets of Paris at Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate, where the aroma of freshly baked croissants and delicate pastries fills the air. Known for their exquisite French-inspired creations, this charming patisserie is a must-visit for anyone with a penchant for flaky layers, rich fillings, and the artistry of true pastry craftsmanship. Be sure to try their éclairs, a local favourite that promises to transport your taste buds to a sweet Parisian escape.

1865 Dilworth Dr, Kelowna, BC
10 mins (5.8km) drive from the Shore

Jaide and Joel’s

Donut enthusiasts rejoice! Jaide & Joel’s Baking Co. has redefined the donut game in Kelowna with their gourmet creations that go beyond the ordinary. From maple bacon to matcha-infused delights, each doughnut is a work of edible art. Pair your doughnut with a carefully crafted cup of coffee for the perfect balance of sweetness and caffeine, making it a go-to spot, especially for those with gluten and dairy allergies. Don’t miss out on the Salted Chocolate Brownie donut.

555 Montgomery Rd #101, Kelowna, BC
18 mins (10.1km) drive from the Shore

On-site Sweets

On-site at the Shore, you’ll find multiple spots for easy desserts, conveniently located within steps of your suite. Marble Slab Creamery offers 50 ice cream flavours and 30 mixins to make a sweet treat just the way you like it. If you’re on the go, grab some baked in-house chocolate chip cookies for later from Diner Deluxe. Or, stop by Shoreline Brewing for a pint and their seasonal cheesecake. 

Make your Own

If you’re having a night in, try one of these easy and delicious desserts that you can make right in your suite’s full modern kitchen. 

  1. These espresso chocolate truffles are simple to make but packed with flavour. With only 6 ingredients, they’re quick to put together, but will need some time to set, so be sure to plan for that. 
  2. Add a little zing to dessert with this lemon custard magic cake. Six ingredients, three steps, and you’re all done. 
  3. Featuring Chow mein noodles, an ingredient that you might not think of when it comes to dessert, these peanut butter haystacks are a sweet and salty treat that’s easy to make and even easier to eat. 
espresso chocolate truffles laid out on a baking sheet, highlighting some dessert recipes to try making in your in-suite kitchen at The Shore Kelowna

Finding Something Sweet at The Shore Kelowna

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed dessert enthusiast or someone with a bit of a sweet tooth, the options for desserts in Kelowna are bound to leave you craving more. Once you’re all set and satisfied, head home to your beautiful suite with full amenities at the Shore.

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