There’s nothing better than a sweet treat on a warm day. Chocolate, caramel, ice cream, you name it – if you’re in search of a sweet food experience in Cornwall, you are sure to find one. From old-fashioned ice cream stands to trendy bakeries, Cornwall has plenty of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Cornwall has a mix of local entrepreneurs and franchise names offering up Instagram-worthy treats that are sure to impress. Read on for some sweet recommendations!
1719 Vincent Massey Drive
A Cornwall institution in the summer, Archie’s has been serving up ice cream, shakes and sundaes from its old-fashioned stand for decades.
The Vincent Massey Drive establishment offers 28 different Kawartha and Nestle flavours of ice cream, from the common staples to more intriguing choices like Raspberry Lemon Lime, Moose Tracks and Death by Chocolate. Take your time deciding, or better yet, try more than one!
Archie’s also offers non-lactose and no suggar added options.
Mix the ice cream in with a round of mini putt or foot golf for a perfect family outing!
Archie’s is typically open spring through fall, weather permitting.
1380 Second Street East
Custom cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon buns and countless other fresh-baked desserts are a staple at Cakes & More, a popular bakery on Second Street East in the Eastcourt Mall.
The bakery’s display cases are filled daily with cupcakes, cookies, donuts and dozens of other sweet creations that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The apple fritter’s rich and gooey goodness makes it a popular selection for many.
1195 Second Street West
Located a short ride off of the Waterfront Trail, Cowan’s Dairy offers a variety of sweet treats to satisfy every sweet tooth.
The Riverdale area business offers soft serve and hard ice cream (with 32 Nestle flavours to choose from) along with milkshakes, parfaits, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream sandwiches and many other awesome choices.
The homemade fudge at Cowan’s is a worth a trip on its own.
1307 Pitt Street
Soft-serve ice cream, signature shakes and frozen treats top the menu at this popular restaurant chain.
The Pitt Street business also offers the popular Blizzard in a variety of flavours, making for a perfect treat on a hot, sunny day.
Grab a cool snack and recharge on the patio at this popular local hangout. It’s also open late to satisfy your late night cravings.
11 Second Street West
One of Downtown Cornwall’s trendiest shops, Fairy Sweet offers a wide assortment of tasty baked goods served fresh daily.
The beautiful shop is the perfect place to take a quick break and treat yourself to something sweet.
On any given day, you can choose from a selection of macarons, cookies, cupcakes, butter tarts, croissants, turnovers, tarts and many more items in a variety of cool flavours. Keto options are also available.
Trust us – this gourmet bakery has the perfect recipe for a truly sweet day!
5 First Street East
Located in the heart of Downtown Cornwall, The Happy Popcorn Co. is a sweet tooth lovers’ delight.
The family-run business offers gourmet popcorn made fresh daily in a variety of traditional and unique flavours (think pizza, garlic parm, cherry and green apple). They also offer artisan sodas, cotton candy, retro candies and a variety of other sweet treats.
As an added bonus, the shop is just steps away from Cornwall’s beautiful Lamoureux Park – a perfect spot to enjoy a snack and marvel at the majestic St. Lawrence River.
1 Water Street East (Cornwall Square)
Located in the Cornwall Square in Downtown Cornwall, Laura Secord has been satisfying sweet tooths for many years.
The popular franchise never disappoints with its selection of high-quality chocolate and ice cream products.
Take a break from shopping and enjoy an ice cream cone or make the short jump across Water Street and enjoy it in beautiful Lamoureux Park!
525 Ninth Street East
Let your creativity and cravings take over at Menchie’s, a popular sweet spot on Ninth Street East.
Menchie’s offers over 100 rotating frozen yogurt flavours and 70 rotating toppings in a variety of flavours and choices. You pick the flavours and toppings, with the only limitation being your imagination! Shakes, cakes and fresh waffle bowls are also on the menu.
There are a variety of options including non-fat, low carb, gluten free, no sugar added and vegan.
720 Fourteenth Street West
Sip & Scoop is a dessert shop that is always sure to impress and delight.
The local business offers a tasty bubble tea in a variety of flavours along with smoothies, ice cream, french crepes, Belgian waffles and much more.
If you’re feeling brave, try out the Funky Monkey Waffle, a thick waffle topped with Nutella, chocolate sauce, bananas, strawberries, triple chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and Maraschino cherries!