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Dessert Decadence

Sometimes, only sweets will do. If you’re in a dessert state of mind, check out the delectable treats at these five establishments. 

Cakes, pies, cookies and more are all ready for consumption—in-house or not—at Icebox Cafe.  

1. Let Them Eat Cake
At Icebox Cafe you can have your cake and eat it too. The restaurant offers an array of fresh baked gateaux to enjoy in-house or for delivery, and every delicious bite reassures patrons that only the finest ingredients are used in these creations. MUST TRY: The Icebox sampler ($16) is the perfect combination of three half slivers of your choice. We recommend the dulce de leche cake, deep-dish apple pie and the raspberry-chocolate mousse. 1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305.538.8448

2. Sweet Fairyland 
From the ice cream sundaes layered with ingredients to everything else, the treats at Serendipity 3 are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. The whimsical restaurant serves up classic desserts with a twist. Patrons are more than welcome to create their own sundaes, but the ones listed on the menu, like the Strawberry Fields and the Deep-Fried Cookies and Cream, are sure to please. MUST TRY: The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate ($11) is not to be missed. 1102 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305.403.2210

3. Macs to the Max
Anyone who has tried authentic French macarons knows Ladurée is the real deal. The treats here are flown in from Paris daily and feature more than 16 different flavors. MUST TRY: We are suckers for a classic, and the vanilla mac is pure perfection, but, if you’re feeling daring, try the rose petal flavor ($2.80 each). 1118 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 786.275.6621

4. Late-Night Delight
When midnight rolls around and your palate is yearning for a treat, Insomnia Cookies has you covered. Miami Beach residents can enjoy the shop’s cookie delivery service, which brings warm and chewy treats to their homes until 3AM. Along with cookies, the shop also offers brownies, cookie cakes and cookiewiches (an ice cream and cookie in one). MUST TRY: The S’mores Deluxe cookiewich with cookie-dough ice cream ($7.25) is as decadent as it sounds. 1227 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 877.632.6654

5. Bun In the Oven
The yum-worthy confections at Buns & Buns are globally inspired and each dish is paired with its rightful bun. Along with a full menu filled with savory items, the desserts here stand on their own. The philosophy is that it’s not about the size of the bun, but about what delectable ingredients are found inside, which are sure to be the freshest. MUST TRY: The hot Nutella buns served with dark chocolate sauce, raspberry-pomegranate sauce and vanilla cream ($6.89). 5748 Sunset Drive, Miami, 786.216.7754