It’s a rare Appalachian town that can boast of an equal number of barbecue joints and Asian restaurants—and just as many ice cream parlors—but in Brevard it’s true. This small mountain town is big on options. And when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, it definitely doesn’t disappoint!
No matter what you’re looking for, Brevard has just the treat you seek! Here is your guide to the best sweets in Brevard.
For a Taste of the Mountains: Blue Ridge Bakery
You always feel welcome at Blue Ridge Bakery! Their cakes, pies, cookies, pastries, and lunches are made fresh daily using regional homestyle recipes and local, natural ingredients. Whatever the occasion, this is your place to buy a really good, from-scratch, decorated-to-your-specifications cake. Find them on Main Street, across the street from the Coed Movie Theater and Harris Ace Hardware.
Right now, you can order online for next-day pickup, order lunch to-go online for a 15-minute pickup, or walk in and place an order for carryout.
86 W Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-8444 | blueridgebakery.com
For a Continental Treat: Bracken Mountain Bakery
If you’re looking for the best sweets in Brevard, this is a great place to start! Bracken Mountain Bakery specializes in crusty European-style breads and pastries, as well as American regional favorites. The bakery uses organic flours and many other organic ingredients in their made-from-scratch products each morning. Start your day with a sweet treat and a large coffee. Bracken Mountain Bakery is regularly voted among the Best of WNC by local Mountain Xpress readers.
Right now, you can support social distancing guidelines by calling ahead with your order. Curbside delivery is available.
42 S Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 883-4034 | brackenmountainbakery.weebly.com
For Something “Simply Exquisite”: Cup & Saucer
Opened in 2018, Cup & Saucer serves specialty coffee and fresh, house-made baked goods. This mobile coffee cart turned brick-and-mortar business has all your favorites, prepared from ethically sourced and roasted beans from Methodical Coffee, located down the road in Greenville, SC. Not in the mood for coffee? Enjoy a hot chocolate, golden milk latte, or more with your fresh coffee cake muffin, scone, or cinnamon knot with cream cheese glaze. Yum!
Right now, Cup & Saucer offers online and call ahead ordering for take-out options. This includes the full drink menu, baked goods menu, and lunch options.
36 E Main Street A, Brevard | (828) 884-2877 | cupandsaucernc.com
For a Family Favorite: Dolly’s Dairy Bar & Gift Shop
Dolly’s Ice Cream (a.k.a. Dolly’s Dairy Bar) has been a local favorite for decades. Their homemade flavors run the gamut, and so do their flavor names. Enjoy classics like vanilla, peach, or rainbow sherbet. Or try one of Dolly’s Exciting Camp Flavors, uniquely designed by local summer camps each season. If you ask us, Pisgah Perfection lives up to its name! Dolly’s is located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, making it a popular spot to cool off after a long day outdoors.
128 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest | (828) 862-6610 | facebook.com/Dollys-Dairy-Bar-Gift-Shop
For the Wanderer: Kiwi Gelato
If you’re in for a long day enjoying the sights and sounds of Main Street Brevard, you’ll want to stop at Kiwi Gelato. This local gelato and coffee shop is owned by a native New Zealander (i.e. Kiwi). The shop is known for its great customer service and unique flavors, including Caramel Sea Salt, Pink Grapefruit, Blackberry, and Peach with Fresh Thyme. Or if you simply need a coffee fix, their espressos and iced coffees are hard to beat.
67 East Main Street, Brevard | (828) 877-4659
For Dinner with Your Dessert: Magpie Meat & Three
Magpie Meat & Three is a place for sharing. The Southern-inspired restaurant offers time-tested dishes like wood-smoked BBQ and seasonal local produce, made from scratch daily. Even vegetarians are sure to clean their plates, with a four-side dish in place of the namesake “meat and three” meal. But be sure to save room for dessert! Their current curbside menu features banana pudding by the pint and fried peach pie.
Brevard Lumberyard, 170 King Street, Unit C, Brevard | (828) 877-3773 | magpiemeatandthree.com
For Something to Talk about: Quotations Coffee Cafe
Looking for exceptional coffee and a frozen delight in a comfortable and cozy setting on Main Street? Quotations Coffee Cafe makes the perfect starting point for your day. It’s a warm, welcoming place you never want to leave. Enjoy free wifi with your coffee, homemade pastry, or dessert. We’re partial to the Will Rogers, a caramel and white chocolate mocha. Come to work, study, pass the time, or simply enjoy the warm and welcoming environment.
147 E Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-8966 | quotationscafe.com
For a Taste of the Past: Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop
Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop has been a hub of classic Americana since 1942. They still serve all your favorites, from flat-top burgers and hot dogs to famous milkshakes, malts, and egg creams. After you eat, wander through to the connected shops. D.D. Bullwinkel’s offers the Southern charm of an old-fashioned general store served with a twist. Moose Tracks carries a wide variety of casual and stylish footwear, as well as some great travel gear.
50 S Broad Street, Brevard | (828) 877-5375 | rockysnc.com
For a Boost Before Your Hike: The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck
If you’re heading out on a trail, make a pitstop at the Velvet Cup Coffee Truck. They are located outside The Hub and Pisgah Tavern at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. The Velvet Cup’s entire menu is sourced locally and features all your caffeinated favorites, plus smoothies, protein shakes, and hot, fresh mini doughnuts! For a special treat on a cool mountain morning, we recommend their signature beverage, the Velvet Revolver. It’s a blended concoction of freshly brewed, organic, Fair Trade espresso; organic MCT coconut oil; and organic grass-fed unsalted butter, served hot.
11 Mama’s Place, Pisgah Forest | (828) 565-1252 | thevelvetcupcoffeetruck.com
Make Brevard Your Home, Sweet Home!
In addition to satisfying your sweet tooth, Brevard, NC has distinguished itself as an epicenter for outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Tucked along the edge of the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a hotspot for eclectic in-town living and big mountain views. Downtown is a vibrant and walkable hub of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, pubs, and eateries. And Brevard is rich in year-round events and festivals.
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