The Best Spots to Grab Dessert in Panama City

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Brittney Schering

Bring your sweet tooth to Panama for an extra special visit. From ice cream to churros to everything in between, Panama knows how to make a great dessert. Here are some of the best spots to grab dessert in Panama City.

Ay Mi Negra

Ice Cream Parlour, Contemporary

This sweetery is a staple for ice cream lovers. Experience ice cream like you never have before with this divine luxurious rolled ice cream joint where they craft the most beautiful creations right before your eyes.

Gelarti Panama

Ice Cream Parlour, Contemporary

This sweet tooth special is perfect for your after-dinner splurge. Come for the gourmet ice cream experience, a classic banana split, and delicious scones. This is a family-friendly sweetery to be enjoyed.


Bakery, Contemporary

Stop for a special sweet snack at Athanasiou, the European eatery that is equal parts bakery, delicatessen, and cafeteria, which originated in Greece. The exquisite array of fresh-baked desserts and savory snacks is sure to please even the pickiest, most particular palate, with confidence. Athanasiou’s beverage selection features fresh-pressed juices and a divine coffee selection.

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Diner, Restaurant, Contemporary, American

A Milkshake
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This 50s-style American diner is a staple in San Francisco with milkshakes as their bread and butter. However, come with an appetite and find breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the menu, too, similar to that of a traditional diner in America. Roadsters’ décor feels like something out of the film, Grease, with records and mementos reminiscent of the 1950s. Waitresses dress the part in poodle skirts, offering a unique, nostalgic dining experience, and a favorite for visitors and locals alike.


Bakery, Contemporary

Located in the Clayton Plaza Shopping Center is the unique trifecta of offerings called Boquete Bakery & Café. Part bakery, part restaurant, and part coffee shop, this café is a favorite to all who frequent it. Featuring an eclectic, exquisite menu of desserts and coffee-based beverages, Boquete Bakery & Café is located in close proximity to the Panama Canal and City of Knowledge, offering visitors a chance to get a taste of Boquete without leaving Panama City. Dine in for breakfast, lunch, coffee, or dessert.

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El Mundo del Pan

Bakery, Panamanian

El Mundo del Pan (world of bread) offers an incredible lunch special every day for an unbelievable low price. Along with the daily special, this neighborhood staple also offers a full list of sandwiches. Grab a fresh cup of coffee for one dollar. Many delectable pastries are on offer for less than a dollar, too. In fact, here it is possible to grab lunch for two and satisfy a sweet tooth for less than 10 dollars easily.

Casa Sucre

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Casa Sucre, which translates to “Sweet House” is located in Casco Viejo. Head over for the divine Panamanian coffee and delectable food on offer. Stay for the lovely ambiance, cozy décor, and large windows for watching the passersby.

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