Four ways to serve the sweet tooth

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Freshly made waffle cones sit at College Hill Creamery, ready to be eaten. There are more than 20 flavors of ice cream to choose from at the shop.

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College Hill Creamery

3700 E. Douglas, open seven days a week, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A new addition to Clifton Square this summer, College Hill Creamery is a great fix for a sweet tooth and place to catch up with friends. With places to sit and hang out and lots of natural light, College Hill Creamery sells the best of the best: Blue Bell ice cream. With plenty of flavors to choose from, ice cream lovers can’t go wrong. They offer more than 20 different flavors, including blackberry cobbler, red velvet cake, mango, strawberry cheesecake and Krazy Kookie Dough, which is popular with children.

J’Rae’s

2357 N. Maize Rd., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

If you’re looking for something extra sweet this fall, don’t miss J’Rae’s. The New Market Square bakery is offering new autumn flavors this time of year, like the pumpkin spice cupcake, which is to die for. 

J’Rae’s cupcakes can’t be beat. Their cupcakes are moist and flavorful and topped with loads of icing. But have no fear icing-haters, its not too terribly sweet. 

Not in the mood for cupcakes? J’Rae’s also has iced sugar cookies, in all shapes and sizes, cheesecakes, cake balls and the usual peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies.

Copper Oven Bakery

2409 W. 13th St. N., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.

The homemade muffins and cinnamon rolls are enough to make the heart stop, which makes the Copper Oven a good breakfast place. 

The cinnamon rolls are topped with icing, vanilla or chocolate, or plain. Inside, the filling is rich with cinnamon and a hint of coffee. Its other bakery items include cheesecakes, cakes, pies, brownies, lemon bars and more. 

The Copper Oven is also another quaint little location for breakfast, lunch or dinner, open until 8 p.m. with pizzas, pork chops and cheeseburgers.

La Galette

1017 W. Douglas, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

If your sweet tooth is looking for an international palate, try La Galette’s French pastries, tarts and other treats. La Galette’s Eiffel Tower can’t be missed from West Douglas, and its cozy atmosphere and French music playing through the speakers give a French feel. 

I wasn’t expecting fresh fruit in La Galette’s French fruit tarts, but that’s what I got. The fruit was fresh and perfectly kept in a tasty, sweet gelatin. The crust was light and flaky and complimented the fruit well. And of course, you can’t go wrong with the lemon and raspberry macaroons. 

You can’t miss La Galette’s lunch menu items, but be sure to stay for dessert.