San Jose's 4 best spots for affordable desserts

Sultan Bakery | Photo: Truc T./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 15, 2020.

Got a hankering for desserts?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable dessert sources in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Sweet Rendezvous

Photo: LaDonna A./Yelp

Next up is Canoas East's Sweet Rendezvous, situated at 668 Blossom Hill Road. With 4.5 stars out of 589 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score desserts and ice cream has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.

The shop offers more than 50 ice cream flavors, alongside European delicacies like macarons, creme brulee and tiramisu.

2. Sultan Bakery

Photo: Tori A./Yelp

Downtown San Jose's Sultan Bakery, located at 670 Stockton Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly bakery, which offers falafel, desserts and more, 4.5 stars out of 329 reviews.

When it comes to sweet treats, look for an assortment of baklava in flavors like pistachio, walnut and date, as well as pistachio maamool (a shortbread pastry filled with pistachio and topped with powdered sugar) and hereessa (semolina cake soaked in sugar syrup).

3. Dolce Sicilia

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Dolce Sicilia, an Italian spot that offers desserts, gelato and more in North Willow Glen/Gardner, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with five stars out of 94 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1165 Lincoln Ave., Suite 110 to see for yourself. 

The family-owned eatery serves traditional Italian biscotti, as well as sugar cookies, croissants and mascarpone cake. 

4. Tea Lyfe Drinks

photo: Caleb b./yelp

Over in East San Jose, check out Tea Lyfe Drinks, which has earned four stars out of 955 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the eatery by heading over to 989 Story Road, Suite 8018. 

The boba spot also offers crepe cakes, waffles and dessert floats in flavors like horchata colada. 

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