Ruze Cake House
Even though I love to bake and even went to culinary school for it; I definitely have more of a salt/carb/cheese tooth than a sweet one. I still love to go out to grab a little treat now and then though.
I have been following Růže Cake House on Instagram for a couple years, back when the mother-daughter duo used to make beautiful cakes and macarons out of their home. Now they’ve opened up an insanely gorgeous storefront in Scottsdale.
Růže Cake House is tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale. They sell boba teas, macarons, and other pastries daily. If you have an event coming up, they also do wedding and special occasion cakes.
My last visit, I stopped in and got a box of 10 macarons and a strawberry lemonade boba. (Their earl grey and prickly pear ones are really good too!) I brough most of them home to split with my husband, and our favorites were the cookie dough and birthday cake ones.
Photos by Rachel Fischer.
Other favorite spots for treats:
Tracey Dempsey Originals If you’ve eaten at restaurants like Citizen Public House, The Gladly, or Nook; than you have probably already tried some of Tracey’s delicious desserts. She also has a little shop in Tempe where you can get pastries, cookies, and her famous bacon caramel corn
Sweet Republic Ice Cream. This is my absolute FAVORITE for ice cream. The Almond Buttercrunch and the seasonal Sugar and Spice are the best! Alton Brown also named their Toffee Banofee sundae in the show Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network.
The Local Donut. There are so many good local places for donuts (Short Leash, Welcome Chicken + Donuts), but The Local Donut is my favorite. Their donuts are categorized as traditional, fancy, or classy which is the cutest.
Ollie Vaughn’s I haven’t been here in some time, but I used to go here all the time when I lived in Phoenix. My favorites were always their almond croissants and lemon bars.