Markham Ice Cream Shoppe
Sweet. Innovative. Homemade.




At Sweet Esc, you can relax with a cup of our seasonal drinks along with our in-house made gourmet ice cream. Our chefs always put a heavy dose of love into what they make. Constantly experimenting with food ideas, we bring you new flavour combinations regularly.

Enjoy alone or share our desserts and custom drinks with friends, or take-out our menu items to enjoy it comfortably at home. We can even deliver the ice-cream to you! Just order online at SkiptheDishes:






30 Gibson Drive, Unit 120
Markham, ON, L3R 8B5



Mon - Thurs: 3 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Fri - Sun: 12 P.M. - 11 P.M.

- Custom Cakes & Catering -


Do you love the desserts we serve in store and want to order for a party, holiday, or special occasion? Email us regarding your desired menu combinations or your ideal one-of-a-kind cake, cakelet, tart selection for your event, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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At Sweet Esc, we can design a one-of-kind cake for birthdays, engagement parties, weddings, holidays, or any special events you want to celebrate. Just let us know what features you would like and we will even name the custom cake after you!

If you're not sure what kind of cake you're looking for, continue scrolling through this page to pick out a sample cake type or get some ideas from our past custom cakes!

Custom orders require a minimum three days’ notice.


You can order any of our menu items (restrictions apply). Just let us know what items you’d like and when, and we can discuss the pricing as separate items or as a package depending on quantity and time.

A minimum of one week’s notice is required for catering orders.


*8" cakes serve 8~ people

*9" cakes serve 10~ people

Cakelet Types (1-3 per order)

*All our cakelets have a base of at least 3"

Custom cakes

Sponge Cakes




While Sweet Esc offers a sweet escape of dessert and drink, it was also a sweet beginning to those who helped make this dainty café a reality. The owner had a passion for baking, but it was not a career goal she fervently pursued. In fact, she studied Linguistics and Health and Disease in university, making food for events when the occasion arose.

Opened by a group of friends, each brought diverse skills that made Sweet Esc a success. Both the restaurant’s menu designer and developer kickstarted their careers after their first projects at Sweet Esc. The owner, Sweet Esc's chef, now has an abundance of opportunity to brainstorm and create innovative artisan desserts and savory items with fellow chefs.

“Sweet Esc Dessert Café is a hidden gem for your sweet tooth nestled in a strip mall in Markham.”
— BlogTO
Source: BlogTO

Source: BlogTO

Why Hot Plates?

An early version of our specialty hot plate dessert featured a default brownie base with ice cream. Tailoring to a range of sweet-toothed customers in our store meant rethinking our base options, which is why we now serve freshly-baked waffles with the option to swap out for the richer and more decadent brownie.

Choose your homemade ice cream, sauce, and toppings to customize each plate to your own exclusive taste.

All ice cream flavours and sauces are selected to complement each other.

Source: Zenventures

Source: Zenventures

“I’m going to bold this because it’s very important: Sweet Esc has the best oolong ice cream I’ve ever had. And trust me — as far as Toronto goes, I’ve tried them all.”
— Zenventures

Why Tea-Flavoured Ice Cream?

At Sweet Esc, we strive to create flavourful twists. The reason we use tea most often as our ice cream flavour is because it equalizes an ice cream's sweetness. This ensures that the taste will be enjoyable and not too dense.

All our ice cream is made in-house and churned in small batches. This lets us have more control over the flavour and quality. All our looseleaf tea is supplied by Tea Squared!

Fun Fact: Did you know that earl grey is our most in-demand ice cream flavour and also our owner's favourite tea?

We want you to feel welcome and comfortable in our space. We hope you will recall Sweet Esc as a café full of warm memories and quality artisan dessert. Come alone or with friends and family for a sweet escape!


- Job Opportunities are now available! -


Server (PT)

Join the exciting creative culinary team at Sweet Esc!

We are hiring part-time servers!

- Represent Sweet Esc with amazing customer service and great attitude
- Assist with opening and closing if shift requires
- Taking weekly inventory for both kitchen and floor necessities
- Coordinating bulk buys with our suppliers and runners
- Make runs in the case of emergency or ingredient shortage

- Able to carry up to 20 kg of product.
- Able to remain calm and work efficiently in high-stress situations (our busy hours are extremely busy)
- Highly organized and thorough
- Available to work a flexible 15-20 hour schedule on a weekly basis
- Preferably with access to a car

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to with the subject line: “PT Server”.

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Book Our Cafe Today~!

Sweet Escape offers space rental for private events or special occasions. Make us your next celebration!

Email inquiries to

Click on the link below to view our package information.