01 Super Frutto Gelateria
It’s difficult to beat Italian ice-cream on a hot sunny day in San Juan del Sur. Super Frutto serves up dozens of seasonal flavors all made in-house with fresh natural ingredients. Cup or waffle cone, mix and match, pick your topping.
02 Red Velvet Cupcakes at Gato Negro
The queen of all cupcakes has made its way to San Juan del Sur. We heard it first directly from the mouth of owner/visionary Kelly at Gato Negro. Romantic red cake sponge with chocolate chips and homemade cream cheese frosting. And for you chocoholics and coffee lovers, it’s worth noting that their Expresso Fudge Brownie combines four types of chocolate with lots of expresso.
03 San Juan Surf Crêpes
Simple, melt-in-your-mouth, deliciousness. San Juan Surf’s new street front coffee bar is serving up gourmet crêpes and coffee that provide the perfect post dinner dessert. With a dedicated sweet and savory menu, there are a few surprising ingredient combinations that offer a Nica-style-twist. The Flor de Cana Banana blends flamed bananas with Nicaragua’s beloved local rum topped with chocolate and whipped creme. The Elvis combines banana, peanut butter, honey and bacon….yes, real bacon.
04 Cake and Cookies from Pan de Vida
If you’re craving pastries to go, Pan de Vida has you covered. Their shelves are lined with cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. In the cake department daily specials include apple crumb, carrot, orange, banana and mango nut to name a few. Rest assured, this brick oven bakery is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
05 The Cheesecake at Barrio Cafe
At Barrio Cafe you can always count on homemade brownies and carrot cake. But before you place your order here, you should always ask if they have cheesecake available. Baked from scratch and drizzled with your choice of fresh strawberry or Kalala sorbet, the toppings are to die for.
06 The Chocolate Mousse at El Pollito
Named for their fire roasted chicken, it’s easy to miss the distinctly French roots of this dining gem. If you want an exotically delicate dessert that pays patronage, consider the chocolate mousse at El Pollito the grand finale of desserts in San Juan del Sur. Hat tip: DeWitt Tsunami Noir Foster III, the mayor of expats.
07 The Guiltless Pleasures of Buddha’s Garden
Raw ice-cream, almond love bars, chocolate brownies and peanut butter cups all 100% gluten, dairy and sugar free. Buddha’s Garden delivers dessert you can feel good about eating.
What’s your favorite spot for dessert in San Juan del Sur?