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12 Best Dessert Places in Markham

12 Best Dessert Places in Markham

On the hunt for the best dessert places in Markham to get your sweet tooth fix?

I love me a good dessert, and I always love hitting up dessert spots after a good meal.

There are so many amazing restaurants in Markham to eat at, and it’s totally worth planning to visit somewhere for dessert afterwards.

I’m a firm believer in the rule that there’s always room for dessert, ya feel me?

Whether you’re into traditional Asian desserts or big scoops of ice cream, you’ll find plenty of incredible dessert places in Markham that’ll tickle your fancy.

Here are some of the best places to grab dessert in Markham, Ontario!

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Ice cream cakes from Boreal Gateau & Creamery in Main Street Unionville, Markham

Boreal Gateau & Creamery

If you love ice cream and you love cake, you’ll love Boréal’s handcrafted ice cream cakes.

Owner Daisy Ng came up with the idea of artisanal ice cream cakes while searching for them for her own birthday, and they’re an amazing creation.

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We adored the 3CD (coffee ice cream, cookie dough, crispy bits, chocolate crust), and the Goma Noir (black sesame ice cream, yuzu ice cream, toasted white sesame crust) was also very good.

Enjoy one of their mini ice cream cakes solo, or order one of their 5″ or 7″ cakes for a celebration.

They’ve also got ice cream scoops and pints, and I’ll definitely be back to try the Salted Egg Yolk and Miso Caramel flavours.

You can find them in the heart of Main Street Unionville, and there’s a good amount of seating upstairs or on the patio!

Afterwards, you can enjoy a lovely walk around Toogood Pond Park nearby.

LOCATION: 205 Main St Unionville #2, Unionville, ON

Pastries from Duo Pâtisserie & Café in Markham, Ontario

Duo Pâtisserie & Café

Duo is known for their French-inspired pastries with a Japanese twist, and they’ve got everything from classic pastries, to beautiful cakes, to chocolate bon bons.

They’ve also got all the classic espresso drinks, teas, and tea lattes if you’re looking to pair your treat with a drink.

You can enjoy a small individual cake with a coffee, or order a larger cake to take home with you.

Their cakes are absolutely delicious, and they literally look like works of art.

Their café location by Leslie & 16th is absolutely adorable inside, and they also have a patisserie located by Highway 7 & Leslie (in the same plaza as Congee Queen).

Technically, they’re located in Richmond Hill, but they’re pretty much on the border of Markham!

LOCATION: 9206 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, ON

Butter Baker

Butter Baker is a Toronto-based French bakery, and they’ve also got a location in Markham!

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Find everything from croissants to chiffon cakes – heaven on earth for all of the baked goods.

Their soft serve is actually only available from April through October, and the flavours change up every month, including flavours like Strawberry Vanilla and Guava Vanilla.

Everything in their shop is handcrafted using natural ingredients and local Ontario dairy and free-run eggs!

LOCATION: 140 Amber St, Unit #10, Markham, ON

Sugar Marmalade

Sugar Marmalade makes traditional Hong Kong-style desserts with a twist.

You’ll find everything from glutinous rice, to sago, to bubble waffles on the menu!

Their Markham location is at First Markham Place, and they also have locations across the GTA and Canada.

LOCATION: 3255 Hwy 7 E, Unit 19-20, Markham, ON

Honeymoon Dessert in Markham, Ontario

Honeymoon Dessert

Honeymoon Dessert is a Hong Kong-based dessert chain with locations all over Hong Kong and China, and their Markham location is actually their first location in North America!

If you’re into Hong Kong-style fruit pancakes (stuffed with whipped cream and fresh fruit!) and sago soup, you’ll love the desserts at Honeymoon.

The interior of their restaurant is also lovely and super Instagram-worthy!

LOCATION: 3828 Hwy 7, Unit 2, Unionville, ON

Meet Fresh

Meet Fresh is a Taiwanese dessert chain that serves up delicious Taiwanese dessert bowls.

Their desserts are made fresh daily, without any preservatives!

Find all the goods including taro balls, grass jelly, and tofu pudding.

They’ve also got locations across Canada!

LOCATION: 28 South Unionville Ave, Markham, ON

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iHalo Krunch

iHalo Krunch is one of my all-time fave ice cream shops in Toronto, and their amazing soft serve is available at Espresso 21 in Main Street Unionville!

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Their signature Ubenut (ube and coconut twist) soft serve is so good, you’ll cry tears of joy.

Their signature charcoal cones are naturally coloured with activated charcoal and hand-rolled daily, and you can choose from 4 of their signature soft serve flavours:

  • Ube All the Way – sweet purple yam
  • Black on Black – coconut with activated charcoal
  • Meet Your Matcha – Japanese green tea
  • Bean There, Done That – Madagascar vanilla bean

They also create fun limited edition flavours throughout the year, like their Vegan Berry Blast.

P.S. Don’t be freaked out by your next number two if you eat the charcoal flavour.

If you visit their High Park location downtown, they also have bubble tea (made with their ice cream), ice cream cakes, and ice cream pints!

LOCATION: 159E Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON

Matcha Tea & Dessert Markham

Satisfy your ice cream cravings at Matcha Tea & Dessert, where they switch up their Asian-inspired ice cream flavours by the week.

From classic Matcha to White Rabbit Candy, they’ve got a delish selection of soft serve flavours.

They’re also known for edible gold on their ice cream, which you’ll see all over Instagram!

They also have bubble tea and mochi if you’re in the mood for other sweet treats.

LOCATION: 505 Hwy 7 #15, Thornhill, ON

Old Firehall Confectionary in Unionville, Markham

Old Firehall Confectionery

The Old Firehall Confectionery is a fave dessert spot of locals during the summertime.

They offer all kinds of old-fashioned and handcrafted sweets, from delicate chocolates to classic macarons.

It’s located right along the historic Main Street Unionville, and it gets really busy during the summer months!

Definitely go for one of their waffle cones with yo’ Kawartha Dairy ice cream.

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LOCATION: 170 Main St, Unionville, ON

Demetres in Markham, Ontario


I’ve been going to Demetres for desserts for as long as I can remember.

Before the York Region food scene was poppin’, Demetres was the go-to dessert spot in Richmond Hill.

The Demetres in Downtown Markham is one of their newer locations, and the space is absolutely gorgeous and so Instagram-worthy.

Demetres in Downtown Markham, Ontario

I’ve always loved the punny names of all the desserts on the menu!

Come here for ice cream crepes, loaded sundaes, and creamy milkshakes.

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat beforehand, there are tons of fantastic restaurants in the Downtown Markham neighbourhood!

LOCATION: 180 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON

Roll Me Up Ice Cream in Markham, Ontario

Roll Me Up Ice Cream

This adorable and colourful ice cream shop serves up Thai rolled ice cream, waffles (both Hong Kong-style and Belgian-style), milkshakes, and more.

They even have a selection of cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory!

If you haven’t had Thai rolled ice cream before, it’s prepared by adding ice cream in liquid form to a frozen surface, then chopped and rolled into pretty lil’ ice cream rolls.

It’s then topped with all kinds of delicious toppings, and you can choose from one of their signature flavours like Smore’s Campfire Memories or Ferrero Rocher!

They’ve also got South Asian flavours, including their Gulab Jamun flavour.

You can also find them in Toronto and Pickering!

LOCATION: 75 Main St N, Unit 1B, Markham, ON

La Diperie Ice Cream, Montreal

La Diperie Markham

This well-known Montreal-based dessert franchise serves up soft serve cones dipped in luxe Belgian chocolate, as well as toppings of your choice.

They also have all kinds of other desserts, including everything from ice cream cakes, to doughnuts, to frappés.

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You can also find cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory here!

They have locations across Canada with plenty in Ontario, including in Downtown Markham.

LOCATION: 169 Enterprise Blvd, Unit L107, Markham, ON

Best dessert places in Markham:

  1. Boreal Gateau & Creamery
  2. Duo Pâtisserie & Café
  3. Butter Baker
  4. Sugar Marmalade
  5. Honeymoon Dessert
  6. Meet Fresh
  7. iHalo Krunch
  8. Matcha Tea & Dessert Markham
  9. Old Firehall Confectionery
  10. Demetres
  11. Roll Me Up Ice Cream
  12. La Diperie Markham

These were some of the best dessert places to hit up in Markham!

Have you been to any of these dessert places in Markham? What are some of the best spots in Markham to grab sweet treats in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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