ISO Burbs Dessert Spots!!
ISO excellent dessert spots in the burbs, preferrably easily accessible to 476. Any places in Philadelphia excluded. Something in the likes of the Charcoal Pit's sundae menu (http://www.charcoalpit.net/menus/1989...) down in Delaware. Does not have to be only sundaes/ice cream, just somewhere excellent for a sit down dessert and coffee.
We tried Ray's in E. Norriton, and nothing in comparison to Charcoal Pit. Please advise, thanks!
Zake's Cakes in Ft. Washington would be my first thought. On Bethlehem Pike one turnpike exit east of Mid-county (476) and all is homemade.
Not exactly close to 476, but Zwahlen's in Audubon is my absolutely favorite ice cream spot (well, frozen custard, technically). They make it fresh several times a day - many times you'll get it served right out of the machine. Because of this, they only have three flavors, though - vanilla, chocolate, and the "flavor of the day", which changes every other. Paired with daily made brownies, apple crisp (my favorite) or made to order waffles or crepes - divine.
Check out their site, including the flavor of the day calendar, at http://www.zwahlens.com/.
I really like Cafe Maida in Ambler for dessert. They have fantastic gelato, italian cookies, cannoli, misc. frozed imported italian desserts (like the oranges filled with gelato). Good cappucino, espresso, coffee. Very casual cafe vibe.
Around the corner from maida is Toto's which has the best gelato around, but they do not have that many other dessert options outside of biscotti and cookies.