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Desserts etc

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840 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-7505
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten Free

I stopped in with my wife and to my surprise it was 2 for 1 Cupcake Day. I tried two types of their gluten free cupcakes and they were great! Many drink selections and a nice porch to sit out on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Vicki G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I stopped in with my wife and to my surprise it was 2 for 1 Cupcake Day. I tried two types of their gluten free cupcakes and they were great! Many drink selections and a nice porch to sit out on.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have really been trying to avoid sweets but that's hard to do in Hershey... stumbled upon Desserts etc and decided to have an oatmeal filled cookie. It reminded me of my mama's oatmeal cookies when I was a kid. Outstanding cookie and fond memories, who could ask for more?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Phenomenal doesn't begin to describe the chocolate mousse cookie tart I just devoured. My fiance got a s'mores cupcake that was moist and decadent with toasted fluff and a Hershey square. We snuck in 5 minutes before closing, so we plan on going back to enjoy the cozy atmosphere with coffee and a giant biscotti.

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Hershey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We love the Hershey Pantry and the newly opened Irv's Pub, but we did an assortment of desserts here in a box, and found all of them to be overpoweringly sweet. Just way too much sugar. Friends who have tried it generally agree. The chai is a different blend (not tazo-something heavy on the ginger and anise) and not my... More 

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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Desserts, Etc. was recommended by a friend for a Starbucks alternative for a coffee date. I took my mom and grandmother and was not disappointed! They have a good coffee menu based off of Peets Coffee products. We all got different desserts - a boston cream pie cupcake (filled and HUGE!), a fudge bomb (oreo outside, creamy filled inside), and... More 

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were staying at the Howard Johnson's hotel across the street and their breakfast was so bad that we walked across the road to this place. Great decision! The food was scrumptious....a cozy little coffee/bakery shop with comfortable chairs to sit in. We ordered the quiche and pastries. Coffee was delicious and the orange loaf bread was the best and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Homey adorable atmosphere, comfy couches, killer coffee, smoothies, baked goods - we skipped the free Howard Johnson breakfast and walked across the street each morning to get our fix here. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My husband and I were looking for ice cream and saw this on trip advisor and decided to try it. Lots of curb appeal and plenty of beautiful sweets in the display to appeal to all. We tried the red velvet muffin, delicious, and the iced cinnamon roll, also very good. We bought cookies for us and for the dogs... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a treat to be able to indulge in delicious gluten free baked goods! Thanks, Desserts, Etc.! At my most recent visit I purchased the GF black bottom cupcake , which was rich, moist and chocolatey, and a very interesting, slightly sweet quinoa cranberry cookie. ( I could rationalize eating one of those for breakfast on a daily basis.) I... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is sweet and quaint, with a luscious assortment of desserts that taste as extraordinary as they look! It's a sister store to The Hershey Pantry right up the street (that boasts its own array of stunning desserts). These days we dine at the Pantry then head down to Desserts for coffee and something sweet. You'll love it!

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Additional Information about Desserts etc

Address: 840 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: 717-533-7505
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 840 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: 717-533-7505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?