Plot twist: a January blog dedicated to diets dessert. In Columbia SC, we're "dessert first" people. Life's short, you know? Check out our roundup of all things indulgent, decadent and delicious. Extra caramel drizzle, plz.

 

Lunar Pie | Mr. Friendly's

Mr. Friendly's signature dessert, Lunar Pie consists of house-made praline wafers and white chocolate mousse (wut), topped with chocolate and raspberry sauce. Oh, yes. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cake | Nonnah's 

Which one, you ask? DON'T MAKE US CHOOSE JUST ONE. Seriously, though - picking a favorite cake at Nonnah's is like picking a favorite child. We love the Chocolate Temptation and the Chocolate Chocolate Cake and the Strawberry Amaretto and the Strawberry Dream Cake and..... see? Just order them all, this is a judgement-free zone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cookies & Cream | Terra

House-churned ice cream (we recommend the Makers Mark) paired with the cookie of the day + those legendary views from the Terra dining room. Here for it. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Almond Basket | Colas Restaurant

We've heard the Almond Basket from Colas described as a "giant Frosted Flake" so, naturally, we are on board. Served with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries. We recommend not sharing because, well, #selfcare. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nutella-Espresso Crepe | Lula Drake

Leave it to Lula to surprise + delight. While a Nutella-espresso crepe would be perfectly delicious on its own, this dessert leaves the Lula Drake kitchen paired with fresh blueberries, toasted cashews and Crème Fraiche. Bubbly (not) optional. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Caramel Cupcakes | The Happy Cafe

The classic + beloved dessert from The Happy Cafe, but in a cute and portable package. What more could you want in life?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

a thursday treat. 👌🏼

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Seared Poundcake | Cellar on Greene

We know, we know. Genius, right? We thank you for your creativity, Cellar on Greene

 

Cheesecake | Villa Tronco

Carmella's Famous (seriously) cheesecake is the perfect nightcap to an authentic Italian meal at Columbia's oldest restaurant Villa Tronco. You can get fancy with amaretto, chocolate, Oreo or marble, but we recommend plain for the sake of tradition. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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French Silk Pie | Za's on Devine

(Almost) too pretty to eat + also available in a peanut butter variety. We heart you, Za's

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

May your Wednesday be sweet and your dessert, sweeter. 😉

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie | Motor Supply

The dessert duo of the Gods, amirite? Ask Motor Supply head barman Josh Streetman to shake you up a nightcap to pair with your pie + grab a spot on the porch if it's warm. Bliss. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TGIP: Thank God it's Pie-day.

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Banana Pudding | Bourbon

This wouldn't be the south if we didn't include banana pudding, would it? Bourbon on Main Street elevates the classic, though, by dipping the wafers in Maker's Mark + topping it off with a caramel drizzle.

 

Bourbon Cream Pie | The War Mouth

Light + fluffy with a crunchy and sweet crust, the bourbon cream pie at The War Mouth is the stuff of dreams. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Champagne Cake | Momma Rabbit's

Arguably the most photogenic dessert in town, the Champagne Cake at Momma Rabbit's in Lexington is legendary. Generous portions and Instagram worthy, to boot. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Taking a quick break from working @mommarabbits with their champagne buttercream cake.

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Tollhouse Cookie Pie | Kaminsky's

A Kaminsky's classic, the Tollhouse Cookie Pie is a cookie-dough, caramel and pecan-filled delight - from the first bite to the last.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Yummy yum yum get in my belly 🤗

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Looking for more delicious sips + bites in Columbia SC? Check out our restaurants page, where you can search by category to find just what you're craving.