Top 3 dessert cafes in Georgetown, Washington DC

Georgetown Cupcakes may be the most famous dessert in the area. However, that doesn’t mean it is the only dessert café in Georgetown. Craving something sweet? Check out these local-favorite dessert cafes if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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by Megan Shin
August 31, 2016

Georgetown is a distinct area in Washington D.C. Starting from the Georgetown University campus, many shops, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques are lined along the famous M Street. In addition to myriads of shopping and dining, you can also take a stroll down to the Georgetown Waterfront Park to walk along the Potomac River. The famous Georgetown Cupcakes is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations in the area. However, there is lots of other dessert cafes that has top quality desserts with less queue. Check out these local-favorite dessert cafes if you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007)

This dessert café is situated off in the artsy neighborhood just away from the bustling M Street. This bakery café offers espresso drinks, delicious cupcakes, and signature baked goods including granola. Baked and Wired is often regarded as having the best cupcakes among the locals. This is may be the most underrated café in Georgetown that is definitely worth checking out. In addition to the cupcakes, they are also known for their amazing dirty chai and quiche.

Dolcezza (1560 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007)

Dolcezza is a café that sells freshly-made gelato, specialty coffees and other snacks. They emphasize on getting the freshest ingredients from the local farms. This gelato shop is located on Wisconsin Avenue which is about a 10-minute walk from the M Street. Trust me, it is worth the walk. Because they make their gelatos fresh every day with the best ingredients, the taste is incomparable to others in the area. This Georgetown establishment opened doors in 2004 and since then have opened various locations throughout the D.C. area. If you are an ice cream fanatic like me, you should definitely visit Dolcezza.

District Doughnut and Coffee (3327 Cady's Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007)

District Doughnut and Coffee opened its first store in Barracks Row. Couple months ago, it opened a pop-up store in Georgetown and it was a huge success. Now, they officially opened a store in Georgetown and has been getting more and more popular since then. Hidden away right off the M Street in Cady’s Alley, this cute bakery specializes in classic and unique flavors of gourmet yeast donuts. Their signature flavors include brown butter, Fluffernutter (marshmallow and peanut butter), and vanilla crème brulee. I highly recommend the crème brulee donut!

By Megan Shin