By Debbie Taylor

Whether you are looking to top off that fantastic meal with an awesome dessert, or just need a little something to go with that cup of coffee in the evening, you can get any better than a great slice of carrot cake. Atlanta offers some great places to get that sweet little dessert, so come on, indulge.

Gabriel’s Restaurant And Bakery
800 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta, GA

Gabriel’s Restaurant and Bakery is one of the best known and the best places around Atlanta to get your carrot cake fix. Owner Johnnie Gabriel is a true southern lady, and it shows in her restaurant. But she is best known for her desserts. People come from hours away to enjoy her desserts, especially her carrot cake. It’s 3 layers of absolute lusciousness, with grated fresh carrots, finely chopped pecans and just the right amount of spices. Then it’s topped off with a delicious cream cheese frosting then ending with toasted pecans. No way you can go wrong, it’s an absolute winner.

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The Cheesecake Factory
The Cumberland Mall
1609 Cumberland Mall
Atlanta, GA 30339

The Cheesecake Factory at Cumberland Mall is very popular with Atlantans. The Cheesecake Factory is famous for it’s over 35 different varieties of cheesecake. But The Cheesecake Factory also offers other desserts and cakes as well. One of their famous cakes is their carrot cake. It is three thick layers of fresh carrots, pecans and spices, all topped off with a fantastic cream cheese frosting. When you visit The Cheesecake Factory, the only problem you will have is how to decide on what kind of cheesecake or specialty cakes such as the carrot cake, that you will have. You just may end up getting that carrot cake, along with a few other samples as well.

Metrotainment Bakery
1119 Logan Circle
Atlanta, Ga 30318

Metrotainment Bakery has been delighting Atlanta with awesome desserts such as their carrot cake since 1997. Metrotainment Bakery offers all the classics. Their carrot cake is a delicious combination of fresh carrots, walnuts and scrumptious cream cheese frosting. But they also agree that change can sometimes be good. So you need a sugar free carrot cake, they have that covered. They also offer gluten free varieties as well.

OK Cafe
1284 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-2888

OK Cafe opened in 1987 and quickly became a favorite in Atlanta. As of today, it serves more patrons than any other full service restaurant in Georgia. It is definitely a true southern restaurant, serving meals like grandma would have served. Their desserts are to die for, including their delicious carrot cake. So after a hearty, satisfying southern meal, sit back and enjoy a true southern favorite, carrot cake.

Il Bacio
2571 Piedmont Road N.E., Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 467-0333

II Bacio is an authentic pizzeria, offering freshly prepared Italian comfort food. It’s a kind of come as you are type atmosphere, as all attire is welcome. You can come by for just a slice, a whole meal, or maybe just a dessert, such as their carrot cake. Their delicious carrot cake is made with sweet cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans. You won’t regret the visit.

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