Got a hankering for desserts?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable dessert spots in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
1. Honey & Butter Macarons
Topping the list is Honey & Butter Macarons, at 633 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 633, in the Irvine Health and Science Complex. The spot to score macarons is the highest-rated inexpensive dessert spot in Irvine, boasting 4.5 stars out of 951 reviews on Yelp.
Its confections come in such categories as cute creature and s'mores.
2. Isnö Café
Next up is Walnut Village's iSnö Café, at 15333 Culver Drive, Suite 360. With 4.5 stars out of 573 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score desserts, shaved snow and coffee and tea has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
The business says its shaved dessert is made from low-fat milk infused with organic honey and cane sugar that's paired with fresh fruits, fruit purees and other toppings.
3. Somisomi Spectrum
Also at the Irvine Health and Science Complex is Somisomi Spectrum. Located at 640 Spectrum Center Drive, it's is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt, desserts and waffles 4.5 stars out of 639 reviews.
The stand's centerpiece offering is Korean-inspired soft serve in fish-shaped cones.
4. Snow Monster
Snow Monster, a spot to score desserts, ice cream, bubble tea and more in University Town Center, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 702 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4255 Campus Drive, Suite A124, to see for yourself.
Beverage offerings include milk or fruit teas, iced coffee, matchas, lemonades and lattes, and it also serves macaron ice cream sandwiches. Drinks can be bought in reusable glass jars.
Last but not least, over in West Park, check out Honeymee, which has earned four stars out of 385 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the spot to score ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, tea and other desserts by heading over to 17595 Harvard Ave., Suite E.
Its specialty is milk ice cream and drizzled honey that can be intermixed with coffee, caramel and other syrups or toppings.