LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we’ve got a list of Yelp’s highest-rated dessert shops in Lexington for you.
From baklava to boozy cupcakes, these five top-rated eateries have a selection of sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. Al-Taj Bakery
This Mediterranean bakery boasts 17 five-star reviews and can be found at 4097 Nichols Park Drive, Suite 116.
Highlights of the reviews noted that “the best Turkish delight” and “delicious savory pie” are some of the customer favorites.
According to its menu, other popular items include baklava as well as ghee and date cookies.
Al-Taj Bakery is open 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit Al-Taj on Facebook for more information.
2. Inebriated Baker
Home of the original Edible Cocktail, Inebriated Baker specializes in “handmade, artisan, small batch boozy cupcakes, pies, desserts, candies,” and more, where the “booze is never baked out.”
Yelp reviewers noted the “moist and delicious cupcakes” as well as the selection of vegan treats.
Some of the niche bakery’s cupcake offerings include martinis, mixed drinks, wines and beers, tropical flavors, and more.
Inebriated Baker is located at both the Fayette Mall (between P.F. Chang’s and Outback Steakhouse) and Julietta Market at Greyline Station. For a full look at the flavors and more, visit inebriatedbaker.com.
3. El Lounge
“A Lexington best kept secret” is how one Yelp reviewer described El Lounge, located at 1439 Alexandria Drive.
The dessert shop offers artisan ice cream, fruit parfaits, and other treats with many flavors and options to choose from. According to El Lounge, it’s all made with real ingredients and real fruit.
Many Yelp reviewers raved about their favorite ice cream and sorbet flavors, including cucumber lime, mango, cookies and cream, and more.
Store hours are from 12–10 p.m. every day, according to Yelp. Check out El Lounge’s Facebook page for more information.
4. Backroads Bakery
Established in 2018, you can find many cheesecakes of choice at Backroads Bakery, from minis to slices to the whole 9-inch.
Backroads Bakery’s website lists dozens of flavor options, including cake-layered, floral, rich, fruity, cocktail-inspired, seasonal, and more. Yelp review highlights noted white chocolate raspberry and apple caramel as customer favorites.
Stop into Backroads Bakery at 109 West 6th Street and visit backroadsbakerylex.com for full details.
5. Habibi’s Sweets & Pastries
With “every version of baklava that you can imagine,” this bakery in Greyline Station’s Julietta Market is another dessert spot to savor.
Yelp reviewers raved about Habibi’s Sweets & Pastries‘ pistachio baklava, kunafa, and a sampler of different treats.
In addition to the sweets, the Mediterranean dessert shop also offers crepes, Turkish coffee, and teas.
For a full look at Yelp’s highest-rated desserts in Lexington, click here.