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Sweet Spots

Kingston has several shops to satisfy cravings for sweets, ice cream, and pastries.

Sub Zero (Emancipation Park, New Kingston, cell. 876/424-9715, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Mon. Thurs., 2 11 p.m. Fri. Sun.) is an ice cream shop that serves softies and scoops in cups and cones, as well as sandwiches, french fries, and gyros.

Scoops Unlimited (Devon House, 26 Hope Rd., tel. 876/929-7028 or 876/926-0888, 11 a.m. 10 p.m. daily, cones US$2 5, containers US$3.50-10), serves Devon House I Scream, which most Jamaicans rate as the country's best. It gets quite busy on Sundays, with a long line pouring out the door into the courtyard.

Chocolate Dreams (Devon House, 26 Hope Rd., Shop #2, tel. 876/927-9574, michelle@chocolatedreams.com.jm, www.chocolatedreams.com.jm, 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Mon. Thurs., 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Fri. Sat., 2 8 p.m. Sun.) retails delectable chocolate treats on par with any Godiva creation. All the chocolate treats are produced at the 9 Roosevelt Avenue (better known as Herb McKinley Avenue) location, where there's also a retail location.

Devon House Bakery (next to Scoops Unlimited, Devon House, 26 Hope Rd., tel. 876/968-2153, 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. Mon. Thurs., 9:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Fri. Sat., 11:30 a.m. 8 p.m. Sun.) sells cakes, pastries, and taffies, in addition to some of the best patties in Jamaica.

Patta Kake Bakery (Shop #10, Lane Plaza, Liguanea, tel. 876/702-2958, 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Mon. Sat.) serves cakes, veggie and meat loaves, and other pastries.

Guilt (Devon House., tel. 876/977-5130, 10 a.m. 11 p.m. Tues. Sat., 6 10 p.m. Sun.) makes some of the best cakes and desserts in town.