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Top 17 Spots for Sweet Treats in Bonita Springs & Estero

Jun 21, 2018 11:34AM ● By Kevin
Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you know that the summertime brings out that extra urge to have a delectable dessert. From ice cream and "fro-yo" to cupcakes and pies, we searched far and wide to find some of the best spots in the Bonita Springs and Estero area to satisfy those cravings.

Below is our top 17 list broken out by venue category, which includes specialty shops, restaurants, and places in nearby Naples. As always, if we're missing any of your favorites, tell us in the comments below!

Specialty Shops

Food trucks, ice cream shops, and famous cupcake spots; oh my! You know exactly what you're getting into when you choose one of these spots: an afternoon pick-me-up from a day spent in the hot sun, or a post-dinner/date spot to grab a treat while you take a stroll under the beautiful Southwest Florida skies.

Perfectly Scrumptious owner Amanda Buckner-Wood and her mom who she describes as her biggest cheerleader and best free help Photo courtesy of Perfectly Scrumptious LLC

Perfectly Scrumptious: Fort Myers Native Finds Purpose in Delectables in Wake of Uncertain Personal Times

Founded in 2011, the local business' owner bakes a choice of more than 100 flavors of cupcakes from scratch in small batches. Customers can even create their own flavors. Read More » 

Royal Scoop - Bonita Springs FL

Royal Scoop - Bonita Springs, FL

As the oldest homemade ice cream & yogurt store in Bonita Springs, Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream opened in 1979 on Bonita Beach Road, moving to the south side of 8th Street two years... Read More » 

DeRomos Gourmet Market  Restaurant  - Bonita Springs FL

DeRomo's Gourmet Market & Restaurant - Bonita Springs, FL

At DeRomo’s Gourmet Market, you will find an impressive collection of imported, domestic, conventional, and organic products from all over the world nestled among our impressive meat, sea... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • Authentic pastries
  • Cannoli
  • Napoleons
  • Tiramisu
  • Cream puffs
  • Raspberry tarts
  • Our popular éclairs
  • Biscottis
  • Butter cookies
  • Nonna’s famous cheesecakes
Cheries Sweet Treats - Bonita Springs FL

Cherie’s Sweet Treats - Bonita Springs, FL

Is there anything better than the smell of cupcakes or cookies coming from your oven? I think NOT! I love more than anything to bake and share my goodies with others. I have baked for ... Read More » 

Vanillas Cakes  Desserts - Bonita Springs FL

Vanilla’s Cakes & Desserts - Bonita Springs, FL

Owned and operated by Mother & Daughter, Aucia and Milena DePaula, Vanilla’s Cakes & Desserts opened its doors in 2014. Specializing in unique artistic cakes and desserts made to ... Read More » 

Handels Homemade Ice Cream  Yogurt - Bonita Springs FL

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt - Bonita Springs, FL

Since 1945 Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh every day on the premises. We use products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to Handel's. Each batch is ... Read More » 

Coasting Donuts - Cape Coral FL

Coasting Donuts - Cape Coral, FL

Mobile Concession Trailer (Food Truck) in the SW Florida area selling Mini Donuts, Churros & Fried Oreos! Read More » 



Sometimes you just can't wait to get to one of those specialty shops for your dessert. If you're out to lunch or dinner and craving a little something on the sugary side, we've rounded up a list of area restaurants that serve up some very tasty treats!

Divieto Ristorante - Estero FL

Divieto Ristorante - Estero, FL

A casual dining experience that offers the quality and service of fine dining in a relaxed environment with an international touch and the best of the Italian Cuisine. Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE - Decadent chocolate and walnut brownie. Served warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
  • CRÈME BÛLÉE - A traditional vanilla custard topped with caramelized brown sugar and fresh berries.
  • CROSTATA DI MELE - Caramelized cinnamon green apple slices, wrapped in a crispy puff pastry served with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce.
  • ITALIAN CHEESECAKE - Cheesecake at its best! Served with a red wine-berry mixed compote.
  • TIRAMISU - Nonna's style! Delicious lady fingers, dipped in espresso, amaretto and Kalhúa, layered with mascarpone-vanilla mousse.
  • CARAMELLE AL LATTE - A moist sponge cake soaked with three different types of milk, covered with "dulce de leche" and candied walnuts.
  • ICE CREAM - Chocolate or vanilla ice cream, served with  your choice of chocolate, raspberry or caramel sauce.

Old 41 Restaurant - Bonita Springs FL

Old 41 Restaurant - Bonita Springs, FL

The message on the back of the old 41 Restaurant menu states that a good restaurant is where familiarity and high quality mix. 9 years ago, Tony Backos brought his 40 years of experi... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • Homemade Rice Pudding - An old family recipe, rich and creamy, topped with whipped cream & cinnamon
  • Boardwalk Waffle Sundae for Two - 1/2 a Carbon’s malted waffle topped with two dips of Royal Scoop Ice Cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream & a cherry
  • Royal Scoop Ice Cream
Angelinas Ristorante - Bonita Springs FL

Angelina's Ristorante - Bonita Springs, FL

Award-winning Angelina’s Ristorante, located in Bonita Springs, Florida just one mile south of Coconut Point Mall, is a world class dining destination; since opening in April 2008, our gu... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:

  • Angelina’s Signature Zeppolis - Fried Dough, Light and Airy, Tossed in Cinnamon-Sugar, Served with Dark Chocolate & Berry Sauces.
  • Strawberry Panna Cotta - Vanilla Panna Cotta, Topped With Strawberry Compote & Shortbread Cookie.
  • Tiramisu - Homemade Lady Fingers, Coffee Flavors, Creamy & Sweet Mascarpone Cheese.
  • OMG...I Love Chocolate - Dark Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Ganache & Raspberry Center. Covered in Dark Chocolate.
  • Cannolis - Our Homemade Cannoli Shells Filled with Our Signature Cannoli Filling.

Petars Restaurant - Bonita Springs FL

Petar's Restaurant - Bonita Springs, FL

Petar's Restaurant in Bonita Springs, FL offers fine dining with world-class international cuisine. Carefully selected ingredients, elevated to the sublime by the technique and experti... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • Key Lime Crème Brûlée
  • House Crepes – Strawberry, Banana & Chocolate, Banana & Chocolate or Berries & Crème Anglaise $7

Rodizio Grill - Estero FL

Rodizio Grill - Estero, FL

Encounter the robust flavors of Brazil at Rodizio Grill’s Estero location, where our exotic cuisine is never short of amazing. Through our rotisserie style grilling process and family re... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:

TORTA BRIGADEIROGF - A luxurious indulgence for chocolate lovers, it features a slice of decadent chocolate mousse torte, made with a blend of four types of chocolate. Best of all, it’s gluten-free. This delight is served a la mode with sliced bananas and fresh whipped cream.

PUDIM DE LEITEGF - A delicious, creamy Brazilian caramel flan – the most incredible flan you've ever tasted! This flan is gluten-free when ordered without the crispy wafer.

RABANADA - A warm cinnamon pastry with a creamy center, served with vanilla ice cream and laced with caramel sauce.

CRÈME BRÛLÉEGF - A Rodizio Twist – A silky and delicious creme brulee, infused with a hint of orange.

ROMEU E JULIETA STYLE CHEESECAKE - This creamy favorite is a perfect end to a perfect meal. You can try it the way Brazilians love it – with luscious Brazilian guava sauce – or with a traditional raspberry sauce.

BOLO BRIGADEIRO - A three-layer chocolate cake served with an avalanche of warm brigadeiro sauce, bananas, ice cream and whipped cream. Can also be served without ice cream and whipped cream.

Ruths Chris Steak House - Bonita Springs FL

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bonita Springs, FL

At Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Bonita Springs, you’ll find soaring ceilings with massive arched doorways accented by exquisite dark wood molding. Beautiful eclectic tile inlays, contempor... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:

WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING - A beloved classic topped with choice of four spirited crème Anglaise sauces: Orange Cognac, nutty Frangelico®, raspberry Chambord® or coffee Tia Maria®.

CHOCOLATE DUO - Chocolate cake coupled with chocolate mousse splashed with a little sweet cream and topped with fresh berries.

CRÈME BRÛLÉE - The classic Creole egg custard topped with fresh berries and mint. Ruth perfected the recipe herself—now it's considered one of the best in the world.

- Creamy homemade cheesecake served with fresh berries.

FRESH SEASONAL BERRIES WITH SWEET CREAM - Enjoy a light end to your meal with a celebration of natural flavors, done simply.

ICE CREAM OR SORBET - Super premium ice creams and sorbets. Ask your server for available flavors.

Nearby in Naples

If you're willing to venture out of town a little ways, Naples has some great options, as well - both specialty shops and restaurants, alike.
Uncle Louie G - Naples FL

Uncle Louie G - Naples, FL

Think back to 1959, in Brooklyn, New York. Close your eyes for just a minute and imagine yourself in the old neighborhood. It is summertime and the temperatures are soaring. Someone ... Read More » 


Campiello  - Naples FL

Campiello - Naples, FL

Housed in Historic Naples Mercantile Building, Campiello offers inventive Italian cuisine inspired by a traditional Tuscan country cooking. Campiello features a rustic contemporary Italia... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE with Caramel Sauce, Caramel Gelato and Salted Peanut Croquant
  • STRAWBERRY LIMONCELLO SEMIFREDDO with Strawberry Compote and Almond Shortbread
  • CHOCOLATE TIRAMISU TORTE  with Fresh Raspberries
  • CANNOLI CHEESECAKE  with Sugared Pistachios and Pistachio Mousse
  • BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO  with Hazelnut Honey Toffee and Sea Salt
  • GELATI or SORBETTI with House-made Biscotto 

USS Nemo Restaurant  - Naples FL

USS Nemo Restaurant - Naples, FL

Welcome aboard the USS Nemo, an exquisite fine dining experience in Naples, FL. Our award-winning cuisine and unique ambiance make us a premier destination for high-end dining in southwes... Read More » 

More Information on USS Nemo's Sweet Treat:

"At Nemo’s, we’re famous for our seafood — but we’re obsessed with dessert. That’s why we’re known as the home of the best desserts in Naples. Explore our menu and you’ll discover:

  • Fresh coconut cream pie. The perfect accompaniment to seafood, we adorn our fresh coconut cream pie with white chocolate shavings and toasted coconut.
  • Crème brulee. Made with a lemongrass infusion and fresh vanilla bean, you’ve never had crème brulee like ours.
  • Chocolate desserts to make you sigh in pleasure. Premium cocoa flourless cake topped with white chocolate ganache and pistachio brittle, you’ve never had anything like it. Want your white chocolate even more decadent? Ask for the raspberry white chocolate gooey butter cake — you won’t regret it.
  • Key lime cheesecake. A classic south Florida dessert, made even better with smooth, creamy cheesecake.
  • Warm nut and pear bread pudding. Nutmeg sauce makes our nut and pear bread pudding a favorite among those in the know
  • Profiteroles. Puff pastry, filled with ice cream and served alongside sauces that include dark chocolate, white chocolate and warm butterscotch, make every bite a victory.
  • Homemade sorbet and ice cream. Cool sweetness with a twist make our sorbets and ice creams a delightful end to a full meal.
  • Seasonal fresh berries. For the virtuous in mind and in heart, reward yourself with a little something sweet. Served with fresh whipped cream."

The Palate Restaurant  Bar - Naples FL

The Palate Restaurant & Bar - Naples, FL

From the day we are born, it’s your Palate that brings you the most exquisite sensory pleasures. At the Palate Restaurant & Bar you’ll find a vivacious gathering place in a rousing at... Read More » 

Available Sweet Treats:
  • Café Style Key Lime Pie
  • Brulee Cheesecake
  • Grandmother’s Carrot Cake