Best pastries and desserts on Anna Maria Island

February 7, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

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You may be living a healthy lifestyle, but face it, when you are on vacation, you deserve to splurge! There are so many options for breakfast, mid-day snacks or after-dinner delectables that you may just skip some meals in favor of these tasty treats. So, where can you go to get satisfaction for your food cravings?

Breakfast options abound at The Donut Experiment on Pine Ave. This made-to-order donut shop allows you to master your own cravings. Add a freshly brewed coffee and a walk along the beach, and your guilt will subside. Anna Maria City Pier has a lovely sunrise and boardwalk perfect for just that. 210c Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL

Paradise Bagels on East Bay in the Plaza is a casual coffee bagel shop with traditional breakfast choices, including lox. Takeout and eat-in options make breakfast easy. 3210 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL

Ginny and Janes Bakery/Gift Shop serves espresso, breakfast fare, sandwiches & cinnamon rolls in a relaxed WiFi cafe. We get a lot of positive feedback from guests who make this funky shop their holiday breakfast/lunch hangout. Grab a quirky gift or some local art while you are here! It is a great place to make friends.  9807 Gulf Dr. Anna Maria FL

Cupcake Delights  features over 100 gourmet cupcakes. Each day features a large selection of their best sellers. You can call ahead to have your special treat waiting for you to take and serve at your holiday meal or party. We recommend going in and taking a chance on a new flavor–you may find that you have a new favorite! The chef has a way of surprising you with a wonderful blend of luscious cake with smooth creamy frosting and filling. 3324 E Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Finish your day with a tropical dessert like Key Lime or coconut pie at Hometown Desserts. They specialize in custom party cakes, gourmet cupcakes, fresh baked cookies, and pies. Stop in to order ahead for your special event. You are sure to be dazzled with all of the options. 507 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216

If you are rushed to get something in a pinch, you are in for a surprise. The bakery at Publix is no joke. The amazing breads, pies, cupcakes, cakes, even donuts, are never disappointing. Just inside the door is a small display of freshly made award-winning Key Lime pies, if you are dashing through. If you have time to sort through the bakery, they are sure to have a delightful dessert for your sweet tooth or special occasion. 3900 E Bay Dr Holmes Beach, FL

Make a plan to spend a day biking the local preserves, walking the beach or getting involved with the many water sports offered on the Island. Before you know it you will be ready for another visit to one of these specialty cafes, for the best dessert on your Island vacation. Let us know if we can help you find a special location, be it beachfront, pool, secluded or on a budget. We are sure to have a perfect place for your next tropical retreat



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