Welcome back to our “5 to try” series, readers, and this week we have a treat for you!
In this edition of our weekly Best of Johnson County feature, we asked you for the best and most delicious desserts available in the Johnson County area.
Many of you have passed. We deliver this week on your behalf with a list that includes delicious cakes, pies, cookies and chocolate delights.
Maybe you’ll find your old favorites on this list, or maybe you’ll try something new. Let us know!
Here we are…
Modern Farm Silo (Lenexa)
There is no doubt among our readers. The desserts on the menu Modern Farm Silo in Lenexa easily make this restaurant a great choice for dessert lovers.
Just west of downtown Lenexa (near the silo…you can’t miss it), this upscale restaurant has a curated selection of homemade desserts.
Known mainly for its cakes and crème brûlée, the restaurant also offers a tart, a sorbet and a cheesecake of the day.
“Silo’s 32-layer chocolate cake is going to be hard to beat,” Post reader Ruth Hopkins posted on Facebook. “That’s wonderful!!” (Caps originally included.)
Located at 17501 W. 87th St., Lenexa, the Silo Modern Farmhouse is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Dolce Bakery (Prairie Village)
Our readers think any list of the best desserts would be incomplete without this Prairie Village staple.
Inside the shops of Prairie Village, Dolce Bakery has it all – and we mean it. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, bars and bites, breakfast items. You want it, they have it.
They also teach baking and design classes and are a great resource for private event catering. They have just expanded into an empty storefront next door to make room for more goods and services.
“Dolce – we got it all figured out! 😂 too many favorites to list,” Post reader Megan Malone Cicero posted on Instagram.
Post reader Andrew Starr recommends the flourless espresso chocolate pie.
“Just amazing taste/consistency,” Starr said.
Dolce sells out quickly because they’re so popular, so be sure to call ahead.
Located at 3930 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Dolce Bakery is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tavern at Mission Farms (Leawood)
With its special selection of homemade desserts, it’s no wonder our readers have recommended Tavern at Mission Farms.
This Leawood-based restaurant offers a selective dessert menu, allowing for special attention and detail in every bite.
A special note for our readers is the Triple Chocolate Cake.
“Mission Farms Tavern – a big 4 [sic] layer a slice of moist, decadent dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting that will satisfy four,” said Post reader Jim Rawlings. “Comes with four forks. Ordered several times with another duo and they are delighted with it!”
The restaurant management also recommends the cinnamon sugar coated donuts with vanilla sauce.
Located at 10681 Mission Road, Leawood, Tavern at Mission Farms is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, for brunch hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and for dinner on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
French Market (Village des Prairies)
From the owners of Café Provence, an award-winning French concept in Prairie Village, French market game changer in the local dessert market.
There really is something for everyone, from croissants and biscuits to a variety of pies and other traditional French sweets.
Almost everything here is worth trying, according to Post reader Linda Gibson.
“I understand that you are looking for 5 outstanding desserts, but the French market deserves consideration for the number of superb desserts,” Gibson said. “My personal favorites are the chocolate mousse, the salted caramel chocolate tart, the passion fruit tart and the French apple cake.”
Located at 6943 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village, the French Market is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Cozy Cafe (Overland Park)
Don’t let this unassuming little restaurant fool you. Inside Cozy Cafe Just off West 75th Street in Overland Park, you’ll find an enjoyable dining experience with attentive servers and a mix of Mediterranean, American and European traditions throughout the menu.
We personally recommend this place for brunch, and yes, you should have dessert for breakfast!
Overland Park post reader Kate Capps recommends trying the creme brulee.
“The perfect size, caramel crust is perfection, and it’s topped with 2-3 lovely fresh berries,” Capps said. “Cozy’s pies are also excellent.”
Available for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Cozy’s Cafe also serves a flaky, flavorful baklava.
Owner, Kozeta “Cosy” Kreka”, also owns Paros Estiatorio, a gourmet Greek restaurant in Leawood. (Stay tuned for the new issue of Leawood Magazine coming out soon to see an article on this!)
Located at 6740 W. 75th St., Overland Park, Cozy’s Cafe is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.