Best of Boston

2001 Best Bakery for Sweets

Café Vanille

Experienced sweet-tooths know exactly where to turn when sugar cravings hit. Vanille’s pastry cases are chock full of tantalizing treats: cappuccino cheesecake, chocoholic bliss tart, Boston cream pie. Don’t fret if you can’t decide. Just sample the bakery’s petit fours—bite-sized sensations that include the ethereal diva (chocolate and caramel mousse) and the encore-deserving opera (coffee buttercream cake). We dare you to resist becoming addicted to this Beacon Hill sweet spot.

70 Charles St., Boston, 617-523-9200,