3 Sweet Places To Eat Near The Anna Maria Beach Resort

With so many amazing restaurants all across Anna Maria Island, it’s impossible to try them all out in one trip. But, if you’re looking for something sweet, we can point you in the right direction of where to get started.

From donuts to cupcakes to other tasty and sugary treats, there are a few fantastic places nearby the Anna Maria Beach Resort that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

donuts at the donut experiment on AMI

Anna Maria Island Beach Café

This restaurant is a great selection for anyone who wants to spend some more time near the beach while enjoying his or her sweet treats. Located right on Gulf Drive, the Anna Maria Island Beach Café is just minutes from the Anna Maria resort. Take the short walk or the trolley will drop you off right nearby. Once you get here, it’s time to eat.

The Island Ice Cream Shop located within the Anna Maria Island Beach Café is the best and most delicious way to cool off and quench your cravings on any of the hot days Anna Maria Island is notorious for. Choose from one or two scoops of ice cream in a cake cone, waffle cone or a cup. There are also some delicious selections of milkshakes, root beer floats, and SnoCones. The Island Ice Cream Shop serves Edy’s hand-dipped ice cream year-round.

Cupcake Delights

cupcakes on a wooden tray

If you’re looking for cupcakes, there’s a place for that too. You can head out from the Anna Maria Beach Resort and straight to Cupcake Delights on East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach. The small family-owned bakery is sure to live up to its name.

The cupcakes are high quality, fresh, and incredibly tempting. They are baked fresh every single day right on-site and use quality ingredients. Cupcake Delights is known for its signature buttercream and cream cheese frostings. The everyday cupcakes available include carrot cake, coconut cream, red velvet, chocolate chip cookie dough, classic buttercream and more. There are also rotating cupcakes that are specialties. You won’t want to miss out on getting your hands on an apple pie, banana split, cherry cheesecake, or French toast cupcake when they are available.

Cupcake Delights also takes special orders of any of their flavored cupcakes. You can also order specific dessert cups, mini cupcakes, and even cakes if you’re having a special event. 

Cupcake Delights is open on Sundays and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Peach’s Restaurant

While you’re on East Bay Drive you’ll also want to check out Peach’s Restaurant for any of your sweet tooth cravings. This family-owned spot is ideal for breakfast or lunch and is sure to satisfy.

For something sweet, choose from a variety of pancakes, waffles, and French toast. The Very Berry French Toast is a favorite, and you can customize your pancakes with toppings like blueberry crunch, southern peach almond, and banana nut.

There are even some healthy options for someone looking for something sweet at this location. There is a breakfast sundae with fruit, yogurt, and granola. You also can have the option of a fruit plate with cottage cheese.

If you’re headed to Peach’s for lunch there’s also a fantastic menu of salads, soups, and wraps. Once you’re done with that you can’t leave without trying the infamous Peach Cobbler a la mode that the restaurant is known for.

Plan Your Anna Maria Accommodations

These three spots are just some of the closest options for something sweet near your Anna Maria Beach resort rental. There are plenty of other sweet spots across the island, so if you’re looking for something specific just let our staff know and we’d be happy to track it down for you.