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Best Desserts

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Cafe Intermezzo

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Tiny Lou's

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Golden Eagle

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Hell Yeah Gluten Free

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Sweet Charlie's

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best dessert BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Pastry chef Pamela Moxley has emerged as a beacon of light in the dark morass of mediocre chocolate lava cakes and soggy pies. Moxley, who worked pastry from the opening to the closing of Craft and Craftbar, is in charge of all things sweet at Miller Union. Everything the disarmingly passionate chefmore...
Pastry chef Pamela Moxley has emerged as a beacon of light in the dark morass of mediocre chocolate lava cakes and soggy pies. Moxley, who worked pastry from the opening to the closing of Craft and Craftbar, is in charge of all things sweet at Miller Union. Everything the disarmingly passionate chef makes is seasonally driven, unpretentious and expertly executed. Fat, juicy blueberries dribble over an upside-down-style buttery cake encrusted with crumbly brown sugar walnuts and oat-laced streusel topping. Highlights from the summer fruit season included a tart filled with sticky fig jam, and sliced figs tossed in wine reduction with homemade Earl Grey ice cream. These desserts showcase Moxley's moxy in their quiet beauty and precise simplicity. 999 Brady Ave. 678-733-8550. millerunion.com. less...

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
and other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cafe Intermezzo

Runner-up: Piece of Cake


307-A E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-378-8585, www.pieceofcakeinc.com

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Cafe Intermezzo
1845 Peachtree Road, 404-355-0411
4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770-396-1344
www.cafeintermezzo.com

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nancy Cole's family-run SOUTHERN SWEETS BAKERY remains a favorite thanks to her staff's dedication to creating home-style sweets minus the muss and fuss. Rustic cherry pie covered in crushed sugar cubes, creme freche coffee cake with a thick layer of pecans, and any of the towering layer cakes –more...
Nancy Cole's family-run SOUTHERN SWEETS BAKERY remains a favorite thanks to her staff's dedication to creating home-style sweets minus the muss and fuss. Rustic cherry pie covered in crushed sugar cubes, creme freche coffee cake with a thick layer of pecans, and any of the towering layer cakes – such as the chocolate coconut or Key lime – are sure to please the most discerning sweet tooth. The bakery makes a large selection of vegan cakes even the most ardent carnivore would savor. And if you happen to be there around lunchtime, Southern Sweets also serves up a mean sandwich. less...

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cafe Intermezzo

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Since the day chef/owner Gerry Klaskala’s ARIA opened, his secret weapon has been pastry chef Kathryn King. Her sweets have an unerring sense of harmony — part nostalgic Americana, part technical fireworks. Maybe words don’t do it justice. Just go slip a mouthful of sunny peachmore...
Since the day chef/owner Gerry Klaskala’s ARIA opened, his secret weapon has been pastry chef Kathryn King. Her sweets have an unerring sense of harmony — part nostalgic Americana, part technical fireworks. Maybe words don’t do it justice. Just go slip a mouthful of sunny peach cobbler or toasted lemon pudding cake with roasted plums down your gullet and you’ll see what we mean. A bit out of your price range for a non-celebratory meal? Check out King’s moist, boozy pineapple upside down cake at the Globe in Midtown (she designed the dessert menu there). less...

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
With 120 desserts in rotation, Cafe Intermezzo offers something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. Among the highlights is a diverse assortment of cheesecakes. For the hardcore sweet-lovers, the Death by Chocolate cheesecake is, well, to die for. The tortes and pies also make pleasing treats and canmore...
With 120 desserts in rotation, Cafe Intermezzo offers something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. Among the highlights is a diverse assortment of cheesecakes. For the hardcore sweet-lovers, the Death by Chocolate cheesecake is, well, to die for. The tortes and pies also make pleasing treats and can be purchased for about $5.80 per slice or around $40 for the whole. There is no menu for the desserts, but the cafe does have tour guides to help you pick a tasty pastry. less...

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Dining Room, Ritz Carlton Buckhead
Chef Joel Antunes began his career as a pastry chef, and his desserts here will be the best part of your meal. Among the choices: lemongrass soup with pineapple confit and pistachio sorbet; warm chocolate cake with pistachio cream and vanilla ice cream or fig sorbet.

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