A Guide to the Top 5 Places for Desserts on Beach Drive


Whether you’re out with friends, trying to impress, or just craving something sweet, Beach Drive is your go-to for delectable desserts.

The Birch & Vine

The Birch & Vine’s dessert menu is practically to die for. Loved by hotel patrons and visitors alike, this restaurant offers some of the best sweet selections around. Selections include a 3 chocolate torte, seasonal cheesecakes, and Birchwood Bananas Foster. Cap off the night with drinks at The Canopy, located on the rooftop of the same building. The Birch & Vine is open from 11AM to 10PM Monday through Thursday, 11AM to 11PM Friday, 10AM to 11PM Saturday, and 10AM to 10PM Sunday.

The Birch & Vine dessert menu (locate the drop down menu for more menus at the top of the page and select “Birch & Vine Desserts”).

The Birch & Vine website.

The Birch & Vine Google Maps.

Cassis Bakery

Another delicious stop for delicious desserts on Beach Drive is the Cassis Bakery. Not only does the menu include fresh baked pastries like croissants and macarons, it also spans cakes, cookies, chocolates, truffles, and even ice cream and sorbet! You can pair these yummy treats with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or maybe even a milkshake (we promise we won’t judge). Cassis Bakery is open from 8AM to 10PM Sunday through Thursday and 8AM to 11PM Friday and Saturday.

Cassis Bakery menu.

Cassis Bakery website.

Cassis Bakery Google Maps.

Kilwins

With locations across the country, one Kilwins makes its home on Beach Drive. Kilwins brings delectable flavors in the form of fresh made waffle cones and bowls (and a wide variety of ice cream to fill them with), caramel apples, chocolates, and more. Stop in for a treat while walking along beautiful Beach Drive. Kilwins is open 11AM to 10PM Sunday through Thursday and 11AM to 12AM Friday and Saturday.

Kilwins website.

Kilwins Google Maps.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffè

Paciugo Gelato & Caffé is another franchise that finds its place on St. Pete’s Beach Drive. Paciugo offers Italian-style gelato flavors (with allergen friendly options as well) to its patrons. This gelato is made on-site daily, bringing fresh dessert in cones, cups, and take-home pints. Swing by for the gelato and a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to pair it with. Paciugo Gelato & Caffè is open 7AM to 10PM Sunday through Thursday and 7AM to 11PM Friday and Saturday.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffè menu.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffè website.

Paciugo Gelato & Caffè Google Maps.

Sweet Divas Chocolates

Despite the name, Sweet Divas Chocolates is far more than just a chocolate shop. Visitors can enjoy delicious gourmet cupcakes and muffins, ice cream, cakes, and more! The shop even offers a fine champagne and wine menu to sip from while enjoying your sweet treats. Sweet Divas Chocolates is open from 9AM to 9PM Monday through Thursday and from 9AM to 11PM Friday through Sunday.

Sweet Divas Chocolates website.

Sweet Divas Chocolates Google Maps.

We know these treats are calling your name (or at least they’re calling ours)! Head to the gorgeous heart of Downtown St. Pete and try them all.

About the author

Gina Marks

Gina Marks

Gina is a student at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, with a love of all things writing and St. Pete-themed. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, she moved with her family to Florida in 2009 and has been in love ever since. When she's not studying or working, she spends her time reading, writing, and working on her fashion blog, ellisfashionco.com.


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