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Sweet Tooth: 20 New and Classic Bakeries To Check Out

Where to enjoy Austin's freshest and finest baked goods.

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Whether you like your chocolate croissant first thing with your coffee or crave a salty pretzel with you beer, Austin pastry chefs aim to please. This fall, do yourself a favor and trash the stale, pre-packaged sweets and head out to one of these Austin bakeries that serve up fresh and imaginative baked goods. -Kristin Leigh

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Upper Crust Bakery

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4508 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 467-0102
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From their almost too-pretty-to-eat fruit Danishes to their sugar dusted almond croissants, pick up a morning treat along with your coffee and a fresh loaf of bread at this North Austin staple. [Photo: Mindy H./Yelp]

2. Baguette et Chocolat

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12101 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738
(512) 263-8388

It’s worth the scenic drive west of town to check out this traditional French bakery with a dizzying selection of macarons available in a rainbow of colors and flavors. [Photo: John R./Yelp]

3. Sugar Addict Bakery

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2308 Hancock Dr.
Austin, TX 78756

For those craving authentic New Orleans’s style beignets, Sugar Addict has an exhaustive lineup of every beignet imaginable, not to mention the unadulterated classic for the beignet purist. [Photo: Errol M./Yelp]

4. Elizabeth St. Café

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1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-2881
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This beloved Bouldin neighborhood restaurant starts the day off right, serving traditional French pastries alongside Vietnamese specialties like their Breakfast Bahn Mi. Make sure you take a box home filled with their French Caneles and macarons. [Photo: Lisa M./Yelp]

5. Moonlight Bakery

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2300 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 462-1302
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Step inside Moonlight Bakery and discover a dependable menu of classic pastries, breads and cakes. The cinnamon rolls are popular, so come early before they’re sold out. [Photo: Chiqui B./Yelp]

6. Quack's 43rd St Bakery

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411 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-3399
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This Hyde Park hang out is home not only to free Wi-Fi and cheap coffee, it’s the spot to sample the array of Quack’s signature mega cookies and their playful, seasonal iced shortbread.

7. People's Pharmacy - Central

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4018 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-9090
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Nestled in one of the most unlikely spots—a pharmacy—the bakery counter at People’s RX is a hidden gem serving up a wide selection of vegan, gluten free and natural desserts.

8. Walton's Fancy and Staple

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609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3380
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This adorable storefront offers everything from sandwiches to fresh flower bouquets and is the perfect after school stop for macarons.

9. Whole Foods Market

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525 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 542-2200
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The mothership delivers big on cookies, offering an bevy of flavors and variety that caters to virtually every dietary restriction with a sweet tooth. [Photo: Yelp A./Yelp]

10. La Pâtisserie

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602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 912-0033
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Come to this tiny South Austin bakery for the macarons, but make sure you try one of their Morning Buns— a sugar laden bun made of croissant dough curled around layers of orange zest.You won’t regret it. [Photo: Kris C./Yelp]

11. Tiff's Treats

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1806 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2600
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With many Austin-area locations, and a warm cookie delivery service, this Austin bakery landmark makes it easy to pick up a few or a few dozen cookies on the fly.[Photo: Jin C./Yelp]

12. Sweetish Hill Bakery

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1120 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-1347
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Visiting this Clarksville bakery it’s tempting to fill up on pastries, but hold out for a sliver of cake. Italian Cream, Carrot and their popular Black and White cakes deliver balanced, rich flavor and are available any way you like it— by the slice, cupcake, or a whole cake.

13. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-3727
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Sugar Mama’s is the gold standard for Austin cupcakes, so pay your respects and pony up to their adorable vintage counter and experience the buttercream for yourself. Vegans will find plenty to love about this bakeshop—many of their popular goodies feature a vegan remix.

14. Mozart's Coffee

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3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-2900
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Home to countless first dates and decadent study breaks, this lakeside coffee shop provides a scenic backdrop to enjoy giant slabs of cake, brownies a la mode, and cheesecakes—perfect to split with a friend as you watch the sun set.

15. Hey Cupcake!

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1511 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 476-2253
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From the tender Sweetberry to the spicy Pumkinator, Hey Cupcake dishes up some of Austin’s most popular cupcakes all from an Airstream trailer.[Photo: Mixxula T./Yelp]

16. Capital City Bakery

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2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 666-7437
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Pick up your vegan treats at Capitol City’s East Austin storefront, choosing from an array of dreamy vegan flavors and house made desserts. [Photo: Tara F./Yelp]

17. Gourdough's

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1503 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-1050
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Gourdough’s doesn’t mess around. All three locations are open late, giving proof that after a few drinks, you can’t have enough fried, sugary snacks.

18. Easy Tiger

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709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 614-4972
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This around the clock Bar/Bakery combo caters to the morning rush and late night crowds alike. Whether it’s a coffee with your croissant or a beer with your pretzel, Easy Tiger gives you countless ways mainline carbs.

19. La Mexicana Bakery

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1924 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-6369
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This 24-hour traditional Panaderia has been an Austin staple for Dulces since 1989. It also offers tacos and Mexican cokes. [Photo: Matt W./Yelp]

20. Donut Tacos Palace

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5446 W Hwy 290
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 891-6746

Between the donuts, kolaches, and tacos, there’s plenty to love about this fried food palace that holds nothing back.

1. Upper Crust Bakery

4508 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

From their almost too-pretty-to-eat fruit Danishes to their sugar dusted almond croissants, pick up a morning treat along with your coffee and a fresh loaf of bread at this North Austin staple. [Photo: Mindy H./Yelp]

4508 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

2. Baguette et Chocolat

12101 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bldg 6, Bee Cave, TX 78738

It’s worth the scenic drive west of town to check out this traditional French bakery with a dizzying selection of macarons available in a rainbow of colors and flavors. [Photo: John R./Yelp]

12101 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bldg 6
Bee Cave, TX 78738

3. Sugar Addict Bakery

2308 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX 78756

For those craving authentic New Orleans’s style beignets, Sugar Addict has an exhaustive lineup of every beignet imaginable, not to mention the unadulterated classic for the beignet purist. [Photo: Errol M./Yelp]

2308 Hancock Dr.
Austin, TX 78756

4. Elizabeth St. Café

1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

This beloved Bouldin neighborhood restaurant starts the day off right, serving traditional French pastries alongside Vietnamese specialties like their Breakfast Bahn Mi. Make sure you take a box home filled with their French Caneles and macarons. [Photo: Lisa M./Yelp]

1501 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

5. Moonlight Bakery

2300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Step inside Moonlight Bakery and discover a dependable menu of classic pastries, breads and cakes. The cinnamon rolls are popular, so come early before they’re sold out. [Photo: Chiqui B./Yelp]

2300 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

6. Quack's 43rd St Bakery

411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX 78751

This Hyde Park hang out is home not only to free Wi-Fi and cheap coffee, it’s the spot to sample the array of Quack’s signature mega cookies and their playful, seasonal iced shortbread.

411 E 43rd St
Austin, TX 78751

7. People's Pharmacy - Central

4018 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

Nestled in one of the most unlikely spots—a pharmacy—the bakery counter at People’s RX is a hidden gem serving up a wide selection of vegan, gluten free and natural desserts.

4018 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756

8. Walton's Fancy and Staple

609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

This adorable storefront offers everything from sandwiches to fresh flower bouquets and is the perfect after school stop for macarons.

609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Whole Foods Market

525 N Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

The mothership delivers big on cookies, offering an bevy of flavors and variety that caters to virtually every dietary restriction with a sweet tooth. [Photo: Yelp A./Yelp]

525 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

10. La Pâtisserie

602 W Annie St, Austin, TX 78704

Come to this tiny South Austin bakery for the macarons, but make sure you try one of their Morning Buns— a sugar laden bun made of croissant dough curled around layers of orange zest.You won’t regret it. [Photo: Kris C./Yelp]

602 W Annie St
Austin, TX 78704

11. Tiff's Treats

1806 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

With many Austin-area locations, and a warm cookie delivery service, this Austin bakery landmark makes it easy to pick up a few or a few dozen cookies on the fly.[Photo: Jin C./Yelp]

1806 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Sweetish Hill Bakery

1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Visiting this Clarksville bakery it’s tempting to fill up on pastries, but hold out for a sliver of cake. Italian Cream, Carrot and their popular Black and White cakes deliver balanced, rich flavor and are available any way you like it— by the slice, cupcake, or a whole cake.

1120 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

13. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Sugar Mama’s is the gold standard for Austin cupcakes, so pay your respects and pony up to their adorable vintage counter and experience the buttercream for yourself. Vegans will find plenty to love about this bakeshop—many of their popular goodies feature a vegan remix.

1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

14. Mozart's Coffee

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Home to countless first dates and decadent study breaks, this lakeside coffee shop provides a scenic backdrop to enjoy giant slabs of cake, brownies a la mode, and cheesecakes—perfect to split with a friend as you watch the sun set.

3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

15. Hey Cupcake!

1511 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

From the tender Sweetberry to the spicy Pumkinator, Hey Cupcake dishes up some of Austin’s most popular cupcakes all from an Airstream trailer.[Photo: Mixxula T./Yelp]

1511 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

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16. Capital City Bakery

2211 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Pick up your vegan treats at Capitol City’s East Austin storefront, choosing from an array of dreamy vegan flavors and house made desserts. [Photo: Tara F./Yelp]

2211 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

17. Gourdough's

1503 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Gourdough’s doesn’t mess around. All three locations are open late, giving proof that after a few drinks, you can’t have enough fried, sugary snacks.

1503 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

18. Easy Tiger

709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

This around the clock Bar/Bakery combo caters to the morning rush and late night crowds alike. Whether it’s a coffee with your croissant or a beer with your pretzel, Easy Tiger gives you countless ways mainline carbs.

709 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

19. La Mexicana Bakery

1924 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

This 24-hour traditional Panaderia has been an Austin staple for Dulces since 1989. It also offers tacos and Mexican cokes. [Photo: Matt W./Yelp]

1924 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

20. Donut Tacos Palace

5446 W Hwy 290, Austin, TX 78735

Between the donuts, kolaches, and tacos, there’s plenty to love about this fried food palace that holds nothing back.

5446 W Hwy 290
Austin, TX 78735

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