Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dessert spots in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
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1. Cheng Heng Restaurant
First on the list is Cheng Heng Restaurant. Located at 448 University Ave. West in Summit-University, the Cambodian and Laotian spot, which offers desserts and more, is the highest-rated dessert spot in Saint Paul, boasting four stars out of 214 reviews on Yelp.
2. Izzy's Ice Cream Café
Next up is Merriam Park's Izzy's Ice Cream Café, situated at 2034 Marshall Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 302 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt has proven to be a local favorite.
Midway's Groundswell, located at 1340 Thomas Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery and New American spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, 4.5 stars out of 236 reviews.
Treats, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt, bubble tea and coffee and tea in Summit Hill, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 96 Yelp reviews. Head over to 770 Grand Ave. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Saint Paul area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage customer reviews. Last year, average daily transactions at food and beverage shops rose to 47 per business on Saturdays, compared to 33 daily transactions on average on Mondays.