If you’re visiting Ventura County Coast and a sweet craving hits, not to worry! You’ll find everything from ice cream to donuts from a range of places that make it their business to serve up some of the best sweets around. Here’s a round-up of delicious dessert spots in Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura. Your sweet tooth can thank us later.
1. Coastal Cone Co.
Any time of year is the perfect time to enjoy a cone along the coast. In the Ventura Harbor Village, the much-loved Coastal Cone is serving up sundaes, malts, shakes and classic scoops with the popular Takaki waffle cone topped with the best ice cream in town – paired with picturesque views of the water. PC: @coastalcone
2. Xielo Artisan Desserts
In Downtown Oxnard, Xielo Artisan Desserts takes a new direction when it comes to desserts serving authentic Mexican sweets with a bilingual menu. Crepes, shaved ice and unique and original Mexican baked goods cactus bread, orange bread, guava empanadas, pecan blossom cookies, plus many more.
Their speciality treat is traditional Mexican hot chocolate and thick Spanish-style hot chocolate, both made with craft cacao from Oaxaca. Drop by for Mexican coffee from the state of Veracruz, made from imported blends of coffee beans cultivated in Mexico’s fertile southeast region.
3. Rolling Pin Donuts
Locals love Rolling Pin Donuts, an iconic donut shop in Camarillo. Open 20 hours a day (from 6pm-2pm) donut-lovers can order regular-sized and mini donuts and sweet treats like the Cronut all night long. Expect long lines at this local favorite.
4. Fine Sconehenge Baking Co.
Located in Camarillo, Fine Sconehendge Baking Co. doubles as a pastry shop and a deli. Fine Sconehenge Baking Co. mixes all-natural ingredients to make fresh treats with a homemade feel. Order classics like scones, brownies, cookies and even gluten-free baked goods.
5. Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
Founded in 1982 in Oxnard, California, Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe has branched out to the cities of Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo and Simi Valley. For years, people from all walks of life have returned over and over again, drawn by the friendly atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. You can’t have dinner at Yolanda’s without dessert! Indulge in classic Mexican desserts like oven-baked flan and signature dishes like deep-fried ice cream.
6. Sugar Lab Bake Shop
Yes, everything tastes just as good as it looks here in Ventura’s Sugar Lab Bake Shop. Offering custom creations, wedding cakes, French Macarons, mini tarts and mini pies, chocolate desserts and homemade marshmallows.
You may need more than one day to try all of these sweet places. Click here for the complete list of hotels and other places to stay in Ventura County Coast!