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25 Austin Bakeries Serving Up Outstanding Baked Goods

Seek out croissants, alfajores, cookies, baklava, cakes, and more

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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 Word of Mouth, 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 Peace Bakery, and much more.

For related maps, check out Eater Austin’s picks for desserts, breads, kolaches, pies, cookies, and ice cream.

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85°C Bakery Cafe

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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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Pastries from 85C Bakery Cafe.
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Heaven's Bistro Bakery

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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.

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Baked goods from Heaven’s Bistro Bakery.
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Peace Bakery

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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.

Baklava House

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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.

Mi Tradición

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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

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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

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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.

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The pastry display at Brentwood Social House.
Brentwood Social House

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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

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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

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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.

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Gluen-free vegan cupcakes from Zucchini Kill.
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Quack's 43rd St Bakery

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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.

Sour Duck Market

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Sour Duck Market’s pastry lineup is inventive and fun, like kouign-amanns stuffed with cranberries and snickerdoodles made with star anise, alongside breads. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, with a large patio.

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Pastries from Sour Duck Market.
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Word of Mouth Bakery

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The catering company’s northwest downtown and South First bakeries offer a lot of sweets on-site, like croissants, muffins, cakes, and brownies. Outdoor dining is available.

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Matcha cream croissants from Word of Mouth.
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Dō’s Tiny Bread Shed

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The bakery pickup service opened a physical location touting sourdough-based baked goods from breads (the pan sobao is excellent) and pastries (ditto the guava-cheese rolls). Advanced pickup orders are placed online, and there are in-person orders too.

Swedish Hill

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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

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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

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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.

Caneles from Julie Myrtille
Caneles from Julie Myrtille
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OMG Squee

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The Tex-Asian bakery crates signature adorable macarons, delicate Japanese cheesecakes, taiyaki, and other goodies. Curbside pickup orders can be placed online or in person, and there is a patio available.

Capital City Bakery

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Pick up vegan treats at this East Austin bakery, choosing from an array of dreamy flavors. Advanced preorders and same-day curbside pickups can be placed online. Outdoor seating is available.

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Vegan cupcakes from Capital City Bakery.
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ThoroughBread

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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.

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Breads from ThoroughBread.
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Abby Jane Bakeshop

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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.

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Pastries from Abby Jane Bakeshop.
Abby Jane Bakeshop

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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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.

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Bars from Sugar Mama’s.
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Cafe Nena'i

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The Latin American cafe serves up baked goods and sweets like chipa (Paraguayan cheese bread), alfajores, medialunas, and black honey cake. Contactless pickup orders can be placed online or over text message at (512) 387-0962. There are outdoor tables available, and there is a second location on East Sixth.

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Sweets from Cafe Nena’i.
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Plaza Colombian Coffee

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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.

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Baked goods at Plaza Colombian Coffee.
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Crema Bakery & Cafe

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The South Austin bakery’s colorful and sweet pastry lineup is available, from pies, tarts, cookies, miniature cheesecakes, cupcakes, to cakes. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are Favor deliveries. The restaurant is open for dine-in service.

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Cakes from Crema.
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85°C Bakery Cafe

A tray of various pastries.
Pastries from 85C Bakery Cafe.
85C Bakery Cafe/Facebook

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.

A tray of various pastries.
Pastries from 85C Bakery Cafe.
85C Bakery Cafe/Facebook

Heaven's Bistro Bakery

Rows of pastries.
Baked goods from Heaven’s Bistro Bakery.
Heaven’s Bistro Bakery/Facebook

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.

Rows of pastries.
Baked goods from Heaven’s Bistro Bakery.
Heaven’s Bistro Bakery/Facebook

Peace Bakery

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.

Baklava House

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.

Mi Tradición

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

A bakery display full of pastries.
The pastry display at Brentwood Social House.
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.

A bakery display full of pastries.
The pastry display at Brentwood Social House.
Brentwood Social House

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

A bunch of cupcakes with gray frosting.
Gluen-free vegan cupcakes from Zucchini Kill.
Zucchini Kill/Facebook

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.

A bunch of cupcakes with gray frosting.
Gluen-free vegan cupcakes from Zucchini Kill.
Zucchini Kill/Facebook

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.

Sour Duck Market

A person holding up a tray of pastries.
Pastries from Sour Duck Market.
Sour Duck Market/Facebook

Sour Duck Market’s pastry lineup is inventive and fun, like kouign-amanns stuffed with cranberries and snickerdoodles made with star anise, alongside breads. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, with a large patio.

A person holding up a tray of pastries.
Pastries from Sour Duck Market.
Sour Duck Market/Facebook

Word of Mouth Bakery

A row of croissants that have gray stripes.
Matcha cream croissants from Word of Mouth.
Word of Mouth/Facebook

The catering company’s northwest downtown and South First bakeries offer a lot of sweets on-site, like croissants, muffins, cakes, and brownies. Outdoor dining is available.

A row of croissants that have gray stripes.
Matcha cream croissants from Word of Mouth.
Word of Mouth/Facebook

Dō’s Tiny Bread Shed

The bakery pickup service opened a physical location touting sourdough-based baked goods from breads (the pan sobao is excellent) and pastries (ditto the guava-cheese rolls). Advanced pickup orders are placed online, and there are in-person orders too.

Swedish Hill

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.

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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