Lulu's California Bistro

Dessert Menus That Promise to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Readers voted for their favorite businesses in 24 categories in our annual Best of the Best competition. Here are their picks for dessert.

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Lulu's California Bistro

Hand-spun cotton candy from Lulu California Bistro.


Lulu California Bistro: With a lively outdoor patio and colorful multilevel main dining room centered around a bustling bar, there’s always a party at this downtown favorite. The unmissable happy hour includes a diverse assortment of beers, bites, wines, and cocktails.


Lizzy’s Premium Frozen Yogurt: Keep cool with a towering swirl of frozen yogurt at Lizzy’s. A rotating menu includes fun flavors like Cookie Monster, Snickers, Butter Pecan, and Dole Pineapple Soft Serve.


Capizzi’s Cheesecakes Pizza … and Then Some: What’s the best thing to eat after a delicious cheese pizza? Well, more cheese, of course. The strawberry-smothered cheesecake here is a must. So is the cannoli.

La Michoacana Ice Cream Parlor: Let’s face it, when it’s hotter than 100 degrees outside, we’re all screaming for sweet relief. This shop churns out ice cream and Mexican shaved ice.

Monster Shakes: What’s better than a milkshake on a hot day? A monster shake on any day, regardless of the temperature. Dazzle the senses with over-the-top sweet treats topped with epic extras like doughnuts, cotton candy, and entire candy bars.


Cowboy Cantina: Saddle up and enjoy a taste of the Southwest. Cowboy Cantina’s menu is informed by rustic cooking techniques and promises a fusion of spices in every dish. For something sweet, try the giant signature sundae, topped with ancho chile caramel sauce.


Vicky’s of Santa Fe: Enjoy a wide selection of wine, beer, cocktails, steaks, and fine seafood at this adobe-style hotspot on Highway 111. For your final course, decide between classics such as homemade apple pie, chocolate layer cake, and tiramisu.


TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill: Come to this Old Town La Quinta restaurant for complimentary chips and salsa before downing a few gourmet tacos and housemade margaritas. (The restaurant is named after tequila, after all!) Leave room for a grand finale of caramel-infused churros, dark chocolate flan, or mud pie, just like Mom used to make.


Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, you can have it all: a day on the golf course followed by a swim, a fancy steak dinner at The Bistro, and a signature hot fudge sundae at Lique. Before you head home, visit Splurge, where you can spend your casino winnings on a memento to commemorate the trip. 


Augustine Casino: Experience the excitement of gaming at Augustine Casino, a favorite among locals for loose slots. Sip signature cocktails at Ayily Bar and savor delicious eats all day (including popular brunch, burgers, and dessert) at Café 54.