If you have a sweet tooth, Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the perfect place to satisfy all your sugary cravings. Want to start your day with fresh-made frosted donuts? Looking to beat the heat with a hand-dipped ice cream cone? Searching for an indulgent dessert rich enough to send you into a chocolate coma? We’ve got you covered!
All across Franklin County, you’ll find top-notch ice cream parlors, donut diners, sweet shops and chocolate companies that specialize in serving up decadent delicacies. Here’s just a handful of locations where you’ll find scrumptious sweet treats in the area:
Carrabelle Junction, Carrabelle
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! If you’re looking for old-time ice cream favorites served up in a charming 1950s-style setting, plan a pit stop at Carrabelle Junction. Located at 88 Tallahassee Street next door to the World’s Smallest Police Station, this cute little coffee and sandwich shop has its very own ice cream parlor and gift shop.
Olde Time Soda Fountain, Apalachicola
Hand-dipped ice cream, frozen yogurt and banana splits? YES, PLEASE! Located in downtown Apalachicola at 93 Market Street, Olde Time Soda Fountain is exactly what it sounds like: an old-fashioned soda shop, complete with black and white checkered floors and old-timey ice cream bar stools. In addition to generous servings of hand-dipped ice cream and frozen yogurt, this charming store also serves up malts, milkshakes and floats as well as doggie treats for four-legged diners.
Apalachicola Chocolate and Coffee Company, Apalachicola
If you’re hankering for coffee with a side of sugary goodness, this is the spot. Located in downtown Apalach at 75 Market Street, Apalachicola Chocolate and Coffee Company serves up all varieties of sweet confections, from gelato, pastries and hand-made chocolates to fudge, caramels and truffles to cakes, pies, cookies and more. If you’re craving a savory dish, try a breakfast or lunch sandwich made on homemade bread or a real New York Water Bagel.
Weber’s Little Donut Shop, St. George Island
Cake for breakfast? That’s exactly what you’ll get at Weber’s Little Donut Shop. Located at 65 West Gorrie Drive on St. George Island, this place is the Disney World of donuts on the Forgotten Coast. Weber’s serves up some of the most delicious donuts known to man, and all the locals know it. So, don’t dilly dally—the early bird gets the best donuts! All of their cake donuts are made fresh daily, and you’ll come across some unique flavors you’ve never seen—from Key Lime Pie and Maple Bacon to Fruity Pebbles and French Toast. (Is your mouth watering yet?)
Aunt Ebby’s, St. George Island
If you’re ready to cool off after a hot day on the island, pedal over to Aunt Ebby’s for a hand-dipped ice cream cone or milkshake. Centrally located at 147 E Gulf Beach Drive, just a block from the St. George Island Lighthouse, this adorable ice cream shop is a quick bike ride or easy stroll from the beach. Serving up a wide variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, Aunt Ebby’s features covered outdoor seating where you can enjoy Gulf breezes along with your sweet treat.
Sweet Surf, St. George Island
Want to beat the heat with a refreshing treat? Catch a wave to Sweet Surf, located at 41 East Gulf Beach Drive on St. George Island. This cute little snow cone stand may be small, but it dishes out BIG flavors—and lots of them! In fact, Sweet Surf offers a whopping 39 different flavors of snow cones plus smoothies and frozen yogurt.
With so many delicious treats, there’s no question the Forgotten Coast is a SWEET vacation spot. Ready to plan your Franklin County sugar rush? Book your trip today!