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May 5, 2008 03:18 PM

Best Dessert near Space Needle, Seattle

We will be in town for one night next week, and already have plans for dinner at SkyCity atop the Space Needle. Wondering if there is some nearby place we can walk to after dinner for dessert & coffee before we head back to the hotel. Or are the SkyCity desserts to die for?
(their Lunar Orbiter thing looks exciting, but then again it's still just an ice cream sundae).

Alternatively, we could take the Monorail from near the SN to its terminus, and get our sweets on thre -- if there is anything in that neighborhood.

Thanks in advance

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  1. Maybe (probably) not what you're looking for, but my favorite around there is the melting pot - they have a late happy hour and the simple chocolate fondues are half price. YUM.

    If you really feel like living it up, I'd take a cab down to the Waterfront Seafood Grill (probably about 1 mile away from the Seattle Center) and have the Emerald City Volcano - it's a fun baked alaska-type dessert that is flamed tableside. Very fun and it actually tastes really good as well. The restaurant has a beautiful view and you can watch the ferries and other boats go by (even at night, it's very pretty).

    1. I would take the monorail back down to Westlake Center then walk to Dahlia Lounge and have their coconut cream pie.

      Dahlia Bakery
      2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

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      1. re: Lauren

        Agreed. The coconut cream pie is some good stuff.

        1. re: stolenchange

          Another vote for the coconut cream pie.

          1. re: Erika L

            Veil is at 5th and Aloha, not too far to walk, and their pastry chef is a genious!

            1. re: Erika L

              I realize that the TD coconut cream pie has been the city's favorite for the last 8 or 10 years, but I have to say that Garrett is a very talented pastry chef and y'all should give some of his more creative desserts a try. You can always get the coconut to go from the bakery for lunch.