Where to Find the Best Sweets for a Dessert Date in Halifax

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!
halifax dessert dates

Welcome to the sweetest escape! Whether you’re celebrating love, friendship, or simply the joy of treating yourself, dessert dates are a deliciously fun experience no one can resist! From cupcakes, ice cream, doughnuts and other sugary delights, Halifax has plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Indulge and enjoy the best desserts and sweets the city has to offer with our dessert date guide!

Dessert Yard

One of Halifax’s newest dessert shops! There is simply no shortage of sugar here! You can try anything from crazy milkshakes, loaded dessert waffles, cakes and even a fondue box full of delightful chocolate dips!

Location: 1636 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Layers Cupcakes

Whether you need a treat for an occasion or a mid-day pick-me-up, Layers cupcakes offers some of the best cupcakes in the city! They have new fun flavours to try each week so they are definitely worth the visit!

Location: 1276 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Antoinettes Cheesecakes

This mother-son owned shop offers New York style cheesecakes tat are to die for! Flavour offerings include mini egg, banana chocolate chip, moon mist and so many more. With keto, vegan and gluten free options, there’s no excuse not to grab a slice at one of their three locations around HRM.


250 Baker Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

771 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia

858 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

The Dairy Bar

A Halifax summer staple! This seasonal shop serves up delicious soft serve ice cream with fun toppings all summer long!

Location: 1489 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sugar Marmalade

This fusion Hong Kong-style dessert house is definitely one to check out for your next dessert date! Here you can try fun desserts including grass jellies, bubble teas, shaved ice, egg waffles and so many more amazing options!

Location: 1452 Brenton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Fog Company

It’s always foggy in Halifax! Brighten your day with premium sweets and frozen treats from The Fog Company located at The Queen’s Marquee. Their classic fog cone consists of delightful ice cream with tasty toppings and of course, some added fog (cotton candy!).

Location: 1709 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Taiyaki 52

The cutest spot to grab a matcha or coffee and Japanese inspired desserts including taiyaki waffles filled with delicious flavours!

Location: 2009 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Vandal Doughnuts

Vandal Doughnuts has become a classic in the Halifax sweet scene! Find them at one of their two locations, Halifax & Downtown Dartmouth for fluffy doughnuts in fun, funky flavours such as strawberry Korean milk, crème brûlée, maple bacon as well as vegan options.


 2306 Gottingen St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

25 Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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