The Sweetest Dessert Dates in Los Angeles

Doing dessert is a super romantic date option because it’s decadent and shared (when done right!). We’ve got some hip dessert ideas on hand if you want to branch out from your average dining spots:

101 Coffeeshop

1) The retro diner that is the 101 Coffeeshop is an absolute Hollywood classic and a perfect date spot for its laid back vibe and active atmosphere. Above all else, it was in the movie Swingers. It’s open 20 hours out of the day so whether you cruise over post movie or just make it the main attraction, you’ve got to get the Waffle Brownie Sundae! No question. It’s literally a waffle made from brownie batter topped with vanilla ice cream and some chocolate sauce for good measure. Open from 7am-3am at 6145 Franklin Ave.

Milk Jar Cookies

2) If you want to do something romantic outside of a restaurant, try packing a sweet treat style picnic and taking it to an outdoor spot like amidst the lights installation at LACMA. For easy dessert on the go, hit up Milk Jar Cookies, which is a cute cafe specializing in, of course, cookies! Grab a mixture of types for the road so you and your date can enjoy a fun tasting of the rocky road, banana split and the classic chocolate chip. Open from 11am-8pm at 5466 Wilshire Blvd.


3) You might not normally think of a farmer’s market as a Thursday night date spot, but the LA City Farmers Market at Yamashiro’s is more than just your average fruit and vegetable stands. This spot has food trucks, artisan goods like spreads and cheese and outdoor seating with awesome (and romantic) views. Their dessert option that is worth checking out is the Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich truck, which has a rotating selection of flavors that are made to order. The truck has rims and a pink top so it’s hard to miss! Park for free at the Mosaic church on La Brea and take a shuttle up or valet. Get there Thursdays 5-9PM at 1999 N Sycamore Ave.

Duff’s Cakemix

4) If you’re in the mood for a crafty dessert date to bond over, plan a day of cake decorating at Duff’s Cakemix.  The bakery and studio is owned and operated by Ace of Cakes star, Duff Goldman, and offers classes and DIY studios where you can put your own dessert art skills to the test. In the DIY studio you choose a cake flavor, filling, frosting and decorations and then have at it on the creating. Located at 8302 Melrose Ave.

Luna Park

5) Who doesn’t love s’mores?! Another DIY option is ordering s’mores at the restaurant, Luna Park. They send out everything you need to make them to your table including homemade graham cracker cookies, chocolate, and “molten marshmallow”. Order a bottle of wine to go along with it and turn your campfire memories into grown up vibes. Located at 672 S La Brea.