You can find a slice of cake at just about every restaurant but what you won’t find are these unique and delicious desserts. We curated a list of the most unique places for a sweet bite to eat, from chocolate piñatas to Matcha ice cream. Add these restaurants and cafes to your list of must-try Orlando dessert spots and be prepared to truly satisfy every last one of your cravings.
1. Café Maiko
Matcha has become a trendy health-focused item for drinks and desserts. But before gracing menus in America it got its start in East Asia with an origin going all the way back to the Tang Dynasty in China. Café Maiko provides authentic Japanese Matcha using premium ceremonial grade Matcha brought here from Kyoto, Japan. You’ll definitely be able to taste the difference.
Café Maiko serves ice creams and specialty drinks centered around the use of Matcha. This is a genuinely unique restaurant given how most cafés provide one, maybe two, options when it comes to Matcha drinks. You can also grab a Matcha latte spruced up with kuromitsu and kinako.
You have a whole menu to peruse, but try one of these drinks if you want to ensure the best experience:
- The Shogun
- The Maiko Special
Price Range: $5 to $10 per menu item
Address: 639 N. Mills Ave Orlando, Florida 32803
2. Uncle Julio’s
Uncle Julio’s is a Mexican scratch restaurant creating dishes that will make your stomach rumble guaranteed. But, while their fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos are divine, we’re here to focus on something a bit more decadent: the chocolate piñata.
The chocolate piñata at Uncle Julio’s is packed with fresh fruits, chocolate-filled empanadas, and handmade churros ready to be unleashed. Take out your aggravations from the day with a swift swing toward this dessert then reap the sweet benefits within. If the empanadas and churros aren’t sweet enough for you, this dessert comes with a homemade chocolate fudge sauce.
If you’re feeling hungry enough that dessert alone won’t suffice, head to Uncle Julio’s for both a dinner and dessert that will leave you satisfied.
Price Range: $15 - $35 per person on average
Address: 8409 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
3. Melting Pot
Melting Pot is a cheese and chocolate fondue restaurant that markets itself as an experience. You’ll have plenty of choices when it comes time to pick your chocolate fondue. The dessert is served with fresh fruits and other treats for dipping. The seasonal fruits generally include pineapples, strawberries, and bananas. The other treats provided include brownies, Rice Krispies, and chocolate-dusted marshmallows. You can pay a bit extra for cream puffs, macarons, and cheesecake which are cut and prepared for dipping.
Your chocolate fondue options are in no way limited. Pick from the following dipping options:
- The Original
- Flaming Turtle
- Yin & Yang
- Caramel Toffee Crunch
- Bananas Foster
- Pure Chocolate Fondue
The Melting Pot is undoubtedly a pricey experience, especially if you go for both dinner and dessert. For a complete course for two, your bill with sit at around $95 to $99 depending on your menu selections. This price will leap higher if you decide on any of their more premium options. But the experience makes for a great date night or celebratory dinner.
This chain restaurant has no shortage of locations in Florida. Pick between their Orlando location on Sand Lake Road or their Longwood location depending on where in Orlando you’ll be traveling from.
Price Range: $22 for a small chocolate fondue for two people
Address: 7549 W Sand Lake Rd Orlando, Florida 32819