Every day is a good day for cookies, pies, cakes, pastries, kolaches, and other baked goods, right? With that in mind, here is Eater’s guide to the best bakeries in the city. This means classic cupcakes from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, sturdy pastries from Texas French Bread, pan dulces from Mi Tradición, vegan sweets from Capital City Bakery, French delights from Julie Myrtille Bakery, adorable macarons and Japanese cheesecake from OMG Squee, baklava from Bakalva House, and much more.Read More
23 Austin Bakeries Serving Up Outstanding Baked Goods
Seek out croissants, conchas, cookies, baklava, cakes, and more
85°C Bakery Cafe
85C Bakery is nicknamed the “Starbucks of Taiwan” for good reason: there’s an array of bread like milk bread and soft brioches, sweet and savory pastries filled with red beans, ham, cheese, and chocolate, as well as European-style cakes and fun teas and boba teas. The pudding one is worth a try. The egg tarts are excellent as well. There’s a second location down on Airport Boulevard in Highland. Pickup orders can be placed in person or online; both are open for indoor dine-in services.
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Heaven's Bistro Bakery
The French-leaning far north Austin bakery offers up a nice array of pastries (including savory options like puffs), dreamy desserts, cookies (including nankhatai, a South Asian shortbread), and breads. Pickup orders can be placed online. The bakery has an outdoor seating area.
The Middle Eastern bakery offers a bunch of baklava options, from pistachio to even vegan, alongside a good variety of cookies. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone. The restaurant is open for on-site dining.
The Middle Eastern/Mediterranean bakery in North Lamar is all about the baklava, which is sweet and savory and texturally fun with pistachios and sticky layers of phyllo pastries. There’s also a beautiful array of other pistachios-and-nuts-laden sweets, from the nest-like mabrouma, to the madloukah (pudding topped with nuts). The knafehs (soaked pastries with a filling layer) are also just as great, especially the cheese, as well as the katayef (folded filled pastries), such as the cream. Takeout orders can be placed in person. There are indoor dine-in areas.
The Mexican bakery with two locations (the other in the South Austin area on East William Cannon Drive) features a wonderful array of baked sweet breads (from conchas to pan blancos), pastries like cinnamon rolls and kolaches, plus cakes. To-go orders can be placed online or in person. The bakeries are open for indoor dining.
Tous Les Jours Bakery
The two Austin locations of the French-Korean bakery chain (the other on Lakeline Boulevard) are your best bet for all sorts of bread (including milky), red bean buns, rich honey toasts, cakes, and more. To-go orders can be placed in person, and there are Uber Eats deliveries.
Brentwood Social House
The European-styled cafe dishes out English-style pies (curry, breakfast) and pastries (quiches, tarts, scones). To-go orders can be placed in person, preorders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dining areas.
épicerie café & grocery
The French-Louisiana restaurant features a really strong bakery, serving up everything from fluffy beignets to perfect almond croissants to wonderfully crispy-buttery kouign amanns. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.
Upper Crust Bakery
From the almost-too-pretty-to-eat fruit danishes to the sugar-dusted almond croissants, pick up a morning treat along with coffee and a fresh loaf of bread at this North Austin staple. Place pickup and curbside pickup orders online or over the phone.
Zucchini Kill Bakery
Find vegan gluten-free baked goods at the North Loop bakery, which dishes out cookies, Twinkies, bread, cupcakes, and doughnuts. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person. There’s a second location at Tweedy’s Bar in North Campus.
Quack's 43rd St Bakery
This Hyde Park bakery and its South Austin counterpart are the spots to sample the array of Quack’s signature mega-cookies and luscious cakes. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone, and there are curbside pickups. Both are open for dine-in services with outdoor spaces.
Texas French Bread
The campus-adjacent bakery is back in the form of an Airstream trailer and a lovely little garden space. On deck are its delightful baked goods, from breads to cakes, to croissants. Preorders can be placed online, or takeout in person, and there are outdoor dine-in areas.
Sour Duck Market
Sour Duck Market’s pastry lineup is inventive and fun, like star anise snickerdoodle cookies and danishes topped with mushrooms and cheeses, alongside breads, kouign amanns, and croissants. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, with a large patio.
McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality opened up its flagship bakery in Clarksville, featuring all sorts of baked goods, from croissants to scones to cookies to tarts. Curbside pickups can be placed online or over the phone. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, with outdoor tables available.
Better Half Coffee & Cocktails
Check out some or all of the great baked goods at the all-day cafe, from excellent cookies to pop tarts to cakes. Pickups can be placed online or in person, and the restaurant is open or dine-in service, with a large patio available. Find kolaches over at sibling spot Little Brother on South Congress.
Julie Myrtille Bakery
The favorite French farmers market stand opened up its first storefront within the Springdale General complex in the East Austin area. On deck are so many pastries from croissant varieties to tarts to eclairs. To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and there are on-site dining areas, including outdoor space, available.
The Tex-Asian bakery creates signature adorable macarons, delicate Japanese cheesecakes, mochi doughnuts taiyaki, and other goodies. Curbside pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and there is a patio available.
Capital City Bakery
The tiny South Austin bakery is all about bread, with all sorts of sourdough loaves (from white to olive), plus traditional ones and a variety of cookies, like banana-Nutella and peanut butter and jelly. To-go orders can be placed online or over the phone.
Abby Jane Bakeshop
The trek out to Dripping Springs bakery is worth it for the stellar array of baked goods made with grains from host site Barton Mill, from scones to cookies to croissants to breads. To-go orders can be placed online or in person, and there are indoor and outdoor seating areas.
The South Congress Hotel bakery and coffee shop has a very nice selection of pastries and baked goods. Don’t miss out on the fantastic everything kolache. To-go orders can be placed in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.
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Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Sugar Mama’s is the gold standard for Austin cupcakes, so pay your respects and head over to experience the buttercream for yourself. Plus, there are other pastries and sweets to try out, too, like pies, cheesecake, bars, and more. Delivery and curbside pickup orders can be placed online.
Plaza Colombian Coffee
The new South American cafe and bakery and drive-thru is full of Colombian baked goods like pan de yuca (a cheese bread made with tapioca), roscon (a sweet bread filled with guava), and others. To-go orders can be placed online or in person through the drive-thru. The cafe is open for dine-in service, with a large patio.