Going out somewhere purely for dessert can make for a nice sweet treat, and in Southend there are several places you can head to.

Whether you’re craving an ice cream or you can’t stop thinking about waffles, there are plenty of places you and your sweet tooth can stop by.

We’ve rounded up some of the best places to grab a sweet treat in Southend, according to Tripadvisor reviews.

All venues listed here have at least a 4-star rating on Tripadvisor.

Best places to get dessert in Southend

Sarah's Creative Chocolate Kitchen

Echo: Malteser Millionaire slice from Sarah's Creative Chocolate Kitchen (Tripadvisor) Malteser Millionaire slice from Sarah's Creative Chocolate Kitchen (Tripadvisor)

Where: 83 Rayleigh Road Eastwood, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 5UZ

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Sarah's Creative Chocolate Kitchen has earnt rave reviews on Tripadvisor, earning praise for its brownies in particular, along with other treats like its Cherry Bakewell blondies.

They also offer classes for cooking chocolate treats for kids.

Impressively out of its 86 reviews, all 86 were rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One customer wrote: "What a fab restaurant and great place to take kids. Amazing deserts by far the best brownies I have eaten! Amazing large Portions. Very friendly very clean and lots of Options to choose from. 5 stars from me."

Ru's Bubble Waffles

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Where: 119 Leigh Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1JH

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

As the name of the Restaurant might suggest, Ru's offers Bubble Waffles, in the form of a partially opened waffle cone filled with ice cream.

They offer a ton of combinations, alongside mini-pancakes, milkshakes and Bubble Tea.

Out of its 35 reviews, 35 have been rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One customer wrote: "Amazing service , Chap behind the counter was so friendly, beautiful milkshakes .... A lovely place to visit."

Cookies and Cones

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Where: 105 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PG

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Cookie and Cones has earnt great praise for its huge variety of ice cream and cookie treats, as well as a very enticing shop window display.

Out of its 51 reviews, 41 were rated as 'Excellent' on the Tripadvisor site.

One customer wrote: "The treats are just amazing. Out of this world. So much to choose from. Daniel is fantastic the best service Iv had in such a long time, will be back with all my family!"

Yoies Ice Cream Parlour

Where: 144 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2YH

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Yoies Ice Cream Parlour offers sundaes, bubbles waffles and more, and has been a great place to go to for some on a hot day near the beachfront.

Out of its 31 reviews, 18 have been rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One customer wrote: "Good variety of gelato - offered as a whippy or scoop in waffle one, simple cone or cup- child cone only at 1£ which is so cheap for Southend beachfront! Nice selection of toppings and sauces..Lady in the front serves with a smile even when busy - keeps the line going!"

Wilma's Bakery

Where: 9-11 Broadway 7 Clements Arcade, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PA

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

If you're looking for some cakes, brownies or milkshakes Wilma's Bakery could be the place for you.

Out of its 21 reviews, all 21 have been rated as 'Excellent' on its Tripadvisor page.

One customer wrote: "This has to be one of Leigh on Sea's best kept secrets. I have now tasted over four specially commissioned cakes from this place and they have been absolutely exceptional."