Dessert Destination: Oak Cliff
November 19, 2018
BY MIA SIMON
If you’re craving something sweet, make your way down to the Oak Cliff area. There are lots of places you can visit to try a dessert, or two. Whether you want a piece of cake, or a cool popsicle, there’s something for you there.
This bakery makes lots of custom cakes for special events. You can visit their Facebook page to see some of their creations. Walk-in customers can also go inside and grab something quick from their dessert counter. They sell cake pops, cookies, and other sweet treats. The shop also makes seasonal items like Rosca De Reyes, bread traditionally shared and eaten amongst Latino communities on Three Kings Day, or January 6.
238 Sunset Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75008 | Website
Cretia’s was originally built in Duncanville, with a remote location in Oak Cliff. About four years ago, the owners moved their flagship location to its current home in the Bishop Arts District, and they love being there.
Cretia’s is a full-fledged restaurant, but its fresh-baked goods are what keep us coming back. Customers get to choose between 30 different cake flavors, and 30 different pie flavors. All of the sandwiches served at the restaurant feature bread that’s baked right inside of Cretia’s. And if that’s not enough, there’s a sample jar where you can try some goodies before making a purchase. Can you see why we’re such big fans?
228 West Davis Street, Dallas, Texas 75208 | website
If you want to take a break from eating baked goods, stop by Picolé Pops in the Bishop Arts District to get a frozen treat. These Brazilian-style pops do not disappoint. You can customize your dessert by dipping and drizzling items on top of the popsicle you pick. And if you need an extra kick, you can get an alcohol-infused pop. Take a look at their Instagram feed to see how good everything looks!
415 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208 | website
KESSLER BAKING STUDIO
If you prefer a cookie to a slice of cake, this might be the place for you. The aroma of fresh-baked cookies and brownies fills the Kessler Baking Studio. When you walk inside, make sure to check the menu to see what flavors are being offered on the day of your visit. Employees say the Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut cookie is the shop’s signature item, so maybe start by trying that. The shop is also covered in awesome art, so make sure you take an Instagram worthy picture before you leave!
1129 North Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75203 | Website
Kookie Haven is a shop that keeps it all in the family. The shop owners are sisters, and they decided to name the shop after their beloved mother. The menu offers customers cakes and brownies. The most popular item sold at the shop is called a “stuffer.” The dessert is described as a “cake with a cookie immersed inside of it.” You can only get one on Fridays and Saturdays, so try to visit toward the end of the week if you want to give a stuffer a try!
3127 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201 | website
Many Dallas dessert connoisseurs love Emporium Pies. In fact, it’s listed as one of our Dallasites 101 Top Ten dessert spots! There are multiple locations throughout DFW, but the flagship location nestled in the Bishop Arts District has a special charm to it. The shop offers decadent, specialty pies that don’t contain artificial preservatives or additives. You can order by the slice, or get a whole pie for you and your friends.
314 N. Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208 | Website
Trailercakes recently made the move from Knox Street to the Oak Cliff area. You can get cupcakes of all shapes and sizes at this shop. Customers can choose either a “mini” or “biggie” cupcake, and get to pick between at least a dozen different flavors. If you want something simple, you can get something traditional like carrot cake. If you’re feeling bold, you can get a literal “trailercake.” The staff also suggests the Cookie Dough option. If you’re having a party, look into renting their beloved “Bubbles.” She’s sure to be a hit!