Ah, right. It's not a candy store. It's a place where you can get cheesecake, apple pie, and whatever else you may have as staples (do let me know what those are) in your part of the world.Without context, it's a guessing game. What does this "dessert place" sell? Is it a sit-down restaurant?
Edit: We don't have "cake shops" in Canada.
If you mean a store dedicated to cakes, pies, breads, etc., we call them bakeries. That being said, you can get all those things in a supermarket, as well, because most large supermarkets have in-store bakeries.Ah, right. It's not a candy store. It's a place where you can get cheesecake, apple pie, and whatever else you may have as staples (do let me know what those are) in your part of the world.
The bakery offers a wide variety of baked goods everyday, gourmet cookies, fresh apple cake, pound cake, lemon bars, decadent brownies, strawberry shortbread, muffins, and cupcakes
In Canada, bakeries do all that as well. Many bakeries put a wedding cake in their window as an ad.To me, a bakery would cover all manner of baked goods. If you were talking about somewhere that exclusively made fancy, decorated cakes (e.g. wedding cakes etc.) I would not call it a bakery, but a cake shop, as Ewie suggested, or perhaps a cake decorator's.
I think it depends on what region of the country you're in and what kind of store you're talking about. To me, "that dessert place" means "that cafe that specializes in sweet things where we can sit and have coffee and cake". It does not refer to my idea of a standard bakery, which is a take out counter rather than a cafe. (There are also businesses that call themselves bakeries that do have lots of seating and drinks and so forth, but that's not what I automatically imagine if you say the word 'bakery'.) There are also plenty of areas that have dessert places that serve standard things like cheesecake and bakeries of many kinds that specialize in either bread or cakes or cookies or Greek pastries or Italian pastries, etc.Now I know why these "bakeries" are also referred to as "that dessert place" (heard that in a movie last night). I'm surprised there's no dedicated word for them to include this idea of a place selling sweet baked goods.