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 LeighRead More
Sweet Tooth: 20 New and Classic Bakeries To Check Out
Where to enjoy Austin's freshest and finest baked goods.
1. Upper Crust Bakery
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
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]
3. Sugar Addict Bakery
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
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
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
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
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
This adorable storefront offers everything from sandwiches to fresh flower bouquets and is the perfect after school stop for macarons.
9. Whole Foods Market
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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]
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16. Capital City Bakery
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]
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
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
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
Austin, TX 78735
Between the donuts, kolaches, and tacos, there’s plenty to love about this fried food palace that holds nothing back.
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